I planned last week to celebrate National Digital Scrapbooking Day on Saturday by scrapbooking most of the day. After I got started that morning, I realized that I had jumped the gun and that special day is this coming Saturday, October 2. Well I went ahead and celebrated anyway and it was simply My very own Digital Scrapbooking Day. It worked out well that way and this coming Saturday I will celebrate again. This time it will actually be National Scrapbooking Day and I will have lots of company online.
Yes, I realize that I've posted layouts of Julia two days in a row. I don't want anyone to feel the least bit slighted. It is just that I finally found the picture that shows the results of my post on September 2. This one was 5 days later, September 7 when Ice Berg finally got home to his girl Julia. They were reunited. It was a big deal after being separated for over a month!
Today has been a very busy day... AGAIN. But I throughly enjoyed it. It started with Ladies' Bible Class where we watched and discussed a Lisa Harper video. Afterwards some of us ate lunch at Panera (one of my favorite lunch places) with some of my favorite people. Can't beat it. I found out one can actually buy some of their salad dressings at a grocery store. That was good news. Now I'm posting another layout from late June. It's another one of Julia posing.
One of our favorite summer foods is corn on the cob. Ron does it well and we eat it often. Of course he had to grill some while the kids were here. It was good to see Caleb want to help. We surely didn't want
him to get his hands burned, but it was funny to see him try to wear Grampa's huge gloves for protection. The great thing was, he was able to manage using those gloves and he didn't get burnt. Good job Caleb!
II was elated yesterday when I figured I was getting close to catching up on my scrapbooking. However, today I'm even more excited. I found a whole lot of pictures taken between July 5 ane the 9th of this year. There are some very good ones. Again, I can hardly wait to work with them.
I'm hoping all of you are doing well in spite of the many troubles that abound this year. May God bless each of you.
Some days it is tough for me to decide which layout to publish. Actually a few times, I've posted more than one. I've loved every one I made today, but will only give you this one of the kids in their backyard with their grandfather Diller. I'm going back to scrapbooking for a while before I need to hit the sack as my dad used to say.
After this, I have only 2 more layouts to do and I'll jump forward to the end of July for a few and then a few the beginning of August. Then I'll be ready to publish my next book. It is wonderful to have all the pictures of our family and friends for layouts. The books mean so much to me, when I take time to look back on them over the years. The Pandemic and Covid slowed me down, but I'm doing fine now. Praise God.
Still trying to catch up after a busy and Covid summer. Wish I had more time in my days. Hate to admit this, but I've slowed down. It takes me longer to do everything...except eat, the one thing I need to do more slowly and less often.
This layout today is of Oliver. It's been too long since he has been on the blog. Look at that perfect smile. Couldn't be a better photo of a sweeter boy.
Our granddaughter Lauren was married on Friday. We have known her husband Pat for many years and are happy to welcome him to our family. It was a lavish and beautiful affair, which we had to miss. Thankfully our daughter took a few pictures, one of which I've used in this layout. But better yet, there were two photographers there who took photos over the two day event. I can hardly wait to see them.
At Union Bar and Soda Fountain, Julia was asked if she would like ice cream. It sounded good, but I think she didn't expect what she got. I'm sitting here wanting to dive right in, but no such luck. No ice cream like that here. It is a good thing because I have no business eating ice cream now. Back to Julia. One half hour later, I believe she had had enough.
This morning I came across some pictures that were taken shortly before my being sick the last part of June. I've been wondering why there were so few pictures from that time. Well, now all we need are some longer days, so that I can catch up on scrapbooking. It is likely, the longer days will not happen, but maybe there will be more time to sit at the computer; or better yet, the Lord willing, I'll regain my speed at making layouts.
Been spending more time lately looking at older books and now know how great it is to have all the memories stored away in that way. I pray that I can keep this up as long as possible.
The weather was just great. It had been so very hot all summer, in the 80's every day and some days it would rise to the 90's. I was so happy to see 60's and 70's again. But is seems in my old age, I chill quicker. I still appreciate the cooler temperatures. I just need a sweater sometimes.
It is a treat to find time to sit on the swing and watch boaters pass us on the lake. It is very relaxing. Maggie enjoys it as well.
I haven't accomplished much more today than to have another blood test done. I have had blood drawn so many times this year, I think I should start charging them for my blood. I'm ready to be done... Any way, I confess, I did not make a single layout today...or yesterday. Today I got this picture of Julia who is ready for her first dance class. I couldn't wait to post it. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a layout.
Yes, I know summer is over. This was back in July. Ava spent quite a bit of time in the pool this year. She totally enjoyed it. She is now back in school. I'm praying it will be a very safe and profitable year in school for her, and for all our grandchilren.
This is Aussie at Bear Tooth Pass in Wyoming. He and his dad have been to Wyoming two years in a row. It must be a good place to get away from it all.
I suggest they go to The South Dakota Badlands next time. I would love to see the pictures from there.
There are very few states I have not visited and the Dakotas are 2 of them. We had planned a trip there once. We were going to rent one of those big camper buses. But something came up and we couldn't go. So I would really like to go see them, but at my age, that is not likely.
If someone close to me goes and takes pictures that would be the closest thing to my being there myself. Don't we always enjoy seeing our family and friends having fun?
We are very proud of Caleb and the decisions he makes. He is a hard worker and always does his best. We are praying for a great year at his new school. He is now in sixth grade at Lincoln IB World School.
Julia has only had one Happy Meal from McDonald's and with it she got a very good friend. She calls 'her' Ice Berg. They have been very close. She has taken her everywhere; but the first of August they were packing to go back home to Colorado...and Ice Berg was left behind. I was not told about it, but when she turned up here looking very lonely I told John and Beth that she had been found. I will be sending her on a long journey all by herself. I hope she is not afraid and will be very happy to see her girl, Julia again.
I was a first grade school teacher for several years before retiring to have a family. My husband and I raised 6 children, four were his and two ours. From '67 to '98, I had children at home. Loved them so much. They were my life. But now that I'm a grandmother and 'retired', I'm pretty much doing what I want. I have been an artist in oils and colored pencil. Now I'm in to digital scrapbooking big time. Besides that, I love Bible study. I belong to the most wonderful group in the world. ORU (Opinions R Us). Among the 9 of us 'girls',are opinions enough to run the world. We travel together,e-mail,'party' and all talk at the same time.
I cherish their friendship.
And my husband loves them all.