Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snow! (sort of)

Kevin and I were able to go skiing today up at Sundance. They hadn't received any real snow (at least not a substantial amount) so we skied on only 20 inches of man made snow and only one run. It worked out since I was teaching Kevin to ski and we wouldn't really have gone on any other run anyway, although Kevin has quite the skiing skills. He picked it up very quickly and I wasn't nearly as worried for his life as I was the first time I saw him snowboarding.

It started to snow while we were up there and by the time we came home it was coming down pretty hard, even in the valley. Hopefully we keep getting more (which according to the weather forecast we should)! It was exciting though to be skiing again!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Almost done...

I have officially turned in all my art projects for my various classes and am starting to think about what I am going to do with my free time next week (aside from the two finals and a few short papers I have to write) while Kevin studies for and takes his finals. I regularly look at a few scrapbooking blogs and I've begun to realize how little scrapbooking I have done, not only lately, but in the last year or so. Today while I was waiting for class to start I was looking at one of these blogs and thought about all the random little things about scrapbooking that I am drawn to, although I don't necessarily use them. A non-exhaustive list of such things may include:
  • chipboard (letters, cutouts, anything)
  • painted chipboard
  • {brackets}
  • journaling blocks
  • delicious color schemes,
  • stamps
  • transparencies
  • typography!
  • polka dots
  • swirls
  • mini books
  • tags
  • cool circle elements
  • envelopes
  • journals
  • lined paper (school paper)
  • and, naturally, stunning photographs
The list could literally go on and on, but I'll stop there. So, I'm thinking that aside from straightening and organizing things I've kind of been ignoring, I'm going to do some real scrapbooking (and maybe the digital kind too).

(I always hate posting without photos, so I've decided that I'll take pictures of my projects and post them a little later)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thanksgiving in Logandale

Kevin and I went to his parent's house for Thanksgiving. While we were there we celebrated Shannon and Jamie's birthdays in addition to Thanksgiving. Anna and Dave came down to visit as well. They enjoyed making turkeys out of oranges, toothpicks, and various candies. Naturally, Isaac had plenty of fun faces to share. While they all took their time and made their turkey special, I think Eric's tactic was my favorite. He would make a turkey, hold it up to admire it, and then put it back on the table. He would then proceed to eat all the candy off his turkey and start making another one. We also had a delicious thanksgiving dinner! It was a fun thanksgiving!