Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Everyday Randomness

This is just a random post.  About random things.  With random pictures.
Kansas has the most beautiful sunrises!  There is no editing or filter on this picture and it amazes me every time.  God paints the sky so well!

Jake has been doing quite a bit of hunting lately.  Mostly ducks and geese.

So when those early hunting mornings happen... this is what happens for breakfast.  I promise I don't let him eat these any other time!  Poptarts and coffee.  Breakfast of champions...or...early morning risers that have a sleepy wife.

We did have a snow/ice storm pass through that resulted in no church one Wednesday evening.  I got all cozy on the couch.

I've done a few things in my studio.  This is a decal logo for some office doors.  I've also done some heat transfer vinyl designs for some shirts.

More hunting.

So, this is what happens when you think you are just going to Grandpa's so you just slip on the most comfortable shoes you have... then you end up in the Emergency Room because he falls.  Yep.  It's a good thing it wasn't a very busy night in the ER!

Jake likes to entice me to do things with him by calling it a date...for some reason it works everytime.  We have been doing a lot of "chopping firewood dates".  

Another sunrise that has not been edited at all.  Isn't it gorgeous?!  Come visit us!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Another Christmas

We were glad Grandpa was able to join us for our family Christmas.  I never tire of his stories and words of wisdom.

He got lotion as part of his gift... he kept saying he didn't want anything, so we gave him $5.00 gift cards to a bunch of random places and some Bath & Body Works lotion.  Maybe he will come up with something next year...
Our gag gifts are my favorite!  We each get  $5.00 gag gift and all end up rolling with laughter as each one gets opened.  He got a "Lovebirds" cutting board.

One of the boys got this gem of a magnet.

And Dad... well... he got Fanny Floss, bathroom air freshener, and an adorable red purse that has been making its rounds for several years.

We sat around the table and ate and laughed and laughed some more.

Christmas Eve the cousins and a couple aunts got together for game night at our house.  I'm sure Julie is wondering what she is getting into by marrying into the family.

I'm so glad God blessed me with being a part of this incredible family!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Knapp Christmas

We were all able to be at Dad & Mom's on the Friday after Christmas.  Uncle Darrin started things off with the quarter machine in the background.  A grocery store went out of business and he somehow acquired it.  Needless to say, we were all raided for quarters.  Everyone's pockets, purses, and vehicles were quarterless by the end of the night.

On Saturday we enjoyed a big noon meal.  The rule was that we would open gifts after lunch was all cleaned up and the dishes were done.  The kids were MORE than willing to help out!
 The Knapp tradition is for Dad to read the Christmas story before opening presents and then one of the littles gets to put baby Jesus in the manger in the Nativity set.

Mom & Dad had lots of help opening their presents!
 These were the shirts I made for the nieces and nephews.  Left- the front  Right- the back
 All our crazy adorable nieces and nephews with the best aunt & uncle!
This crazy hat wore out its welcome quickly.  You press a button on the front and it played a jingle and the tip of the hat danced.  Even the adults enjoyed it...briefly.
 Someone is all worn out! (or trying to ruin Uncle Trevor's selfie... I'm not sure which.)
 The kids made moon dough.  It's a combination of shaving cream and cornstarch.  It was really cool once you got all the cornstarch mixed in.  The texture was so smooth and it smelled good!
I wish I had more pictures I could show you, but somehow, someway, somebody was smarter than me and changed my passcode on my phone... so I had to reset my phone and lost all those pictures.  Good thing memories can't be lost!

A couple weeks before our immediate family Christmas, we were able to go to Dad's family Christmas, which included Grandpa & Grandma Knapp's anniversary celebration.
 There were some that were unable to make it due to sickness, but we still had a good turnout!  Love these kids!

 No matter how hard you try, this is the best smile you're going to get out of Grandpa.

Me and my Dad.  He amazes me in the progress I see when I come back!  I know he feels like he's not getting anywhere when it is such a slow progress, but I am encouraged whenever I see him.  Thanks for all the prayers on his behalf!

Knobloch Christmas coming soon...