The Great Peep Roast of 2012

We are still here.  It has been a long, though mild Winter for us here in Utah.  The family has been extremely busy with school.  Jerel is in his first official year of grad school at Brigham Young University.  Inez is in her senior year at Utah Valley University, where in addition to her regular classes she is also active with the Honors (CAL) Program. For the past couple of months Inez has been working out of a local studio in the Wolverine Crossings Development producing giant stain paintings.  They were too big to work on here at our home studio.  We are all working hard toward the end of the current semesters in our respective schools.  You can see some of our latest work on our studio website Faythe and Esperanza have been very active with school as well.  Faythe has been participating in his school orchestra, learning to play the violin.  He is coming along quite nicely in his efforts and plays rather well.  Esperanza has been active with a tumbling/ gymnastics class and is also doing great.

This evening we held our annual Easter Peeps Roast.  The family had a great time cooking their peeps over an open fire.  The only thing missing was the chocolate and graham crackers. Enjoy the pictures.

The Glaicers in our yard are receeding

Looks like things *may* warm up a bit. The weather was a balmy 48 deg. Fahrenheit yesterday. Warm enough I broke out the Barbecue and cooked up a few Pork Chops, and grilled some bell peppers, onions, and a portobello mushroom. After that I grilled some pineapple slices. It was all pretty dang good. while we were eating the storm that was threating to break while I was outside, finally let loose and it has been raining and sleeting ever since. I sure missed good barbecued food.

I’m not sure what Inez has booked up for herself this coming week, but I am going to be rather busy with school work. I’ve got one paper to write, a project proposal for my sculpture class to put together (costs of materials, reasons behind my ideas for the project, etc.) another sculpture to finish, which by the way basswood is a bugger to cut with a jig saw blade, the sawdust keeps packing up the blade, making it impossible to cut. I’ve got a bunch of pots to glaze and more to throw, and I have to finish casting a mold of my hand for use in a sculpture. All in all I’ve got allot to do. I hope you all have a good week as well.

— Jerel

Oh and I forgot that I will have to change out the Air Suction (a.k.a. reed) valve on my truck, when the part shows up this week.  Toyota conveniently quit manufacturing the part, and subsequently no one else makes it either.  I was finally able to track one down in a salvage yard in Denver, Colorado.   I sure hope it is in good condition, as I have to run the truck through emissions next month and I’m sure it won’t pass if that part is not functioning.