Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dream Come True

The challenge for this month at Blush-n-Dusty is to create a layout about a dream come true. When I went up to my parents earlier this month, I scanned some more family pictures and old documents. One of the pictures I scanned, is this one of my sister-in-law and my nephew. I decided to use it for this month's challenge and would like to thank Lorraine and Carl for giving me permission to post it, along with the story of their dream come true, on my blog. Steven has grown considerably since this picture was taken (he looks so much like my brother now). I always like to stop in at their place when I go up north and visit with them. The quote I used is by Lyman Abbott, "A child is a beam of sunlight from the infinite and eternal."
Dream Come True digital kit credits: A Dream Come True, Template Curled and Folded No 1, and Victorian Wedding digital scrapbooking kit from Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Kayleigh & Tabor Handwriting.

Raquel is having a sleepover today, with one of her best friends, so I decided to take the girls swimming. We all had a good time at the pool, but were a little disappointed that the hot tub wasn't working. Ayden got fairly cold after about an hour and so we decided it was time to come home. I thought it would help tire everyone out and maybe the older girls might not be up till the wee hours of the morning. By the looks of things I was wrong, as they are still busy watching movies and playing their Nintendo DS games. They will probably be up later than I am going to be, as I did not get a good sleep last night and am rather tired myself. It worked for Ayden though, as for once she fell asleep early. The last few days it has been snowing and rather cool, so we have not been spending a lot of time outside, much to Ayden's disappointment. We did get some of the flower beds clean out and a few leaves raked up the other day, the rest will just have to wait until the weather improves again. Hopefully that will be soon, as I am very tired of snow.

Have a nice weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring in Alberta

Springtime in Alberta can definitely be a mix of weather patterns. I finally got around do doing another page of the girls. I used some pictures I took of them playing in the puddles a few weeks ago, with one of our dogs, Koda. All of that snow in the pictures has melted, as the temperature has been about 20 degrees Celsius the past couple of days. During the past few of weeks the Canada geese have been returning and the grass is starting to turn green. Ayden & I saw some pussy willows yesterday, so it looks like spring is finally here. Unfortunately the nice weather isn't going to last too long, as snow is in the forecast once again, and maybe a little rain, which I would prefer. The quote I used on this page is from an Ian Tyson song called Spring Time In Alberta.

Spring in Alberta digital kit credits: Spring Sprung and Spring Sprung Tattered Papers from Dusty Bear.
Fonts used: Batik Regular, Kristen ITC & Old Newspaper Font.

We had a couple of busy weeks at our house, with Raquel off for Spring break and Easter. The girls and I decided to take a trip up to the Peace Country. We had a nice visit with their grandparents and cousins. Both girls really enjoyed the chance to spend some time with their older brother, (Raquel especially misses him). We had a good trip, but it is always nice to come back home.
Ayden and I are planning to spend some time outside this afternoon. Maybe we will get around to doing a bit of cleaning up in the yard. There sure are a lot of leaves on the ground from last fall. Tomorrow we are off to an appointment in the city and then maybe we'll have some time to just relax around home for a few days. Hope you have a nice Earth Day tomorrow and that your week is going well. Thanks for dropping by my blog.