Sunday, 24 August 2008
We had them over for dinner the night before they left.
The two girls decided they were going to make the evening special with a karaoke show performed from the porch Rick built on to the kids' fort. The audience was to sit on the back deck and applaud. They made invitations for everyone... even their brothers.
They rehearsed for a couple evenings prior.
Unfortunately the show got rained out. So the rehearsals were all we were subjected to.
Watching Breanna and her friend rehearse bought back memories of some of my own childhood performances.
I think I was about 13 when my siblings, a couple friends, and I put on 'Henry Vlll' for our parents' viewing pleasure. The performance was held in the basement of our home on 110th Ave. Low ceilings, wood panelled walls, and orangy brown carpet set the stage. Our ping pong table put up, with old sleeping bags draped over the legs was our backdrop.
And check out our costumes rigged from our every-day clothes, a halloween costume and some artfully altered pieces of cardboard.
Tanis is wearing my old, winter, school uniform from Murrays Bay Intermediate School(without the green knit tie) and a crown I think she made and decorated herself. I'm guessing she was King Henry. My school friend is wearing the yellow cardigan I crocheted for myself when I was 12 and she has a white slip draped over her head. I still remember her cats eye glasses. She must have been one of the wives. As was I and another friend. Both of us have skirts on our heads.
Kim is wearing a home made clown costume with some kind of hand knitted toque. If he wasn't the court jester he should have been. What a get-up.
I'm not sure how Bernard got out of participating?
I think I feel a scrapbook page coming on.
Here's a couple of CJ pages I've been working on. These are 8x8 pages that are done for the recipients photos on a theme of their choosing. Teresa's theme was 'About Us'.
Carla's theme was 'Travel'
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Daniel, knowing his Dad would be the biggest tease of all, made sure all of us at home got to hear about those lecherous, handwritten missives.
One of those notes was a D. U. N. C. A. N. note...
D is for darling,
U is for ultimate,
N is for neato... You get the idea.
Another of the notes was straight from a romance novel and went on about his manly chest and muscular arms. A bit much for an almost 13 year old, I thought.
The girl finally came forward and Duncan ate his lunch with her for about a week. Then he broke it off, telling us she was moving too fast for him.
So last night the subject of girls came up... and popularity... and who was the best looking... and eventually Duncan's love notes were mentioned.
Daniel started smirking and then choking on his giggles. He was obviously trying to hold something back. So Rick went to work on him...
and the truth finally came out.
Daniel and two girls the boys have gone to school with since kindergarten, had collaborated to write the raunchy notes. They sneaked them into Duncan's locker and watched for his reaction. They found a girl, who had a bit of a crush on Duncan, to own up to the notes. Apparently she quite liked Duncan and was more than willing to play along if she got the chance to be his girlfriend, if only for a week.
That Daniel can keep a secret. If I ever have any big secrets he will be the one to keep them. We had not a clue that he had set up Dunc for months and months.
Duncan is promising a payback.
I'll let you know when and where.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Breanna is counting for Hide 'n Seek; not pouting as I was asked earlier today :)
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Here's me at 3 months old...
and the puppy we had way back then...
Photo's of a home in progress...
I love the Fancy Pants 'glitter cut' on the right hand side of the Home layout. The papers for all three layouts are doodlebug; loads of texture with the flocking and glitter.
I jotted the quote down in the back of my planner ages ago and thought it was perfect for this photo of Daniel; Tired and cold after a long, fun, exhausting day on the water.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
• Wallet sized photos
• 12 x 12 transparency
• Photo corners
• Stickers(my sheet had hole reinforcers, alphas…)
• Transparent journaling spots
Cut the 12 x 12 transparency into quarters. You now have four 6”x6” pages.
Stack them and use a hole punch to make 3 holes down the right side. Use hole reinforcers on the outside of the first and last page.
Now design your pages. I used photo corners to adhere my photos. I also made sure to put horizontal photos back to back and vertical photos back to back. Rubons are perfect for transparent pages because they are black on both sides.
If you use transparent journaling spots they can be seen from both sides BUT your writing will be backwards on one side. I got around this by strategically placing my blooms and bling. I would write my journaling on one side at the top of the journaling spot. Put blooms below. Flip the page over and cover the backwards writing with blooms and bling, then write my journaling on the bottom of the journaling spot.
Tie your finished pages together with some pretty ribbon.