Bon Voyage!

September 13, 2008

Ok…so I promise to get back to art in a few days…(that left eye is still a bit of a jerk)…but in the mean time, I’d like to wish my baby broseph and Marc (who is practically another baby broseph) a safe but adventurous journey to Costa Rica.  I’m so grateful they took the time to visit me on my birthday, when they’re just about to leave the country for three months.  I couldn’t resist this little Kate Thurman AKA Microwave Girl card at Shop SCAD the other day…

I hope you boys surf the best waves ever, love life, and live it up while you’re down there.  Many hugs, and thanks again for stopping by…

That’s Alan on the left, and Marc on the right…to see a few other b-day photos stop by my flickr page

whew! what a weekend!

August 5, 2008

I’m still recovering, thus the late post…but Alan’s graduation was one we won’t soon forget. You may remember my pickle post. Well, those 35 paper pickles were put to good use:

He got some great tips for when he finds himself in a pickle. I think the most popular was “Call Dad…”

Pam whipped up some amazing cupcakes and I had fun making toppers for them. (This is what happens when you post your personal photos on myspace…)

We didn’t think there was any way people would consume that many cupcakes…but I happened to snap a shot of the last two cupcakes before their inevitable consumption…

as you can see, people were having mucho fun…

Aunt Pam was the karaoke queen…she even got Lee Anne in on a few tunes…

I finally got my ride on the Harley…

Just before we left on Sunday, Vayda and Lee Anne donned their Harley gear for the camera… Vayda matches the Harley color scheme so perfectly…if FCB decides not to employ her as a mascot, maybe Harley Davidson will?…I mean, she even has a little black tongue! (and of course, she’s well versed in doggie tricks)

(Vayda was a little jealous that Lee Anne’s shirt sparkled…and thus refused to take a decent photo)

Anywho…I’d love to see photos from others in attendance…I didn’t man my camera throughout the night like a should have…so please email me…(Granny Pat, I must have that pic of Nick and I…I think it’s the only decent picture I was in all night!)

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In work related news…I’ll have my hands in paint all day at the Pirate’s House…an update will most likely come tomorrow. Oh and I finally finished my two portraits….although I’ll have to wait until the oil paint dries to post the final works…back to the madness!

Congrats Baby Brosef!

August 1, 2008

He surfs, he skates, he taught himself the guitar, he knows music trivia like no other, and now he’s got a college degree…but best of all, he’s my baby brother! Congrats lil’ Al…we love you!

Let the festivities begin!

(please note, Aunt Pam was the mastermind behind this piece…I just happen to be a ninja with an x-acto blade)

oh boy…

July 31, 2008

It’s been an insanely busy couple of days around here.  Just when I was worried about a “summer lull,” things have really heated up!  Here’s the long and short of it…

I joined Twitter…so those of you who want to keep up with the madness…can!  I encourage you to give it a try, as it seems like a neat way to stay connected.

Nick, Vayda and I are planning a weekend in Fernandina, in celebration of my brother’s…(or little Brosef, as I like to call him)…college graduation.  It should be fun to get the whole funky bunch together…but so many loose ends to tie up before we leave.

For those of you just bursting at the seams for a Vayda-dog update…she too, will be joining us this weekend.  She had a most luxurious day today, as she visited her friends at First Chatham Bank…you know they treat her like royalty over there…and she had a trip to the spa to get her nails trimmed and ears cleaned prior to party time.  Don’t want my daughter looking like a drowned rat when she sees distant relatives for the first time in a spell.

On an especially happy note, Nick found about 5 years worth of photos that I thought were lost in the new computer transfer.  I was sick for days when I thought I had lost that chapter in our lives…I’m thinking a good solid backup is in order this time around.

And lastly, I had a few hours to prep the walls at the Pirate’s House yesterday.  I’m itching for my new paint to arrive, but it looks as if it will show after our departure tomorrow…which will likely delay the paint start date until Tuesday…what can you do?  Here’s your before photo of Captain Flint’s Hall.

Isn’t it dreamy?  Hurry UPS man, bring me some paint!