Sunday, April 29, 2007


We had woman's group at my house last night. 7 woman showed up and it was fantastic.
We had a pot luck supper and I didn't state what I wanted people to bring and the assortment was amazing. I must say a special thanks to Tanya's husband "mr. Rycroft" for making up such lovely dishes of lettuce raps and Taramazo. Your wife was a total hit.. It is all because of you.. !!!! (this time)
With that we had grilled shrimp and grilled veggies, smokies, cauliflower and broccoli salad, 2 Caesar salads and Stacey made this fantastic pizza with cambizola cheese, purple onion, pine nuts and pear. It was a great appetizer plus at 11ish we had another round of it. We spent the night visiting tell 1:30. Anne was the winner by default for the next round, she was the only 1 here that had not won yet this year. Obviously winding down for another year. She was talking about going golfing in may.. here is hoping.

to all the woman in womans group that read this. Thanks for another great time.
I look so forward to our monthly gatherings. twink.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Time for a Change

It feels like spring and I thought this would be a great time for a change.
Let me know what you think of the new colors and pictures. Self portraits are always fun and quite frankly no one takes any pictures of me.. These were taken at the "bloomin' Inn" in Pincher creek. Us girls were just fooling around and took some picture. It was a great weekend. I plan to digitally do some layouts of all four of us girls that went. Look for those posts down the road. I set out to be done my blog change by 10 am tonite. Here it is 11;20 and I'm still typing away.
I had a fantastic day today and felt that I accomplished a lot. I am thankful for days like this. Sometimes it is just nice to be at home.!!!!
Have a super day

Friday, April 20, 2007

Want to Bar B Q

It's a beautiful April Morning, as I am preparing to depart for the "blooming Inn" for a weekend of scrapbooking this is the weather we are facing. The bus was 15 minutes late picking up the kids and I know the roads are going to be slow going too.
It is still on the warm side and that it making things messy.. I couldn't even open the gate to feed the horses this morning. The blowing wet snow has put a sheet of ice on everything.

we should be bar b qing... not shoveling. I think we are all tired of the snow.
have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

These are the picture I took yesterday. trying some new things with my camera and lighting that I learned from my photo class the other night.
This one I find a bit blurry or grainy. I took them all in priority setting, something Amy says she uses all the time. I think I will have to play with it.

This one is obviously altered. I did some cropping and tilting. Changed the core and work with the shadow and the brightness. I enjoy working with that sort of thing with my pictures.

Cropped this one a bit. I was really trying to focus on her new smile she got over Easter. Both front teeth gone... Added a few swirls changed the angle of the picture, a solid background and a little text and boom. A cute little picture.
Again, quality isn't what I would like but working with natural lite and new settings. I will learn.!!

This one I cropped and changed to black and white. I really over exaggerated the black and white to get that funky feel. I love altering my photos ... It's amazing how each ERA of time has it's own look.. Not sure which this one came from.. I love the dark shadow behind her and the over exposed look of her shirt.

Well that is my mini photo shoot last night with my kids. 7pm in front of my office window.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Photo Class

Well tonite I took a phote class from Amy at the Scrapbook Shoppe here in Strathmore.

She put on an excellent class.. I had a few questions going into it tonight and she was able to answer them all.

I unfortantly don't have any new pictures to post. I will try my hand at a few tommorrow.
I am leaving for a scrapbooking retreat this weekend, I would like to have new pictures to take with me. I just haven't taken any.

I brought my new trailer home yesterday.. I will start by taking pictures of that and posting. I'm very excited about having a new trailer. I can't wait to get out there and use it.

have a good night.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A good feeling

Image my excitement to get home tonite at 8pm and find over 50 emails from all my friends, family and some work.
I must say, the best email came from Amy... She told me of her blog and I of course had to have a look.. I'm addicted to other blogs..!!!
As I read her blog, I found a post from her day at the "spa". click on the link below and have a look at her post.. heck, have a look at her whole blog it is great.
Amy thanks for the nice words and we are glad that you had a great day with us..a great post

Monday, April 9, 2007

Family Easter

Well we all made it to Melfort for Easter. Here is the group of just before a friendly card game Saturday night. The kids have enjoyed their time in Melfort and we have all had a chance to relax. Jim drove out with us then wendel drove him back on Sunday to the airport and he flew back to Strathmore.

We are staying tell Wednesday... I have had a massage and I am planning another before leaving. I will be totally relaxed to go back to reality.

I am missing my gal pals.. and thanks Tanya for the great comments. It was great to log into my blog tonite and read that nice little note.

Carol, good to hear from you. thanks for commenting and congratulations on the new addition to your family.
Hope the easter bunny was good to everyone and that you are too getting rested up.


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

going home

The Map to Melfort
We are off to Saskatchewan for a few days.
I should be packing as I'm typing.. Just saving that tell morning, so I can be good and stressed about it. Going to get the kids off to school and then get it all together.

Have a look at the map and you can even look at Melfort or Strathmore via satelite.
A little computer fun for a while.

Have a happy Easter, I hope this holiday gives you time with your family, and many blessing.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Hockey mamma's

Well hockey has come to a close in our home. Tonight the boys had there hockey wind up with their team and families. After swimming for an hour with the team the boys moved on to the civic centre for some bbq and floor hockey. It was a fun night for everyone.

We had a great bunch of parents this year and I personally had a ton of fun. Thanks for all the goodtimes.