Thursday, March 24, 2011
I love green and I was very
excited to use this 'perfect' egg shell.
Some of the St. Patrick icing decorations
were acquired in years past,
but when a few shamrocks were among
the awesome stash acquired this year
I decided it would be very appropriate
to create an egg to display next March 17th.
She claims she isn't creative or artistic.
that adorable bunny collecting carrots in a wheelbarrow.
I am so excited to make Sugar Eggs this year! We kinda skipped doing them last year. There were other more important and time involved things to do like have a wedding and move. This year I am prepared! I have over THIRTY sugar egg shells molded, set and ready to decorate.
My sweet friend, Debbie was the first to decorate an egg with me this year. She did an A-W-E-S-O-M-E job at creating a beautiful masterpiece! Her daughter, Rachael came over after school and made a fun egg using a multi-colored shell. Thanks girls for joining me in one of my favorite spring activities!
in the annual Springville Student Art Show.
That honor alone is something to be pleased with.
And then to receive an award
was exhilarating, to say the least!
And I am just the mom here.
As part of the experience of receiving an award
Amanda had a fun day going to the State Capital
with other award winning students to meet the Governor.
It was there that the students saw the Springville Art Catalog
for the very first time,
. . . and there was Amanda's painting printed on
the cover of EVERY one of those catalogs!
Amanda had won 1st place in the Third Congressional District
the big question was, "What does that mean?"
Amanda's high school art teacher
said it meant Amanda was going to Washington D.C.
We didn't wish to blab the news till we knew for sure
if this were true. IT IS TRUE!!!!
Southwest Airlines provides two round trip tickets.
Amanda does NOT have the tickets yet-
but she has met with a representative from Southwest Airlines.
The winnings DO NOT include the stay or transportation
so Amanda had better choose Moi to go with her.
Someone has to pay for those significant extras.
Amanda also received an American Flag
which has 'certifiably' flown at the United States Capital.
She was also presented with a NASA pen.
This isn't just any kind of pen- it can write in space,
under water, and in extreme temperatures.
That will come in very handy the next time she is at the north pole,
cooking underwater and she thinks of writing a thank you note
to congressman Chaffetz and his staff for choosing her artwork.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Born this morning at 9:45 a.m.
7 pounds, 11 oz. 19 inches.
Only took 2 hours 15 minutes to get here-
(not counting the nine months)
he was in a much better mood than this.
He was looking around, cooing,
and making sucking noises.
What a talent!
Congratulations Chris and Liz!
Congratulations Chris and Liz!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Amanda will be traveling to Seattle with the
OHS A Capella choir for tour.
Amanda has decided to attend SUU
in Cedar City beginning Fall 2011.
Amanda is still selling prints of her
oil painting titled, MY SAVIOR.
All proceeds go towards her
never ending education expenses.
We have printed bookmarks
which shows a small version of this painting
and includes a spiritual message in Amanda's own words.
They make for a memorable visiting teaching gift-
or token of love and appreciation.
To order call
5 x 7 $6.00
8 x 10 $12.00
11 x 14 $20.00
12 x 16 $28.00
bookmarks .75 each
Thanks for your continued love and encouragement!
Monday, March 7, 2011
There is now new product available to purchase to help with the fundraising for Deed and his dog. I couldn't get the link to work (user malfunction), but you can find out more by clicking A DOG 4 DEEDS from the list of blogs we like to check in on. The list is there to the right. ----->