Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sneak Peak

Here is one of the many AMAZING works of art that will be on display at the Studio Open House Friday night. (No, that is not a photo of a photo--it's a painting.) Details. Map. We would love to see you there. Yes, you. Facebook-ers, look here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Little Break From the Norm

Well, after a year and a half of construction the studio is finally finished. (Insert "Hallelujah" here!)

To celebrate studio550 we're having an open house on Friday, January 30th. So spread the word, it will be from 6-9pm. We're going to have artwork on display by some very talented artists around this area, you won't want to miss it. So please come by, check out some fabulous art and see the place that I've been talking so much about. We hope you'll come.

Although all are welcome, we'd prefer to have adults only please. MAP TO STUDIO

Note from the art historian in me:
There really will be some great art on display. A lot of the incredible artists in this area are a little too overlooked with all of the big names out there. If you want a cozy, mini-museum experience, come check it out. Or just come for the food. :) (But please don't hate me if we run out of food--I have no idea how to plan for this!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas in Wyoming. Pt. 5, More Pics From Dad


Casey opened his Christmas present early. And was crazy enough to use it.

Evan, ready for sledding (not an easy task).

The girls out sledding.

Mom and dad's tree. (Single tear ... cuz' I'm laughing so hard!)

Decorated. (Um, better?)

Christmas Eve, all in our cracker crowns.

Aunt Marsha and cousin John.

Jona and John. I take back what I said on the Christmas Eve post--THIS is the best talent of the night! Awesome, Jona!

Evan, in the midst of getting his new Christmas Eve jammies on.

All of us (er, most of us), according to height (not cool).

Couples ...

Christmas morning!

(Kate is wearing something under there, I promise.)

Yes, things with spinning lights also impress almost 4-year-olds.

A new, old-school style Big Wheel from Mama and Pada Jones (or, as Evan calls it, his "Bika-cycle Bike Big Wheel.")

Owen got an awesome Radio Flyer car that can be pushed by adults without bending over (yea!). It also has blinker sounds, radio tunes, and other fun stuff.

Way to make a mess, girls! (Ha ha.)

Everyone in their new waffle shirts/PJs (thanks, Mom!).

Owen's aunties styled his hair before his bath one night.

He makes a pretty cute girl.

Sweet new rides!

Owen fell asleep in his car as someone was pushing him around.

Oh my gosh, he actually tried the Guitar Hero!

Em has a real passion for rock.

And what can I say about this one? I'm sure Frodo appreciates his love Cabbage Patch Kid ear muffs.

Thanks for all the pictures, Dad!

This officially "wraps up" the Christmas posts (ha ha). We'll be skipping New Years, as we didn't do anything worthy of picture-taking. Next up: Evan's birthday. In a few days, I think.

Christmas in Wyoming. Pt. 4, Post-Christmas Craziness

We spent a lot of time Wii-ing after Christmas. Here are the boys rocking out on Guitar Hero. Notice Em's perfect rock pose. I love it.

Christmas in Wyoming. Pt. 3, Christmas Day

Okay, well, I said I would post about Christmas Day "tomorrow" and today is not tomorrow, but things have been a little crazy around here. There was New Years, then Evan's birthday, then potty training issues, and finally a house full of sickies. So here is Christmas Day:

Opening stockings

I'm not sure what's going on here, but I love that both their mouths are open.

Owen got a toothbrush in his stocking. Santa knows that small toddlers are suckers for toothbrushes. This kept him busy for a good long while.

What else kept Owen busy? Something with a button to push and spinning lights. Santa has this kid pegged!

Sweet hair, Owen.

About 1 week before we left for Wyoming, Evan decided he wanted a blue flashlight with a black button (I wouldn't let him play with mine). I told him to ask Santa for one. It became his new obsession. And guess what ... Santa came through! (And for only $1 plus tax ... including batteries! It doesn't get much better than that!)

The other thing he asked Santa for: black dinosaur guys (a.k.a. Bionicles). Way to go, Santa!

What else keeps Owen busy? Phones.

Casey had to get him a Star Wars guy.

I was opening a box full of boxes and got to this one (an Instant Breakfast box) and Evan said, "Your very own Instant Breakfast!"

What else keeps Owen busy? Toys that you hit!

I don't remember why he got the cutest, saddest face ever, but it sure was hilarious.

What else keeps Owen busy? Toys with noise. And buttons and balls. Check, check and check.
I guess we didn't get a picture of it, but the thing that kept Owen the busiest? A large ziploc baggie full of Little People (the small, old-school kind). He carefully pulled out each one and set it in his lap as he sat on the couch. When he was done, he put them all back in, one by one. And, of course, repeat ad nauseam.

Christmas night, cheesin' for the camera.

The boys and their aunties.

Again, sweet matted hair, Owen.

Christmas in Wyoming was great. I was a little sad we missed out on the white Utah Christmas, but it was so much fun that I got over it. Especially since that white Christmas was still on the ground when we got back and the cause of several car issues. Ugh. I'm so done with the snow!