Monday, June 21, 2010

CJ Challenge - July

Yep, I said July... you see my challenge is June and well, I didn't play yet. :) Why? Because I was too busy playing with the July challenge! Patty sent us 10 random envelopes and a pile of scrap paper and then asked us to make 3 birthday, 3 thank you, and 4 blank cards for her personal stash. It was fun using other peoples paper and coming up with different size cards from the typical 4 1/4 x 5 1/2! Unfortunately when I started to take pictures tonight, my camera died, then Melanie's camera died, so all I got was 2 pictures of cards I used my own paper on! Oh well, I suppose you get the idea!
We're taking off on Wednesday for ND to visit with Dan's family. It's Aunt Kazia and Uncle Bob's 60th wedding anniversary and all the family is getting together to help celebrate! They had 6 children, who knows how many grandchildren, even more great-grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, ....well you get the picture right? There's going to be lots of us! Kazia is making her famous pancakes and polish sausage for breakfast and we will do nothing but eat, eat, eat all weekend! Unfortunately we'll spend more time in the car (1,000 miles each way) then we will in ND, but it's all for a good cause!

Friday, June 11, 2010

CJ Challenge - May

A few weeks ago I completed the "Day in my Life" pages for Patti's scrapbook challenge! I do like the way it turned out, however I thought my content was so blah that it was a huge struggle for me to complete it. She really threw some challenges my way... first off the fact that I had to scrap a day in my life... BORING! Then we had to scrap on a circle page - yikes! And we had to sew - does she not know I can't sew? And lastly we had to add a clock... whew, got that one in a picture! I used the sewing theme of a whip stitch on all my pages to keep them coherent. And I used the same papers throughout so that they matched. Then I just used flowers... a favorite of mine. I really hope that it works in her book and that she liked it. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Did I mention....

I have an honors student? Melanie received an achievement award during the final days of school for a GPA between 3.75 and 4.0. They didn't have their final grades yet, so we didn't know her final GPA. She received a school letter for her achievement. We are so very proud of her for doing so well her freshman year! She makes no big deal out of it and really doesn't seem to care - YET! Someday she will and I hope she can realize that sooner rather than when it's too late! My baby is growing up fast and I don't like it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent Memorial Day weekend at a favorite spot - O'Haver Lake. It was a gorgeous weekend with sunshine, warm temps and lots and lots of wind! OK, the wind wasn't my favorite, but we survived anyway! We did what most campers do - relax! We just hung out and relaxed! It was quite enjoyable and we can't wait to try that again!

Dan took Moira's kids fishing - Melanie and I just hung back out of the way! The lake had been stocked earlier that week, so you can imagine the success they had! It didn't even take 5 minutes and they were reeling in trout! In all they caught over 12 fish and kept a total of 7 over 2 days. Now, they were happy to catch the fish, but touching them was quite another story! Moira did all the "dirty" work for her kids while they had all the fun! Dan then taught them how to clean and cook them as well. Of course, the girls just watched!
It was so great to enjoy a campfire once again! That has to be one of my favorite parts of the trip! I'm not big on s'mores - I love all the parts, just not mushed together! But just watching and listening to the fire crackle, feeling the warmth as the air cools and sharing stories are what makes being outdoors fun!

This weekend we're headed off to another favorite - RMNP! No relaxing this weekend; we're planning a good hike on Saturday! Just the 3 of us!