Monday, June 18, 2018

2018 Pasadena Chalk Festival - Saturday Day 1 2018-06-17

It's the 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival! You know where I'm going to be this weekend, right?
This is our fourth year participating, having spent previous years making murals of Ducktales, The Iron Giant, and The Jungle Cruise poster.
Ruston and I trade off each year being team captain. This year it's Ruston's choice, and inspired by the 50th anniversary of The Love Bug (December 1968) and Allison Lefcort's amazing painting, we set off to recreate Herbie in chalk on the pavement.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

2018 Pasadena Chalk Festival - Thursday Check-in and Artist Party 2018-06-14

It's nearing Father's Day, which means it's almost time for the 2018 Pasadena Chalk Festival. The festival itself is celebrating its 26th year, and Ruston and I are celebrating our 4th year as artists.
As artists, everyone can check in on Thursday and choose the spot they'll use over the weekend. Normally this would be a job for Ruston, but today I was able to get off work early and make the drive up to Pasadena in time!

Friday, June 15, 2018

26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival - Come see us!

Come see Ruston and I this weekend as we participate in the 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival!

You can find us just off E. Colorado Blvd here!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Michigan - Ethan's Birthday - 2018/05/25

Time for our next adventure. It's Memorial Day weekend and we've got a few things planned. First up, we're flying to Michigan to celebrate Ethan's 16th birthday! The kids are all ready to go.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Today we're celebrating Phineas and Ferb at Disneyland! Specifically Perry the Platypus. My hat is just an ordinary platypus. They don't really do much. But Ian is wearing Special Agent P. Very nice.

Alli chose a princess hat, specifically Rapunzel. She really liked the long hair. After Luigi's broke down (no surprise there), we found ourselves on Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sampling 17 different M&M flavors including the 3 new ones

M&M recently introduced 3 brand new flavors and invited everyone to vote on their favorites. It was fun tasting all the new peanut M&M flavors last year, so of course we'll be sampling whatever new flavors we can this year.
Finding the flavors proved difficult initially, taking Theresa and I to 4 different stores and only finding 1 kind. Eventually we found all three flavors and decided to take this show on the road. We were traveling to Michigan and thought it would be a lot of fun to sample them with people and discuss our favorites.
And then Theresa said "We should try other flavors too." Heh. She might end up regretting that...

Once we arrived in Michigan, the local Meijer (grocery store) had so many different kinds of M&Ms it was ridiculous. Of course we have to try them all!
There's 17 different flavors here including, Plain, Peanut, 50% Dark Chocolate, 49% Dark Chocolate Peanut, Crispy Mint, Dark Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter, Pretzel, Crispy Espresso, Coffee Nut (last year's winner), Crispy, Almond, Crispy Raspberry, Minis, Caramel, White Chocolate, and Strawberry Nut.

Monday, May 28, 2018