Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

During our Christmas Eve service I had the privilege to paint a large painting on stage. It was a beautiful service.
So, Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Christmas Orchestra and the Clark's

This past weekend Bryan played in the orchestra for the services. Afterward a man came up to him and said "Even though I know you were just playing air up there, good for you for being up there." Now, we have all sorts of questions about this comment...
1. Did he sit next to Bryan and not hear him actually play?
2. Who says that kind of thing anyway?
3. Why? ...and
4. Does this man realize how hard we have laughed at this?
Then, a man came up to Bryan and said "Did you notice the male cello player? He looked just like you. I asked my wife if she thought so and she said he sort of did. Did you think so?" Bryan, being Bryan, said "yeah he kind of did." Never told him it was him. We have laughed even harder at this one. Two people said it was great to see both Bryan and I in the orchestra. So cool that he plays cello and I play violin...I don't even play a rain stick! So...not me, folks! Much laughter over that too!
By the way, the guy who looked just like Bryan did an amazing job playing the cello.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Just to catch up...

I realize I am almost a month behind! wow. ok so...
We had Thanksgiving here. Two of Bobbi's friends, Mindee and Jenna, joined us and also Ferne. It was probably one of the funniest Thanksgivings I have ever had the honor to host. The girls all kept us laughing the entire meal. Suffice it to say, we probably all lost weight that day from laughing.

 A game of Candyland
a nap...
It was a nice day.
Then the next day was what we, in the Bryan Clark family, call "Tree Day". The day we put up the Christmas tree. It has become a holiday in our house over the years. We make appetizers, watch a Christmas movie and decorate. Always a fun time. This year I decided to do a tasting party with all my little dishes that I have. I won't bore you with all the pictures of food but just a few...
Snow day cake. 
7 layer dip and cornchips
While the prep for all this food was going on in the kitchen...
Bryan was out in the shop with Ashley giving her a forging lesson. They made copper ladles.

It was such a fun day for all of us.