Thursday, November 18, 2010

Project Shed - Update 2

Good progress over the past few days.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to Melissa!

Here is a card I made for one my best friends.  Her birthday is today and I hope it is a wonderful one.  This card was inspired by a card I saw while browsing my blogs;  I saw this image and thought it Melissa would love it especially when I added her favorite color - purple!  The image is from The Greeting Farm - Creeycake Twisted Tea.

If you are checking this Melissa - Happy Birthday!!  Love you and miss you!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Project Shed - Update 1

The boys made great progress today.  The frame is now on the well.  Need to find a drill that will work with concrete to actually screw it down.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Project Shed

Hello all.  Most of you know by now that Aric is on his 4 week sabbatical (yeah - he sucks!).  With the time off, he decided to tackle some project he has wanted to do for a long time; especially given that his Dad is staying here with us for Aric's whole sabbatical.  This past week they cleaned up the garage to be able to start working on the shed for the well
 (also installed a dust collector).  Here are some before pictures..

Here is the Shed!

Now the fun begins.  They are building the frame in garage and then taking it out to the well.  Of course Dalton is always there to manage the project.

More to come later..

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halloween Costume Party!

I admit it; I have been a bad blogger.  Work got crazy, took some different vacations.. Which I will post about later..  But to make up for it :) here are pictures from our fabulous Halloween Party!


 Rope lights lit the path to our door; there was a strobe light in the garage also.

Tombstones in better lights
1) Simple - RIP
2) Here lies Johnny Yeast pardon me for not rising
3) Bill Blake was hung by mistake
4) Harry Dresden He died dong the right thing (Dresden Files reference)
5) Barry DaLive
6) Here lies Mr Mere got run over by a John Deere

Table a few nights before the party; didn't get any the date of the party.

 Close up of centrer piece; I glittered the bones and candlesticks.  Used a red candle stick to dribble wax on the white tapers.

These had highlighter fluid and lit up with the black light there.

Ghost we had on the back porch that was motion triggered; to windy to have a great impact.


Punch with dry ice and gummy worms :) Tasty - here is the recipe:

Sourdough bread with oranage food coloring - supposed to simulate a pumpkin..  Queso inside; new recipe from halloween magazine that I thought was quite tasty!

Red velvet cupcakes courtesy of Jenna (yummy!)

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cupcakes, Peppadew with Andoule sweet pepper cheese, and pigs in a blanket made to look like severed toes (by the far the most popular treat at the party).

I also make sugar cookies; pretzels dipped in dark chocolate (lactose free) with sprinkles and dipped in white chocolate with candy melts in candy corn colors.

Spice cupcakes courtesy of Jenna

Severed toes!

Devils food cake courtesy of Jenna (very very rich)

Vegan Mocha Cappuchino Cupcakes, roasted pumpkin seeds

Anthony and Jenna -- Vampire and Dark Angel

Raven -- Pirate (Captian Morgan Pose)

Jeremy, Megan, & Christopher (T-rex)

Megan and Christopher


Farmer James, Farmer Jennifer, and Jessica the Bovine

Jessica & James

Nick and Stephanie

Stephanie and Jennifer

Aric and I (50's Pin-up girl and Greaser)

Kristy, Jennifer, and Dalton

Dalton in his black belt Gi
Mom as a nurse, and her little Stinker (Marley)

Sloans bad influence..

We all had a great time.  A lot fewer people showed up than we planned for (means there was way to much food left over!!) but none the less we had a great time.  The invisible man joined us for our party - but we were unable to capture a picture - Aric's dad Don!  Can't wait to for next year's party.

Hope you had a great Halloween!