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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Foto Friday #7

Okay, okay...so that should read "Foto Saturday" but it doesn't have the same cuteness so we'll just pretend that instead of slacking off, I actually did post this yesterday. Good? Good.

Friday I was too busy swooning and being all giddy. When you see the pictures, you'll understand. Or you'll just think I'm weird and need to get out more. Either way. But my first picture is of the Boy's new best friend, China. No, not the Olympic host country (although he is now fascinated with BMX bike racing). I'm talking about my parents' dog named China.

We spent Monday evening at my parents' "house" and the kids didn't want to do much else besides pet the dog. We tried a Family Home Evening. They were willing enough to sing with us but when it came to any organized activity, the Boy had to have at least one hand on China at all times. So da Boo taught the lesson. Well, really, she told the Lie Monster story and described the picture we made to go with it. Still, it was fun. And there were root beer floats and chocolate sodas so it was a lovely evening.

This next picture might need some explaining if you aren't as much of a nerd as I am. Remember these fabulous paintings? Well, they now hang in my living room and brighten my mood every time I see them. So when the Man told me that the artist, James Christensen, was having a show at the BYU Bookstore, I went! I drug the kids and my mom with me. They got to listen to me make goofy squealing noises because I was so excited, I was no longer capable of coherent speech. And?

This is James Christensen with da Boo! The Boy was at the end of his "well-behaved" time and was clinging to my leg, weeping, instead of posing with Mommy's favorite artist. Oh well. I still got a picture of him! Unfortunately, since I am operating on half a brain these days, I neglected to bring our books of his so he could sign them. Not all is lost! He has another show soon!


Kristie said...

How exciting to get to meet your favorite artist!!!! I love the pictures. Your kids are so cute. I was missing your FHE post this week. :) Hope you are having a good time with your family.

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

That is really cool how you got to see your favorite artist. Was it awesome?!?!?! I think it would be cool. Meeting someone that you have been wanting to meet. You are lucky to meet a famouse artist. He does a great job on those paintings. I would love some like that. Your kids are really cute with the dog. China is a cool name. well have a great day and thanks for sharing.
Bye bye.♥☺♥

Anne Bradshaw said...

Okay, here comes a comment :-)

I don't know you, but I enjoyed visiting your blog! Great to see you hold family home evenings. Way to go!

I'm a huge FHE fan and have an FHE group on the new and safe LDS Ladies Room at http://www.ourladiesroom.com/ if you want to check it out.

I also have a book give-away contest on my blog today!

Jan said...

I think that is fantastic that you got to meet someone that you truly like. What a great thing. He is very very talented. Love the pictures of your kids. Very cute.

Brillig said...

Wow! How cool that you met James Christensen! He's absolutely amazing. I'd have been squealing strange noises too. Haha.

Luv2run said...

That is awesome that you got a picture of one of your favorite authors.

Luv2run said...

That is awesome that you got a picture of one of your favorite authors.

Tiffany Wilson said...

Your belly is not bigger than mine! We pregnant women have totally Body Dismorphia--we look like hideous beasts to ourselves. Thanks for being a sweetie!

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