Monday, June 28, 2010

Proud moments

Aaron graduated from grade 8 with the computer and technology award, a citizenship and an academic award. It was nice Oma, Opa, Granny, Aunt Annemarie and Aunt Carol were able to join in the celebration.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Photos by the bridge

For our photography class we met by the bridge. Of course chosing one of the longest nights of the year to take night shots had us waiting until almost 10 for it to be dark enough to use the bulb setting on the cameras.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Strathroy Turkeyfest 2010

We just returned from the Strathroy Turkeyfest. Jenna found some friends and had a blast with her ride all evening wrist band. I was playing with my camera and got some fun shots.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lazy Sunday afternoon

Just spent the morning at the 1st Strathroy Swim Up Ceremony and have returned home without my boys. They are busy doing "guy" things together. At home, I have lots I could be doing but I'm spending some time on this lazy Sunday afternoon watching old movies. I caught the last few minutes of the Wedding Singer and a little over half of You've Got Mail.

Back from class trip

Aaron returned from his 4 day class trip to Celtic Sports and Leadership camp and had so much to talk about. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with his classmates.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Going to simplify my life

I have not made a card or scrapbooked in so long. My craftroom is so full of wonderful supplies I have collected along the way but cannot even find my workspace. I am starting to feel guilty if I even think of shopping for more supplies. It is for this reason, I have decided to simplify my life and step down as a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I have met some extremely friendly and creative people on my journey of working in the scrapbook and stamping industry. In fact everywhere I go if I know someone, my daughter says, "Don't tell me, you know them through scrapbooking". To these people I say thank you. I'd also like to thank my customers, you know who you are, for your continued support.
By doing this I hope to relieve some of the self imposed pressure and get back to the real reason I started scrapbooking when my son, Aaron was born 14 years ago. Creating with paper keeps me sane. At the end of the day if I have created something, I have a tangible measure of the success of my day.