Sunday, August 29, 2010

I've been busy....

Working... scrapping... playing... and (generally speaking) enjoying this summer!

Last weekend was packed with fun stuff.  On Saturday, I took a class from super sweet Sarah.  How could I say no to her invite and miss the chance to (a) meet in person, (b) check out a new to me scrapbooking store and (c) use two of my favorite things... Basic Grey Origins patterned papers and a Sketchy Thursdays sketch?!  I had a great time chatting with Sarah and the other cute lady taking the class.  And I got these two layouts done by the end of the weekend (once I printed pics on Sunday)!
Pictures from our stream fishing hike a few weeks ago.  See all the trout in the middle picture?!  It was so much fun... nothing better than being alone in the woods with my husband, not a soul in sight!! :)
And these pics are of our dog Scarlet playing with her new boy toy Clark Kent the next day on Sunday!!
And before I go and share more pics of Scarlet and her new man, I have to share one more layout I made as a result of this class... I couldn't resist buying a few extra sheets of patterned paper from that line and making this:
Another photo from our day of stream fishing.  I couldn't believe how cool this photo turned out given that I was using our point-and-shoot waterproof camera!!  Definitely proves the theory that you don't always have to have a fancy camera to get an amazing photo!! :)
And I also made this card, using last week's Sketchy Thursday card sketch:
Bad lighting for this photo... the color is kinda off, but I love how it turned out!! Used up some scraps from the class.
For supplies, you can see all three layouts and the cardin my gallery here.

So that was Saturday and on Sunday, we went to meet up with Brianne and her little man Clark Kent:

Not to be confused with our little lady Scarlet:

Not that I am biased or anything... but it's so adorable!!


That's our Scarlet on the left and Mr. Clark Kent on the right!  Don't they make the cutest couple?! :) lol

Today, Bri and Clark Kent came to visit us here at the house and play.  I didn't get any pictures, but they are definitely more used to each other and were having so much fun playing together. :)

Be back tomorrow with a quick layout to share for this week's Sketchy Thursday challenge and later this week with the yummy recipe for zucchini (that I think I mentioned last week...).  What did you do this weekend?!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lesson: Gravity

So I admittedly do not get to spend as much time with my family as I would like.  Which definitely includes my nephew... whom I know I talk about often around here!  But we do get to talk on the phone pretty regularly, as well as text messages, so I get to keep up with everything that I'm missing out on.  My sister often tells me random stories about my nephew and this one was just too funny not to capture for posterity in that cute kid's scrapbook:

Published on examiner.com on August 23, 2010.
As soon as she told me the story, I laughed and remembered his goofy poses, smacking his head last summer!  I absolutely love how it turned out.  It's definitely something he will look back at one day and laugh at!! :)

Last weekend was busy and a TON of fun!!  I'm sleepy and have a 5:45 wakeup call for a workout with the girls, so I'll be back later this week with some pictures from our weekend.  But I will show you this.... Scarlet had a playdate with her new boyfriend Mr. Clark Kent!! hee hee!!

Our cute little Scarlet is on the left and that's Clark on the right.  Cute right?!  Be back soon to share some more and a super yummy recipe I made for dinner tonight!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Neglected....

That's how my poor blog feels I think!! :)  I have a whole bunch of posts in the works of things I want to commit to paper (so to speak)... I just have not had the time.  So this month has been busy, great, challenging, exhausting, but overall just good. 

Last weekend we made like the pets and did nothing.  It was perfect!!  We watched a lot of Whale Wars.
I'll admit, I'm obsessed with watching this now.  Brian doesn't mind and watches it with me.  I love the Sea Shepards.  I totally cheer them on for preventing the unnecessary slaughter of whales.  If I ever won the lottery, I'd definitely be sending them some money.  Have you seen this show?

Speaking of animals.... we have this one lounging around the house 24/7:
Published on examiner.com on August 17, 2010.
The other two have nothing on Nala.  She is always curled up on the couch or on a chair in our bedroom. 

So there's my random post for the night.  I'm hoping to get more time to write on here in the upcoming weeks... post more regularly... we will see how that goes!  Hope you are enjoying your summer, I know I am! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scarlet at the Beach

It's a rough life ya know.... being a dog.

Especially when your servants... I mean owners.... take you to the beach to play with your frisbee on the weekend!! :)

Yep, she's shaking it mid-run.  It's an effective strategy for killing the frisbee!!

See... effective. ;)

Love this action picture of Brian jumping.  I'm not sure why he's jumping.... but it's still a cool picture!!

As much as I like the last action shot, this was my favorite.  One happy dog! ;)

Yep, definitely one happy doggie!!

This is my 8th summer living in Monterey County and I don't think I'll ever be used to foggy, 60 degree afternoons at the beach like this!!  At least it isn't crowded so Scarlet can run around and play.

And I have to say, I was inspired by Amanda to improve my photos of Scarlet.  She has two boston terriers like Scarlet and has some great tips on taking action shots of the doggies.  If you get a chance, go check out Howie and Miley.... they are so cute!!

Hope you are having a good week!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Country Boy

We grew up in the country. On twenty acres to be exact!   I loved it and I miss that kind of peace and quiet now that I'm a city dweller.  Granted, not a big city, but I still live on an acre and hear my neighbors 24/7!  So it makes me happy to see my nephew growing up where we grew up, in the country.  And he loves the great outdoors too!  He recently got his first fishing pole, likes to fish and went on his first camping trip last weekend. Love it!

Published on examiner.com on August 8, 2010.
Aside from that layout, I also added this layout to his scrapbook in the last week:

More details here on Flamingo Scraps.

Hoping that we get to visit soon.  I need my nephew fix!! :)

I'll be back this week to share some pictures from our trip to the beach Saturday and some of the yummy things I've made in the past couple of days!   Have a great week!! :)

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