Friday, January 30, 2009


Ethan experienced his first Pinewood Derby as a Tiger scout last Saturday. To start, Josh traced the pinewood block to a piece of paper and then Ethan went to town drawing up the design. He cut it out and then traced it onto the wood block. Josh did the cutting and Ethan helped with the sanding. With a sore hand from coloring it all over in colored pencil, Ethan had a finished race car. Well, almost...I had my hand in adding yellow racing stripes and 2 layers of varnish. Add to that a proud Dad who spent a good chunk of time slickin up the wheels the night before the BIG race (one key element in winning, ya know).
This was all new to us, but what FUN! With Grandpa and Grandma Taylor, Uncle Todd, Erin and Grandpa Hughson there to witness Ethan take 1st place in his Tiger den and 4th place in the was VERY exciting! A far cry from years ago when you had to rely on biased eyeballs. The results of these heats were projected instantly onto an LCD screen via computer. No replays or convincing needed. So, Ethan was thrilled to take home a metal AND a 1st place trophy! Just good clean fun for ALL...AND what better way to celebrate than to fill our stomachs with Culver's burgers and custard after wards.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The gift of being women...

LOVED this video and it was a good reminder for me why we need to put our hearts out there...gotta have both the laughter and the tears.

Monday, January 5, 2009

If I could have it ALL...

I'd be a Certified Nurse Midwife, pottery makin, livin in a cordwood house on the edge of some woods with a crystal clear lake to jump into, mom of three, friend to orphans and widows, church goin, world traveler, playin in the dirt gardener, chocolate chip pancake eatin, part time interior decorator drivin a 56 black n chrome thunderbird, lovin on my man, bikin & hikin chick who made a little God imprint on all those who knew me.