Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Free Holiday Class

Interested in a free holiday class? Jessica Sprague is offering one right now! Sign up today to make an adorable garland you can hang on your wall, or even wrap around your tree. Self-paced class starts Dec 5.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful...

Pulled this off the eighteen25.blogspot.com website.

Thankful for these ones in my life.




My awesome brother took these pictures last winter. Cool, huh?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wats around Chiang Mai

I'm waiting to see if I get any good pictures from our Diwali party from Dave's boss -- so I'm going to skip those photos for now and dive into our Thailand trip.

Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest city in Thailand, but it still has a small town feel. No real skyscrapers. The wats were absolutely fascinating. Truly as numerous as Christian churches in the US. The bright orange-clad monks were everywhere, even in the markets.


The country is just as exotic as all the pictures you've seen. Carvings and statues of dragons abound. Their culture is very apparent in everyday life.





And now for a little game of "One of These Things is Not Like the Others."

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jessica Sprague + Becky Higgins = Awesome

Whoop-tee-dee-doop!  I am so excited that Jessica Sprague and Becky Higgins announced their partnership. They are two of my most inspirational scrapbookers. For me it means awesomeness on many levels. Firstly, because now I can get all of Becky Higgins' designs digitally, check them out here(yay!). Secondly, because one of my pages is featured on Becky Higgins' blog. (Whoop!) Fun for me.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Today Show

When we got back from Thailand, we noticed a new tent in the park (in the foreground) and wondered what was going on. There was a huge satellite dish set up as well.


About 8 hours prior to show time, I got an email explaining that Matt Lauer would be in the park shooting his segment of "Where in the World?" in Kuala Lumpur.

We watched out the window as they set up and got ready, and when the time was right, Maya and I staked out our place behind the red tape that said, "Shooting in progress."


It was late. It was hot. And it was muggy. Maya was tired, but she waited with me while they shot several segments, dancing, food, etc. Then they came to the crowd and said, "Everyone with a sign, come forward." Mad rush. That ruined our perfectly positioned camera shot (sorry friends). So we lingered only slightly longer before heading home and putting Maya to bed (much too late).


To watch the entire show, go here. Since no flash photography was allowed, all I got was this lousy shot of Matt.


He was eating the nasty durian fruit. We could smell it from where we were 50-75 feet away.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Disneyland

I think I'm going to make a hybrid book from our pictures of Disneyland, but I did want to include the highlights in our family album.


Here is another page I did also.