Tuesday, May 4, 2010

unused designs

In addition to designing stationery, I also work as a designer for our church. I love the work and it allows me to be creative and design in different formats than stationery does. I'm working on a graphic for our next message series called "vs.". Often the art for a series has to explain a lot about what the pastor is teaching on Sundays...so I don't always get the final say. So, I thought I'd share one of the versions that didn't make the cut. I'll share the final next week.


Monday, May 3, 2010

sickness + injury month

It seems that every so often we get a month of sicknesses and injuries. They come in groups striking every member of the family at the same time and they cripple us from our normal life. Colds, broken toes (more of a pain than you'd think), stomach bugs (requiring more laundry than I ever care to do again), and the list goes on...

Our weekends have been packed full of birthday parties (Andrew turning 1, me turning 30), holidays (when did Easter get so big?), Broadway shows (Mary Poppins=fantastic!), trips to visit family and of course, hours under the covers trying to recover. So what's the up side? I have a ton of photos to show you!

Andrew had a great birthday. We celebrated here in Lexington with cake and friends and then headed to Cincinnati to have dinner with family. I'm feeling a little bit of mommy guilt because Hailey's first birthday included inflatables, every tinkerbell party item every made, a homemade cake at a big party. Andrew's on the other hand was at a pizza place...with a cake I purchased and we gave him clothes as gifts. Hopefully he won't hold it against me.

first was Easter...once Andrew found one egg, he was happy, that left about 50 for Hailey

first haircut....

and the birthday party...



I did get these adorable cookies made to hand out as favors...


I will hopefully be back sooner than later. The bathroom is FINALLY finished, photos soon!