Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oh thank you Vacation!

Oh how I have missed time to make things and just hangin' out this semester!  This week, I have been enjoying this week cooking, creating, relaxing, and catching up with friends and family.  Jason came over Friday and helped me figure out how to make these great oil cloth place mats I have been wanting to make for a while.  The first one was quite a challenge but after that we seemed to get the hang of it.

Cookie Time!!!

We took some time out to make ginger bread men with Sophie and Marissa on Sunday after their church program.  Here are some of the highlights of decorating....

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Decorating the walls...

Here are a few fun projects I have been working on to decorate my mom's house and Jeremy's little sister's new room! 

Monday, December 07, 2009

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!

Jeremy and I are the same age today!  He's off to school in the freshly fallen snow- the first snow of the winter this week!  Everything looks beautiful. 
We had a great weekend celebrating Jeremy's birthday.  Bowling and birthday cake with Jeremy's family on Friday night.  I cooked a big breakfast on Saturday and then we went shopping to get Jeremy some new clothes.  Sunday we went to our favorite Sushi house and to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox. It was great to finally see!

Happy 34th Birthday Jeremy!!!!

MA students present their theses

My MA students at UNI presented their theses on Tuesday in preparation to graduate in December.  They each presented their papers along with displaying art from their project or studies at UNI.  It was a fantastic exhibit filled with student work from my MA students' classrooms as well their own personal work too.  I am looking forward to attending my first commencement at UNI on the 19th. When I taught elementary school, I never really got to see the students all the way through so this is an exciting experience for me too.  I will also have seven undergraduate art ed majors that will be graduating this month.  I feel like I have finally gottten used to my new position! As this semester ends this week, I am sad because I think this was my best one so far but I am excited to start planning for my next one.

Happy End of the Semester to all you college students and professors out there!!!