Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Its January already??????

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I can't believe that it is 2011. Wow, the years just fly by. I started this blog 3 years ago and I am so glad I did. Its fun to go back and see and remember the things that we have done and how fast time has gone by. I have been slacking again lately and need to get back on the blogging bandwagon. Here's a quick view of some of the things that we've been up to. I've really got to get my camera out more.
The beginning of January we helped the Salisburys celebrate their girls birthdays. Bailey turned a big ONE and Sophia turned FOUR. Happy birthday girls, we love you!

Don't you just love those beautiful blue eyes!
My uncle and two cousins were in town from Utah along with the Salisbury clan in early January. The weather was gorgeous so we took the WHOLE group hiking in the superstition mountains. I love love love this time of year!

Hiking group: Mom, Paula, Gary, Boone, Jackson, Ryan, Jack
(not pictured: me, Peyton, Eric, Tory, Bailey)

the Salisburys........................................The Ho Ho Hoggs

I hadn't done anything crafty since christmas and I was itching to do another project. I decided to make HOWARD letters for our new mantel. I started by printing off the letters in different fonts from my computer. I then cut out the letters to make my stencils. I placed the letters on mdf wood and cut them out with a jigsaw. (well actually ryan did this for me). After that I painted them black, then mod podged scrapbook paper onto them. To finish them off I sanded the edges and antiqued them with stain. It was a fun project and I can't wait to make some more.

the wood letters

after I mod podged them

the final result



So cute. You are so crafty, it turned out great. Glad to see you updated. Hope things are going well for you, haven't talked to you guys in a while. Love ya.


that is so cute!! i love lower case letters!!! nice job!!