Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When you get a chance, stop by Etsy and visit my store. I am slowly adding products to it. 

  I'm now making Wood Signs and other wood products. My love for wood-working is coming back. I love to cut, sand and paint wood. 
Here are a few things I'll be adding to my Etsy store soon. 

Why support my small business?
When you buy from my small business, you are not helping a CEO by a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage. I am so excited to share my passion of painting and wood decor with you.

Monday, August 27, 2012

First day of school....8-27-2012

 Ariel's shirt for the first day of school...
Ariel's lunchbox for this school year. 2012-2013
School supplies for the 5th Grade. Not much. They will be using Netbooks, so didn't need much!
Breakfast of the Champions. Her request was chocolate muffins (made with a chocolate cake mix and a can of pumpkin (not pie filling either) These are SO yummy, right out of the oven.

She needed her fruit also.
And here she is....Such a beautiful girl, inside and out!
She wanted me to walk her in and I said, "are you sure"? but yes, I did! 5th grades go straight to the old gym. I guess she's gotta get used to not playing on the playground this year. She's growing up!

Meet the Teacher....8-23-2012

 We'll, we went to Meet the teacher and we didn't need to meet our Teacher! LOL

It turns out she was Ariel's Kindgergarden Teacher, so we already knew her! HAHA! (big joke)

Ariel loves Ms. Blackard and is good friends with her daughter, Caroline as well.

It's gonna be a good year!

Ear's Pierced AGAIN....8-17-2012

I love the fact that I have a girl that is "girly" and likes to "shop" (well she does now, but didn't used to! Oh, geez, I might be in trouble in a few more years )

We had her ears pierced between kinder and first, but they just weren't right. You couldn't get earrings back in. It seems the piercing wasn't straight and it was painful, so she let them grown up.

We were shopping in Texarkana recently and I said, do you want to get the pierced again? No questions about it, she said "YES". So we did.

We done a little shopping for back to school also! She won out on some new tennis shoes, jeans, capris, Aeropostle jacket and lime green jeans! Yep, it's what she wanted!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Garden of the Gods

We stayed at the Garden of the Gods campground. It had changed since we had stayed there last. There was NO room outside your front door to sit! IT was crazy. I don't think we'd stay here next time.
Garden of the Gods

We drove thru the Garden of the Gods. We didn't have time to stop and see the balancing rock, but I managed to snap a photo as we went by it. 

It's an AMAZING site!

Fan Fest-- August 11th, 2012

Ariel posing with a pace car (I think) at Fan Fest. This sure brought back alot of memories.
We haven't been back to race Pikes Peak since Ariel was 18 months old  (so 9 years ago).

Bobby is having with-drawls now! He wants to go back and race it.

Pikes Peak is now paved all the way to the summit! (and it wasn't when he set his record-it was partially paved, but mostly dirt) 

Bobby talking to Mike Ryan, the driver of the diesel truck that races to the summit of Pikes Peak!

Wish we could have seen his run, but we had to get on the road as soon as we finished watching/shooting the quads take off from the starting line.

Too many hours to travel home, but there was several wrecks with the cars and then bad weather moved in, so they had to move the finish line down the mountain.