Monday, May 21, 2012

Shine Like A Star!

Back in April our ward had a talent show.  I signed Brooklyn up without asking her.  When I told her she immediately told me no and I dropped it.  Well a couple of weeks later she came home from her piano lesson and she told me she and her teacher had picked out a song for the talent show.  Ahhhh......what this girl will do if you don't bug her about it.  This girl does not give in to peer pressure (or parent pressure).  Anyway, she and her teacher did a duet of Tomorrow from the musical Annie.  She did a really good job.

As you can tell Brooklyn was thrilled I was taking this picture of her.  She was so nervous.  I am very proud of her for doing it (playing the piano, not getting her picture taken).

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

BBQin' time

We have had a few days of some really nice weather and we had to take advantage.  We love to bbq and spend time with family in friends in our yard.  Benson works so hard to make it look nice for us to enjoy and I am so grateful.  So we had the Hall's over to bbq, play some games and roast marshmallows for some yummy smores.  We had such a good time!

 Paige and Ryan

girls vs. boys

 Yummy smore!
This wall has been teasing me since we bought this house 3 years ago.  It is so big and tall and in the stairwell.  What in the world should I do with it!!!  It is so hard to get a ladder to and we are going to have to rent one to do it.  Anyway, in the last few months we finally rented a ladder and borrowed a ladder and Benson painted it.  It was quite the tetris game to get ladders placed correctly to get the whole wall painted.  Benson ended up using 3 different ladders.
So now it is painted and has a new light fixture.  We are headed in the right direction but it is still a big huge open boring wall.  We have talked about a few different things and decided on a stencil.  At first we were going to stencil on the wall but that would be difficult for so many reasons.
This is what we came up with.  Benson made frames and we bought painters canvas and wrapped his frames.  Then we painted them the same color as the wall and then went half a shade lighter of the paint color and painted the stencil on.  I love it.  It is not overpowering, it is just enough to give the wall some life!  Thank you Benson for making all of my visions come to life!  If only I were done. :)

Jer pitching

These pictures are from Jeremy's first time pitching.  He struck out 2 kids in the first inning!  Pitching is his favorite position.