Monday, July 12, 2010

My Brothers

Yesterday I was able to spend some time with my family (everyone except Josh, Lar, and Brynlee). I laugh so hard at my brothers.  They are seriously the funniest people I know. We took a few pictures after dinner and I can't stop laughing at them. Here they are:

Huntin' Wabbits

Actually, we weren't really hunting rabbits. That's just the name of a cool Jazz Band song. This weekend the Tueller family went up in the mountains for a little get-together. My brothers had some wrist rockets and spent the majority of the time on the grounds hunting for all kinds of varmints. I joined in and finally managed to get one of my own. Hunting usually consists of big strong men prowling through the most dangerous corners of the forest wearing full body camouflage and Carhartt hats with a bulky gun clutched in their paws, I mean hands. In the Clarke family, things are a little different. We haven't killed anything over 8 inches long, we don't wear camouflage (although Jae did wear his special white "outdoorsy" bandanna), and wrist rockets are our weapon of choice. I've never been one for hunting, but I had a blast! Me and Logan are making a trip to Walmart to buy our own wrist rockets today. Can't wait.
We took a break from hunting to play a game of kickball with the fam. We took team pictures during half time (I just now realized that we shouldn't have had half time in the middle of a kickball game. Wrong sport. Oh well.) I loved watching Jordan slide into each base even when the ball was still bouncing around in the outfield. It was such a fun time together!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Right now, I am really inspired by clean lines, bold colors and shapes, minimalism, and new takes on old classics. That is probably why the items above make me so happy. AND since my social life has hit an all-time low, I've had plenty of time to daydream about things like yellow floral wallpaper and Mr. and Mrs. salt and pepper shakers. Seriously though, I think a lot of people underestimate the impact good design can have. For instance, when I go to the store, I am much more prone to buy products that have colorful and creative packaging. When I'm driving on the freeway, my eyes automatically travel to the billboards with interesting typography or abnormal color combos. When I am at the library, I check out the books with cool covers. The next time you're in the store or driving around, take a look around you and see what grabs your attention.