Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time Passages

Today marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded to put a focus on environmental awareness. We really should try to do our part to protect the environment and our natural resources all year long. If you are interested in checking out how your own habits impact the planet, take the Footprint Quiz from The Earth Day Network.

Time certainly does go by quickly. I've been meaning to get this page posted all month and just never seemed to get around to it. The March challenge at Blush-n-Dusty was to do a page featuring a baby photo of yourself, using Dusty Bears' Darling Baby kit. So this is a picture of me, at a few months old. The picture was not in very good shape and I had to do some restoring of it, so I decided to touch up the pink color of the dress as well. The quote I used on it, was from a card my mom sent me not very long ago and I thought it was quite appropriate.
Darling Baby digital kit credits: Darling Baby, Spring Sprung, Wintertide Elements & Affinity from Dusty Bear.
Fonts used: Porcelain & tabor handwriting.

We had a wonderful Easter holiday. My parents came down from up north with my niece, Madison. Everyone had a good visit and the girls really enjoyed having their cousin to play with for a few days. Following their visit here, they headed for Vancouver, to visit with my youngest brother and his family. On their way, they stopped in and spent the night with my mom's relatives in Kamloops. I had given mom some of our old family pictures, to see if they could identify more of my "mystery" relatives. When I spoke to her last week, she told me they were able to name a few of the people, so I am eagerly waiting for her to send them back to me.

My mare, Lady, is away getting saddle broke. I am looking forward to finally getting to go for a ride on her. She is 3 years old now and I halter broke and broke her to lead myself. Raquel and Ayden have both ridden on her bareback, while I lead them around, so I think the cowboy who is breaking her for us should have a fairly easy time. Ayden is really missing having her in the yard, so maybe this weekend we will have a chance to go to the arena where she is and check out her progress.

Raquel has no school tomorrow and is finally going to take her babysitting course. It has been postponed several times, due to various reason. She is anticipating being able to babysit and make a little extra spending cash. Following that, she is off to spend the weekend with her dad, so we should have a quiet few days at our house. Hope you have a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog.