Thursday, April 8, 2010

Family Ties, Part I

Aside from the wonders of Holy Week, we've been blessed in the past week or so by visits from my side of the family.

First, Nick, Claire and Dottie came to visit.

They arrived on the Thursday evening before Easter and we enjoyed some dinner followed by fun in the hot tub with glow sticks and beer "brewed" by Nick. We had a lazy morning on Friday followed by another four wheeling excursion to a place outside Santa Fe. It was the first time Nick and Claire had been able to join us and it was fun to show them the ropes. The picture above is them in the back of the 4 Runner with Dottie, who wasn't quite sure what to make of the whole ordeal! It was a bummer to see them go on Saturday morning but considering what little free time they have, it was great that they chose to spend the time with us.

Claire has agreed to be a face-painter at some event in Albuquerque coming up and wanted to practice. So, being the only other person in the house with no facial hair, I took my place in the hot seat and let her do her thing. She found a "look" she wanted to go for and went to work. I didn't get to see the finished product until it was all over but Nick and Leni were taking photos the whole time. Here's the progression of pictures:

Getting started:

A few minutes later:


Finishing touches:


Scary, but cool, right? You got to see it as it was happening. I glanced in the mirror when it was done and my heart skipped a beat. Guess what my Facebook profile picture will be next Halloween.

Stay tuned for Family Ties, Part II coming soon to a blog near you!

Keep It Real!

1 comment:

  1. I realize that this is much later then the post in question, but it looks to me like she was going for a sugar skull, something made to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Mexico. Check it out sometime if you can find soem pics. The skulls can get extremely elaborate and are, for the most part, completely edible.