And Now, The Carrs

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More 4th of July 2013 

Los Altos Ward Breakfast


Flag raising, breakfast and water fun!

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More 4th of July 2013 

Los Altos Ward Breakfast

Flag raising, breakfast and water fun!

(more photos in next post)

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4th of July 2013 

Los Altos Ward Breakfast


Flag raising, breakfast and water fun!


(more photos in the next post)

June 29th, 2013

Alex’s 5th birthday pool party!

We swam, we melted (one of the hottest days so far), we ate pretty cake and drank some rainbow drinks.

Thankfully I had some help with pictures because I was not even thinking about that. It would have been cool to have all the food and drinks set up but everything was in coolers and on ice until the last second to keep things at an edible temp in that heat!

We opened more presents at home and now we have one happy (spoiled) 5-year-old. Zach is happy to share Alex’s new toys with him :)

*Side note: Alex chose a Rainbow Dash themed party (one of the ponies on My Little Pony) because she is a fast flyer and that is one of his favorite shows right now. I downplayed the character and went with a rainbow theme so hopefully it translates into more of a boy party ;) I was so pleased with how the 6-tiered rainbow cake turned out thanks to my friend Tawnie’s awesome recipe for white cake with butter cream frosting. Both yummy and pretty!

June 26th, 2013

Alex turns 5! One birthday, two celebrations…

In the morning Alex was surprised with green and yellow streamers hanging from his bedroom door. He made sure to remind me to tell him “happy birthday”. I told him not to worry, I hadn’t forgotten ;)

As per tradition he opened one present in the morning and picked what he wanted for his birthday dinner - pizza! We invited over our ever increasing family here in AZ for pizza, rootbeer floats and present opening. Our family includes: James, Grace and their baby Eli (my side), Heather & Mike (J’s side) and Jeff, Kendi, Korah & Kenzye (J’s cousins). Alex was ecstatic to receive some fun gifts from them and from his grandparents and great grandparents! He also got some phone calls from both sets of grandparents.

The next post will include pics from his pool party later in the week.

Jason agreed to make this gif for me to show the painting progression. I think it’s pretty cool :)

Jason agreed to make this gif for me to show the painting progression. I think it’s pretty cool :)

Herringbone Painting Complete!

Miraculously, we had a productive Saturday yesterday. Jason got some things taken care of around the house and yard while I finally got around to completing and making progress on a few projects of my own.

I finished this:

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The boys at work:

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I loved these fun muzzles that I swear they applied willingly without prompting from me:

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And I worked a little more on a pillow project I’m doing involving dying tatted doilies, but more on that later… In the meantime, check out my next post for a cool animated gif of the painting progression.

Memorial Day Weekend 2013


Camping

Memorial Day Weekend 2013


Camping

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

Camping with friends at Sitgreaves near Bear Canyon Lake along the Mogollon Rim

*Note: We were the first ones there to stake out our campsite. We were the least equipped as well. We sat in the dark with our little flashlights and awaited the arrival of the four other families who had the lanterns and stoves and such. The fire restriction began this weekend so we couldn’t cook our food until they got there :) This is why Alex was bound and determined to get that hot dog as he fell asleep in the Sharp’s trailer!