Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

cartoon class: donuts

Ashton and I took a parent-kid cartooning class
a few weeks ago during rodeo break. I've been 
either sick or busy or taking care of people who
are sick or busy since then, so this is the first I've
managed to post about it! Anyway, we worked on
complete cartoon strips and then moved on to just
making up little characters, which was by far the
more fun. Ashton has great ideas for characters
and is always designing them. This clip is pretty self-
explanatory. The tiny donut on top of the big donut
is, of course, the baby. There is always a baby 
(really -- there always is).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is the only recent picture I could find of the hubs and I together --
usually one of us is holding the camera (this was auto-shoot in the wash
by our house)! Anyway, our 15th wedding anniversary was yesterday.
We had a great time reminiscing about the years we've spent together
and pondering what the next 15 might hold. Good times.

Monday, March 7, 2011

new chairs

I am feeling very blessed lately to have been able to order 18 
new chairs for our dining room. Living in a community house, 
we go through dining chairs like nobody's business. There's the 
wear and tear of nine people using them on a regular basis, 
plus all the friends we love to feed. But replacing chairs for 
a table that seats twelve at its smallest is pricey business, so 
we always get a bit nervous when this time approaches. So far, 
God has graciously provided a new set of chairs every time
we've gotten down to a metal folding chair or two in permanent
residence at the table. This round was no different. This time,
though, I was very excited to find affordable, wooden-seated
metal restaurant chairs which are comfy, pretty, and have a 
lifetime warranty! So maybe we'll be able to enjoy these even 
longer than the rest. Also, they shipped free (with a purchase of 
16 or more) and came so well protected that unwrapping them 
took longer than getting them assembled!