October 29, 2013

2nd Place!

I shared this over on Facebook last week, but need to share it here too.  I got second place and am more than ecstatic about that, especially after seeing the company I was competing against.  So, here are the top three finishers in the contest over at Jerry's Artarama Houston.

1st Place - Brad Letney

2nd Place - Yours truly - Erin Morey

3rd Place - Janice Smith

A big thanks to the crew over at Jerry's for putting on a great contest and show.  A big congrats to my fellow winners.  It was great to meet many of the contestants and I was so excited that my family was able to accompany me to the show. 

Photos are all courtesy of Jerry's Artarama Houston. 

October 17, 2013

Wish Me Luck

I have entered one of my newest pyrography/wood dyed pieces into an art contest being held by my local Jerry's Artarama store.  I was so excited to make the cut and my piece will be on display and this weekend I will find out if I place!!!

This is a red-bellied woodpecker on the side of a tree trunk.  It's quite large, 16x20 inches.  Below is a close up view of the feathers so you can see just how much detail I put into it.

October 9, 2013

Birthday Boys

So while I am playing catch up, I need to post about birthdays, the good, the bad and the ugliest cake ever!

I kid you not about the cake.  My husband mentioned that a coworker told him about how our local grocery store had a tank cake.  With my husband being a former tanker in the Army, I had to go check it out and order it for him if it was up to my standards.  I saw the photo in the book and thought it looked pretty awesome.  I ordered it and I will let the photo below speak for itself.

I am no longer disappointed in HEB. 

I was the day I picked up that cake.  I even spoke with the bakery manager about this atrocity.  She tried to defend it.  Big mistake, Big, HUGE!  (can you guess the movie reference there?)  That's why I made the above photo collage and then posted it on their Facebook page.  Since it was a custom order, I had to buy the cake (they originally gave me half off), but couldn't remake it.  Normally this bakery knocks out stellar looking cakes, not for my husband though.  I blame his bad luck for this.  At least we could laugh, along with all my friends on facebook about this disaster.  I later spoke with the store manager, laughed pretty heartily with her about it and then I spoke with another manager from the store who oversees that area and they refunded my money. 

Happy birthday hunny!   I hope next years cake is not a repeat performance in ugliness.

So, I started with the bad and ugly, now onto the good! 

My littlest turned 4.  Colton was so excited that he woke me up at 5:30am!  He crawled into bed with me and said,
"Wake up mommy, it's my birthday!" 
"Go back to bed, it's still night night time." 
"Can I watch TV?" 
"No, go back to bed." 
"But it's my birthday!"

My little monster, really hammed it up all day long.  He told strangers all about his birthday, teachers, the car that pulled up next to us at a stop light.  He also wanted to look nice on his birthday, so I let him pick out a new shirt.  The handsome little man has my taste is obnoxiously printed shirts.  He chose that one for his birthday shirt.  LOVE IT!

It's hard to believe just how fast he is growing up.  I look at this photo and can't believe he is only 4 with that chiseled little jaw line. 

Happy Birthday Colton.  I hope four brings you a lot of happiness, a lot of interests and crave for knowledge, lots of silly moments and a whole lot of fun. 

October 8, 2013

September Best

Wow, this past few weeks has just kicked me in the keister!  Butted heads with my son's elementary school over some safety issues, traveling husband, birthdays, and I ended up sick with strep throat and a sinus infection.  I haven't had strep since I was 10!  Seriously!  BTW, I had my tonsils out at 10 and they both grew back to full size.  I will gladly get them yanked again so I don't have to go through the hell of having them swell to the size of golf balls.  Thankful no one else in the house caught what I had. 

Top: (left) Colton attempted to give his hair a mohawk while wet (right) A self photo that I really like of me
Bottom: (left) Maben doing an awesome job in his very first soccer game (center) My blooming succulent (right) Colton's first day of school

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