Saturday, May 23, 2015

An afternoon of Glass Blowing

My mother's Day gift was incredible.

The furnaces are used to melt the glass at a temperature of 2300 degrees 
And then a cooler oven of only 2100 degrees to shape the glass. 

Elwood starting on his glass flower 

Adding his color ~ orange and white 

Heating it again 

Getting ready to add the white  

Back into the furnace 

Shaping & sculpting it. 

My turn....

Ready for some color

The chards of glass that we dipped the melted glass into. 

Covering it with the glass. 

Doing some sculpting 

A bit more with some tweezers. 

The finish product has to cool for a number of days.  

Pictures will come soon. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

AJ's party ~ He's Two

AJ was enjoying his party

So were all his cousins. 

Lining up for the Pinnate ~ a highlight of any party. 

Lots of excitement opening the presents!

Happy Birthday AJ

Jan & Terry

We've had so much fun with Jan & Terry here.  
They arrived on the 16th.  
Sunday was church and our Sunday lunch.  

Monday we spent in Dallas at the 
George Bush Presidential Library and the JFK 6th Floor Museum
Of course we also toured Bryan & Eraina's new house under construction! 

(pictures to come)

Tuesday we went to the Frisco Roughrider Ballgame
after a wonderful day of shopping and visited at Jeff & Chandra's!

Wednesday some more shopping, Top golf and 
visited at Karin & Ryan's 

We topped the night off with a Babe's coconut cream pie

Thursday saw us in Fort Worth.  
We toured the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. 
And headed to the stockyards.

We warned Jan & Terry to be careful for the stampede of these longhorns...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

Our new hot tub.  
In and functioning now to do the landscaping.  

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Abby's Ballet

Her first performance was a hit!

Prep time at home.

All ready 

The audience is excited 

She takes the stage
(on the right, front row, even though
you can hardly see her) 

The rejoicing afterwards 

Holding her bouquet 

Deep in thought  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Moon is 18

He's 18

He got the special plate 


Opening the presents 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations Yuriko!

Yuriko also does advertising/modeling for 
the local mall ~ Orchard Park.
this is her in a cardboard statue. 
We don't know the kids.  :)