Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Family fun

I forgot to include the fun evening the family had at my brother's house last Saturday night. Scott and Wendy cooked steaks, grilled corn on the cob, grilled veggies and homemade ice cream. It was all wonderful and we had a really nice time.

I did learn something interesting though. Little Miss Rebecca is quite competitive. The boys had been playing one of those race car games and late in the evening they lost interest. So there was our chance to try it out. I haven't tried any video games in quite a while and am frankly not any good at them and this wasn't any better. I really kept wishing for a stearing wheel and kept trying to turn the control like it was one. Doesn't help too much going around those curves. Well, back to Little Miss Rebecca. She beat me each time and derived an incredible amount of joy from it. Fortunately for me I didn't care. I was too dizzy from playing the game on a big screen tv. Scott played her next though and spanked her behind so to speak. She still won because he was busy running her off the road every chance he got. Her little car limped across the finish line like a wounded bird. (he, he)

We did have a lot of fun though. Might have to try my hand at something a little slower. Couldn't get anyone to play the golf game with me.

Monday, April 23, 2007

A walk in the park...

Well, someone, who was too afraid to sign there name (anonymous), you know who you are, said it's been too long since I posted. Unfortunately my day job gets in the way and when I get home at night I'm just plumb tuckered out. And then there is so much to try to cram into the weekend. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

So I haven't gotten to spend too much time in my new scrap room and I seem to mess it up as fast as I clean it up. Doesn't help that I keep buying little tidbits. Maybe I will manage to clean it up again and take some new pictures this weekend.

Played with the settings on my camera some more while at the Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. It was a beautiful day for it. I found I was wishing for some more interesting things to take pictures of. Maybe if I had done more people watching. But had to shop while snapping pics. The festival was really good this year and I spent too much but only brought home a couple of items that I just really liked. Didn't even look at the jewelry.

We got to the park about 10:30 and this couple was taking a nice morning nap in the shade.

These are close ups of the Tulip trees. Doesn't show as well here but the flower looka like it is lit from the inside.

Playing with composition on the rest of these.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Lovely Weekend

Well, still no pictures of the almost complete scrap room. I did get it mostly cleaned up yesterday.

Saturday was a great day. Went to Rebecca's (and Renee's) house for a fun and laughter filled day of scrapbooking. There is nothing like spending time with friends that you can really laugh with (and at sometimes). Part of our laughter was over trying to be quiet while Renee had a couple clients at the house.

I did actually get a fair amount done on the current baby gift album I'm working on. I even almost finished it but hit the wall at 11:30 pm and just didn't have a creative bone left. Rebecca, Sandy and I were the last ones standing, well, actually Rebecca and I, Sandy was drifting in and out. Rebecca finished her book club mini album and it is really cute. Misti and Sandy looked like they got a lot done and Stephanie had fun cutting things out with her Cricut. Fun was had by all.

Yesterday was my sleep in/pj day. I spent a few hours organizing ribbon and putting it on floss cards. It's amazing how much you can have in a big pile. It didn't look like so much but I must have used at least 75 floss cards. Its a good task for a day when you don't feel like thinking too hard about anything.

Well, time to get back to work. ttfn.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Composition and Lines

Here are some pictures I took for my photography class. The subject was composition and lines.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mom's card

Oh, and here is the card I made Mom.

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Almost Done

Ok, my scrap room is almost done. Here are a couple in progress pictures. I finally got it all cleaned up last Thursday but last weekend was all about Mom.

Mom turned the big 65 and we made it an "All About Mom" weekend. It started with Sherri and I taking her to Outback for lobster tails. They even brought out a slice of cheesecake instead of the usual ice cream. Friday we headed up to Chattanooga to the Tennessee Aquarium (pictures to come later) and even stopped at Crackle Barrel in Dalton for breakfast on the way. Mom saw her first 3d Imax movie and we had a blast. We went back to Dalton for dinner because lo and behold there was an Outback there. Guess who had lobster tails again for dinner. I think she may be good for a while. I'm afraid I stressed out a little Saturday because the house was still in disarray and everyone was coming over for dinner but made it through and we had a really nice time. By Sunday Mom and I were ready for some down time. It was a lovely pj day. So, you see, it was quite a busy weekend. Hopefully will get some finished pictures this weekend.

Lot's and lots of paper. Mom is such a trooper and helped me sort it all.

No, I don't think I have too much stuff. I am going to use it all some day.

Round two of organizing stuff.

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