Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More pictures....

.... from the Corn & Apple Festival....

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend pics and a few peeks

Well, the last weekend in August is one of our favourite weekends of the year, because it's when our town's Corn & Apple Festival takes place. Which means three days of rides, food & fun just over a block away.

Yesterday, we went uptown to check everything out in the afternoon with our friends, Beth and Cordell. The kids were fairly patient as we looked at the different vendors' booths. I picked up another Bauble Lulu charm for my Pandora bracelet and picked up a necklace as well, with money that I got for my birthday in a card this week. (Thanks, Trev, Tat & Noah!)

One of our local stores was also selling off last year's stock, so I purchased a Point Zero skirt to wear to work/church this fall.

Then, the kids went on some rides (one each, thinking they'd go on more on Saturday or Sunday):

The tea-cups for my little guys...

They told me later that they were singing "You spin me right round, baby, right round..." as they rode on it (as per the Chipmunks Squeakwell movie.) LOL!

Then my big guy wanted to ride on the Skymaster-- in the front row! He's so brave!

And, as if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, I took them, along with Austin's best friend, to see Despicable Me at the drive-in. We had a great time!

I don't know what was more enjoyable: laughing at the funny parts of the movie or listening to my kids laugh. Such a sweet sound!

This morning, we walked in the parade with the Humaine Society. This went well, despite the fact that Sadie, the dog I was walking slipped out of her collar twice and the fact that it started raining a few blocks in. Thankfully, we'd brought an umbrella along!

So, the rides planned for today got postponed until tomorrow, which was fine.

Ho, this is turning into a long post!

Before I go, I wanted to share a few peeks of the MSS September kit. I love this kit! I got five layouts done with it this week.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 27, 2010

A couple of layouts to share....

Just wanted to share a couple of layouts I made recently:

One from photos from last summer (sorry about the glare on the layout.)

And another one I made for Challenge #14 on the My Mnd's Eye blog:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Grad 2010 -- Alex

The other grad that I took pictures of this past June was Alex-- which was such a pleasure, because we've been family friends ever since I moved to Morden, which means I've known her since she was like, four.

And now she's graduated from high school. Crazy.

We started off with some pictures of her in her gown at the Arlington, downtown.

Then we took some railroad/nature shots.

Then we went back to her house in the country, where she changed clothes and we took some more pictures on her yard.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A few cards....

The first two are end of the year teacher cards from my kids' teachers:

This next one is a birthday card I made for one of Jonah's classmates:

And one I sent to my brother and his girlfriend as a thank you for their hospitality when I was in Montreal:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Grad 2010 -- Anna

In June, I offered to take some grad photos for my friend, Anna.

We met at the park with a couple of her friends and had a lot of fun-- them posing in their gorgeous gowns and me taking pictures along with their parents.

Here are some of my favourite shots:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

By the numbers....

In the past week:

20+ hours traveling in Cameron's truck to Minneapolis and back

12+ rides on which I rode at Nickelodean Universe

867 photos uploaded to my computer since Jonah's birthday party last week

3 scrapbook stores visited (& made purchases at)

7 rounds of the alphabet game while we travelled (Cam usually won)

4 hours of me driving (a standard one-ton diesel dually- not very much fun)

2 trips to IKEA

20 species of animals viewed at the Como Zoo

2 trips to Target

2 layouts requested for publication

6 times crossing the US/Canadian border

And.... I turned 38 years old

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Summer sketches

For some reason, I've been having a hard time finding time to scrap this summer. (Must be on account of all the fun we're having! ;) )

So when I have had a bit a time, I've found that sketches are a very productive way to go for me.

Here's a peek of one of the layouts I made with a sketch recently:

If you'd like to see the rest of the layout (& the sketch that inspired it), check out my post today on the MSS blog.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Just wanted to share....

... the layouts I made with the MSS August kit....

Thanks for looking!