live the language

Sometimes I just watch this to grin and be inspired. Sometimes I watch it over and over.

One of those times is now.


: type travel tuesday : { inherited }

I inherited these "la de da" pillows from my Grampy Paul. How fitting, eh? They used to sit on his sofa in Midland, Texas and they've now found their way back home. I've had them in storage for years and this move seemed the perfect time to resurrect them.


Now that they're out, I wish they had been on my sofa longer. They make me smile and remember my Grampy.




the bob ross paint-off

Paul had the brilliant idea of putting our family (of artistic-types) to the test vs. the legendary Bob Ross, and the Fordice Family Paint-off was born!


The competition was fierce but Bob took the edge off with his soothing voice and positive outlook.


Happy clouds and happy trees were made by all.

Many participants veered away from Bob's very specific instruction and very neon color palette, thinking they knew better.

Bob's finished painting:

Our finished paintings:


Alissa and Jonathan's: family affair

Mom's: impressively impressionistic

Dad's: palette-knife-ian portrayal

Brandon's: dark and stormy night

My: happy sailing scene

Daniel's: eye-spy

Meghan's: fish-eye perspective

Paul's: mountainous painting perfection

and the WINNER IS...

PAUL! (the originator)

Paul took home the grand prize by producing the BEST and most Ross-ian painting of all! Congratulations Paul, you deserve it!


home at the lake

It was an amazing blessing to spend July at home with our families! Our first stop was my house in Minnesota. It couldn't have been more relaxing with my family on the lake.

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