Thursday, April 30, 2009

Christmas in April

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This doll is a Proudfoot (My grandma's maiden name) family heirloom. It was made for and given to my great great grandmother Emily F. Howard Proudfoot by a local band of Sioux Indians near Rochester, Minnesota in about 1854 when she was about 5 years old. Family tradition says the Indians did this because my great great grandma was the first white girl child in this area. I've been obsessed with genealogy for a long time, although I took a few years off. Having this doll come into my possession recently has renewed my obsession, and I found some amazing family history. Apparently my great great grandmother's family were good friends and respected neighbors of this particular band of Sioux Indians, which I think is just really really cool! The head is painted wood, burnished so it shines. The body is stuffed cloth, the hands are some sort of animal hide.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Baby I'm Yours

I couldn't bring myself to add anything to this because it was too perfect the way it was...

My old roommates and 2 of my best friends, Shell and Tana.

My awesome scrap-gals! I don't know what I would do without them!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I Adore U

He's the only person I know who can actually beat me at scrabble! (once in awhile anyway)
Sigh...He's such a hunk!