Thursday, January 21, 2010

Family Vacation

We had a fabulous time in Puerto Vallarta last week. Because Todd is busier in the summer, we take our vacations in the winter. The weather there was great. No teenagers or college kids partying, just alot of "snowbirds"! They couldn't understand us, and we couldn't understand them! All I had to say was "Texas" and they chuckled. I got a kicked out of them saying their "o's"! "When we get home we have to shovel the snow", they would say! Although the water wasn't as clear or the sand as white like in the Carribean, Todd and I decided that we like the Pacific side much better. We stayed outside all day Sunday and did not break a sweat! The mornings were cool, but by 10am everyone was out in there bathing suits.

The girls stayed in the sun all day and of course, got burned! Lindsey's forehead is peeling now! We stayed at the Riu Vallarta. It was so beautiful and so clean.

The sunsets were priceless. We had our pictures taken on the beach at sunset by a local photographer.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Playin' Around

Now since the Christmas season is over, I finally got to play around with some canvases that I have had laying around for a few years! You can't tell from the picture, but I used metallic paints, and I textured the canvas before painting it. Maybe you can double click the picture to see what I am talking about! The angel was fun to paint. The canvases below are 7"x9", so I will probably do a larger angel for Christmas.

I'm also finishing up a couple of paddles for kindergarten teachers and just started a giraffe bulletin board.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Faries Christmas

We played the White Elephant game. Todd had #1 and was totally happy with his travel bag!
Michelle got a candle!!! Just what a teenage girl always wants! She was so sweet saying that it would look good at her mom's! Next year I am going to pick gifts like Brian did! He did the "As seen on TV" gifts!

Poor Clay. He got stolen from twice! Lindsey took his Olive Garden gift card, and Craig stole his SHAMWOW! I think he ended up with Magic Putty and an ear/nose trimmer! Actually, I think he was pretty excited!

Alex came over Saturday wanted a strawberry cake. The cake is soaked in an Eagle Brand mixture overnight. The icing is made with cool whip and vanilla instant pudding. She took it home with her on Sunday!

Ashley's Got It!!

Ashley painted her first piece of furniture last week and completed her second yesterday! She said that once she started she couldn't stop. Now she knows how I feel when I get in my painting mode! I didn't know that guys liked zebra, but Caleb wanted a zebra dresser and that is definitely what he got! Ashley did this table the 3 days I was with Mama and Daddy. I am so glad they both got some creativity!

I finished some projects this week as well. I painted Kristie's trunk and Hilary's boys' art for their rooms. The deer picture will go in the room with the toybox and compass ceiling tile. The horse and deer picture were from Pottery Barn catalogs.