Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Tiny Gentleman

In case you haven't heard, let me announce that I'm getting another nephew for Christmas. I really can't think of a better present. So, naturally, I had to throw a party to celebrate!
I made gentleman-ly bow ties for all of our cups and mustaches to go on absolutely everything.

There were all sorts of delicious treats on the table - some made by me and some made by Mindy's mom & sister (who helped a great deal with all of the details of the party), I made rock candy to stir into the iced tea, and there were even pralines to take home as an extra treat for all the guests.

We made up a few silly games too. I don't generally like baby shower games, so I always try to think of something a little bit different to do. An air-pipe relay race? Nope. Don't think I've seen that one done before.

It was such a fun afternoon, celebrating the impending arrival of the newest tiny gentleman to join our family.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Papaw's Roses

Chris and I are with his family right now. His Papaw is under Hospice care and is not expected to make it much longer. We went over to his grandparents' house today to take care of a few things and I saw his gorgeous roses blooming. I snipped a few, put them in a mason jar and brought them up to the hospital for Mamaw and the rest of the family to enjoy. And you know what? He still has beautiful tomatoes on the vine with tiny yellow blossoms popping out everywhere. So I tucked a few of those in there too.

Tomato blossoms and roses? Somehow, it works beautifully.

Friday, October 7, 2011


We have been studying the way light affects textures in my class.
Here's my homework: