Monday, January 25, 2010

Yay for kaleidoscopes!


There is a style of work in polymer clay that is called millefiori (it means "1000 flowers). It is one of my favorite things to do with clay because it has infinite possibilities. There is a particular feat I have been trying to achieve called kaleidoscopes. I have made numerous attempts that did not come out as I had hoped but I finally got one with which I am pretty happy. These beads still need to have some things done to them but I was so pumped I had to share :)

Friday, January 08, 2010

5 Generations Friday!





Today is Friday which at our house means "Lunch with the Grandmas". Here are the five generations of Daly/Kimball/Tice/Gardenghis that make up a huge blessed part of our lives.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Geoff's AMAZING present!





For Christmas my brother Geoff made a book about my boys and their adventures centered around the hot pink Jeep that I picked up for free last year and out friend Larry fixed it up with a lawn mower battery. Any day that it is *just* warm enough to not lose body parts they drive it around in my parents backyard. Here are a few pages from the book Geoff wrote and illustrated.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Isaac and the "tissue".

I am hoping to be getting back into the swing of blogging more regularly now that the busiest season of the year for retail is over :) Between my jewelry business and my part time job, family and the holidays, blogging just didn't get a look in! We are also going through a trying time with Paul being laid off today unless something miraculous happens. More details on the serious things later but as you can imagine I haven't really had the spare energy or emotion to channel into blogging. Here is a funny story though that will make you smile!

We have lunch every Friday with the 5 generations of family (My great-grandma, grandma, mom, me, and my boys). Grandma and I are sitting with Isaac waiting when I look over and Isaac has his finger up his nose like he's trying to touch his brain.

Kate: "Honey, don't pick your nose, it's icky. Can I get you a tissue?"

Isaac: "No thanks, Mommy. I will just pretend that my finger is a tissue."

(Grandma is just about falling out of her chair laughing as she digs for a tissue in her purse.)

Grandma: "Here is a tissue. Would you like to at least wipe your finger off with it?"

Isaac looks at the booger on his finger and contemplates this option, looks up at Grandma and flicks the booger off to the side assuming that we are both not RIGHT THERE LOOKING.
Isaac: "No thanks. It's all gone now."

I bet you can't wait to have a 3 year old :)