Monday, May 19, 2014


Dylan graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology! We celebrated him this weekend and he starts his first microbiology job in a couple of weeks! We are so proud of him!!!
THANK YOU to everyone who gave him their love, support, help and encouragement along the way!!!
(I will share pictures of his exciting day of ceremony and celebration as soon as I get them sorted out.)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dig, Dig, Dig, Dig, Digger

We had 27 tons of rock delivered to re-surface our driveway. That's two small dump truck loads full. It doesn't look like that much, does it?
Benjamin has a front loader, but still has his work cut out for him. 
He has helped Mama with wheel-barrow loads full of weeds from the flower beds today. Now, he is out helping Daddy spread the gravel around.
Look at that stud!!! We have a friend with a small tractor coming over tomorrow to help with the larger piles. I guess David just wanted to keep his manly muscles toned.
Benjamin is pretty sure this pile should stay here for his amusement.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our New Rocket Ship Space Center

Ah, the Rocket Ship Space Center is up and running! Ben has decorated it inside and out. We have robots (stickers) working on it all around. Emergency lighting is installed (multiple flashlights). It is filling with space-age equipment (toys from his bedroom).
It is of impressive size.
Benjamin picked it out himself. It is a Deluxe model 50-gallon Whirlpool Rocket Ship Space Center, with a 12-year limited warranty (very limited).
This is why we decided to invest in said Rocket Ship. While doing laundry, I noticed the floor boards had bowed. I looked outside the laundry room, along the wall, and saw actual pooling beaded up on the wood floors. We removed the old hot water tank, and the carpeting that the original installer had placed under it, and this is what we found; a delightful new project.
Of course it was no problem for my man! We dried it all out, removed what needed to go. Hubby cut new wood while I cleaned and painted.
And.... BLAST OFF!! We are ready to have hot showers again!

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Octo-Port and the Alien Robots

Those aliens are the other aliens. They are very strong. They have glowing eyes. The knights wouldn't stop them because they are so strong they have blood lines on them. They are really strong.

Once there was an Octo-Port and every person was in it. Then there was a booming sound. Then there was big five aliens who were aliens and had glowing eyes. They stomped to the Octo-Port and then the people looked at them. They were so angry, they had claws on their legs and they stomped into the Octo-Port. The aliens looked at the people and they starting fighting. And then the knights came.
(note: the Octo-Port has a ladder that is 8 inches long)

The knights starting fighting the alien robots. The knights won and they saved the day. And that's the end of our story.
The End.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Starting from scratch

For those of you who have been wondering what I was working on while David was performing...these are just out...
This is the logo I designed for Tempest Tea Shop. They just opened up, today, inside of Chapter One Bookstore downtown.

This is the image I designed for the Hamilton Players "Pint Night" fundraiser (to be held on May 15th, 5-8pm at Higherground Brewery. They have had these printed on beer glasses to help raise money for much needed maintenance and repair issues after flooding damage this last spring. The artwork is designed for one-color printing with a clear (not white) background.

This is the design I prepared for "Thank-You" cards for the cast and crew of the Hamilton Players production of "Harvey". I have started an Etsy account to offer magnets and blank cards for sale. Eventually, more of my designs will be turned into cards to add to the shop. Currently, I am working on watercolor designs to be framed and hung. The theme will be a combination of art and science in nature. My goal is a small fine art showing at a location downtown by the end of the summer.

Thank you, so much, for your ongoing support and encouragement of my art aspirations. After 25 years of wishing... I am starting from scratch and etching out a little niche in the art world of our wonderful little town.