Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A New Playroom

I love how this room turned out. When boy #2 arrived, we decided to put him in his own nursery. But, the plan was to eventually move them into one room and make the other room a playroom. This past Sunday we woke up and decided "today is the day". What an adventure. We worked and worked and I am pretty happy with the results and the boy likes it too.

Before (I LOVED this room, but it was time for a change.)

During (What a MESS. We let the boys play in the pile of toys to keep the occupied. They both had a great time, but the little one had the best time of all. His eyes were huge when we set him down.)

A couple of pictures of the boys in their new room. There is still a little to do, but it is generally finished.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Back from Boston

Dillon and I had an awesome time in Boston. He had a CLE and I had a little vacation sans kids. It was kind of strange...being away from the boys, that is....but we had a great time. Here are a few of the highlights. The weather was a little dreary and pretty warm for this Okie, but there were a couple of absolutely beautiful days.

I walked from our hotel (that, by the way, from our window, we could look down into Fenway Park....AWESOME) across the Harvard Bridge, through MIT and all over Harvard University. This was my own little fantasy world, being the professional student I am. I even thought about sitting in on a class or two, but I chickened out.

On Saturday, when Dillon and I had a whole day together, we took a ferry over to Salem. It was a little touristy for me, but once we got past all of the people dressed as witches there were some wonderful homes and boutiques. I fell in love with this yellow house. The weather was beautiful and we just walked and walked. A perfect day and surroundings to catch up with my husband.

The sun was setting as we returned on the ferry. We got back to Boston just in time to watch the game at a fun little place up north. A Great Day!

The day we flew out our flight did not leave until late afternoon. So, we got up and walked the Freedom Trail. I know, a little dorky, but it was really interesting and a beautiful day. This is a picture of North Church, where the lanterns of Paul Revere are kept. You can see them up in the steeple. We ate lunch, when we weren't really hungry, just to eat one more Italian meal on the North Side. Then, as luck would have it, the Head of the Charles Regatta was taking place near our hotel, so we watched that for a while.

As you can can probably tell from the excessive use of superlatives we had a Wonderfully Spectacular time.

Monday, October 15, 2007


I am getting ready for the holidays....I think. I made this mantle scarf to go with my halloween decorations. It turned out pretty cute. It is reversable, so I will flip it over for Thanksgiving. I love this little witch. I bought her in Santa Fe a few years ago. I think she might be one of my favorite holiday decorations.....she is just so darn cute. I also love the jack-o-lantern bubble lights. Every time A walks by he says, "Mommy made Halloween." It was worth the effort!

Monday, October 8, 2007

New Toys and Book Clubs

Today I picked up a couple of fun toys to add to my art supplies. I have been looking for stencils like this and I found some Pitt pens at Office Depot. SCORE!

I have also been trying to interest people in a book club for years. Finally, this month not one but two came into being. So, I have some reading to do. The first one is The Faith Club. The mom's group at my church is reading this book. I have already read it, but it is really good. I will look over it again before we discuss it. The other book is Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love. A group of girlfriends is going to read this after seeing Elizabeth on Oprah.

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Monday, October 1, 2007

My Personel Palette

My Personel Palette
Originally uploaded by UpNAdam
I had such a great time last Thursday. I have been asked to lead a series of "creativity" activities for a Mom's Group. I do it once a month and last Thursday was the first one. I was pretty nervous. I have never led anything like this before....but, it went really well. I took an idea that I had read about in Visual Chronicles, making a personel palette. I took out all of my art supplies and introduced the idea by asking, "what inspires you?" Then each mom was to make a palette for inspiration. They loved it. I had several people say that they could do this all day. Everyone had great ideas and all in all it was a great time. Now, I just have to think of something for next month....any ideas?