Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Baby Boy Crafts

My friend Missy just had a baby boy! He is SO cute and so tiny. Missy thinks he is huge because her first was only 5 lbs. Payson weighs a whooping 7' 11 (I think) so he is huge to her. I decided to make her a blanket and some burp rags since I figured all of hers are probably pink from her last baby and since I already gave them to her I can post what they look like!
They aren't perfect but they turned out ok for my first attempt.



Friday, January 23, 2009

Sign Language

I am SO proud of Keilei she is learning so fast!
Signs she knows how to do:
More
All done
Milk
Baby
Mom
Dad
Water (still working on)
Ball (although it looks almost excactly like more)
Eat (she has only done that a couple times) Usually she just does the more sign, more for eat, more for please and then just randomly sometimes.

Training

video
Sean's back was hurting him so he laid on the ground so I could massage it. I sat down Indian style next to him. Before I had a chance to start Keilei came and sat on my lap. She leaned over put both hands on Sean's back and started rubbing his back. It was the cutest thing. I hadn't even started yet, she did it all on her own. Sean was elated at the fact that he another person to scratch his back. He laughed that she was being trained so well with out even trying. That shows how much I must really scratch his back, since she picked up on it by herself, lucky duck:) At the end of the video when Sean says I Love You Keilei leans down to hug his back it was the cutest thingbut my camera shut off right in the middle.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lofland Talent

I have this jean that was past to everyone in my family...Art. Almost every single one of us can draw, in varying degrees of course. If it isn't drawing then it is being able to do crafts or take a great scenic picture etc.
Now don't get me wrong I am not tooting my own horn, I am on the bottom of the totum pole of skill in my family. Bry can take amazing pictures of the mountains, Mike can do colored drawings and sketches that you want to stare at forever, Kristi does any craft you can think of, Sam is a tattoo artist and a very good one, Spencer could do the most amazing pen drawings of anything his mind came up with(I was always jealous of him), Nate is a graphic design artist and does things with pen, pencil, paint, pictures, and the computer that blow my mind!!! Jeff wants to design video games which I am sure he will be great at and does sketches too. I only have the what I learned in High School. But I love to recreate, I can only draw what I see and even then it doesn't turn out as good as I wish it did.
I have always wanted to pursue art some how but I think the only field I would enjoy or be any good at is restoration, and even then it is mostly painting and I have never painted in my life. Not to mention there probably isn't much demand for that in Logan Utah:)
But even if I don't find a field of work that suits me I want to AT LEAST learn new techniques and grow in ability even if it is just a hobby. I don't want to forget what I have learned and regress. I don't really find myself drawing unless I have an assignment or a deadline something to motivate me, even though I love doing it.
Don't laugh..but here are some sketches I have done...


Drew this from a pass along card on my mission.(He Has Risen by Del Parsons painting-also the cover of finding faith in Christ video) It is my personal favorite.

Junior or senior year of High School art assignment- you can't tell but it is poster size

High school assignment- from a photo in the newspaper

Just for fun one of my favorites, bet you can't guess why:)

for fun

Just practice. This is the last picture I have drawn. I'm not good at doing little faces

My mission President and his wife. I drew it on the mission as a going away present before they returned home. It wasn't from that picture but you get the gist right?

High school assignment( I love drawing eyes)

for fun.
Left: is from a picture of my friends and I in Moab, we had just climbed up a canyon. It is charcoal, I love using charcoal.
Right: is just my hand I drew it on my mission.

for fun
high school assignment

left: high school we had 5 or 10 mins to draw her,
right:fun, I LOVE Moulin Rouge

both HS left:self portrait(like I said don't laugh:) right:super hero pulled out of my head

left: just a design I made up, my brother later had it tattooed to his leg as well as a few other people my other brother knew. That is the closet to famous I am ever going to get:)
right: My brother Nate drew I love it. It is very similar to the sketches Spencer used to draw. It is all with pen it blows my mind.

My Brother Spencer drew this of Abanidi from the Book Of Mormon

This is a drawing my brother Nate drew of my Brother Spencer who passed away 6/25/05.
Not only is it amazing and looks JUST like him but I can feel him and what Nate feels for him every time I look at this drawing and my eyes automatically start watering. That is why I love art. There is always so much feeling in pretty much every piece.

Beaver Moutain


We were bored the other day and decided to take a drive up Logan Canyon. We drove all the way up to Beaver Mountain. Which is the closest ski resort, so Sean could see what it looked like. We didn't ski or snowboard or even tube. We didn't have gear and weren't dressed appropriately it was just spur of the moment thing to get us out of the house. Keilei had fun walking all over. She wouldn't walk on the grate walkway until I came and held her hand she just stood there looking at the people below.


This is a picture of her crawling under our bed. A new adventure for her.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cribs

When I was tagged to do the MTV Cribs I was living at my Mom's for the summer. I was planning on doing it again showing our place in Arizona but it just so happened I never went back so I couldn't get pictures. So now that we are all moved in I thought I would do it for our place here in Logan, Utah.
My favorite room/Keilei's room
I love her room because it is actually the color I want it to be. I covered the walls with fabric because I couldn't stand the wallpaper.


the pic on the right is what the wallpaper looks like
Your favorite home accent or decoration?
I love Pictures so I have a lot

Del Parson's Joseph Smith, Wedding collage I finally got up after being married almost 3 years

I love Keilei's because that is what I get to stare at when I am breastfeeding her.

Sean gave me this wire tree for Christmas 2 years ago I LOVE it. It is from pottery barn they had Christmas cards on it. I like it with family & friends pictures...Can you find yourself?
This is our hobby room
All of Sean's bikes, our movies, and crafts I am working on. Plus boxes we have unpacked and haven't gotten rid of yet.

What is in your pantry?
our tools, vacuum, the clear bag by the black drawers has a bunch of 72hr stuff that I need to organize, and food storage I am working on getting


Our Living room
with Keilei's toys all over as usual

Dining room/office


Kitchen
not much walking room, there is pretty much a one person at a time rule

Bathroom
I LOVE the claw foot tub

Our bedroom

below is our makeshift closet since we have tiny closets

What are your favorite shoes...

Still the same, but I would have to say my chacos are my very favorite. I also have to add slippers now that I live in the cold. Slippers for the winter and choas for the summer that is what I live in.

I know that some of our friends have moved in the last little while so I am going to tag you. I would love to see what it looks like where you are living now.