Sunday, November 11, 2012

Reconnecting part 3


November started with a bang.  I took my vacation (Thursday was my last vacation day...) and have watched cooler weather change our late Texas leaves.  


Vacation days = breakfast with friends!

If you look closely, you can see what Arwen is focused on - the ducks that fly in every fall to take refuge!

We participated in our first local craft show.  While not lucrative, it was a learning experience and now we have 1 show under our belts!  WooT!  Next stop, City Lights in Dallas in another week or so.  


Our 1st craft show!  Want to sign our guestbook?

The same night of our craft show, we attended the Vetro GlassBlowing Studio's Glass on the Tracks annual art auction in Grapevine, TX.  Each year, they select certain pieces of glass art to be put under a massive, wooden, glass-obliterating  guillotine.  The studio's owner then calls out names of attendees and asks them questions about the studio, their process and some of their more famous pieces.  If the person can answer the question correctly, they can take home the piece for free!  If they are wrong, the piece goes up for a 30 second auction.  If the reserve isn't met, they smash the piece!  It's heart-wrenching, for sure.  Matt was called up and having been on the Vetro Glass website a few weeks prior, answered his question correctly.  We are now the proud owners of a very beautiful glass rondelle!   He has since wanted to be called "The Winner" at all family gatherings.  **hanging head in embarrassment **


Picture doesn't do this Nebula justice!

While on vacation, I decided I'd try a little change and dyed my hair!  This way, if it was a horrible train-wreck, I could fix it without added embarrassment.  This was my first ever attempt at hair-dying and actually kind of loved it!  Matt has decided that we should dye Arwen and Fenway black also, so that our neighbors would think we have 1 dog that looks smaller and fuzzier at times.  I've vetoed this suggestion.  
You've lost this battle, Winner...


A whole new world of coloring fun has been opened to me - where have I been all these years?!

At least now everyone can see that Nyxie is my daughter!


"You look like me now, Mom!"




22 comments:

  1. The colours of the Nebula are beautiful. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Thanks, Molly! We were so amazed at winning - it's truly a magnificent piece :)

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  3. What a lovely glass piece Matt won! Glad that you have show #1 under your belt...hope the next ones are more lucraive but it is great that you are getting your name out in the public.

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  4. Wow!

    The Nebula is soooo furry khool - Mom tells me the kholours are pawesome!

    As fur the kholouring, snikherking at the khanine dyeing - but me thinks NO NO NO ;-)

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  5. Well y'all have been busy busy busy! Congrats to you and your daughter on finding a school she luvs! :D Such a gorgeous view of the river you have. What fun to watch duckies! And your glass making business adventure...WAY TOO COOL! What a fun thing to do to earn some green papers from. The Roo Family wishes you HUGE SUCCESS with it! :D

    Good to see ya all again :)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  6. Wow... you have been very busy! Glad to hear that things are going well. :)

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Love the hair! Congrats on your first craft show!

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  9. That's great stuff you're up to !! I love houses by the lake, so beautiful!!

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

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  10. harrroooo mates! Hope your christmas was merry and your new year is bright and beautiful!

    RA, Isis & Nanük

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  13. Where are woooos?? We miss you,

    RA, Isis & Nanük

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  14. Thinking of you all -- hope you're OK!! :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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  18. Hope effuryone is well, happy holidays 2014!

    Nuk & Isis

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  19. Hi hi! Just stopping by because we haven't seen new posts in a LONG time! We've had quite a few changes in our home -- Nala went to the Rainbow Bridge at age 16 this past January, and just a week later little Jax came to live with us (he was just 2 months old when my family rescued him). He's had a couple of surgeries for hip dysplasia (last month and just last week), and he has a long road ahead of him until we can play together outside... but he's doing OKAY. Hope all is well with everyone!

    Hugs & woofs!

    ~Bailey, Jax & family <3

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  20. We heard woo left for da bridge Arwen, we bid you Godspeed. And we paw peace to those who knew you,

    NukNuk.

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