Saturday, January 27, 2007

1 Badd Ride

Tonight, Ben and I bought some remote control cars! They are called 1 Badd Ride. Ben's is silver and mine is green.

Assembling our cars.

Almost time to race!

Charlie was a good little assistant.

WHEE! Racing our cars! So fun.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mom!

It's Mom's birthday today!!! Mer had us all over for a birthday party. Pete made some delicious salsa, and look how CUTE!!

It's a salsa monkey!

We played some Apples to Apples.

Mer made fancy cappucinos.

Birthday cake time!

Mer put the candles on in a heart!

Mom did a good job making a wish!

MMM! Cake and ice cream!

In other news, Pete is growing a mullet! It's just a baby right now, but let's follow its progress as it grows and grows!

Snow Day!

Today we got our first real snow of the winter. Ben and I headed right on out and played in it! We sort of made a snowman, we rolled a giant snowball down a steep hill, I butt sledded, we had a snowball fight, played snowball catch, and had snowball target practice! Also we took lots of pictures and movies.

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Saturday, January 20, 2007


Tonight, after we finished our delicious lasagna dinner, Ben busted out his hovercraft!

The hovercraft was amazing. It flew all around the house on a bed of air, just like cars are going to do in THE FUTURE!

Check out these incredible action shots, and also check out our video footage of the amazing hovercraft action!

Ben is going to start up a career modeling hovercrafts.


Mr. Studlyhunk was so impressed with Ben's lasagna-eating skills that he bought us dinner this Saturday night!!! I guess it was a congratulatory gesture, since Ben beat him at two lasagna eating competitions in a row. He bought us a deluxe lasagna dinner and delivered it himself. What a GUY!

Friday, January 19, 2007

In the Crystal now

Tonight we got a big group of folks together to play euchre at the Crystal. There was this guy sitting at the bar that had been there the week before, too:

Suzanne looking mysterious!

It was Dad's weekend, and this Dad bought us a round of beers! YUM!

Suzanne and me!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Lasagna Faceoff

Tonight, Ben's mom invited us over for her famous lasagna. Mr. Studlyhunk was invited as well. Since Ben totally won the last lasagna eating competition, Mr. Studlyhunk demanded a rematch.

Plate One:

Plate Two:

They were neck and neck. Bite for bite.

But then Ben went in for THIRDS!! Vana looks proud.

He's seriously going to eat that third piece.

Look at the size of that bite!




Ben daydreams about how awesome it was to WIN earlier that night.

Luckily, Mr. Studlyhunk and Ben can remain friends, even after such an embarassing defeat.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Wee Willy Winky

Look! I got some Wee Willy Winky pajamas!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy Birthday Anne!

Summer, J, Ben and I headed up to Dayton to celebrate Anne's birthday. What an event! The night started off with laser tag, which was totally awesome. I haven't played since I was ten, in my front yard. This was in total darkness, with black lights everywhere! It was a lot of fun, even though I SUCKED!

Afterwards, we headed to Clark and Anne's for pizza and games and beer! They have the video game Guitar Hero, which is like Dance Dance Revolution but with guitars. It was totally fun.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007


I have been doing quite a bit of embroidering recently. Here are some of the things I've made!

My friend Beth commissioned me to do a portrait of her friend's cat Leopold as a Christmas gift.

Anne is really into owls these days, so I embroidered an owl onto a hoodie for her:

Ben really wanted one of those velvety vellux blankets, so I got one for him and embroidered a fight scene between a unicorn and a robot onto it. RARR!: