Here are Steph and Mary eating pie at the End of the Thread coffee shop that was in Wooler. Everyone LOVED that coffee shop. The owners moved the coffee shop to Brighton where they now have more traffic and business. I have to say, the move made a lot of our family members sad. The coffee shop had been a pleasant distraction for them. Not much happens in a sleepy little hamlet like where we live. Anyway, I managed to get quite a few photos on various trips to the shop for souvenirs.
Paper is Prima Printables, flowers by Prima.
Here we are, way back when at Presqu’ile. We would fix a picnic supper the night before, pick up the girls from the sitter after work, load up the bikes and drive off to Presqu’ile. If we didn’t go riding at Presqu’ile, sometimes we would all go riding single file up the Old Wooler road. I’ll never forget the time poor Jacqui went over on that road, and right into the ditch. She used to get annoyed because I’d ride behind her to make sure she was ok. That particular day she make me ride in front of her. I turned to look to see if she was ok. There she was, riding along and kind of annoyed that I peeked. I looked again shortly after, and she was gone. Had fallen right over in the ditch, and was so little she had disappeared. She let me ride behind her again after that.
Paper and stickers are American Crafts Dear Lizzy Spring Swallowtail Social. A beautiful new line I bought at Marchant’s Paper Memories in Kingston.
Here is Chris in May 2005 receiving his yellow belt at Karate. What a proud day for him! This was a group for kids out at the base. He and Scott joined an adult group when he was a little older, because his friend David and Dad were members. They enjoyed that for a while together.
I bought the paper at Bizzy B’s. From France. Have to laugh every time I hear that. Still remember the Coneheads, the Saturday Night Live skit with Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin and good old what’s his name. They were from France.
Here’s a layout of Chris and his Uncle Buck. Buck is Scott’s brother and is Chris’ godfather. He started calling himself “The Real Uncle Buck” when the movie “Uncle Buck” with John Candy came out. That was way before Chris’ time. The movie came out in 1989.
Anyway, paper used is Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker North Pole Nights “An Elf Came to Visit“.
Here is a layout of my youngest daughter Mary last Christmas. She is up bright and early and always very expressive when she opens her stocking and her gifts. A joy to photograph! I get up as soon as I hear her stirring, because I love to see the look on her face. Her brother sleeps in later now that he is older. He is a little more low key.
Here is Steph at our place in August 2009. We were all playing a game of Settlers of Catan. Papers are from K & Company, rubons from Basic Grey.
This is a take from the Sketchy Thursdays sketch from March 11, 2010.
We LOVE that place. It is a haven. This is Mary out playing in it. The family was back there on a holiday weekend. I placed the fox in the layout, because Mary spotted it in my embellishments and fell in love with it. I promised I would use it in a layout for her. The bracket is made from Bella Blvd Honey I’m Home by Stephanie Hunt. Background paper is from a scrappad I had in my stash.
My son Chris and his buddy. Paper is Scrap Within Reach Industrial Park Collection Warehouse and The Factory from Scraptivity’s March 2009 kit. Great kit, I’ve made a few layouts with it for my son.
I”m registered for two of them!
I’ m so excited.
Going with my second scrapbooking friend named Colleen to the Great Lakes Mega Meet. (Yes I have two scrapbooking friends named Colleen.) She goes often, but this will be my first time there.
… and Tim Holtz!
I need to settle down and get working on my essay.
Our eldest daughter Nikki at our place last Easter. We were having a blast in the backyard as usual, and we were playing basketball in the driveway.
Paper is from December 2007 Scraptivity Kit, Fancy Pants Crush Devoted by Michelle Coleman. I used flocking from We R Memory Keepers kit from the same Scraptivity Kit.