Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mini Album Love

Last weekend, Christopher took the kids back to Wenatchee/Leavenworth to see their grandma and camp at 8 mile campground while I stayed home and made 3 scrapbooks for each of the younger kids. His oldest son Nathan (25 y.o.) flew in from Colorado and stayed with us for 10 days which meant I couldn't come anyway since our vehicle only holds 5 people.

I made 3 very simple chipboard scrapbooks in case the kids lost them I wouldn't feel too sad. But I think they liked them very much. Megan said she wanted to take hers to school which is a good sign.
 Here are a couple of pages from William's album. I used a large Maya Road tag album, painted it blue and added stickers and tags. Voila!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Good Day to Skate

Christopher had to work all weekend so I headed south to spend the day with my nephew Skylar. It's just amazing how tall he is getting. Right now he loves to skateboard and learn new tricks. Since he was a baby we have been snapping photos of him left and right so he is definitely not camera shy.
I was so impressed with his skills at 8 years old. His balance is really good and I would love to have a skater friend of mine help improve his skills. The problem is he lives an hour from Seattle making the commute not as friendly.

Resting in the shade after a good ride at the skate park.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Apple Capital of the World

Here are some pictures from our weekend trip to visit the kids' grandparents in Wenatchee. Our itinerary included mini golf, icicle creek, intertubing on the Wenatchee River and hanging out at grandma's.

This girl is fearless in the icy cold water!

Elizabeth's shoe came off in the creek and started to float down river. Once Christopher realized what happened he dove in the water to save her shoe. Way to go Dad!

Monday, August 8, 2011

weekend recap

friday night we rented Buitiful. such a crazy good sad movie starring Javier Bardem. the first 5 minutes we don't have a clue what's going on and christopher looks at me like do you really want to give this a go, which we did and they tied back the beginning beautifully to come full circle.

saturday was my craft day with the girlfriends. we met up in renton at adora's home and enjoyed a scrumptious barbeque of steak, chicken applewood sausage, baked potatoes, corn on the cob and 2 salads i didn't even have room to try. we celebrated my birthday and adora's birthday with an abundance of food. (thank you adora!)
i bought a new sizzix die cut (accordion flower) and spent my time making these pretty rosettes.

sunday was a lazy day and we ended up at a barbeque in west seattle to hang out with some of christopher's friends. i was itching to get back home so i could reorganize my craft stuff ( i get like that after craft day) and happily grouped things together for easier flow.
almost forgot i bought another bamboo blind which christopher put up in our balcony. i love my balcony! it totally feels like shangri la. we ended the night playing 2 games of scrabble on the balcony by candle light. good times for sure!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Attn: Seattle Shoppers

I just noticed Paper Source is coming to University Village! Can I get a Woot! No more having to commute to Bellevue from downtown Seattle. I am so happy. They open Friday the 5th and I love that they are super close to Impress Rubberstamps. Happy Shopping!