Saturday, December 19, 2009

Have you ever wanted to be a Christmas Tree?

Tree skirt. Fits like a royal cape. All he needs is a star on top and he would make a mighty fine Christmas tree.

Bunch of Rednecks!

I love finding pictures that I forgot I took!
I got out our "other" camera and found some gems on it. Our Thanksgiving pictures were hiding on there.
We had a great time in the mountains for Thanksgiving. We cooked and ate TONS of yummy food at the the Hall's house and we got to spend some good quality time with the Udalls!

Here's Ryan hanging out with his Grandpa Udall. They were both dressed in Wranglers and green shirts that day. How cute is that? Cute li'l Wranglers! I love them!After we were all stuffed full of turkey and pumpkin pie, we did what any small town, redneck family does: GO SHOOTING!Here's Jeremiah looking as tough as Chuck Norris! He's a great shot with a shot gun. I wouldn't mess with him if I were you.
This is Randi's family initiation. This was her first time shooting but she wasn't scared of anything! She jumped right in to shoot the shotgun. She was meant to be a Udall! Here's my mom. She can always outshoot me. It was so fun to have her out there plinking with us!
Yes, that's me, and yes, that gun is smoking! (and yes, I missed!)
I'm a horrible shot with a shotgun! We've got to get out and shoot more often so I can post about how many clay pigeons I shot down. So far, none. :)

Here's my fave pic from our trip. We stopped for a quick break in the canyon (Simon got car sick. He gets that from his mom.) The view is spectacular! We drive through here so often and we rarely get to stop and appreciate the beauty the the Salt River Canyon. You cannot deny there is a God when you are gazing upon such a work of art.
This is what I'm Thankful for.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Marketplace

I just snagged this photo from Jesse and Randi's blog (it's a better pic than the ones I had.)
This is from the Winter Holiday Marketplace from Saturday the 12th. You can't see most of my 100+ tshirts and onesies that were also on display, but you can see some Cantaloupe Blossom headbands and tons of blossom clips.
I was so happy to have some family stop by to show their support. Jesse and Randi stopped by and Marie dropped by too! Thanks you guys! It means a lot to me!

This was my first big show and I loved every minute (except for the cold! I thought we lived in the desert.).

Thanks to everyone who came by and supported Cantaloupe Corner! And thanks to those who have helped me along this rollercoaster ride to get where I am. We have a lot of work ahead of us but it has been so much fun that I can't wait to see what's next!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The best-est Christmas book!

Do you need a good Christmas book to read to your kids? I "dig" this one:

We got this adorable "A Pirate's Night Before Christmas" book last year for the boys and I am thrilled it's Christmas story time again !

It's not sweet or sappy and it's the perfect "read-out-loud" story (Thats right, you can read it in your best scurvy pirate voice.)

Merry Christmas to all and a happy new Yarrrrgh!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The most wonderful time

December is my favorite month of the year! Parties, lights, Christmas trees, shopping, wonderful winter weather, family, friends, stories, . . .
I love every day of it!
This December has been busy!

Here's our month so far, in pictures.

Ryan is up and walking now and I'm so excited for him but a little depressed that my baby is now a toddler. He looks adorable walking, or stumbling, around the house. He and Simon are thoroughly enjoying their new sandbox. They spend a lot of time outside playing and fighting and playing some more. Even though there are 3 dumptrucks in the sandbox they always end up fighting over the same one. :)
We finally got out our Christmas decor and with lots of help from Jeremiah and the boys, we "decked the halls".
Simon got to help put the decorations on the tree and we left almost all of the glass ornaments in the box this year to save them from little hands knocking them down.
This is Simon's section of the tree, after we had moved some of the ornaments. He bunched them all together on two or three branches. Also, take a look at Jeremiah's Santa ornament. In his hand he's carrying. . . Frosty's head! ahh! kind of gruesome, but funny, in a Tim Burton kind of way.
We also threw and impromtu cookie decorating party with Karissa and Cabrena. Simon ate more sprinkles than made it onto the cookies. He made some beautiful sprinkle-covered trains!

Admiring our work. Sprinkles, frosting, red hots, and more sprinkles!

We will be heading up north to Round Valley for Christmas. I hope it snows! We'll take some more pictures up there!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

DIY Can Rotator!

This was too cool not to post! I was going to buy one of those expensive food storage organizers/rotators (like the ones from Shelf Reliance). Then I found a site that shows how to make your own!
They may not be as pretty, but seriously, who looks in my pantry but me and my family anyways? And these are dirt cheap if you make them yourself!
Check it out here

All you need is cardboard boxes, glue, paint and some wood! Easy Peasy!

I can't wait to make some! (Maybe I'll ask for this from my hubby for Christmas) :)

Yay for cheap food storage supplies!

Si and Ry

Si and Ry