Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Glorious sunshine

for the last few days, I love it! I feel like I am waking up :) I hope it will last a few more days, so that all that snow has a chance to melt, good riddance! Gabi and I went for a walk day before yesterday, it had been a long time since we made the round around the park (which is about the only place you can walk here, we need to find someplace new, I am running out of things to photograph :)) It was still cold, but oh, so pleasant to be basking in the sun
Saturday we went to see our friends in Altoona, went to Sam's to spend a ton of money on next to nothing and then went out to dinner with them and another couple of friends. We had such a great time, Gabrielle was laughing so hard, sitting next to Mark and listening to his stories, I think her sides were hurting. I haven't laughed this much in a long time, it really felt great! I just love their St. Bernard, that dog loves me and comes running and slobbering all over me every time she sees me. It sure feels great to be loved :)
At DD things have been a little quiet this past week, I think everybody is still in shock over Bonnie's passing and tribute pages are popping up every day in the gallery. I don't remember if I mentioned that we are making a book, or I should say Katie is. All the pages in a book for her son. I think he will enjoy that.
Here is the one I did

I never had the chance to meet her in person, but I really felt like I lost a friend that day...

then I continued with my playground pictures

I am in the process of putting all my pages into folders either for the kids or for the family and I have a tough time deciding how to do this. Do I put all the pages in 2? I would like to have these in my album too, but the cost of printing 100s of pages is prohibitive. I guess I can always reprint them eventually. Man is that a lot of work, I mean, I am going back to 2008. I prepaid for something like 400 pages at Scrapping Simply but I don't think that will be enough. Here I thought I was buying for the future, but I will have to shell out some more money.

This was just a silly page about the weather. It was the first day we saw some blue sky and I thought I woke up in a different country that day.

That picture was taken the day Gabi and I went for the walk and I looked at it later and started thinking how the vastness and the glorious sunshine fills you with hope and trust and ultimately that is what leads us to our faith. That's how that page came to be...
And lastly I just finished my latest 365 page, pretty much the same as the others, just different pictures. It takes forever to come up with some cute embellishments for the pages though

I really need something else to take pictures of than my cat, don't you think? :)

Gabrielle just signed up for Volleyball at the highschool. I am afraid she is biting off more than she can chew. They want her to be at practice every single day or she won't be allowed to play. I asked her how she was thinking of accomplishing that with Karate, piano, play practice at school, homework and dinner. We'll see. She might not be able to stay in it. She went last night for the first time and told me in how poor condition she is. Good thing I don't have to do this, I'd be dead on the floor if she can't do it, as fit as she is.
I have to get her application for school filled out. I can't even believe my baby is going to Highschool this year, too depressing. Of course she is all excited and rightfully so.
Well, I have to practice piano, my lesson is today and I have not had a good week to do anything with it, just putting it off every day...
Talk to you all soon, have a wonderful day and I hope you have as much sunshine as we do today


Terry said...

sounds like you had a great time! Hey--I am going to be MIA for the next week or so. Taking time off next week and going to visit our daughter. Just wanted you to know so not to worry!!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful layouts, Anke. I'm sure I've said it before, your work is always inspiring!

latz said...

Sounds busy around your place as usual. Next fall I'll have one on either end of the school spectrum: last year of high school and entering 1st grade.

I too am anxiously awaiting the spring. It rained for the past two days and most of the snow is gone. I just hope it doesn't create flooding problems in the area. Not for me personally since I live on top of a high bluff.

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