Thursday, June 17, 2010

Raw Fish Roll Ups

So, Adam and I love sushi (who doesn't? parents that's who doesn't...they won't even try it...they won't even look at it or sniff it...or lick it... or ...okay...I'm totally getting sidetracked).  Anywho, we decided to try our hand at rollin up a bit of the ol sush.  Along with our pal Big Mike, we set off to make the World's Greatest sushi roll.  Not really the world's greatest, I was just hoping for the World's Not Worst. 

Since we live in a tiny town and fish is not at our finger tips, at least any fish you would want to attempt to eat raw, we opted for a California roll type with carrots, cucumber, avocado, shrimp and crab...mmm:

Getting all the goodies together

And were off:  Michael, is putting down his rice and laying out his veg

Rockin' & Rollin'...literally

Adam a rollin' and a whistlin'
mmm...we made a lot more, but ate them before I could get a picure....they were delish!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Homemade Anniversary

Hooray!  Today is Adam and I's third wedding anniversary!  I can't believe it has already been 3 years!  It has gone by so fast!  Everyday I fall more and more in love with him and just when I think I can't possibly love him any more...there I go, falling again!  It is a wonderful life we have and I am so glad I was the one he chose to spend the rest of his life with...happy little sigh...below is us on our sweet wedding day:

I am assuming you just stood up and are applauding us, so  I will give you a moment while you take in all the glory that is us

Anywho, this year we decided to make gifts for each other instead of buying presents.  I have no idea what he has made me, but by the sound of the chop saw outside, it's gonna be dynamite!  As for me, I decided to make him a t-shirt with an image of my favorite thing on it...him, obviously!  I hope he loves it!

Here's a little walk through the creation of my present:
First I started with this awesome picture of Adam :)

Then I turned it into a line drawing to make it easier to make a stencil

I traced the outline onto a piece of vellum

Then cut the lines out to make my stencil

Then I silk screened it onto a t-shirt, you can see the imprint of the design on the screen...funsies!

This is the vellum stencil after I printed it, with missing pieces of course

This finished product!  Adam on a shirt, I challenge anyone to find a better gift!  :)

I am so excited to give it to him and see his reaction, hopefully he loves it!  I'll take a picture of him wearing it and post that later!  

Cheers to us!