Thursday, October 28, 2010

Family Photo Shoot...

As I mentioned earlier, we had pictures made a few weeks ago as a family.  Yes, pup and all.  Several pictures were immediately disregarded because Duncan either looked rabid or was looking at something other than the camera.  However, we did get some cute ones (for us) that I'll share...

Notice Andy holding Duncan's hand...

Way to go, Duncan...almost had a perfect one.

Not sure what's going on with the little guy...he looks upset.

Yet again, Duncan looks away as the camera clicks.

Although not looking at the camera, Duncan looks normal!

Back to back...

On the hill...

I just giggle everytime I look at Duncan's expressions.  He's trying so hard to be photogenic!

HAHA--King Duncan in his pumpkin chariot.  I think he was going for a high-class pup pose...not really working for him is it?

Hopefully our future, non-furry children will be slightly more photogenic than Duncan.  And maybe they will lack the serious underbite?  Cross our fingers...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Break Adventures...

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE school breaks?  Breaks are quite possibly one of the best parts about teaching.  I mean, who wouldn't want a week off in October???

Over the break I spent some quality time with mi madre, and later in the week, Andy and I traveled to Georgia for his grandmother's wedding.  Here are a few pictures from the week...

I found a mirror that I loved this past week (for a good price) and thought it might be a nice addition to our home office.

I also added a couple of things to the walls in the office...

And a couple of things were added to the floor--including the stainless steel bins down there (I'll get to those later)...


One of my favorite parts of the break was traveling to Atlanta with my mom.  We made the trip in one day, but managed to get some great shopping in.  Do you see the slightly massive red lamp there on the table?  That was one of my finds!  We made it to the Restoration Hardware Outlet and this lamp was $14.99...marked down from $229.00!  I promise things like this don't usually happen to me.  It was the only lamp of its kind, my perfect shade of red, and HUGE.  It was love at first light.

I did fail to mention that the lamp did not come with a shade.  Target came to my rescue with this linen shade.  I am loving my cheap find!

My mom and I also ventured to IKEA for the first time.  We really tried not to stand out and look as clueless as we really were--but, IKEA is a little hard to figure out at first.  We did make it through and had a jolly good time.  They have so many reasonable items in there--it's awesome.  A little overwhelming, but fun all the same.  I found these little bins for 6 bucks and put some of our books in them (trying to offload the overly crowded bookcase).  I also had Andy get me a GIGANTIC mirror for Christmas while I was there (well, I bought it and told him it was for my X-Mas), but it wouldn't even fit in my car to get it home.  Story of my life.  So, thanks for storing my jumbo mirror, Mom and Dad!

I also moved the infamous Agrocrag lamp to the office.  I am loving the extra light in here!  I think our office makeover is almost complete.  We just need to hang a few diplomas and we will be good to go. 

On to Memaw's wedding trip that ended the week...

Well, we traveled down to Georgia for these two lovebirds.  Aren't they cute?  Andy's grandmother fell in love with a man we now lovingly call "Granddaddy Bill," and they decided to tie the knot.  Don't they look happy?  They are proof that love can be found at any time/place in life. 

The grandkids and the happy couple...

Andy and his dad making fun of me taking pictures. :)

The tasty homemade wedding cake...

The lovely groom's cake that Andy and I served...

Feeding of the cake...

We are really excited for you, Memaw!!!

It's back to the real world for the Bozemans!



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDY!!!

Today is officially Andy's 28th birthday.  YAY!  Can I just say what a fabulous idea it was to marry an older man?  He is officially three years my elder today--he'll keep me young for many years to come.  Duncan and I love you, Buddy!


Well, it's a brow wax and a haircut/highlight for me today.  I might even throw a Pumpkin Spice Latte in there for good measure.  Life is rough when you are a teacher on Fall Break. :)  Enjoy your Tuesday!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Andy's Birthday...Part Two / Newsprint Canvas Project

Andy's birthday extravaganza concluded yesterday with some moo-lah from his mom and a few gifts from the ole' ball and chain (me).  I successfully kept all of his gifts a secret and managed to intercept the shipped packages before he spotted any of them on the front porch.  Although the gifts weren't super exciting, he got what he really needed!

I wrapped his gifts in all of the random gift bags I already had...I think he ended up with a Valentine's bag and a wedding bag.  Good thing he doesn't care!

Duncan attempting to stuff his face in a gift bag...

I got Andy the tennis shoes I knew he really wanted, and I also found a stellar deal on a new pair of Sperry's.  Overall, I think he had a good birthday.  Right, Andy?

Next, I FINALLY started on my newsprint canvas project.  I had read about this very project a while ago and was dying to try it out.  I bought a couple of ancient books at a thrift store for a dollar, used a Wal-Mart gift card for all of my crafting supplies, and was ready to begin.

I needed a canvas to cover, however, Wal-Mart only had the thinner canvases.  So, I hot glued two canvases together to make a thicker one to work with.  I also needed Mod Podge, craft paint (I wanted red), and some paintbrushes.

Have I mentioned that I am now a believer in Mod Podge?  This stuff is awesome!

First, I pulled out my ancient books, which both happened to be dictionaries.  I began looking for words that were meaningful to me (us).  Andy also joined in the fun--can you guess which words he chose?





Then I began laying out the canvas...while making sure that the outer pages were hanging over enough to be glued around the edges.

Next, I began lifting the pages (ever so carefully) to glue them to the canvas with Mod Podge. 

I also painted Mod Podge across the tops of the pages to seal them.

The edge pages also had to be glued down.

Kind of like wrapping a present!

Random action shots taken by Andy...

After all was said and done, I had to go back and add pieces of pages to make certain that all of the canvas was covered.

Duncan loves crafting!

Finished and ready to dry!

Another shot...

By the time I finished with the gluing, this is how I found the boys...
I could have left the canvas alone at this point.  It was ready to hang on the wall.  However, I really wanted to add a little something-something to it.


So, I found a lowercase "b" that I liked and printed it off.

Then I scribbled along the outline of the letter on the back of the paper.

And traced along the outline of the "b" on the canvas... 

Leaving an outline of the "b" on the canvas.

Then I took one of my smaller brushes and painted in the "b."

Proud of the finished product...can you tell Andy had woken up by this point?

Another shot...

And another...

And I hung the finished canvas in our office!

Although I would love to take credit for the know-how on this project, I got all of the nifty ideas here.  This blogger has really great tutorials for all of you crafty people out there!