Friday, February 19, 2010

Painting, Visitors, and Valentine's

Ok so I have a lot of pics again. This is my new livingroom. I got new curtains at IKEA for super cheap. I kept 2 of my red curtains - Charity's idea - and I love it. Also, I made slipcovers for my old pillows!!! Can you believe it?! Charity taught me to sew when Ben was gone. :-) I need a sewing machine! I want to sew and sew and sew now. How do you like it?!

I painted these for Valentine's.

I painted this banner as a thank you gift.

Here's my Valentine banner. I painted so much while Ben was gone. I still need to do my spring banner, though. I know what I'm going to do, and I have a banner all ready. I just need to draw it on.

I sewed an apron while he was gone, too!!! I wanted this style of apron.

I painted these for the dining room.

I painted these for the bedroom. They match our comforter.
Some one commissioned me to paint this.

When Ben's brothers come over for a few days, we went bowling. Thanks to William letting us know about the ramps I got to bowl!!! It was so fun! :-) Great memories. Oh, I also won a bear from those grabbing machines. You know what I'm talking about? Anyway, I dubbed him bowling bear. lol

Oh, I did get a strike!

I love how Kaylee looks in this pic. By the way, there is no longer a rope toy. lol There are two little pieces left.

The brothers. :-)

Before the haircut.....

After. He let me cut it so he could get used to short hair before basic training.

We went out to a Japanese restaurant the day before Valentine's so I dressed up in red. Megan, I have those cute clips you sent me in my hair. I had so much fun doing my makeup, too. :-)

We like this one b/c it looks like we are dancing.

Valentine's Day.

I made heart shaped pancakes and later molten chocolate cake. Yum!

Ignore the hair! lol But man, I wanted that cake!!! And the homemade whipped cream.... :-)

The swing Ben got me for Valentine's!!! Yay!!! I love it.


Megan said...

WOW you have been busy! I love all your artwork. I just can't pick a fave :o) That is a really good picture of you and ben (the one before the dancing one but that was funny too!) Glad you have things to keep you busy and hope you are feeling better! Guess I need to update mine now...

mil/mom/kathy said...

I so enjoy all the pictures. Dusty and Wes couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had with you two. They said you were the only one to get a strike bowling. I really like all the art, especially the scripture. I need to have you make me some when you get time for a couple of my favorite verses. I don't know how one person can have so much talent. You are blessed!

Maria said...

sure! just let me know what verses you would like and what background colors you want. glad you liked the pics! we had a blast with william and wes, too. :-)