Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Graphic Design Projects

For our texture assignment we had
to make texture using just text.
This first flower is an actual picture that
I took a couple of years ago. The
flower on the right is just text.
It says the word "flower".

This is a close up of the text flower.

The midterm project was a book of all
the projects we did up to that point.
This was my cover and some pages inside.

Spring Quarter 2010

I decided to go back to Clark College a year after I had attended my last class in the Spring of 2009. I don't know what I was thinking! I signed up for Intro to Graphic Design and English 101. I REALLY don't know what I was thinking when I signed up for English! In high school I think my grades were C's and D's. Didn''t like it and didn't get it, but it was required for the degree I wanted and all my fun classes ran out, so that's what I was left with.

It was one of the hardest things I think I have ever done. Seriously. I wanted to drop out a couple of weeks in, but Anson talked me out of it. We had to write 4 papers in 11 weeks, I think - 3 analytical papers of all things and then one argument paper. I just wanted to die. I am not a writer. I have a hard time getting out what I want to say in everyday conversation let alone in an English paper that would be graded! I had a lot of anxieties about this class and was really out of my comfort zone. It took everything I had mentally to get a paper written. I would work days at a time on just that as life went on around me. It was horrible! BUT I managed to leave that class with an A-and I got an A in Intro to Graphic Design. I have 44 credits total now, 10 A's and 2 A-'s.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dance Festival 2010

Yesterday we went to the Mackenzie Stadium here in Vancouver for the 2010 dance festival. For the past 6 weeks Anson has been practicing for it and we were finally able to see what he had learned. There were about 2000 youth from 7 stakes and the different age groups performed different dances.

Here's Anson and Ashton waiting
for the show to begin!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chalk drawing

I went outside because I was feeling
a little creative and did some
chalk drawing. Ashton saw me
drawing Nemo and decided
he wanted to draw him too! :)

It took him awhile to start
but he didn't give up!

How cute is that?!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just a funny little story...

The other day Ashton was talking about
what he wanted to be when he grows up
and he couldn't think of the word
so he said, "When I grow up,
I want to be a Dinosaur boner"!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to....

Thank you for making me feel special.
Thank you for holding me while we watched
The Dukes of Hazard and ate sprouts. Yum!
Thank you for seeing my beauty and
taking pictures of me as a child.
Thank you for recognizing my talent at a young age
with my Abraham Lincoln drawing.
Thank you baptizing me.
Thank you for going to my wedding.
Thank you for driving down to see us as often as you do.
Thank you for being in my life and in the lives of my children.
I know I can't thank you for everything,
but I wanted to thank you for
being important in my life and
thank you most of all for loving me.
Happy Father's Day Dad!

Thank you for loving my mom and taking us into your home.
Thank you for your patience as our families blended.
Thank you for giving me three new
brothers and a new sister.
Thank you for all the camping trips we took.
Thank you for helping me find my first car.
Thank you for introducing us to your extended family
(Grandma and Grandpa Corier, aunts uncles and cousins)
and making us feel as though we've always belonged.
And thank you most of all for taking us to
family reunions so that I could meet my future husband!
Happy Father's Day Dan!

Thank you for the very first kiss
behind the school in Idaho that started it all.
Thank you for sitting with me in the gazebo
as we overlooked the ocean and fell in love.
Thank you for asking me to be your wife.
Thank you for giving me 3 beautiful boys.
Thank you for going back to school
so we can have a greater future.
Thank you for the never ending hard work you do for us.
Thank you for telling me how beautiful you think I am.
Thank you for loving me unconditionally.
Thank you for your patience with me.
Thank you for your example to me and the boys.
Thank you for the continual fun we still have together.
Thank you for being so dangerously good looking and
thank you for making it so easy
to fall deeper in love with you everyday.
I love you Anson. Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Quinault Rainforest

We had a Corier/Tolman Family Reunion this last weekend in Humptulips, Washington near Ocean Shores. On Saturday, most families head to Ocean Shores to do some shopping, play at the beach, drive go-carts and have ice cream. Anson and I are really tired of doing that and wanted to take the boys to the rainforest since we had such a wonderful time when we went to the Hoh. This time we went to the Quinault Rainforest, which was only about 20-30 minutes away from our reunion site at Camp Bethel. I can't believe we had never been there in all these years! Here are some pictures of our time there!