Sunday, 31 August 2008
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Our cat Mitzy sure loved her basket stuffed with pillows.
And today's Andy Rooney quote "It's best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation."
yes, well, tell that to a mother.... of teenagers!
Friday, 29 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
I took David on a longer bike ride than usual this past Saturday. I wanted him to see some of the fun bicycle paths along the river. I warned him to wear runners and not his sandals.... hehe... "where are you taking me dear?"
Look carefully - what do you see in the water?
Know what it is? Check the photo just before.
okay - giveaway!
he wants to head back....to the coffee shop!
There it is - civilization on the horizon.
I didn't have the heart to tell him it was just a mirage...
we had a huge farmers field to navigate around first.
It was a slow bike ride home after this tasty cinnamon bun... the legs that were starting to stiffen up. Just keep em moving.
What a great start to the day!
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
I used Ambrosia "pome" and "ebony". That's a BG Christmas tag from last year. What I love about BG is that it is so timeless. This paper is never wasted - it gets used somewhere.
The new lines will go fast and so will the Basic Grey letter stickers so, no pressure here, but you might want to head into JSI soon.
Has anyone kept count of all the "music" pages from 2001? My kids can never complain that they were not well cultured in their upbringing. And did I ever put a lot of miles on the van those years. We were at band two nights a week and I got bored of hanging around so I joined - and played the bass drum. And we did the Hallelujah chorus (tons of bass drum in that) - I had such a blast doing this!! One of the joys of home schooling was being able to learn and experience right along with my children. And act goofy and fool around too.
Today's Andy Rooney thought...."No matter how serious your life requires you to be, everybody needs a friend to act goofy with.
Amen to that! Go act goofy today! Play a bass drum!
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
The bottom line is the two of us just wanted to get in the car and drive somewhere - anywhere! Get out a town!! Tried to book a get away up at Waskesieu and tried a few other places, but they were all taken. So we just took the day on Saturday to mosey around town and get in a little exercise.
A pictorial of our day...because I rarely go anywhere without my camera bag.
Below is Rob, who owns the place and makes sure the cosy chairs by the window are unoccupied when we arrive. Well he does his best...
Off to the new mall south of town to buy a few items (not telling where) and check out the King size beds at the new Sleep Country store - that was fun - I almost fell asleep - MAN! mattresses are expensive!!
After our snooze at Sleep Country we headed home and into the kitchen to put together a very tasty curry chicken supper for the two of us and sit on the deck and enjoy what is left of the summer.
Next I will post some photos of this Saturdays bike ride along the river - the closest we have got to getting out of town this summer - it was quiet and peaceful though sweaty and short lived.
Got any local get away ideas for us?
Monday, 25 August 2008
Was this family not a perfect example of the great Canadian Melting Pot?
From Ukrainian and Polish immigrants melded with Dutch/British immigrants married to every other nationality - well this is truly the Canadian melting Pot - and it is great!
Part of the challenge was to use glitter. Paper from Best Creations of a glittery world was waiting for a vacation photo - nope! Cause right there in the bottom left hand corner on this glittery map of western Canada was Kenora Ontario where this picture was taken - on Coney Island, in Lake of the Woods. Some fun rub on letters from Scrapworks and Me and My Big Ideas, some heidi swapp and thickers chipboard letters and some Creative Imaginations rub ons. And Prima overlay and flowers...what would we do without Prima!
So here ya go!
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
journalling reads.... SERIOUS about life - that's you. And serious about reading...hmmm looks like you are reading Church History. Okay - good book, I agree.
Easy page - pull out those scraps, cut em, sand em, lay em down and add a title. A little bit of the new mesh - cause I just like the stuff!
Any serious kids in your gang?
Friday, 22 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Move on right now if you are sensitive to these nasty words.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Let me hear your votes - is this guy good? or what! ouch! And I am going to bet that a lot of you watched it twice - now come on, fess up - did you watch it twice?
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Who takes the pictures in your house?
Monday, 18 August 2008
They download very quickly and are a great way to use a variety of photos together in one place. The instructions are on the same page as the download. They can be downloaded and printed off - but pretty easy.
Here is my very first attempt using several photos from David's conference in Jasper last June.
And below. the page I made with it.
Kind of fun! I think I will have to try this again. Journalling down the left side reads...
Financial Executives International conference
Long drive – stop at IKEA
It is cccold up here! Hail? Snow?
Out for Sushi at
Incredible scenery – everywhere!
Meetings, meetings, meetings – poor David.
Golf game - $90 sweater – looks good though!
Spouses tours –
"please turn on the heat in our room!”
Lots of people – romantic dinner for 200!
Gondola to Whistler peak to see the clouds.
Very HOT pool!
Sunday, 17 August 2008
I think it looks much better in real life - this one didn't scan too well. Page #60 for the year 2001. I was kind of hoping the year would fit into one album- it ain't gonna work!
Yes we are all waiting for the new Basic Grey lines to arrive and my heart is skipping beats in anticipation of the Ambrosia line. It is too beautiful and I just can't wait. All the lines are beautiful - Sultry, Eva, Offbeat...but I think Ambrosia is my favorite. And I think these Wilma letter stickers are a must. I love the Basic Grey sticker letters and use them all the time for titles. I have used the Wilma font chipboard letters in two pages in the past two weeks....can you find them? The words "Happy" and "YOU" both came from the Basic Grey Wilma font chipboard. Aren't they classy? Love em!
Well...my mirror reminds me every morning that I am not immortal (so does my back). I do however feel really good about this line and have no doubt purchasing and using it will confer upon me some momentary joy! I might just FEEL immortal.
Hurry up UPS!!