Monday, March 31, 2008

This is for Paulette......

Well not really for Paulette but I am posting it for Paulette. Get it? LOL!

When I was home for Easter Amy and I made a quick visit (well as quick as we could be. LOL) to see Paulette and Ria at "The Barn". I picked up these cute bird chipboard pieces and was thinking what am I going to use them for but they are sooo cute how can I pass them up? Paulette suggested using them on cards. Of course the price was right so why not?

Anyway, last night I needed a little "me" time (although I should have been getting ready for class Thursday night) so I decided to play with one of the chipboard birds and cover it with pattern paper. My neighbor went into the hospital on the weekend so I wanted to make her a card to let her know I was thinking of her.

It has been a while since I have done much stamping so I was feeling a little out of practice. I think it is a little plain but I am going to leave it as is so I can get it to her asap.

This is another one I did last night. The owl was also from the chipboard pieces. I traced it onto the back of my patterned paper and once I had it cut out I decided not to mount it on the chipboard to have that for something else. Instead I put it on a piece of cardstock and cut around it again. I then sponged it with Tempting Turquoise ink.

I think the owl needs eyes but I haven't found anything to use for them. I think I want something dark to show up. Any ideas?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Warning: lots of pictures :)

This is going to be a quick post with some pictures of our Easter Weekend in NS. I finally got Emma to sleep after over an hour because she fell asleep on the way home from dropping Joe off at the airport. He is probably gone (in Edmonton) for about 2 weeks so the good news is he will be back in lots of time for me to go to Paper Arts A Thon without worrying about who will watch the kids. Yay!!!

I won't get into much detail about the pictures because my little monkey is up again. Agh!

The first ones are of Ian and Kaylee hunting for Easter eggs.

Emma got her pink cowboy hat!

This is Sierra wearing Emma's new Tinkerbell sunglasses.

The kids (big and small) painted eggs.

This one is Marty's :)

Millie after Emma dressed her up in jewels.

The outdoor Easter Egg hunt at Marty's house.

Time to get my night hawk to bed. Wish me luck........

Monday, March 17, 2008

Look at who was visiting this morning

Sasha was barking this morning in the sun porch (aka playroom) and I thought she was barking at the neighbor who always walks by around that time. Finally when she wouldn't stop I went to look and all of these deer were crossing the road in front of our house.

I think there was about 12 deer! If you click on the picture it should open in a new window so you can see them better :)

The neighbor was also going by almost right behind them and they just stopped and watched her and her dog go by. They are quite tame because we have a neighbor that feeds them. When I went to the end of my driveway they were watching me pretty close but I think they were waiting to see if I had any apples :)

I am loving my new camera (I got a Canon Digital Rebel XTi) but I really "need" a zoom lense. I take quite a few pictures of the wildlife around here and I think it would be better for taking those pictures.

This is one I took last night on the way to the farm (to see the new calf). We were just about to turn into the driveway when we spotted 2 fox in the field below the farm. We watched them for quite a while. They were chasing each other and playing. It was really cute.

The first one is the "un-cropped" version and the second is after I cropped it to see them better.

The fox on the right is laying down, I think it is on the ice because it looks like that is where the river is.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A very long/hard week

As you may already know if you read Mom's blog the last week has been a very long and hard one. Last Thursday morning I got a call that my grandmother had had a fatal heart attack.The rest of the day was spent on the phone trying to contact Mom and Dad in Quebec. They had called the night before saying that they were in Point a la Croix so that was one of our starting points. Amy, Marty, Amanda, Joe and I used every resource we could think of to contact them and finally it payed off and they called Amy back. As hard as it was knowing that they had heard over the phone it was a relief to know that they knew and were on their way home.

Sunday morning Emma and I took the ferry (a very rough trip) home while Ian and Joe stayed here. I didn't want to take Ian out of school and I think he would have had a hard time trying to understand everything that was going on around him.

Like Mom said Dad was so supportive of all of us and it was such a comfort having him and all of our family close. We are so lucky to have such a close family and I think in a way this has brought us a little closer together.

We were so touched by the food, cards (and e-mails) that were delivered to Mom's house (and here when I got home). It is comforting to know that so many people were thinking of us.

This is still hard to write about and I'm not really sure what else to say except thank you to everyone who has been there for us and thinking of us.