Monday, September 21, 2009

Template # 212

Hi All!
I'm Back!
Oh what a weekend! There is nothing like spending time with family!
We arrived Thursday evening in time to join everyone at the casino for dinner. After dinner we meet up at the campground and sat around the campfire catching up on what's been going on with everyone. Amazing how much happens in 3 short months since the last time we were all together. Friday was a day spent hanging out on the beach, swimming and riding the jet skies. The boy even decided he wanted to learn and was doing very well. So well we let him go on his own and he had a blast! The oldest still won't have anything to do with them. Friday night after the kids had gone to bed it was party time! We put the drinking log on the fire and partied all night. Well a few made it all night I made it till 5 am. Saturday was not a good day for me. I actually had my very first hang over. Nasty, nasty, I do not ever want to repeat that! A couple of beers every few months is one thing but shots of vodka, no way, no how, not ever again. I have no idea how people can do that to them selves over and over. Yuck! Point taken, Lesson learned!
I ended up sleeping most of the day away. However I did feel well enough to enjoy the steak dinner Saturday night! Saturday night we called it an early night so we could be up at a decent time and see everyone as much as possible before it was time for us to leave. Sunday dawned windy as all get out. We had left our jet skies in the water all weekend and were forced to ride them in the 2 foot waves. Now that don't sound so bad if your on a sit down but a single person stand up is a lot harder to balance and control in wind and waves. The main river channel had 4 foot waves rolling on it. I opted to let our nephew ride and I drove the truck and trailer around to the dock. Once I saw the dock it was stress time for me! I had to back that short little trailer down a ramp longer and steeper then I had ever done before. But I did it on the first try! I went very slow with an audience all watching my every move. Yep the ramp was busy with people all wanting to get there boats out of the water in that wind. I had a sign on me that said
" look out inexperienced trailer backer upper!"
On the way home we ran out of gas just a mile and a half from home. Thankfully we had extra in the trailer storage box and were on our way again in just a few minutes. The down side is that the in laws were on there way home today when a Turkey Vulcher that was scavenging on the side of the road came right through the windshield of there pickup! Thankfully everyone is OK. They are spending the night in a little bitty town in the middle of Nebraska while the glue on the new windshield cures so they can drive the rest of the way back to Colorado on Tuesday.
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Tonight I have a bunch of layouts to share with you all. These first two are comparisons of what the bays along the river looked like in 2005 during the severe drought and now when the "Mighty Mo" is back to her true form, the way it was when I was a child. The Missouri River holds a lot of my childhood memories. You will see that in a few more layouts that I will share later in the week.
Font: Stencil & Saginaw
Anchor is from "Summer Memories" by: ? No TOU
Grass is from "Sea Breezes" by: Dreamsfulfilled
Tag and Staple from "Falling for Him/Her" by: Scraps 'n Pieces
Main Kit used "The Great Outdoors" by: CuddleBeez
If you look close you can see a boat dock on the left of these two pictures. One is high and dry and the other is just barely above the water now.
Fonts: Stencil & Saginaw
Tag and Staple from "Falling For Him/Her" by: Scraps 'n Pieces
Prop and String bow from "Summer Memories" by ? No TOU
Main Kit used "The Great Outdoors" by CuddleBeez
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This next one I should have shown you last Monday, but I forgot I had a LO to go with the template!

Template #211

Kit: "Pool Party" by Scraps 'n Pieces

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Robin -

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Mary-
Papers are from "Autumn Bliss"...collab kit done with Tempus Fugit and NBK
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Did anyone notice that Robin's LO and my first LO tonight both used Template #171!
Same Template and yet very different Layouts!
Thank you everyone for sharing your layout's with us.
You have all done such wonderful work! So creative and full of new ideas for us all to try!
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Tonight's Freebie Template #212

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Until next time...

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4 comments:

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Sep [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 22 Sep [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 11 post on Sep. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

Barbara said...

Thank you!

The Nielsen Family said...

Hi, thanks for using my kits and thanks for all of your wonderful templates.
Lori
Scraps N Pieces