Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

This is what my commute home, was like, yesterday.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

After Christmas Ski!


Before the big jump.

After Christmas, Christmas cookies!

What better way to spend some time with family the week between Christmas and New Years, then by making Christmas cookies!!

We may have only got about 25 decorated, but we had a great time doing it!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A few things I learned in The South

For the most part, my southern vacation/visit was not all that unlike any of the other vacation/visits that I have had around the US. The scenery was different, but that happens wherever you travel to, it reminded me of Wisconsin at first, with a touch of Florida. Both places I have spent a considerable amount of time visiting. The grocery stores all had different names, but that is also to be expected.

What I wan't prepared for and didn't even think about until after the fact is that The South has it's own culture, and I don't care what you say, it is indeed different. I have spent time with southern people, have, in fact, had holidays with southern folk, and have heard repeatedly that The South is just a different place. But until I told a southern cook that I thought her green beans were done I didn't have a clue. How was I to know that (as Ryan's grandma quickly informed me) "Southern women cook their veggies to DEATH!" Haha. At least they were patient with me.

The next thing, which I had previously thought to be an over exageration, is the bitterness that southerners feel towards Yankees. I heard all sorts of fun, Yankee banter. One person I visited even used it as a reason that they didn't travel. And described the difference between Yankees and Southern folk as the same as the difference between city and country folk.

What I came to realize is that in The South, there are southern people, most other places have more of a hodgepodge of other cultural influence. Not that this is bad, more that when someone wades on in and settles in The South, they soak up the pride and tradition of the southern folk around them. They become more southern. Now, my week there didn't make me a expert, but this is my experience, and I am happy to say that I am very much looking forward to my next visit ..and that I could get used to being addresses as Miss. Sarah all the time.

Holiday Driving

I found out this holiday season that driving in Utah and Wyoming is very different than driving in Georgia and Alabama!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sarah is in the south

This is the roller-skate that we get to drive around the state.
We look super fast.
I tried to trade it and the woman at the desk said we could have another color if we liked! ..haha.

Tacky (awesome) lights display, Georgia style.

The first people that we visited. Ryans nephew, sister, brother-in-law and mom.

Us, in the south

This is their first Chirstmas as a family of three!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just another day in Missouri.

How to bundle your child...

Find the silliest, cutest hat you can possibly find. Got to as many stores as possible.
Put already adorable child in said hat.
Wrap remaining limbs and trunk of child in multiple layers of matching, warm fabric.
Set adorable child with cutest hat into movable device.
Take him somewhere where lots of people will notice and comment.

Bask in your success.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Erin's House, Part II

A few more cute photos from the Missouri trip!

Morning Commute

These may not be the best photographs, but amazing! ..this was this mornings drive to work.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Erin's House Part I; Tongue and Cheek

Yes, he does tend to have his tongue out a lot of the time.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I've been gone.

Sorry for my lack in posting. I have been away.

This is what has been holding all of my attention:

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Mike!

My wonderful nephew turns 1 today ...hooray! My mom and I are jumping on a plane and heading out to Saint Louis to spend the weekend with him ..and my sister ..and her husband.

Here is the fun invitation that I made for the party!

I'm so excited!!

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Christmas month!

I love this time of year. I was thinking this morning while standing right next to the lights below that it would be nice if all of the winter months could be warmed with tiny colorful Christmas lights!

This is my spare bedroom. It's so inviting. I keep wanting to sleep in here instead of my real room.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Cutest Dog

Look at this can you not just fall in love with my adorable, best friend.

Monday, December 06, 2010

It's this time again...

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
-Mary Ellen Chase

Wyoming IV

Friday, December 03, 2010

Has this ever happened to you?

Blog world, meet Beccy! ..Beccy, world.

She makes my life a little brighter.
We share a lot of lunches, and talk about life.
Our houses are an hour apart.
So, we only really hang out at work.
We should think about changing that.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Workin' 9 to 5 ..well, 8 to 5.

Here are some more images from around the office. Our new catalog was just printed, so soon I will be able to do a post of the dresses I have been creating ..yay!

As for now, these are for you...

This really is where all the magic happens! ..that's a popular saying around here.

My Christmas mug!! I use it daily in the studio, and up until now it has been a little out of season. Thanks, Summer!

What work looks like for me.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

While living in Fort Collins, Colorado, I had a friend of a friend stop in my house with a trunk full of vintage costume jewelry. I ogled all the individual pieces in that trunk for well over an hour, and spent as much money as I could feasibly let go of. This is one of the treasures that stayed with me that day, and I recently found it buried atop my dresser in a pile of jewelry that needs a good sorting. I love it. Looking back on that evening, I loved all of it. ..what a good experience, and what a great piece of jewelry!