Sunday, March 30, 2008

avoiding work...

I am at work and doing a really great job of avoiding what I need to be doing. So far I have finished revisions on 8 jobs and have totally run out of steam. I have one big project to finish and I am completely distracted. So far I have caught up on all the blogs, looked at the new releases on iTunes, checked out &, and my favorite distraction...shoe buying. I just purchased these super cute shoes from They are going to be my kayaking shoes. Having the right shoes for kayaking is so important. Your feet have to get wet, the banks of rivers/lakes are rocky/slimy and then your feet need to dry out. I think these are going to be perfect! And they are cute. Now if it would just quit snowing, I can maybe go kayaking some day. So I wonder what I can do next to avoid working...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

easter & a road trip

I know I am a couple of days late but I do have to post about Easter. I left Sioux Falls on Saturday morning and arrived in Lincoln, NE at about 12:30 pm. Our family was having Easter dinner on Saturday night so everyone could attend. I was in charge of dessert. I made fancy chocolate mousse with whipped cream (not from a can or container) with crushed Oreo's in the bottom of the fancy goblet. My aunt was the hostess. After dinner we played games on the wii. Oh, I am so addicted! I LOVE guitar hero. I kind of want to buy one, but they are kind of expensive. It was a fun pre-Easter evening.

The next morning dad and I decided to go see the Sandhill Cranes. They migrate from Mexico to Canada and make a stop over in Nebraska. They stop at the Platte River from March 1st to April 1st. So we packed up the truck with coats, cameras and munchies and headed to Grand Island, NE. It was a little cold and windy that day, but we survived.

The cranes sit in the fields all day and eat the grain that is left from the harvest and at night they come and roost in the Platte River. Well, technically on the sand bars. We staked out our viewing station and took our place at 7:00 pm. It is kind of a weird to see 300,000 birds fly over. They also make a cool cooing sound. If you would like to watch them land you can do it on the National Geographic website. They have a Crane Cam. Here is the link viewing hours are between 6:30-8:30 am cst and 7:00-9:00 pm cst (yes I am a nerd). It really is an amazing site.

So that was my Easter weekend. It went super fast, but it was fun :)

Monday, March 17, 2008


Yesterday I made a quick trip to Michael's (craft store). I usually forget out Michael's because Hobby Lobby is so close. However Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday and I needed supplies.

Well, I think I have a new love for Michael's. They had a lot of really cool stuff. One of my favorite things was a whole line of really cool products from Martha Stewart Crafts. Now, normally I am a little annoyed my Martha. Everything is just too perfect in her world. But her paper, ribbons and boxes are beautiful! I wanted to buy everything! She has this really cool ribbon that has an adhesive back. Brilliant!! Here is her website if you want to check it out...

On a side note they had a whole book of Amy Butler paper. She is my most favorite fabric designer. So of course I bought the whole book. I don't really know what I am going to do with it yet, but there are a lot of possibilities.

Happy creating!

Friday, March 14, 2008

best night ever...

For those of you keeping up last night was the Third Day concert. WOW! They are the best.

Bobbi and I arrived early to get good seats. Of course we had plenty to chat about so the time flew by. We sat about 4 rows from the front. Perfect! We had a great view of the bands.

I was so excited to see Third Day. I probably squealed. Ok, I know I did. They really are the best band ever! It felt like as soon as they started to play it was over. It went way too fast. It was amazing.

Below are photos of Bobbi and Phillip, and Third Day. I am also going to post a few video clip (Nicola this is for you.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

best day ever!

I am planning on Thursday being the best day ever :)

Sunday, March 02, 2008


O.K. so I guess I have ignored this blog long enough. I have been in the work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep mode. I need to break out of that badly! This weekend I have been cleaning my really dirty house and doing a million loads of laundry.

Friday was the deadline for the Brookings Arts Festival ( AND I entered! I am a little scared but if I am accepted it will be fun. I will need to start making jewelry now. But I think I am ready for it. I should know by April 15th if I made it in. I will let you all know.

Today is my mom's birthday. I miss her a lot, but I feel so blessed to have had a mom like her. God really gave me something special. I have learned so much from her :)

Well, thats my rambling post for the day. Happy Sunday!