Snowboarding in Mammoth

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We went to Mammoth to snowboard.  It was beautiful!  The conditions could not have been better.  Alec broke his hand half way through the second day.  That was a bummer!  We had a great time.

Skateboarding

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Liam competed last weekend in the casl contest at Skatelab.  He got 2nd place and quailfied for the California State Games in Encinitas this summer!

Books read in 2013

2 books, 1745 pages

 A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6) by Diana Gabaldon

Wedding Night: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

Reading Now: World War Z by Max Brooks

Reflection

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Andrew {age 8} and Matt {age 1} 1982

 I can’t believe it’s already November!  This is always a month of reflection for me.  Andrew and Matthew were both born in November.  This will be the 15th birthday without Andrew and the 11th without Matt.  I think about them and remember when they were here and wonder what their lives would have been.  If I’m not careful, I can still go to that place of grief and overwhelming saddness.  After all these years though, I prefer to find the joy in the happy, fun and crazy memories of my brothers.  I miss them!  During this month of thanksgiving, I’m grateful for the time I had with them. 

 Happy Birthday to you!

Skateboarding!

Liam’s first C.A.S.L. contest at Skatelab.   He took 2nd place and won best trick for his 50 on the hubba!

Halloween wreath

I actually made this wreath last year but I still really love it.  It’s a styrofoam wreath wrapped in black yarn with purple and black felt flowers and a crow from the dollar store.

Halloween Witch Cameo

I love this witch!!  I found her here  http://www.thediaryofdaveswife.com/search/label/Halloween%20Decor.  I did mine a little different.  I cut her out in black paper as a 4×6.  I found the wood at Joann’s for $1.99.  I spray painted the wood black, painted the middle metallic silver and blotted it with tissue paper.  After it dried I painted the middle white, and again blotted it with tissue paper.  After that I spray glued her on.  I was going to use modge podge but decided that the spray glue was enough.  I’m so happy with the way she turned out!  Thanks DavesWife!

Books read in 2012

7 books and 5,156 pages for 2012.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Drums of Autumn By Diana Gabalon

 The Fiery Cross  By Diana Gabalon

I’ve Got Your Number By Sophie Kinsella

The Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald

Two quilt tops

Brook gave me two charms packs for my birthday 2 years ago.  I have finally done something with them.  Now I just need to decide how to finish them.

Pinewood Derby

Last week was the pinewood derby.  Liam decided to make a skateboard (is there any other option for him?).  We knew he wouldn’t win but his car was awesome!  The guys at skatelab donated stickers for the bottom of his board.

Liam skating at Moorpark.

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