Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Playing around

Hi!!  I've just been playing around on my blog.  Found a great site - thanks due to my cousin in law Jill as I follow her blog and I saw a link to this great website.  And I thought to myself.....  hmmmmmmm it's free.  And as I've been told a Mennonite story where the punch line goes, 'Special is special but free is free.' So I thought, why not??  and prettied up my blog a bit!!

It was SO simple and I liked them better than the blogger templates.  Here's to playing around!! =) Lisa

Monday, September 20, 2010

A kit & my Grandma

So I decided to buy a scrapbook kit.  It seemed to make putting pages together more easily and quickly.  Plus I wouldn't have to go out in this wet cold weather to go looking for supplies - they would be  delivered to my doorstep.  So I bought my first kit to try out from Studio Calico.

A little excited about what & when I would use my kit.  I had the next picture in mind to scrapbook which was of my Grandma.  The patterned paper being a nice match to my Grandma's outfit, I thought, why not use the kit now??

My Grandma has had false teeth ever since I could remember.  I found out as an adult that she actually purchased her 'falsies' on the black market as her and my grandfather couldn't afford it otherwise.

After many, many years and tired of some of the irritation she was feeling got sized with proper fitting teeth.  These teeth actually filled her face in more and changed my Grandma's look slightly.  She sure seemed pleased with the results.  So I made this page of her.

That is one beautiful lady.  I love you Grandma!  Cheers!  =) Lisa

Saturday, September 18, 2010

First Ever Beach Vacation!

SO!!!  I finally am into 2006 with my scrap pages.  I'm going to try and get up caught up this winter.  I've decided that that's my winter project.....  wish me luck!

These next pics are of our trip to Punta Cana in the Dominion Republic.  My first ever beach resort vacation.

First, a little sneak peek.....

As it's a two page layout, I took pictures of each page, then one of the whole layout.

Just remembering a little of the tropical temperatures on this September summer day that feels more like winter.  Cheers!  =) Lisa

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sept 2010 Long Weekend

Myron was in need of a much needed vacation and wanted to head home to farm for a bit and flew out to MB the Sunday before Labour Day weekend and unfortunately couldn't really farm due to the 5 inches of rain they got that week.

Tamara & I didn't get to MB until the long weekend as Tamara started school (Grade 10 - high school!) before Labour Day this year.

Not only was this weekend a long weekend but it was a celebration of some birthday's.  My father-in-law, Art. My sister-in-law, Andrea and one of my brothers-in-law, Jer.  We were in for a real treat.

First we partook of the Louise Food Grains Bank Project which held a community harvest event. They combined approximately 100 acres of wheat to be donated to charity.  Rides were offered to the spectators and I got a ride in the combine with my father-in-law.


Then we got to experience our first Hildebrand Annual Labour Day Rockets!

Fun was had by all - lots of food and visiting.  Sadly our weekend ended quickly and we had to fly home.

Looking forward to next time, meanwhile back to the grind. =)

Summer Time.......

..... is pretty much over.

But first to give a quick recap of our summer.  I worked full time pretty much the first 3 weeks of July.  Not shocking for most people however I was only supposed to be part-time.  Small mis-communication error between & my employer on my part....

My summer vacation started when my Mom & Dad-in-law came out to visit the first weekend of the Stampede.  We had an exciting weekend with them.  Our first full day of our visit was the day of the Calgary Stampede.  It was one of our hottest days of summer.  After the parade we went and experienced the Body World Exhibit .

Then on Saturday we headed down to the stampede grounds despite the rain where we had tickets for the chuck wagon races and grandstand show.

A couple of weeks later, my Mom came out to visit.  We had a much deserved and relaxing time.  We made a trip to Edmonton to visit my Uncle, Aunt and Gramdma as well as we made a day trip to Banff to shop as tourists.  =)


Tamara and I even managed to camp for a weekend in August.

Hope your summer was fun! =)