Saturday, June 27, 2009

A doozie...

We had a doozie of a storm last night. As we were coming back into town last night from picking Bailee up, the sky let loose and down came the rain, only for a few minutes though. Then, as we looked to our left, there was this gorgeous rainbow. It was the first time I think I've ever seen a rainbow in total completion, from beginning to end and all the way through the middle. Pretty amazing and we just had to stop and take a quick pic. Thought I'd share. Have a fabulous weekend...hugs! Brenda

Monday, June 22, 2009

Band Camp

We just got back from taking Bailee to band camp in Powell (about 2-1/2 hours from here) and had the best weekend we've had in a long time. We spent most of our time in Cody, which is such a fun little town. Tons to do and see! She was excited, but I think a bit nervous about what the week would entail, so we tried to reassure her that she would have a great time and that she would probably make all kinds of new friends. She was fortunate enough to score a 1 at her regional festival and so she earned a partial scholorship to Yellowstone Summer Music Camp - woo hoo!!! Pretty expensive camp so every little bit helped for sure :)
This page is of her first-ever band concert and for 6th graders who had never played an instrument before this year, they were awesome. I was really impressed! I love these pictures of her b/c I was sitting quite a ways back and set my camera to no-flash, zoomed in on her and snapped away. The lighting for the most part is natural and I was pretty impressed with how the pics turned out. We are SO very proud of Bailee and the beautiful young woman that she has become. She's awesome!!
The strips of patterned paper were cut from 4 different pieces of patterned paper and then pieced next to each other so as to create a bit of a border across the bottom. Then, those wonderful letters are Thickers - love those things!!! There's the appropriate amount of blingage on there and a little chipboard embellishment. So what'dya think?
Hope your week goes well. I'll have some more to share later - hugs!!! Brenda

Monday, June 15, 2009


Happy June 15th - one week to go and it'll be summer already! We're in full swing around here w/ projects, little classes the girls are taking, summer school fun for our son, and enjoying the freedom of not "having" to work on our house anymore. We closed last week and we've never been so glad to have "nothing" to do! Whew...huge sighs of relief. The only thing we absolutely must do is finish the little bit of trim we didn't get done and that has to be done by Friday.
Here's another page I created while on my trip more than a month ago now. It's when Saige was in the Nutcracker Suite musical at school and it was so much fun...and so sweet. I love the color combo and simple layout of this page. The pictures were what I really wanted to showcase and I'm pleased with the outcome. The colors are so NOT winter and it just makes for a candy-ish feel to the page.
Hope your summer is shaping up to be fun. This weekend we are headed to Cody and Powell to drop Bailee at band camp -she's so excited and we think it'll be a great time for her to learn more about clarinet and fine tuning that for 7th grade - yikes!!! 7th grade??? Have a great evening!