Monday, July 27, 2009

All Good Things Must Come to an End...

So I went to the store today to replace my mascara, and I see this sign that reads:
"Last Chance to purchase Max Factor, Proctor & Gamble will no longer be distributing Max Factor cosmetics in the U.S." --Great, Max Factor: Lash Perfection, was my favorite mascara ever. And now I can no longer buy it...because the color I want is SOLD OUT! Ugh!!!

This isn't the first time I've lost favorite products. Awhile ago, when my sister was having her first baby they started making Balance Go Mix. Toffee Crunch was so good. And I ate the stuff all the time. I ever ate some while Julie was in labor. And I think
Ashlyn's turning 5 in September. ---Anyway, several months later, the stores just stopped carrying it and that was that. I found it online, for $18.99 a box, but it says "DISCONTINUED". What's the point of showing it online if you can't buy it.
Other products I loved, but can no longer get:
-The Starbucks Teazi. They were soooo good too. Like a fruit smoothie, but not too sweet.
-My favorite Lipgloss from Prescriptives.
-Keebler Lemon Cooler cookies.
The list could go on and on....basically as soon as I deem an item my looks like the manufacturer will say, "She's hooked, now let's take it away!"

Thursday, July 23, 2009


These are the most recent pictures of the boys.

Paxton's Baby Face

Paxton - 7 & 1/2 weeks

For now, Paxton's eyes do sort of look blue. But I am sure that will change, because I swear that Versii's eyes looked the same when he was that little and now they are hazel. Josh says they'll be blue and I say they'll be brown...Only time will tell who is right. I bet it will be me, but I'm hoping it will be Josh.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

6 Things You Learn After You Have Kids...

I figured that any one who has small children now or who have grown children can appreciate these comics. And if you don't have children yet, or have children on the way, then you will soon find these facts to be true. (The only one I have yet to confirm is No. 5, but only because Kaden has only just graduated from Kindergarten and he really never had homework.) --Enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sound Play

Since we have been married Josh has bought 6 guitars and sold 7. There was something always wrong with them. The sound. On top of that they always cost thousands. That's right not hundreds, thousands. He always said the guitars never had the sound that he was looking for. So he sold his Taylor to fund his latest project. (He always has a project.) This project: To build the guitar with the sound he was looking for. Bolivian Rosewood because Brazilian Rosewood is on the endangered species list. He built a Jumbo, a Dread naught and a 00. The 00, similar design to the 1940 Gibson L00 without rounded shoulders. You can see it in most of the pictures. It came out the best and Josh has been playing it a lot as it does sound better than the Taylor that cost much more than what it cost Josh to build a better product. It is not varnished and Josh still has to do the Back Binding.

Here's Josh enjoying the fruit of his labors.
He's says this is the kind of sound he's always wanted from a guitar.

...And here's
Kaden trying it out too.
He's just started showing interest in learning to play.
He can't find a better teacher than his Dad!

Tiny Hands = Big Love

The boys and I made Josh a special Father's Day gift this year.
I thought it would be cool to make him a tie with all the boys hand prints.
Kaden's turned out perfectly,
but then he is 6 years old and has a steady hand.
Versii's turned out alright,
but I had to grab his hand away fast because he wanted to start smearing it around.
And Paxton just wouldn't cooperate,
so his hand print had to be pieced together, one finger at a time.
It didn't turn out exactly like I had hoped, but I think it's still neat!
Josh loved it, just like he loves his boys! He's such a great father to them!