All posts filed under: Holidays
January 19, 2009
Cheers to MLK
Time Magazine Rare photos of Dr. Martin Luther King
Slate Magazine Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King
Â© Bob Adelman / Magnum Photos
January 4, 2009
Have been wandering through snow past 8 weeks
December was blustery
Rode the New Year’s storm out
Excited for 2009
Blue glowing box
Mr. Diggles, cards, oranges, etc
Pocked snow, pine needles, water puddles
Tyler on bike
Tyler hood on, trees
Grandpa’s sweater, Michelob hat
Thomas in kitchen
During trip, went for bike ride, chain broke but fixed it…
December 30, 2008
Late last night I returned to Portland- I was away visiting me family for the holidays. I love this time of year and I will give me mom (amongst others) credit for making it so special year in and year out. In particular, one of me favorite things about going home, is enjoying the decorations that consume her house top to bottom. Good ol’ mom goes all out and below are 87 images that sum it up (btw, I threw in a few extra images as well from the trip).
This year, I decided to walk around the house with me camera and document her decoration efforts. Literally, every square inch of her house has something festive on display and she’s got a story to tell about each one…
Hand/homemade holiday quilts even…
She’s tired from decorating…
Home/handmade gingerbread house…
Went sledding with me dad, brother and nephews…
Grandma was in town too…
Homemade banana bread…
Even her handbag is festive this time of year…
Red tablecloths for nearly every meal…
December 18, 2008
Someone gave me this altered dolla’ bill about five years ago.
December 16, 2008
Portland living room 2004-
Me still a kid when it comes to holidays
Me parent’s living room about a decade ago-
I fell asleep on top of the gifts
December 12, 2008
About ten years ago, the (former) db clay faculty sent out holiday well wishes to our clients and friends. The festive image above was the cover shot for the card we sent.
Folks, wherever you’re at in 2008 and beyond, me hope is that you always keep a light, playful heart.
December 1, 2008
This past week/weekend I enjoyed (2) Thanksgiving dinners: one was with me family and the other was with friends- me sister hosted the former at her place and I the latter. I have a lot to be thankful for this year, to say the least.
Me TV room: I have as many chairs as I do channels in this room. Dad made art piece on wall back in the 70′s.
Me living room: mirrors, hardwoods, fireplace, couch, plant, art.
Me set up a long banquet table for me guests.
Me theater-style chairs were brought out to accommodate all me guest’s butt cheeks. I barely had enough chairs for all cheeks present.
Me favorite plant and gray vase on mantle.
Brass firewood holder thingee.
Vase collection, shelf 1.
Vase collection, shelf 2.
Not going to lie, a duraflame will do. Though I’d love an ax and a cord of wood to swing at.
I was in charge of cooking sweet potatoes for me party. Me sister’s house in Idaho was a different story…
Pie. Cherry, I believe.
Head dresses were worn for the play.
Movies, pop corn, recliners, naps.
Sister Chelly and her daughter during the dance off.
Niece during the dance off.
Other niece during the dance off.
Yet another niece during the dance off.
I am thankful for me new buzz cut. So much easier than having hair.
Me and 3 brothers: Garett, Jared, Tyler, Kyle
Old family photo hanging in me sister’s house. I’m the kid with the big head and the striped pajamas on mom’s lap.
Me brothers and bro-in-law back in Wyoming (on his shoulders). He’s been with the family for 25 years. He is a stud muffin if there ever was one.
Air mattresses were pumped up to accommodate the large crowd.
Sister in foreground, mom in mirror.
Mom in foreground with cast on. Austi in background.
Jam, jelly, whatever you call it.
Me sister started a tradition of writing on our tablecloth with fabric pens- what we are thankful for. Each year, since 2003, we have written our thanks down. Chelly’s hands pictured here.
What I was thankful for in 2007. A bit dramatic in hindsight.
What mom wrote this year. Good ol’ mama…
Corn. Mini or full size?
Peeled mini carrots. I could eat 700 billion of these.
Olives, not so much.
Broccoli, now you’re pushing it.
2008 remains a mystery- what am I thankful for? The tablecloth wasn’t big enough to fit it all.
Good ol’ pops. Always pulls out the pragmatism and potency.
Dad mashing taters in background, mom washing dishes in foreground. Rolls rising and being flour dusted.
Little niece writing in corner next to piano. She is working on a story she shared with me. So far, she is 42 pages into it. She’s a good kid with an adventuresome brain.
Staring at the ceiling. Dreaming of stuffing and gravy…
Butter. One thing you can never have enough of. I wish I had a life size stick to roll around on/in like a corn cob.
Cracking nuts of all kinds.
Corn off the cob.
Sister’s front door. Boy is she crafty. Keeps a fun and cutely decorated home.
Me niece made breakfast for us (and a menu to order from). I teased her about her spelling of cinnamon, then I realized, I couldn’t spell it either.
Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll.
November 2, 2008
On Friday the 31st we hosted our second annual Halloween Party. It was a scream. Below are some images captured from the night:
As part of me costume, I needed to procure a codpiece of sorts. Not being able to find an authentic one in any of the stores I visited here in town, I ended up making my own. To do so, I cut out a big chunk of cardboard in the desired codpiece shape, I soaked me cardboard codpiece cutout in the shower, and then I formed the cutout paper-mache style around a mannequin to dry to form. It was quite the process but it turned out good enough.
Trinkets left behind by party goers. And yes, that is a fire extinguisher pin positioned in the lower left.
Shoes taken off to dance.
Coat hanger and Duct Tape. Not usually a good combo.
Someone wore a a safety jacket.
Someone wore scary slippers.
This head was creepy.
Jump rope and sword.
Cleanup next day. Smokers butts never make their way into the proper receptical. Why?
July 21, 2008
We threw a big birthday bash at db clay this past weekend. Much fun was had.