Thursday, February 19, 2015

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!


Such a wonderful surprise this morning. I think our principal was probably the most popular guy in town today... 

Monday, February 9, 2015

It's All About the Pokemon, Baby



I'm not quite sure why, but this year both of my children requested that I make them Pokemon Valentine cards to pass out at school. I've heard quite a bit about Pokemon lately, and it's really not my thing. My son is quickly learning about attacks and defenses and the names of countless little monsters; and I just have to smile because it's all Greek to me. I wonder if there's an Idiot's Guide to Pokemon? Hmmmm.

I'll be right back, I need to Google that... 

Yup. A lovely person created one here.

My two are into the video game rather than the card game, but at least it's a place for me to begin. Anyway...

I love that they both had very specific ideas about the graphic design of their cards. S was very clear about having a bubbly blue background, and K knew precisely what she wanted her card to say. Thank goodness I was able to make them both happy. 

If you happen to have a little Pokemon fan at home, feel free to download the full-sized images below. They are big enough to print out as a standard 4 x 6 inch print. They are large images, so don't worry that the entire image doesn't show up here, it will all be there when you download it.



Pokemon, Frillish and Purrloin are owned by the Pokemon Company, International. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Today's the Day


Today marks the day of 2015's first ice crossing.  On Thursday, as my son and I flew across for a dentist appointment, we checked out the ice. I don't think we'll be crossing for a while yet...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mackinac Moment: Breaking Ice


When I came out of school this afternoon I noticed a sure sign that winter is here to stay - the ice breaker helping a freighter through the Straits.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Done


As of the end of today, the boats are done for the season. Now we are hoping for calm, cold days so we can get a good ice bridge...