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23 articles tagged as personal

I’ve introduced you to my mom, Martha. She’s amazing – have I told you that? While I drive my organization and drafting skills from my dad, my love for color and creativity through medium comes from my Mom. When I was in high-school she started a quilt for me. There were many late nights spend toiling away with thimbles, needles and thread. While I was writing papers or fighting through algebra problems, she was there hand stitching her love for me. The bugs & butterfly quilt, titled metamorphasis, was something to represent a mother’s love I think. Whenever we’d fight or I’d be a not-so-nice teenager, she’d be there slaving on this quilt. Tears and blood went into this amazing piece of art that is truly priceless. I don’t think there is a memory of my teenage years that isn’t without this …

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This week David has shown an interest in my camera so we did a small lesson on cropping and focusing in on your subject matter. Here’s the outcome, all shot by my little man (and straight out of the camera) : 50mm f1.8 – over exposed (manual exposure) ISO 1600 – white balance, auto Trying to get proofs done, not having much success – 50mm f2.4 – still over exposed (manual exp) ISO 800 – white balance, auto perfect exposure – photographer in the making! 50mm f1.8 – white balance, auto – ISO 400

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People think us country folk aren’t refined and sophisticated but let me prove you wrong, I can’t tell you how many lovely people I interact with daily in my community. There are some really great friends to be made who will bake just about anything when you have a baby or just have a bad day (with crying babies in the background ;) -ENTER SPUDNUTS – I don’t like to get too personal because it’s not in my nature, but its been a rough few weeks with diabetes management with my 5 year old. High carb foods, especially things like donuts are the bane of my existence. Not because he’s diet restricted, but more because he’s sensitive to certain foods with carbs. Even when we calculate how much insulin needs to be injected, if the insulin hits his system faster than the …

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Yet again I find myself falling behind on this here blog! It’s been a busy month preparing for a few birthdays in the family and getting Valentine’s Day custom orders out the door. To pause a moment and give you a glimpse into my personal life, I’ve been catching up from the holidays, getting my taxes done for 2009, getting a plethora of new invitation inquiries (it’s wedding season officially for letterpress brides) and settling into the cold weather and snow that we are finally receiving. At the first of the month we celebrated Evelyn’s birthday which encompassed everything princess imaginable. I never thought I’d see the day where Disney Princesses ruled my household from top to bottom. However the only pretend play Evelyn will allow with my involvement is princesses. No school. or art class. No coloring or ballet unless the …

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Today marks a day in history I often thought I wouldn’t make it to. 9 Years in marriage. As I think about the last nine years it’s hard to pinpoint any particular point in time. We’ve had the “itch” years (4 & 7), the honeymoon, everything in between. Death of a parent, stroke, heart stents, diabetes, toxemia, vacations, power outages (lots), building a home, starting a business, buying a business, school, marriage counselors, and more – mind you not in that order just a random jumble of things. As I think about our 9 years together, and my nine years as a young adult, there are so many overflowing emotions that I am filled with and yet have no idea how to express them. I’m a counter by nature and when we got married I counted (when the days got rough) how …

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How I doth love thee – when we’re apart, my heart does surely bleed! I don’t know what it is about Delia’s but I’ve been a fan since the wee age of 13. You’d think I’d grow out of this tween/teenangester clothing line now that I have three children but every couple of years or so I check out their website and fall in love with them all over again. Maybe I’m a rebel at heart. Maybe I still look for youth in such a serious adult life, whatever it may be, I know for certain – - these colors make me happy when the days are sometimes gray. Now if only I were that skinny…and had rock hard abs…and well nevermind!

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Well, my internet has been out so my blogging has become bogging. This lovely post comes from the iPhone, but if I manage to get it going again then you’ll have some lovely Independence Day surprises!

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So it’s inevitable that poor eyesight and genetics play a dominant role in both our families resulting in the need for lenses among many family members. I’m just a little surprised that I haven’t thought about my own children’s vision until recently, when in contrast I had eye surgery the first time at 18 months and the second time at 3 years to help correct my own crossed eyes. Needless to say, with diabetes playing into the mix as well, it will become a reality probably sooner than later that Dave (the 4 year old who almost knocked out his teeth on Monday) will have to get lenses for vision. He complains sometimes that he can’t see very well, and occasionally when I’m pointing a very large moose out on our drive home, he will miss it by a mile. We’re told …

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I didn’t get the watch due to my inability to type the right credit card number. By the time the page refreshed (which was seconds), the watch was sold out. Now I just don’t know what to do with my self! UPDATE: I GOT ONE!!! Thanks Helly Hansen in Bozeman, MT for making my day!

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