Sunday, November 28, 2010

BYU's Museum of Art

I don't know if you are familiar with the name Carl Bloch
He was a 19th century Danish artist who painted
some of the most familiar and beloved artwork
of the Savior that we use in the LDS church.
The paintings that I grew up with in Primary
and seeing on the walls of the ward buildings 
and on the fronts of the Ensign.
I got to see the originals last night.
They are amazing!
And no I didn't travel to Denmark to see them
(I wish I had!!)
They are on display at BYU's
Museum of Art 
now until May 7th.
Even Sierra's favorite one was there.
The tickets are free- as is the parking.
You go online to 
What a wonderful experience it was.
I got 12 tickets and took as many of my family as I could
get to go. They had a wheel chair there that my mom
used. Her good friend Glenda pushed her around and
read every one of the descriptions to her.
You can rent an I-Pad that has all the info about each painting
on them for 3 bucks. 
I am planning on going back, by myself, renting one and spend
the day with my new friend Carl Bloch.
I could sit and analyze them each for a lot longer
time than my dear family had the desire to :)
If you have the time, go.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Say What???

   Don't tell Sierra I told you this- but sometimes she says the darnedest things and doesn't even realize how silly it is! Last Sunday as we sat around the house after church and lunch, Sierra was thumbing through a catalog we received in the mail. She blurts out, "well that's the dumbest thing I've ever seen!" So I am obliged to ask what she's talking about. "Listen how stupid this is", she says, "it's a picture frame with the words LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT written on it with a picture of a mammogram in it."
    Well my mom and I do a double take at her, and I ask "A picture of what???"   "A mammogram, you know those pictures they take of the baby before their born."
     Oh my goodness, when I could finally catch my breath after laughing so hard and  explained to her that a mammogram is NOT a picture of an unborn baby, but of womanly parts, I thought she would die laughing. I'm glad she can laugh at herself and can handle when we laugh with her. It was a classic "Sierra" moment!

Monday, November 1, 2010


 A few pictures of the adventures we've had in October!
Some of the girls (and poor Stevie and Will) got to visit 
Gardner's Village. Stevie graciously took our picture :)
We had such a great time, but I will never go on a school
break weekend again, I couldn't believe the crowds.
But the weather was awesome and the company was

I really think the Halloween spooks are playing
games on me with my pictures, so
be patient because they appeared in what
ever order they wanted :) I'm sure
it's not my fault :)
I've been in a crafty mood as of late,
here is one of my latest endeavors-
a flowery shower curtain :)
I had a lot of fun making this happy
shower curtain :)

Randomly enough, now we have our Halloween
celebrating Chicken McNuggets :)
This one's for you Kira, I know it can't be
Halloween without the McNuggets =)
We calculated we've had these babies about
16 years now. I think I started getting them when
Brad was in 10th grade- October 1994.
They really are a part of the family...heart, heart
( I know the nuggets in the back with the marching band
hats on are even older than that. I found them at a DI.
Someday they'll be worth something, *Your inheritance*)
Now by some crazy happenstance-
we have the newly painted front porch.
It's gray as you can see with black, gray, and white
speckles in it. Not so found of the specks, but oh well.
Eddie put sand between coats of paint so we won't slip.
only trouble is, the sand is like sandpaper now, so there
won't be a lot of bare foot walking on this sucker.
It about tears the flesh right off the bottom of your 
feet. Kinda hope it wears off fast :)

Now to the good stuff :)
Here we have Brad, Ash and Mags -
AKA- Han Solo, Princess Leah with Yoda and
Luke Skywalker.
What a hoot!
Mags promptly took out all my McNuggets
 with his light saber!
Protector of the universe :)
Ashley is pretty darn creative and talented.
she made all the outfits.
I wish this could have been my "grand finale"
photo. I LOVE Will as Squirt from
Finding Nemo. 
He's so darn cute.
I also love Lisa and Josh's great grins!
But I love
Little Red Riding Hoods'
face the best of all.
She did not want her picture taken,
or to be dressed up. Someday
this picture can (and probably will)
be used as blackmail. :)
Just take a second and enjoy her face.
It makes me laugh every time I look at this pic.
Lisa and Josh look so calm.
love it.
Now we have Tom and Sophie
Tommy is supposedly :/ a superhero
incognito. whatever. lazy boy :)
Sophie on the other hand is AWESOME
in her Grandpa's WWII sailor uniform.
How cool is that?

She has amazing makeup happening too.
It was great to have them all together for awhile.
Finally, I thought you'd like to see the house
decked out for the season.
I finally made the swaggy banner
things for the front porch.
I like them :)
And the snow?
well, it was a spooky
year this year for Halloween.

Thanks for looking :)
all the Halloween stuff got put away today.
I was a little bit glad to see it go away 
for another year ;)
On to Thanksgiving!