Sunday, December 20, 2009

super ultra mega devon post

Beatles YAY! i really like the beatles and have made it my goal to get all 13 albums. so far i have got 3 and i really love them i got this awsome NES at a garrage sale with a whole bunch of games and controlers incuded. it also had a original gameboy included


i finaly found a projector for my 8mm films yay! it mostley works

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Devon post : reel cool stuff from yard sales

Yesterday we went to yard sales as usual but yesterday i got two really cool things. i got both these things tor $5 at different sales. the first thing i got was a fancy lightsaber. these cost$120 normally

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The second and coolest thing i got was a reel-to-reel player/recorder. I saw it on the ground with the $5 sticker on it. I immediately said in excitement "is that a reel to reel player!". the guy said it was and my mom said "whats that?". my mom kinda gave me weird looks for even wanting this strange object. anyway i got it and took it home. i looked it up online and found it is worth $300-$550! yay!

I don't have any tapes to play or record on but i can plug my record player into it and watch the meters move
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween 2009

I am a little behind on getting this out. Halloween weekend was a lot of fun. My Cousin Ben and his wife Tricia came down to visit and they joined in on all the Halloween festivities. On Friday we went to Trunk or Treating at our church. Devon decked out the back of our van, but I didn't get any pictures of it. Darn it!!!Garryn was being whinny the whole night and wanted to be carried the whole time.Leslie and her girls came along with us.Jayson took over the kids candyOn Saturday we went over to Julie's to go Trick or Treating in her neighborhoodHere is Grandma Tripp with WarrenBrennonGarrynWarren trying to put his dragon head on. He never could figure it out, so he carried it the whole night. Silly boy!! He wouldn't let us put it on himHere is Ben and Tricia with Adria. They have one more daughter, but I guess I didn't get any pictures of her. I really need to do better with my picture taking. Check out Tricia's pictures from the night here.Adalyn got tired after about an hour. Doesn't Garryn look totally mischievous in this picture! We were trying to get him to follow us, but he just stood there giving us this look. Checking out their loot at the end of the night

Monday, October 26, 2009

My Little Witch

I finished Adalyn's costume this weekend. I really liked how it turned out. I used this pattern for the dress. I really liked doing the freezer paper stenciling. I wasn't paying enough attention though and I got a little bit of white paint on the outside fabric. Oh well, it was really fun and turned out great anyway. I used this post to help me figure out how to make the hat; and this pattern to make the shoes. Doesn't Adalyn make the cutest little witch?
Warren didn't want to be left out of the pictures, so here is one of them together. Warren is wearing Brennon's shirt. That is Warren and Garryn's new thing; wearing either Devon or Brennon's shirts. They look so cute riding their bikes around in these huge shirts.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

devon post: 8mm home movies!

I found this awesome Kodak 8mm movie camera at a garage sale and bought it for two bucks!

this is the type of camera that made those classic home movies that played on projectors. it uses double 8 film which you can still buy! so i did and made my own home movie. i bought my film at
http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/ . i also has it processed there double 8 film is actually 16mm film but you run it through the camera twice exposing one side at a time then they cut it in half in processing. here is the processed film compared to the original film you get

i don't have a projector yet but i had the film converted to a digital file so i could see it in the meantime this is also good cause i can show you







Friday, October 16, 2009

Adalyn and her crazy tounge

Here is another one for my mom. We got some video of Adalyn doing crazy things with her tongue. It is dark in the video so it is kind of hard to see, but worth trying.

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Addie and her big bro's

My mom complained after looking at my blog that she wanted more pictures of Adalyn. Yesterday I tried to take some pictures of her. Warren and Garryn didn't want to be left out and kept getting in the pictures.
First Garryn started kissing herThen Warren started to get in on the action. It is always a competition with Warren and Garryn (so much like their daddy!)
I got a couple photos of Adalyn alone and then......

Warren started squishing her face.

Then he propped his feet up next to her. She looks really excited about it.

Here is one of our little cutie all by herself

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Family from Washington

My dad's family is from Forks Washington. They have been there since the 1800's. A few of them came to Arizona for a visit and they stopped by to hang out with us for a night. It was great to see them. They are some of the sweetest people. This is my Grandpa Peterson's brother Pete and his wife Wilma.
This is Pete and Wilma's son Stan and his wife Linda. The first time I remember meeting them is when they came to Jayson and my wedding. It really meant a lot to us. On Saturday morning I was talking about them right after I woke up. I got my words mixed up and I called them Lin and Standa. I kept laughing all day thinking about it.

Stan or Standa (he he) brought a ton of genealogy from our relatives in Sweden. Here he is telling my mom and Julie about it.

Garryn thoroughly enjoyed the cupcakes Sarah brought. They were pretty darn good!!
Stan and Linda brought a ton of shirts for everyone. Since they live in Forks most of them were Twilight shirts. This is one that Amber took. I think it is really funny. Linda came up with this saying; isn't she clever.
This is a picture of the whole Washington gang. Stan and Linda's son Jordan and his wife Teresa are in the front. It was the first time I had met them. They were both really nice. They live outside Spokane.

Here is all of us. It was a fun night. I loved visiting with everyone!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New camera bag

Today I made a camera case for my flip camera. I love the red and blue combo. I lined the inside with material from an old flannel sheet to help protect the camera from scratches.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Amber Skirt

A few posts ago I said I would post some of the skirts I have been working on. Here are two I made for Amber. I think she looks so cute in them. I used this tutorial to get the basic measurements and this tutorial for cutting and sewing the skirt.

Amber picked out this orange material herself

I didn't use a zipper I just used buttons like the girl here did.

this one is made from a duvet cover I got from Ikea for super cheap.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dancing Fool

A couple of weeks ago we got a Flip Camera at Costco. The kids have been having fun making videos with it. I found this one on the camera this morning.
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Look who's 3!!!

Warren had a birthday this week. I can't believe how big he is getting. We celebrated with some cake. Who says you need a fork to eat cake?

Amber played Happy Birthday to him on her flute, while we all sang

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Recipe Box

Redoing my recipe box has been on my to do list for quite some time. I finally got around to doing it. I used to put all my recipes in a big binder, but I decide quite some time ago that I liked having them printed up on 4 x 6 note cards. I figure it is easier to carry around one card then to carry around a whole notebook. Plus I like that I can keep the file on my computer and just print up the recipes for anyone who asks.
I reprinted all my recipe cards (I deleted all the recipes I haven't used for a while) and laminated them. Now I can just wipe them clean if I get food on them. Then I got scrap book paper and traced around the dividers I already had. I cut them out and laminated them. Then I stuck a label on them. I put the label on top of the laminated divider, so I could remove them if I wanted to change my categories later without having to make new dividers. I think I got the box at Target, but it could have been Walmart.
To make my original dividers I just used Manila folders to get the shape of the tabs, and a 4 x 6 note card to get the size. Once I cut out my initial dividers I just traced around them on the left over Manila folder to get the remaining dividers I needed.
After I finished with my recipe box I made this little holder to go along with it. Now I can just pull out all the recipes I need for the week and put them in here. I just need to put a magnet on the back and figure out where to put it. I have a stainless steel refrigerator, so I can't put it on the fridge. I used this tutorial to make the recipe card holder. If you are interested they also have a 30 meal plan that is pretty cool. Check it out.