January 30, 2012

Wooden People

Im loving today. Its a misty 66 degrees and my house is clean!

Im also loving little wooden people. I painted 5 little girls for my niece for Christmas. She calls them her angels.

It was so fun giving each a little personality. I especially love the sassy red head with a gold belt :)

I painted this cute little couple for my Sister-In-Law. Its her and my brother at their wedding.

Can you see a resemblance?

They had such a beautiful wedding! And seriously, are they a perfect couple or what?

I purchased the wooden people from etsy and I use regular artist acrylics.

I have more blank dolls, I think Baker would love some boys or I might make our family. Who would you paint?

Yes, I live in the country

You know whats NOT fun?
Having a rooster in a tree about 30 feet from your bedroom window crowing back and forth to his buddy for hours on end at 3:30 am.

Im not usually a violent person, but I have my limits!!!! These little guys had me looking up weapons on Amazon. Seriously.

Let me introduce you to the cast of characters:

First Mother Hen. Alone she is ok. Not too loud, sometimes poops on my driveway, kind of pretty.
Then she had 7 babies. They were also super cute! But they HAD TO GO! The last thing I need is 7 more chickens in my yard! We wrangled them up and shipped them out. Im my mind they are happily clucking around at the beach park :)

We also have Hen No.2. Much like Mother Hen above. Not too annoying, but no real redeeming qualities either. If she wants to stay thats cool, but she better not have any babies!

Then there are these two troublemakers:

The blonde one has been terrorizing the neighborhood for over 2 years! People have been shooting at it, throwing rocks, you name it. But it never dies!!! It makes messes and crows at all hours of the night for so dang long!!

The other guy moved into our plumeria tree about 6 months ago, he left there when all the leaves fell off, and relocated to a tree just outside our bedroom window. Since its hot our windows are always open. On his own he is not too bad. He will give 5 or 6 cock-a-doodle-doos and then go back to sleep. But when the blonde one gets him going they go back and forth and never stop!
Seriously the biggest lie I was ever told was that roosters only crow at sun up. Its an all day/night thing around here.

Last week I invited a few teenage boys I know from church over to catch the roosters. It was an overall hilarious event. And at the last minute they caught the blonde rooster! The boys are the hero's of our street! All the neighbors were so stoked!

The boys were paid in creme puffs.

Seven chicks and one rooster down, one rooster and two hens to go.

January 03, 2012

Too Busy to Blog!

I have so much to blog about! But kids, the beach, Christmas, and vacation days were a priority! Duh!
I'll settle for a quick picture re-cap.

Christmas in Hawaii was really great.
We went to the beach on Christmas Eve even though it was a little chilly! We tried to spend as much time at the beach as we could over the break.

Puena Point

Beautiful sunset over Haleiwa

Brad and Avery paddle surfing at Puena Point

Christmas Eve at Daisy Beach (not sure what this place is really called, but we call it Daisy Beach)

My new baby! Thanks bradley

Cutest cowboy in these parts

Other randoms from our Christmas break:
True Grit was surprisingly a great movie!
"My Fitness Pal" is my new BFF on my phone. Its going to help me drop those extra #'s
I signed up for the Great Aloha Run! Gotta get moving.
My favorite ABC Family/Lifetime Christmas movie this year: Borrowed Hearts. So wonderfully cheesy. Cracks me up that under genre its listed as "tearjerker". I didn't know that WAS a genre!
Made and ate so much food! More on that later...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!!!