Enjoying the summer sunshine

It’s Monday and it’s a busy day with lots to do! There are many things to do in this short week while I’m at my own casa. On Thursday afternoon Trev and I are driving to Fergus Falls for the weekend to celebrate the 4th of July.

We had a fun weekend! Friday night we got dinner at our fave Mexican restaurant of convenience, El Toro, and then headed over to the neighbors’ house to enjoy a lovely evening outside. Saturday we were supposed to have a camping party in Kyle & Erin’s yard, but the weather didn’t cooperate. We got there for dinner (Kyle grilled burgers for us) and then we played some games outside before it started to get dark and rain.

We headed inside and played some Pit and Uno before camping out in the basement. 🙂 Saturday Kyle made us all an awesome breakfast and then we all went to Centennial Lakes Park to meet up with Kevin and Diva for some putting. It was pretty windy out but otherwise nice weather for a Sunday afternoon!

Here we all are, except for Trevor because he was taking the picture. 🙂

Vintage Findings

I have been scrapping a little bit this week. A little while ago I had some 50% off coupons for Michaels, so I went a couple of days and picked up some of the new Making Memories Vintage Findings line. So far I picked up the Word Funfetti, Garment Pins, Label Artisan Mix, and 3 of the mini kits: Girl, Memories, and Nature. What I bought inspired these pages. I did use some of what I bought, but most of what I made these pages with came from my stash. I am really liking the line but I’m not sure how well I can pull off the shabby chic vintage look. I love what other people do with it but haven’t tried it much myself.

All of these photos are from the time we spent in Trevor’s hometown, Fergus Falls, MN, in July in the summer of 2007. As you can see I am two years behind on scrapping our photos. Not too long ago I was 5 years behind, so I don’t feel so bad. 🙂 Trevor’s parents live on a lovely lake and have a boat. It’s so fun! This was the first time our dog Cash Howard took a boat ride, and at one point when he was trying to reach over and drink out of the lake he fell out! Luckily we had him on a leash so Trev grabbed the leash and got Cash back in the boat. That same day he tried to take Cash swimming in the lake but Cash is not much of a swimmer and didn’t appreciate it. 🙂 This last photo is pretty funny. Trev and his dad Loren were working on building a deer stand, so Trev dropped me off at James and Michelle’s house so M and I could do some scrapping and watch some movies. When we got there we laughed because we were wearing the same outfit. Too funny! We are heading to Fergus for the 4th of July to be there one time this summer (we are super busy this summer), so it should be fun.

Well we are off to our neighbors’ house to enjoy this beautiful weather today!

A Fresh Start

I’ve decided to try and blog again. I want a place to talk about what I’ve been doing and creating.

My loves:

taking tons of photos

scrapbooking, cardmaking, making stuff

a new interest in gardening

decorating and organizing my home

singing in the choir & listening to good indie rock

So I am hoping that all of that can have a home here. 🙂