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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

anINTERNATIONALgift


We just received a package from our lovely friends in Germany! And it of course got my creative juices flowing...I wanted to send something personal along with the candy and other things I have been setting aside. So, on a whim I came up with a cute and inexpensive ornament made up of bottle caps - glued together with hot glue - cut up my Christmas Card of us, inserted the pics in the caps and covered over them with a clear resin product I found at the craft store...and now its my new favorite thing! I made a few magnets for the fridge and have lots of plans for the rest of the bottle...I have a feeling I am going to be using much more of it in 2011!

I have to admit this Christmas wasn't as crafty and creative as I have been in the past...most of my gifts were store bought and I just found I didn't have the time, energy or money to pursue all the other things I wanted to when it came down to it. But as always, here is to next year...I'm trying to be true to my list this year and find time to make my gifts throughout the year instead of waiting until the end...check back in 2011 to see what I come up with!

Friday, December 24, 2010

GIFTwrap2010


MERRYxmasEVE





Looks like we may have a white Christmas after all...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HappyHOLIDAYZ

For those of you we may have missed in the mail this year...(by the way, I just got them out today...like I said in my previous post...I've been a bit of a slacker) here is a virtual card just for you! Matt, Sydney and I hope that you and your families have a wonderful Holiday and wish you all the best in 2011...whatever it may bring!

Santa2010

So, I've been slackin...I know this...life has been a bit more chaotic than usual. But here is a recent pic of Sydney with Santa. This year she is all about Christmas and Santa and toys and all the fun that comes with it. No screamfest when we went to visit the jolly old guy this year...who for whatever reason proceeded to ask her if she wanted 'boys' for Christmas...so that's what she said she was getting for a few days, until we convinced her that he meant 'toys' ... I mean what kind of Santa tells a sponge of a 2.5 year old that she wants boys for Xmas!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

VEGASwedding2010




Wednesday, December 8, 2010

enrouteVEGAS








These were some pics I took from the plane ride out of KC en-route to Denver on our way to Vegas for our friend's wedding Thanksgiving weekend. I absolutely love to watch the clouds once you are above them...its something that you just have to see sometimes to appreciate.

Friday, November 19, 2010

sKy aRt


THIS was the live painting I watched on my drive home tonight...absolutely beautiful! If I hadn't had somewhere to be, I would have pulled over and taken some non-driving shots!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DownTOWN

Yes I was using my Mobile Device while driving this morning...got this shot on the way in to work...but I refrained from posting it until I was at work and had come to a complete stop.

Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

Monday, November 15, 2010

LeafyVEINS




It is officially getting colder round here...and all of these leaves have been blown from the tree out front...guess I shouldn't complain...it is the middle of November! These are some pics I caught this fall of the leaves starting to change...have to say, it is one of my favorite times of the year.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

sundaySTARWARS - forTYSON



I came across this post at DOOCE.com yesterday and knew immediately I would have to repost this video in honor of my older brother Tyson. Enjoy...I have to say it is a pretty impressive piece of custom paper ART.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

MonsterMARGARITAS


In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of Wendy turning 30...
We enjoyed MONSTER margarita's at La Fuente in Independence...
I recommend any restaurant that gives you a shot of tequila
as well as dessert for your birthday!
And kid you not...I walked out of the bathroom with this on my shoe...
So the restrooms weren't as cool as the drinks!

Friday, November 5, 2010

theGREATpeddler

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

YOUcapture - SILENCE

This was the view I captured just yesterday morning when I sat down at my desk at work. It was early morning, peacful and silent.

For more YouCAPTURE silence...

YouCAPTURE - HALLOWEEN




This was our first Halloween
In the New House...
It was was nice finally
having a space to decorate.
Syd walked down to the neighbor's...
And asked where her treat was.
We carved our pumpkins Halloween night
And hung out waiting for any
Trick-or-Treaters...
It was quiet and peaceful.
For more YOUcapture...

SWINGlifeAWAY

So many memories to be made...
I wonder how many of her girlfriends
she will gab to on this swing...
How many conversations we will
share about her life on this swing...
If she'll have her first kiss
on this swing...
And if the young gentlemen who kisses her
has time to flee before her Dad grabs his gun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Syd-a-rini




Syd and her pumpkins!