Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wall Art

I was quite pleased with myself. I saw this photo arrangement on the Pottery Barn website, and I thought it would be perfect on the empty red wall. I converted the photos to black and white and had them printed out in 8x10 at Costco. I have to say, they turned out really nice. And here's a peek of what our downstairs looks like now that I've painted! The wall turned out pretty orange in the close photo. It has a lot more red in it, but there definitely is a touch of orange.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

New Photos on Shutterfly

We've had some requests to update our Shutterfly album (I can't imagine why--it's only 4 months out of date!), so we spent this evening doing just that. There are tons and tons of new pictures up, so go check them out. The page is at It's password-protected, so if you don't remember or haven't received the password, email me and I'll send it to you. The pictures from Lake Mead are up; it's worth checking out if only to catch a glimpse of my stunningly white legs. Mom, I think I give you a run for your money! For those of you who are stateside, you can also choose to order prints and have the photos printed at Target or you can have Shutterfly ship them to you. Just a friendly PSA!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Quick Post

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but we're trying to get our lives back to a semblance of normalcy after our Lake Mead trip (which was a blast, for those I haven't talked to personally). Please leave comments; I like to know when people have looked at them and what they think. I've enabled it so that you can post anonymous comments. I had Aaron try one, so I know it works! Here's what I've been up to lately:

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Ring Around the Rosies

I love Katie's temper tantrum at the end of this!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Average Homeboy

Is there anything funnier than people who aren't trying to be funny?

Go Cougars!

We attended the BYU-UNM football game on Saturday, and we had a blast. We took the kids to the tailgate party before the game. My friend's dad was organizing the tailgate party, and she was in charge of the booths. Apparently everyone canceled on her at the last minute, so I got roped into doing the face-painting booth, which was quite fun and required no artistic skills whatsoever. I just had to know how to spell "BYU" and paint 4 circles to make a paw. Once someone really threw me for a loop and wanted a cougar face. Okay....

BYU won, of course--31-24. The game actually wasn't that well played, but it was still pretty fun to watch. When we were going out to the car to leave for the game, Aaron was wearing his U of U hat and his U Engineering Days t-shirt. I told him to go back and change into something decent (meaning something blue), but he refused. He said he had to wear his U stuff out of loyalty. I guess the U does need all the support they can get. He took a lot of flak from the BYU crowd, but he did actually cheer for the right team.

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I had a picture of Aaron and me that was taken at Brian and Sarah Gardiner's wedding a few years ago. I had figured they were pretty useless, since this is what most of them looked like:

I tried to fix them, but they always turned out washed out and grainy. One of the girls on the scrapbooking forum offered to fix them for me using some Photoshop actions (one of the reasons I'm asking for Photoshop Elements for Christmas). She gave me several options to choose from:



Rock Star


I really loved the way Rock Star turned out, so here's my page that I created with it:

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I had so much fun scrapping these pictures of Katie from this summer. Connie bought her a little wading pool while she was here, and she practically lived in it all summer. I loved cropping these photos--especially the one of her ruffled tush!

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And since everyone's been coming up with their Halloween-inspired page kits, I've felt motivated to scrap our little stinker from last year:

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