Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This is often what I wake up to in the morning.
I go to the fridge to get some milk to find the butter looking like this.
If I really needed to I could match the teeth marks against dental records,
but cute little Rubes doesn't try to hide anything from us,
so she will always tell me that she got hungry and needed a snack.
Just what you go for when you need a little somethin somethin before bed huh!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another Redo

I recently finished another redo project. This one is of the cradle that we used when Ruby was a newborn. I had always intended on refinishing it for other kids, but now it is time to let it go and hopefully put the money towards another invitro cycle or adoption, so I have listed it on craigslist. Let me know if you are interested.

Here it is during the first coat of primer

Here she is all finished

I love how the distressing turned out

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today the Army is 236!!!!!
She's looking pretty good huh?
I normally wouldn't know this tidbit of info, but I got lucky with my mom here, she knows random things.
But I did feel proud, knowing that we as a family are a part of this amazing group of people that dedicate their lives to serving this country.
I look at Clint and think how lucky I am to be with someone like him
who is so honorable and willing to do what he does.
It really takes someone special.

In honor of this great country (and for the upcoming 4th of July),
I have been making banners to hang in our house.
I am so happy with how they turned out
I just want to keep making more.

Happy Birthday U.S. Army

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

With my wonderful mom in town we headed down to the beach. She just finished up Chemo and one of the side effects is that her feet and hands are always cold, and since it hasn't really warmed up in Utah she came here to get warm. The warm sand felt great on her feet. Heck... I didn't have chemo and the warm sand felt great on mine.
The water was absolutely perfect
It felt refreshing to get in but you could just sit in the surf all day to stay cool but not get cold.
My kinda day!

My mom enjoying the warmth
Ruby and her cute dad playing in the water

This kid loves being in the ocean

Out on a walk to look for sea creatures and sea shells.

Lunch break

We love going to the beach and spending time together as a family. We have had some fun adventures.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sewing Table

I never get great deals but maybe my luck is changing. I found this table at an old antique barn. Its awesome, a little scary but awesome. Anyway..... I had my eye on this table for some time and it was priced at $25. I would have paid that, but I wanted to see if I could get it for any cheaper. Well.....Clint asked the nice man what he would sell it for and to my amazement he said $5... yep that's right FIVE DOLLARS!!! I was so happy.

I love the built in storage.

This is the loveliness before I started work. We took off the legs and stripped the top. (that sounds a bit psychotic) It wasn't in bad shape, just needed some love.

Then I painted it Ultra Pure White by Valspar. I wanted it to look clean and crisp.

I finished it off with some rough sanding which turned out perfectly. And topped it off with a clear coat for protection.

Perfect little table that could be used in so many different places.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last Day of School

Ruby made it through her first year of going to school. I remember that first day I put her on the bus, she seemed so little to me. I have to admit that I cried. This is my precious little Ruby, she's the only one we've got and I couldn't believe that our days of hanging out together were over. It was only half day pre-k but it was more than I had ever been apart from her. Looking back I guess I am glad that I made it through her first year of school.

Her friend Evan waiting with her at the bus stop

I am so happy that we have the whole summer to go to the pool, draw picture and just hang out together. Especially since I just found out that next year she goes all day. What will I do?
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