Monday, July 27, 2009

Ok, so this is getting......

ridiculous. I just can't seem to keep up with it all.

Yesterday we had a TON of people over for coffee and lunch after church, the three days before that were spent cleaning up after 4 days of camping and cleaning my house to get ready for said get together, and we went to the Science Centre in Toronto during that time too. It's been raining for 5 days and I can't get good pictures of my August SPS kit projects because the light is low. Swimming lessons start this week and in 2 weeks it's a week of VBS mornings, PLUS today I'm going to rewrite my driver's test to renew my licence - essential if I'm going to drive school bus in the fall again. Sigh. This sucks. I thought it was supposed to be summer vacation!!! I think I need to go back to work to go on vacation from vacation.

I'll be back soon with a happier post, I promise! ;)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

3 days to go.....

until our annual camping trip with the Cloutiers! I guess I should start getting ready for that eh? But, I'm not. As per usual, I'm leaving it to the last minute, although I have most of it planned in my head & one very quick list jotted down that even I can't make sense of anymore; although at the time, it seemed pretty good. I'm trying to get the house cleaned up before we go, so that I don't come home to a mess. There's nothing worse than coming home from a vacation to find even more work waiting for you there. Man, I hope the weather is good this year!

The sneak peek is up for August. I love this kit & already have a few layouts planned in my head. Last month I didn't do any heritage LOs, so keep your eyes open for at least one next month! Also, Renee took some great pictures for me in June, so I'm using them as well.

Today my parents are leaving for their semi-annual trip to The Netherlands. I say semi annual, because they try to get back every other year, as my Mom's whole family lives there still. They have an evening flight, so by the time they get there it will be early morning! With the time change, they'll spend about 12 hours in the plane, although in reality, it's only a six hour flight.

It's library day here again, thank goodness! The kids have been arguing and pesting each other this week something awful & I've had my fill of the nonsense. Once a week the library has an hour long free program for my older two, and then Erica and I hang out in the kids wing picking books, playing on the computers and in the toy yard while we wait. You HAVE to be quiet in the library - HOORAY!

Have a great day all!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm Baaaa-ck..... (picture heavy post)

so sorry that I've been gone! I can't believe that it's been so long since I've posted - AGAIN!!! The kids and I have been enjoying summer stuff together and they've been visiting with grandparents while I've been summer cleaning at the school.

As promised, here's some of my Peggy's Cove pictures - my sister and I both really loved this place.

And, here's my July SPS projects - I loved the bright, summery colours in this kit!! But first, here's a picture of the kit :

And, here's my projects. I was so inspired by my Peggy's Cove pictures and the colours of the kit fit them so well, that I made these right away as soon as I got home. The journaling on the picture is a quote from Max Lucado and is actually a Daisy D's rubon that I found in Halifax at one of the LSS's there. I felt it fit the mood of the page, even though the sea isn't mentioned :

And, because my brother's wedding colours just happened to be blue, I made this one. The little file folder at the bottom opens up to reveal more pictures. I like it so much that I think I'm going to keep it for myself!! I'll make another one for them later ;), sorry guys :

It was super windy and Erica had so much fun being her silly self at the beach while camping last summer :

And another page for my Family Reunion album - snowball fights in August. Huh. Who'da thought it??

And, because I had so much of the kit left over, I thought I'd make up a few more cards for my ever growing card stash!

I spent a lovely afternoon with my best friend from high school last weekend. It was my high school's 40th reunion, and while I didn't end up going to many reunion things, it was really nice to see her again. I hope we'll get together again soon.

I guess that's it for now, have a great night!