Monday, July 26, 2010

Ducks, Geese, Fish, Dogs and cards

We had such a wonderful weekend! I came home from work on Friday and just new that we needed to spend the weekend outside. Thought of camping but since you need to book campsites weeks if not months in advance that was out of the question. So what to do? I found myself on-line in search of someplace new that would be fun for the whole family but didn't cost an arm and a leg to get in. We found ourselves on Saturday morning at a bird sanctuary, wow what a fun place! There were ducks and geese everywhere, even some cranes. The kids each had a bag of seed and I felt like the pied piper with the ducks, they would just follow along, I am not sure why since there was seed everywhere. Great walking trails as well, we had a such a great time!

On Sunday we had Rorys brothers family over for a bbq and took off to a local park for another walk, again a great day out. It was too funny, our dog decided half way through the walk that she was done, plopped herself down and wouldn't move, well sorry Peanut it doesn't work that way, get up and walk!!

The weekend ended with some crafting. I finished a few more layouts and some challenge cards as well.

The first card challenge I finished was for Clean and Simple (

this is the sketch and my take on it:

The second card challenge finished was for Sweet Sketch Wednesday (

again the sketch and my take on it:


Monday, July 19, 2010

Couple cards done this weekend

This weekend we celebrated my nieces birthday with a pool party on Saturday. I put together the following cards for my niece (she has the sneaker card because we gave her some cash towards new shoes) and one for my sil as it was her birthday just days before.

I did these based on the following challenges as well:

Yesterday we spent the day in Point Roberts where we had a wonderful lunch and hours of playtime at the beach, it was a truly awesome weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WooHoo I found some time to play with paper

I was able to find some time over the past few days to play with paper and scissors and I had such a great time :)

Here are a few of my latest creations.

We had such a great time today as a family. I haven't written much about how hard it is to get out for Rory (most outings I do with the kids and my Mom or Sister) since his accident. You can see the stress and anxiety build but I have been trying to let him know that the kids really need to have him involved, they ask constantly "why isn't Dad coming?". So when he agreed to take the extra time I had today (took a half day off work) to do a picnic at the beach I was thrilled. We all walked in the ocean (the tide was so far out that I couldn't count the creatures we found), played in the sand, and snacked on KFC (remember only half day off so no time to prepare the picnic, thank goodness for drive thru, lol) and then mega ice cream cones. The weather was awesome and we all truly had a great time.....I love summer!! I hope yours is great as well.


Monday, July 12, 2010

So I did find some time yesterday to do some crafting as it was PJ day at our house. We have been on the go so much lately that a day of not getting out of pj's was definitely needed by all.

I didn't get as much craft time as I would have liked since Brendan was going nuts wanting to open every single gift he received the day before at his party. It was definitely a fun day, not too hot and just plain relaxing, just what a Sunday should be :)

The day before was Brendans party with Rory's side of the family. It was a cowboy theme with Woody (and Buzz, I know, I know he doesn't fit with the cowboy theme but the cake our friend made with them both was so darn cute) from Toy Story. We had a wonderful BBQ which included roast beef, potato salad, and grilled corn, mmmmmm, it was so good, but best of all was that Brendan really enjoyed his day(s). He is however a little confused , we always told him that when he turned 5 he would go to kindergarten, well he's five so it only makes sense that he has asked every night since Wednesday whether he is going to school the next day, I am having a hard time explaining summer holidays to him.

So I was able to get a few scrapbook pages completed yesterday. I would love to show them here but because they are for a customers custom book I don't feel comfortable uploading them here. I have put together some ideas for tonight though for a few cards and maybe some pages of the boys, hope to get those done tonight and uploaded tomorrow.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

This past week - updates

As you can see lately there has not been a lot of crafting going on. I do have a plan to change that, unfortunately I stick to my plans like I stick to my diets (that's not been so good!!)

On Canada Day even though summer had not yet started (dreary days) we decided to take a picnic to a local beach/park. Purchased a new tabletop bbq and did the hot dog/potatoe salad thing. Walked along the beach, the kids played in the playground, and we played a little bocce ball as well. We ended the day with a trip to Dairy Queen, it was a good day!

Friday night we decided to bbq at home. I started the bbq and went inside to prepare the sides. When I came back out to start the bbq it was up in flames. The whole thing was on fire, it was very scary for sure. Needless to say no bbq that night and a trip to Home Depot was in our future for a new one!!

Saturday, I woke up with no plans. Sat down with my coffee, watching the kids shows with them only to see that their favorite channel was doing a summer party with all their favorite characters at our local amusement park. Thinking it would be fun for them to see these characters and ride a few rides off we went. My sister joined us as well because some rides I wouldn't be able to take both boys on. The summer party was a complete bust but the boys (and I) did have a blast on all the rides. To see Trevor on his first adult rollercoaster was quite the trip!!

Brendans 5th birthday was on Wednesday. We had a birthday party with Rory's side of the family yesterday but on Wednesday we did have a bbq (oh yeah, picked up the new bbq this past Sunday), the cutest cupcake cake and presents with my Mom and sister. He was so cute all day asking questions like "when are my guests going to start to arrive?".

Finally one other way I know summer has started (oh yeah the sun finally decided to peak out and visit) is with my favorite summer escape.....Big Brother started this week, yahoo!! I admit I am a huge Big Brother fan and I love to indulge in this escape 3 times a week.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day

Well although it is raining just a bit we are off for a Canada Day picnic. So far our summer weather has yet to materialize so we are getting a little tired waiting for it. A picnic in the rain, shouldn't be sooooo bad :)