Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Hope you like the pages...
** In the empty yellow square, I will be adding my journaling. These pictures show my kids with some very dear family friends in the Summer of 2007.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I also won a doorprize... it is a bit hard to make out what it is, but there are jewels, eyelets and brads, all in hues of blue.
Here are a couple of the pages that I completed today... I think I got 7 double layouts done (so less than last time) and a couple single layouts. This first layout still needs a title... I thought something like "Fabulous Flowers." And the second layout will have some journaling in the red box.
This is not a page that I did today, but it is the title page of my 2008 Family Album. I have been doing 8 1/2 X 11 albums for our family "yearbooks" and I really like working in that size. But for my kids, I do 12 X 12 books.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Date: April 27th
Time: 7 - 9:30 pm
Hope to see you here!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
(For anyone that doesn't know what a "care group" is... it's just a fancy name for a Bible study group, but every once in awhile we do a social event, and so that's what this is all about!)
We sectioned off the kitchen...
We set the table...
Gave everyone their menu....
Had them fill out their choices, but here's the twist - we gave everything a code name, so they didn't know what they would end up with in which order!!!!! It was a hoot.
Here's the code:
Roses - main dish (crock pot chicken with a side of potato salad) I thought since roses are the real prize when it comes to flowers, they should have the honour of being the main dish!
Blossoms - Beverages... just started with the same letter... that's the logic here!
Venus Flytrap - dinner rolls - flies are small, and therefore the Venus flytrap should be the appetizer!
Wildflowers - assorted raw veggies and dip... you never really know what you're going to get with wildflowers, so I thought it fit the veggie plate!
Orchids - dessert... when I was a kid, a friend and I got to go visit a florist shop with my friend's mom. We were given an orchid each with the little plastic water tube on the end so they'd stay alive... I thought I had struck it rich - that to me is the most delightful flower - therefore, it shall be dessert!
Bluebells - salad... we simply needed one more flower name to represent the salad... I envisioned bluebells blowing in the wind like a tossed salad - a little flighty, I know, but it is what it is!
Yes, Alexa... I confess that I mixed up your course one and course 2, but since one was salad and the other one was a veggie plate, I didn't think I needed to mention it... but it shows on here that I messed up, so I will confess!!!
We used almost every plate in the kitchen... there was a set of ivy dishes that I didn't pull out (they're antiques! And since this was a rather quick moving transition from one plate to the next, I thought something was going to break for sure... but nothing did!) When dinner was over, everyone finished watching the Canucks game...(which they WON!) and then I offered more dessert and coffee... we had to start pulling out bowls because all the plates were dirty! But as of 23 minutes after everyone had left our house, the kitchen was cleaned to a shine again! Thanks husband - I totally would have left it until tomorrow! But I loaded the dishwasher, took the tables apart, and he washed the plates that wouldn't fit in the dishwasher, and scrubbed the crock pot, and put food away. What a team!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here are a few pics of the weekend, for your viewing pleasure!!!
Steve entertaining the kids with a story after Easter Dinner...
One of the fun things that Louise put in the Easter bags...
While we were over on the Island, we went out with our friends Tricia and Justin to celebrate both of their birthdays...
My beautiful sister, Louise...
My cousin Maren and my sister's youngest, Cole...
Easter Bags from Auntie Louise and a load of coloured eggs, waiting to be hidden for the egg hunt!
My cousin Carol and me... photo taken by Scott (6 yrs old!)
The kids were sure that Papa (and someone even mentioned Uncle Angus) could fix this old wreck!
Louise with her oldest - Ethan, and my youngest - Elise...
My Granny along with all the kids... Uncle Angus got thrown in the mix for kid control!
Granny when she first walked into the sitting room... she laughed (yes, "out loud!") when she saw us all sitting there, and she said she didn't think she could name everyone, but she did pretty well!
The kids called this "Grammie's Café!" They lined up small tables and kid chairs all down the hallway, and placed their orders for lunch!
Two and a half years ago, we were visiting my sister and family in Saskatchewan, and all the boys (at the time there were 5 boys) got to go into the tub for a bath. Elise was only 2 months old at the time, so she got to hang out with Grammie. Well, there was a picture taken that day that I framed and have hanging in our kids' bathroom upstairs. Every time Elise sees it, she comments that she didn't get to be in the picture, then adds, "neither did Cole because he wasn't born yet." So, I really wanted to get a picture of these 2 in the tub to add to our wall in the bathroom. Elise was so happy that she gets to have a bath picture on the bathroom wall!
We also got our family pictures (all 14 of us!) taken by a local photographer in Victoria... but I have to wait for the pics, so I'll be sure to post some of those once we get them! I can't wait... she said 2 weeks... don't know if I can wait that long!!
Monday, April 06, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
I think I did pretty well! Curly hair is very forgiving ☺
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Don't forget about the ones I posted awhile ago... Click here to see those ones.
Merry and Bright $10.00
*** Elise's beautiful bracelet was a gift from my friend Ami when Elise was born. Ami is the creator of Darling Bijou Jewelery and she makes the most beautiful pieces for children and adults. She has a new line that is especially for Brides! Here's her site (Click HERE) if you are intersted in checking out her work!