Tuesday, April 26, 2011

easter 2011

Easter is always such a great holiday. I love everything about it. I love thinking about the blessings of my Savior Jesus Christ. I love that spring is in the air. I love all the cute kids at church in their Easter outfits. I love eggs! I love being with friends and family. What is there not to LOVE!

Cruz and I started Easter morning with a yummy breakfast. Scrambled egg omelet. And yummy warm french bread.

I made Cruz a little easter surprise.

I wrote a love note. 

He was happy. When I brought it out to him the first thing he said was, awe... but I didn't get you anything.

I said, "I made one for me too!" 
(Easter baskets are kinda American... and so I guessed he wouldn't think about it.)
We also took one of these over to my Mom and Dad for Easter. My Dad was at church, but my Mom was home... since she is sick. She was so surprised! She loved it. It was actually the best part of Easter. 

We planned a little Easter dinner with our friends, and served up pulled pork sandwiches, with garlic green beans and almonds.  We also had....

Strawberry spinach salad, and deviled eggs.
It was my first time to MAKE deviled eggs. Turned out pretty good. Not as good as my Mom's, that we had the night before... but still pretty good. ;)

We made these little bundle of treats for our guests.

We had a blast playing games!

and coloring eggs.

I am always amazed at the creative people out there.

good times!

We hope that you all had a fantastic Easter and that it was very festive.
This pic is almost as silly as the one from last years Easter's post....see here.... at the very end. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

baby jj

on APRIL 19th at 4:16 pm this little guy was born.
8 lbs 6 oz, 22 inches long... and lots of cute hair.

When I looked at little jj... I thought he looked just like his big brother david did as a new born.

Nichole is such an amazing Mom, she and Gerald are so happy to have another little boy in their cute family!

I am happy to have another little nephew!! 
I hope we get to play lots and lots.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Carl Bloch

The other day we finally made it to the CARL BLOCH show at BYU's MoA.
I have been wanting to go for some time now. I did a few (book, music cd, & calendar) projects at work (See here) with his art. So, I was very familiar with it. I literally have spent hours upon hours looking at it. 
It was great to go to the exhibit and see them in person, and not just on the computer screen. 

This painting is one that I LOVE. It is very common for LDS viewers, since it's often in church meeting houses. But the reason that I love this painting so much is, because of an experience that I had at the LDS Humanitarian Center. We went the for a RS activity, in my singles ward (a long time ago)... and went for a tour. They have a HUGE print of it hanging right as you walk into the building. The spirit hit me so strong as I looked at this painting, and thought of all the things that happen at that building. So, much need in the world for service. There is always more to do, and always those who need it. I know that Jesus is the Christ. He loves all of us, no matter where we are in our lives. I felt such great love as I saw this painting. It will be something I won't forget. 

Many of Carl Bloch's art is in the Frederiksborg castle is a castle in Hillerød, Denmark. My Parents got to go there when they first got to their mission. (They served in Iceland, but it's part of the Denmark Mission) I was a little jealous when they wrote home about it. I was excited to learn that BYU was going to showcase many of his paintings. It was a real treat. :) 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easy Paper Flowers!

For my cute cousin's baby shower... I made some super, super easy paper flowers for the package. You too can make them, I got the instructions here. I didn't have hot glue, so I used a glue dot... wasn't the best, but it worked.
I found this super cute (but not too girly) diaper bag, and stuffed it full of diaper bag stuff!
(Diapers, whipes, change of outfit, little blanket, binkies, etc...)

The blanket, clothes, and burp clothes, were all chick print... so I made a little chick card to go with the gifts. Super easy gift to get, and since my family went in together... we could pack it full of fun stuff.

Congrats Melanie! We wish you and your baby chick lots of LOVE.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Secret Recipes Cookbook

It has hit the shelves! The next worldwide ward cookbook. :) Gotta love this new comercial. Such a fun series to design.

Worldwide Ward Cookbook: SECRET RECIPES 
by Deanna Buxton.
and designed by ME.