Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wood Carvings

If you've been following our blog at all you know that I've taken up woodworking as a hobbie over the last couple of months. Well, I have two new projects that are almost done, both are carvings. The first is a turtle that I carved out of a 6 inch long and about 4 inch round piece of aspen.

The second carving is of a seashell. The idea is that if I ever get good enough to make bookcases or desks or chairs I want to be able to do a relief carving in them to make them unique so with that in my I decided I needed to practice. This was carved out of a 5"X4" piece of pine that I had laying around. And just so you know I didn't smooth out the background on purpose. Heather and I both liked the 'rough' look of it so I left the chisel marks as they were.

Friday, March 19, 2010


After not being able to get rid of an ear infection for over 6 weeks our doctor finally decided it was necessary for Matt to get tubes put into his ears. The surgery was on Wed March 10th at 6:30AM (ask me how excited I was to wake up that early). For the surgery Matt had to be put under anesthesia which was okay except for the part when we woke up. For about 4 hours the boy was not alright. I suppose it was just him feeling weird and not knowing how to deal with it but there was definitely a lot of crying after surgery. Thankfully by the end of the day he was back to normal.

Anyway, here a couple of pics of Matt in his hospital garb