Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A quick layout

I haven't shown any scrapbooking in awhile and the name of my blog is suddenly not so fitting....I should probably change it to "A Day in the Life of Gracie" or "All about Gracie." She seems to be the star.

Here's a quick one to keep you thinking one day, I might get up to date on my scanning and posting. I don't think I've put this one up before. Guess who's the star of this one?? That's right!! Gracie.

I have actually been creating up a storm, so soon, I'll have more pictures.

We had a fun weekend in Calgary and have some great ideas for bridesmaids dresses. Now to choose one and get it ordered. Should be fun!

We also went to see the movie "Bridesmaids." Hilarious! Crude and rude, and borderline offensive, but we laughed through the whole thing and re-enacted it for hours afterwards.

Friday, June 24, 2011


I went to my ten year reunion last weekend. I didn't take pictures, nobody arranged a group shot, I did not capture that moment. Oops. Oh well. It was nice to catch up with everyone.

Our grade had so many kids in the last ten years. We were a very fertile group, I guess :)

Here's the only pictures I took. Guess what? They're of Gracie? I have a disease.

Gracie playing with friends Westin and Scarlett (and my friends, Shannon and Kylee - we all had girls within a year of each other Makes it fun when we get together).

So Fun, So Cold

It's finally warm outside!!

We've had a few nice days this summer, but they're spread out and tempered with wind storms and rain showers. Yuck! We've hardly been able to enjoy a real summer day, so when it was hot on our walk at 8:30, yesterday, I realized we had to use the sunshine.

One bump on the head, twenty minutes of fighting with an air compressor, and a few silent curse words later, Gracie had a limp butterfly pool full of ice cold water.

I thought she'd just look at me and ask to go in, but she loved it! It was cold, but she splashed in and out and ran around the grass enjoying quick polar dips.

I put her to work watering flowers while I filled the pool.

And she had a bit of a workout while I washed windows.

Can you tell she's doing dips and push-ups?? We do this a lot at strollercize. She's definitely watching us!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Belated Father's Day

To all of the dad's in my life, especially my dad, aka Papa and Brad, aka, Gracie's dad!!

Hope you all had a great day.

Here's why Gracie loves her dad:

Yes, I can't remember that you can't turn a camera the other way for video... Sorry.

This one's right.

Looks like fun, eh?? They're both performers....

And Gracie loves her Papa and Grand Dad, too:

As do we.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Just Can't Wait

She was so excited for swimming lessons, I came around the corner with a basket of laundry to find her frantically putting on the suit I'd just set out for her.

Lessons were still 4 hours away, but she was in a hurry to get there!!

Notice the swimsuit tangled around her knees??

You can't tell, but it was upside down, she knew her legs went in those holes somehow....

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Few More Fairy Pictures

I couldn't help myself. I had to share some more of these pictures. They're too cute!

As I was taking this, I realized she was going to blow bubbles in the fountain! Yikes! Luckily, she bumped her head on the fountain before she got it in her mouth (and didn't hit her head hard).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Fairy Wings

Sorry the posts are so few and far between lately. We've been crazy busy. Brad's working like a dog and we've had company, been out visiting and been busy with swimming lessons, strollercize, trips to the park and playdates.

Yard work, housecleaning and walking the dog are also keeping us busy, but not as busy as it should be keeping us....

Grams got Gracie and Jada some fairy wings and they loved them! Gracie thought the wings and tutu were fantastic, but Jada liked the magic wand most of all. When Grams told her it was a magic wand, she asked if it worked. What a cutie!

Gracie wore hers out playing around the farm, so mom and I snapped a bunch of pictures, but I haven't gotten any of Jada in her outfit, yet.

Isn't my parent's farm beautiful?? It's so green and lush this year.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

It's the little Things

I've always loved the saying, "It's the little things that make life big.' See it on the sidebar??

Fancy Pants Designs came out with a scrapbooking line called "It's the little Things" and of course, I had to have it!

Here are a few layouts I've done with it:

Cute pictures, right? I love that she's pointing things out to her bear in the book (and the book is about a bear, perfect).

See the candles (under Happy Birthday)? Brad thinks they look like dynamite....

Great colours and very useable. Plus, I love the cute birds. I've got at least three more layouts using this line and love it!!

Sunday, June 05, 2011


I love these pictures!!!! These need to find a home on my wall somewhere.

Look at the big smiles on her face. Too cute!

Fun, fun family time.

Treasured Memories Crop For Slave Lake

Thank you to Treasured Memories in Edmonton for hosting such a great crop, yesterday! The staff, as usual, was helpful, inspiring and so generous.

Yummy food, great company, door prizes, giveaways, and goodie bags, plus access to all kinds of tools, inspiration and a store full of supplies = a super fun day.

Plus, I think a lot of money was raised for the victims of the Slave Lake fires.

Great job!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Playing at the park

Gracie's new favourite thing to do is to play at the park. She loves the slides. The swings are pretty good, but the slides are soooo much fun!

I have lots of videos of this....sorry. If you want, just pick one, you don't have to watch them all. Grandma's, enjoy!

Now, it's just getting her to leave the park which is proving to be a challenge. I have to start walking away without her to get away without a scene. Must work on that...

On a side note, Hummingbird Lane Scrapbooking is opening in Camrose June 7th. More stores! Hooray! If you're in the area, make sure to stop in.