Saturday, July 28, 2007

some happy feet

my boys have some happy, happy feet. and even more so, some really happy voices. they LOVE the music and dancing on the happy feet movie and nate has the penguin dance down pat. regardless of the pounding headache that rules my head at present, their freshly washed hair and their happy little feet doing a little dance...makes me smile.

I spent the day painting at audra's house...we had a bit of bad paint information and we spent wednesday night painting, then unpainting her front door. when I left on wednesday night, it looked like a big reddish paint mess. when I left today, the door looked AWESOME!! I have to say, I want a red door too!

we leave for osoyoos on tuesday morning. we are going to stay the night with james and shonnette in vernon on tuesday night, so that will be a nice break from the whole road trip thing! I have to say that I am not really looking forward to the drive, as the boys are unexperienced in this area. I'm sure it's the start of some fun fraser summer vacations, but 12 or so hours in the car with a 2 year old and a 4 year old might just be just a little too much fun!

oh, and a new card to show off [some borrowed ideas from the su! catty]! and a big thank you to comments yesterday made my day!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

treading on new territory!

so, if you know me at all, you know that I am not a scrapbooker. never have done the traditional 12x12 thing. I don't get it. the whole thematic, timeline of one's life. just never bought into it.

okay, but I have been itching towards trying something a little new. a scrapbook of a different sort. mine has a variety of page sizes. a variety of pages. no matching layouts. no two page spreads. just pages of pictures that I love. there is no order to my pages and [on the idea of a scrapbooker I love], I am throwing in some of nate's artwork - the good stuff!

regardless, here are the pages I've done this week. please, be kind! [oh, and I hate how I have to take pictures of my pages on an angle because the flash loves to reflect!]

Saturday, July 21, 2007


so, erika named me as one of her rockin' sites...which kinda makes me laugh, since my blog is so less rockin' than hers!

consider yourself tagged if you are reading this!!

today was a fun day - all day at the city market, making & selling cards. an all round good time. also ran into a girl that I went to concordia with...uber cool! and although I love my nate dearly, I was very happy when john came home from his mom's house without my nearly-four-year-old. tomorrow is his birthday. I cannot believe how fast he has grown and what an interesting human being he has become. full of likes and dislikes. personality beyond belief. such an incredible imagination. shy. athletic. fierce. stubborn. amazing. I am so entirely grateful that he is a part of our lives [although I am also glad that he is having a sleepover at grandma's tonight!!] and it is incredible to me that this wonderful, interesting person was given to us to parent and love and teach. what a responsibility. what an honour. I sure like that God knows what he's doing...especially when it comes to my life! phew! what a ramble.

Friday, July 20, 2007

lookey here...


so I was at the urban scrapbook [my lss!] the other day and I am in love with all things basic grey - the paper, the rub-ons, the fibers, the everything pretty - but my store never has the 6x6 pads of paper. needless to say, got a call today that some came in. yippie!!! infusion is soooo pretty!! I also got some wood blocks; I have an idea for a project. something with pictures of the boys that I can have on my desk at school. still working it through!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

random, yet not!

erika got tagged, so I am then tagging myself...make sense? yeah, no. that's okay. if you check out her blog, then you will understand!!

7 random things about me:
1. I talk in my sleep.
2. I want to move to europe. no really, if we didn't have friends and family here, john & I would totally take the kids and move to england or holland.
3. I wish I liked to scrapbook. so perhaps, I will do more...venture out from behind the card making.
4. in high school, I did the grade 11 year book...the whole thing. photos, developing, layout. I had planned to be a photographer, then I lost my good camera and thought it was a sign. I should have pursued it further, or taken some courses. good thing I can still do that if I want.
5. drives me absolutely nuts that I can't shake 10lbs off...gotta just stop getting annoyed and just change some things. regardless, it is taunting me!
6. I am a procrastinator. why do today what I can do tomorrow!!!
7. I really miss not having access to a piano.

so, consider yourself tagged if you are reading this and want to play!

another LA pic - I am having a hard time finding pictures without erika & I had promised she could edit them!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

market cards

we're at the city market on saturday...made a couple of things with all my new things!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

I am feeling pulled...

I have stamps to mount and cards to make [the market is on Saturday!!]...yet, I want to sit and chat about my trip, sharing all my stories and pictures! so, I will share a couple of pics, and a wee story, then get back to all my new things!!

okay, these pictures are the view from our room at the westin bonadventure. one of the pictures is of figueroa street, and the building [the shiny building with the hotel pool in front of it!] that our room faced is having a movie taped in the foyer this next week. they have made the inside to look like a bank [according to the lady "guarding" the door]. we walked by this building every day and kept noticing strange things - light scaffolding, port-a-potties, a guy watching dvd's in a car very late at night, pressure washing the street in front...stuff like that. so on sunday, we finally asked. I guess they are taping a new will smith movie [john hancock, she thought]. super cool, eh? erika has WAY better pictures than I do, so her blog will be the way to see all the details!
NOW, off to stamp!

exhausted and hopeful

WOW! what a weekend! I am totally exhausted and the heat that I came home to is almost unbearable...I'll be buying some more fans today! there is lots that I want to share, not to mention pictures, but my head is in a total fog [I didn't get home until almost 1am & nate was up at 6am] I am going to make some coffee, take a shower, sort my laundry and get my head on!

I will blog on all the events of the weekend just as soon as I can!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

heading out

I catch a plane to LA at 7:50
I will tell y'all about it when I get back...and I'm sure one or two pictures will be taken! have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

little changes that make a difference.

I've been feeling really blah as of late. maybe it's the post-school busyness thing. maybe it's turning 35. maybe it's a combination. regardless, hair is cut off. some new shoes. a pedi. some new clothes. new skin care things. yoga. I feel a little energized by the little changes.

this week it's off to los angeles. a few things need to get done between now and then, but nothing unmanageable. I need to buy a new book. I need to do the laundry and stock the fridge for the boys, but other than that...well, everything else can wait. I am so super excited to spend some time with erika...and to see all the sights of downtown la!

I'll attach some pictures - some from our family bbq...all five grandchildren together! and some from the boys birthday party. all fun stuff!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

just some stuffs...

I added a link to a list of my retired stamp sets [to the right, if I am correct!!].

I am so stinkin' hot. [11:00 at night and it is still 28 degrees aka

open house yesterday. birthday party for the kids on saturday. stamp camp on sunday. I AM FAR TOO BUSY!!!

I haven't walked all week. grrr.

I am liking my hair - just not the picture I took of my hair [hence, no pictures!]

gonna get new tires on the acura tomorrow.

next week at this time, I am in LA!