Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Well, I have one to add to the list. Check out what I can do with the right program on the computer!!
I can take this
and turn it into THIS!
Next up, this sweet angel needed an environment fit for her halo...
I think this does quite well. ;)
And last up, my favorite accomplishment so far on photoshop, I took this . . .
and turned it into this!!
I LOVE this tree!!! I've even listed it on etsy even though its not my usual style because it just turned out so great. Feedback would be welcome!! What do you think?
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The question is, why in the world did I think we were done?
Poor Tank woke up with her turn at 2am last night. We're going to have a lazy movie day together. I'm thinking "Enchanted" and maybe Mary Poppins. :)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I can't believe its really that time again. Goose and Sweetie had their first day of school today. Goose is in 3rd grade and Sweetie is in 1st. If I hadn't been babysitting this morning, I think I would have cried. All my kids like to help with the baby, but Sweetie is a very natural mother. She holds and loves him in a way that he likes it too! She is also Tank's playmate every day. They play house together, polly pockets, little people etc. Hmm... I guess I'm losing my babysitter in a way, lol! But enough whining by me, the kids had a GREAT day at school. So far they love their teachers and Goose's best friend is in his class. What could be better. They were excited to get off the bus and tell me all about it.
What can I say, they grow up too fast.
Anyway, to sum things up, we had an awesome time at the dells and are trying already to figure out when we can go back, and how we can have an extra set of helpers again. :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I've come to the conclusion that my darling little pink Tank has a hard time figuring out what to talk to adults about. It all started near the beginning of the summer. Tank told one of my friends who was over that:
"My Mom makes the best mac and cheese in the world."
Not too long later, the nursery leader at church told me that she had made the same comment to her. She asked me what my secret was.
"Uh, the blue box?"
On another occasion my kids were lucky enough to have a sleepover with all of their cousins. They were all in the same room, so you can imagine the mayhem. When my sister-in-law went in to check on them, Tank was the last one awake, and she told her, "My Mom makes the best mac and cheese in the world." yes, yes, now go to sleep.
Pretty much every adult or child she comes into contact is told about my infamous mac 'n cheese. Whenever i'm asked about my secret, I divulge the truth... buy kraft macaroni and cheese, then follow the directions on the box.
So the story continues. Last week a few of my kids cousins met up at my parents house to play. We thought we would be eating lunch together, so I made a box of mac n cheese. The other family had already eaten when they got there, so we reheated it for dinner. As I'm sure you can all agree, reheated mac n cheese is just not quite as good as the first time, but all the kids had some of "Cheryl's famous" and enjoyed it.
My sister in law made some mac n cheese for her kids a day or two later and just told me this GREAT conclusion to the story. Apparantly her oldest, who is 9, took one bite of that mac n cheese and asked her, "So how does Aunt Cheryl make Mac n Cheese?"
I laughed so hard I cried. Tank got to her. Now I just have to figure out how she got programmed with that and reprogram her to tell everyone something that will work to my advantage. Something like, "My Mom makes the most beautiful art" or something like that...
In the mean time, anyone want to come over for some of the "best mac n cheese in the world"?
Friday, August 8, 2008
But, on the bright side, we were not swept up by a tornado, right?
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
1996 The pyramids were always spectacular! Don't bother looking for Benson, he is surely in the back ready to catch the girls at the top, he had a reputation for never dropping a girl.
1996 My partner that year was awesome...
1996 But I sort of had a crush on this other guy. :) (can you find us?) We always had to sqeeze a large number of us into a small place to get our makeup done. It was a great time to bond.
1997 Sealed the deal for us. We got married a year later.
In 1999, we went back to perform in the pageant.
Even though there is a 1 foot height difference, we got to dance as partners.
We always thought we would go back someday to perform in the pageant with our own family, but 2004 was announced to be the last year of the City of Joseph Pageant. I understand there is a new "Nauvoo" pageant, but I will always remember the City of Joseph, and miss it this time of the year when we performed.