It’s always good to be home. We left last Sunday for a quick trip to Saskatchewan – drove there in under twelve hours which is a record for us. It was a good trip: we spent lots of time with family, celebrating the life of Wade’s grandpa on Monday, and our oldest girl’s birthday on Tuesday.
Can’t believe she’s nine! Isn’t she lovely?
We drove home on Wednesday and first thing Thursday it was back into life – dentist appointments and then a trip to check out my brother’s new house. He and his wife bought a fixer-upper and we helped them a bit with some flooring removal, and then drove back home again to celebrate my grandma’s 92nd birthday. And this morning I got up early to meet Sassy’s ride – she’s going downhill skiing for the first time today! So it begins – the journey to independence which I hope will include lots of adventures like this for her.
Consolation for the other two kiddos is my job today. Scooter and I are making a mini album, and soon we’ll have to run to town to pick up the photos we ordered for the album. And I’ve a bag of watercolour supplies for my upcoming class (space still available!) which starts Tuesday, and a brand new video camera which I’m hoping will enable me to post some watercolour tutorials for you all!
And I’ve a card on the Scrapbooker’s Paradise challenge blog today – while I was away I missed telling you about a two-day sale they ran earlier in the week – you really should subscribe to their blog and then you wouldn’t be dependent on me for this stuff! Anyhow, the challenge is “Clean & Simple using hearts” and so I did clean and simple – for me, which means there’s still a lot of detail.
The stamps I used are from Stampin’ Up! and the paper is My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose. And the marbled hearts were punched out using my cardstock from my alcohol ink marbling technique.
You have until noon on Thursday, February 1 to participate in the challenge and I would love to see what you come up with! Enter here.