Tuesday, December 28, 2010

jolly holiday

I feel so loved!  I have an incredible family and am thankful for each and everyone of them!  Jared and I had a great time this christmas... eating way to much delicious food, playing with nieces, watching movies and catching up on parks and recreation, trying to wii dance and laughing our pants off, playing with the pups, enjoying family, relaxing, giving gifts, and getting really sweet ones!  i feel super spoiled...
 (babies for the pups)
 (our little tree)
 (payton & halpert)

 (freeze explosion tag)

(wii fun)

we got a new TV and sound bar!  i can't believe how BIG it is!!  Jared and I decided it deserves a proper stand in our living room too, we are going to ditch the thrifted $5 nightstand for a real cabinet!  it is going to look so so sweet!  thank you butler fam :)

we also lucked out with some sweet new equipment from mom & dad.  We now have a heavy duty dolly and fold out table for craft fairs!  woo!  i can't wait to put them to good use, they will make craft fair days so much easier!!  

Jared also surprised me by fixing the dishwasher!!  Isn't he the BEST!?!  It is so nice to not hand-wash dishes for the first time in yyyyears.  i am so lucky.  
 I love Christmas.  It is my favorite time of year.  hands down.  the only thing I was left wishing for was more time.  Splitting up the time between butler & miller families is hard but we were so happy to see everyone :)  And we are daydreaming about being in SD right now, but it is back to kenny's for me and coaching for jared.  The good times just go by so quickly!!  I was a little occupied relaxing and didn't take as many pics as i should have.  I need doubles from moms :)

Hard to believe It is almost 2011 and our wedding date is getting closer and closer!  (March 10th!)  it was fun for us to share our memories of getting engaged last year, crazy how fast it flew by!  
and crazy how our littlest puppy is growing up right before our eyes.  We are so happy that Halpert and Bees are getting along to be the sweetest friends, we love watching them play. (for hours!!)  

Best Wishes for the new year!  hug and love from all of us

Sunday, December 5, 2010

hello december

holy moly there is so much to share.  feels like the last two weeks and events went by so quickly!!  lets see where to start.....
thanksgiving!!  we got to spend time with jared's family and had an amazing turkey feast!  we ate so many yummy things we had to nap into the evening, it was fantastic!  Also got to go see shanda & chad, mom, and the girls in broomfiled for a fun filled day.  we played littlest petshop and saw tangled!  so cute.  Jared and I also got to go see the nuggets play chicago!  Jared won amazing seats from 104.3 the fan, we lucked out it turned out to be a close game, and nugget victory!!  It was great to see the fams and I can't wait for more good times at christmas, yey :)
 little laney!
 miss petshop queen herself!
me & lynn
 Rusty & jared
at the nugs game :)

Jared has had a crazy week picking up several subbing jobs at school - and on top of coaching his boys he started coaching the high school girls basketball C team.  he was pulling double practices and games all week!  i am so proud of him and how far his little team has come.  they won another game too!!  against a team that beat them earlier in the season, a very rewarding payback for the boys :)

this was my least week of regular class at aims and on top of finishing glaze on all of my pieces i tried to help out at the art club sale mon-friday.  squeezed in a raku firing, started bartending at work and set up our show at the house!  it was really rewarding to see all of my work come together friday night at our opening - some people from the community showed up but it was mostly our friends that came to hang out.  fun night :)  and we are open the next couple of saturdays as well (the 11th & 14th)
 aims sale
 show at the house

yesterday i did a show at the kress theater in Greeley which was so cute and fun, got to hang out with amazing crafty people :)  and jared was at a basketball tournament with his boys.  Spread out kind of thin, we are very thankful to have amazing friends that ran the sale at the house!!  couldn't have done it with out Scott and Amanda's help, you guys are awesome :)

and the best news news of ALLL.. jared got me an early christmas present yesterday :D he showed up to the craft fair with a puppy!!!!!!  we have a new little addition to our family!  we named him Halpert, and he is already becoming the best of friends with beesley.  he is the most precious puppy ever, melts my heart that is for surrrre.  

there will be plenty more cute puppy pics to come :)  but for now its time for bed and another busy week!  hugs and love to all xoxo

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Yesterday was absolutely fantastic.  we had a stress free load with the new Element, there was room to spare!!!  All the cargo space is unreal, YEY

6 tubs full of pots, 3 tables, 3 shelving things, 2 baskets, furniture dolly, 2 boards, and our chair.  quite amazing if you ask me.  

the show was in a very darling and cozy venue with guitarists playing all day long, and there were many crafty ladies with CUTE stuff.  luckily i stayed busy enough to avoid shopping, too much haha.

 jared sniffing the cinnamon sticks i brought for props haha

i feel so so blessed every time we have a successful show.  Sometimes i feel like a lot of odds are stacked against the possibility of being a full-time artist (nowhere near that point yet folks!) but having so much support from wonderful people makes me feel like one day it could happen!  My dreams just keep coming true, and for that i couldn't be more thankful.  Big hugs to everyone who came to see us yesterday, it made my day :D

also have to share my new favorite pair of pots ever made, this little set came out of the kiln blushing lavender!  i am s m i t t e n .  lol

hugs and love xoxo

Thursday, November 18, 2010

super awesome day!

Just had to share some awesome highlights from both jared's and my day!   Guess who won their first basketball game of the season?!  that's right!  bulldog victory!!! i was so caught up in the game it was crazy, they had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!  the teams danced for the lead through the third and fourth quarters - and it came out as a 18-18 tie.  that led to a 3 minute OT where the other team couldn't control their fouling!  to our advantage, we made 8 free throw points, amazing!!  i haven't heard the Bulldog crowd so loud all season!  Jared was an amazing coach and inspired confidence in the boys, i was so proud :)  

 after the win all the boys went in for a cheer at center court, missed that but caught a shot with coach right after.
 final score 26-18 we shut them out in over time!!

I have been busy busy planning and organizing for this weekend and our show at the house soon after.  I was able to get in touch with the editor of the windsor beacon and couldn't be happier they are willing to run info on our Art Haus show at the house in Dec!  Yey for spreading the word!  Also get to go in to unload a gas kiln in the morning with many mugs, can't wait to crack that baby open!!

and there will be raku firing in the morning, :D i am so so happy.  

love and hugs to all!!