Friday, April 24, 2009

Can Anyone Help Me with This?

I am looking for one of these (or more if I can find them) to use for Coco's Graduation Open House. Do any of my readers have something like this that I could borrow? These are acrylic and are from Pottery Barn, but they sell for $70/each. I'd like to borrow them if I can. Leave me a comment if you can help.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Amazing Opportunity for Artists of All Kinds

This morning, Rick DeVos announced his new idea for bring art to Grand Rapids. Artprize is an amazing art contest that will be held in Grand Rapids this fall. Artists of all kinds can apply. Venues of all kinds can host. They match up with each other and we have a city full of art to enjoy!
Artists from all over the world will converge on our city and have a chance at a huge prize.

Check out all of the details at

Now, I have to think of something that I can submit…I could use the $250,000 first prize. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Why is there an Oompa Loompa in my house?

Tonight, I put the girls to bed and started relaxing. I heard Lilly get up, but I thought it was to use the bathroom. She wandered down stairs and I almost lost it laughing. There she was....Oompa Loompa purple. She had covered her face with a purple lipstick that they use for dress up.
I started cleaning her up and then thought....I should have taken a picture first.
Here is what she looked like after I started washing her face. It took make up cleanser to get it all off.And yes. That is a horse tattoo on her cheek. You can blame her dad for that one.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday began as it always does for our family. Worship. The Easter service this year was filled with music. Jim and Coco played with the band. The choice of songs were perfect and it made for a very meaningful service.
The girls had picked out Easter dresses well in advance.
After church, we went over to Jim's sister Barb and her husband's house for Easter dinner with the Settergren Fam. Ham, cheesy potatoes, asparagus, salad and homemade applesauce were on the menu. I don't think anyone went away hungry. The girls traded Easter baskets with Karen and played for a long time.

Spring Break

We spent spring break in Naples, Florida with my parents. The flight down was a little rough, but it was worth it for a week in the sunshine.
Both of the girls took swimming lessons last summer, so they both can swim. But, since they don't get the opportunity very often, they were a little apprehensive to start. Eventually, Claire would swim without swimmies.We went to the beach to collect shells, the girls picked flowers and we met up with our friends the Goodley Family from England. Claire and George became friends last year and we emailed back and forth. When we discovered that we would both be there at the same time this year, we made plans for the kids to trade US stuff for UK stuff. They had a blast.It was great to see Papa and Mimi and spend time outside soaking up the sunshine. But after a week, I realized how tiring vacations can be. I think next time I'll go by myself.