Monday, August 22, 2011

it's that time of year again...

I just wanted to let you know that my blogging intentions ARE good, I have just been a bit busy these days! See:

It's that time of year again! Custom carved season! And what you see above is literally just a small, small fraction of the pumpkins we have done so far- and it's only August.

My front room has been over run by cleaning and carving tables...

...and there are pumpkins everywhere!

We've also been doing a lot of custom footballs, but I forgot to take a picture of those. PLUS all our regular Halloween product.

One thing that we are really excited about, pottery wise, is that we got some new molds! And just replacement molds either- brand spankin' new molds that we never had before. We are testing out some new custom carved products:

A ghost

and a Reindeer!
I will probably post other pictures of these guys once we get them painted up- but what do you think? Pretty stinkin' cute, eh?

So like I was saying, I have been pretty busy- but I do intend to document all the events that sitting in my camera right now- it's just a matter of finding the time! Who knows- I may not be caught up until next year at this point! Because as soon as pumpkins are over- we have turkeys, and snowmen!

photo scavenger hunt

A while back we decided that it would be a fun date night to do a photo scavenger hunt- so we called up Nathan's brother and his wife- and that exactly what we did. Each couple made a list of 25 things then we exchanged lists headed off to see who could get the most of the 50 items.

A car parked in a handicap stop that doesn't have handicap tags:

An upside down pyramid building:

Someone in your group feeding ducks:
(This is me feeding the ducks the rest of my left over burrito because it was the only food we had with us!)

Someone in your group on a bridge:

Your group under a picnic table:

A fake marriage proposal:

Someone from your group on a golf course:

You with the Arizona and US flag in the same picture:
(Nathan's pointing is a little bit off! lol)

You with an anchor:

Someone in your group with a bronze statue:

You in the cell phone lot at the airport:

Someone in your group at the airport ticket counter:

You at a splash park:

A boat:

You in a casino:

A speed limit sign that doesn't end in a 0 or 5:

5 out of state license plates:
(For some reason I only found 4 of the pictures...maybe we only needed to find 4, I don't remember, it was a long time ago)

A snowman:

You with the Mesa temple:
(Yes, we live only a few miles from the actual temple, but we were running out of time!)

Someone in your group folding laundry at a laundromat:

Headstones with the names Robert, David, and Michael:

You with a farm field:

A waterfall:

Someone in your group with a taxidermied animal:

Someone in your group sitting on something pink:

It was a ton of fun! I can't wait until we do it again with more people! I think next time we will make an entire day of it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I have always really enjoyed the idea of journaling, but I've never been very good at practicing the act. So, while I was browsing Amazon the other day, I came across this:
Q&A a day: 365 questions- 5 years- 1825 answers

A five year journal with minimal time commitments! There is a question every day, with 4 lines to write answer! I love it! And I think it's going to be totally fun to see how my answers change from year to year- I am interested to see if any answers stay exactly the same.

Periodically, I will throw the question of the day and my answer in with my blog- and when I have nothing else to blog about, or I want to blog, but I am short on time I'll just consult my handy little daily journal. I am seriously so excited about this little book!

Yesterday's question: What question do you love answering?
My answer: What are your dogs names? I love the little smirk or laugh people have when they realize we named our dogs after a restaurant. =D

Today's question: If you had to spend 5 years in prison, what would you finally have the chance to do?
My Answer: Work out all day long and lose some weight! Also, catch up on some reading.

I wonder what I would have done to spend 5 years in prison though....

Sunday, August 14, 2011

it's been a while

So.... for the the past couple months I have been drafting blogs in my mind- I just haven't gotten around to typing them up and posting them yet! We have been soooo busy, but that just means that I will have a lot to post once I get around to it.


We must be doing it right- Adulthood SUCKS sometimes. Nathan and I are both working full time jobs AND running our pottery business- filling large, regular orders for 3 major customers all while trying to keep the house somewhat it in order, eat out less often (eat healthier,) and keep in regular contact with our families (family dinners/get togethers and such.)

I am really going to try and be better about my blogging. HOPEFULLY I will get at least couple posts done this week, and each week after.

A preview of blogs to come: picnic, photo scavenger hunt, family reunion in Tahoe, our trip to Yosemite, our trip to Vegas, an update on the pottery business, all the crafting and redecorating I've been doing, baseball games... AND MORE!! Stay tuned.