Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jigsaw puzzles of your own
Papa and Jordana

Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups Of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
when 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full..They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
‘Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and Favorite passions--things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
So... Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
'Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that Really matter.Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.
'One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.
'Please share this with someone you care about.

This was an email I recieved maybe me think of all the people I love and how much each one of you mean to me . So this is to all we LOVE & MISS

I love this new site that Barb show me it is fun ..would say go and have some fun there...I am
Create jigsaw
Grama and Jordana
the site is here just click and you will be there

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Jim
To my brother..hope the day it filled with fun and from all us.
Thanks to Olivia (aka Barb) for the elements and paper used for this layout
you can purchase this kit at Sophia Shoppe the kit is called Junkyard Garden #1 she also has a second kit out for Junkyard Garden #2 ...both are worth having .
My SIL found this site its called Dumpr - and you can play with several FREE effects and save them too, as well as some paid pro ones too. Just click HERE. Give it a try it is awesome
check out her blog Mrs.Miles to see the things that can be done with this program.

Digital Camera Fun
New Haircut

Happy Birthday Kayla ....your in the museum ..awesome girl

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Credit : KimB

Well this week is the last week the kids have to play ....but our girl has started the road to getting ready for school ..she is entering Grade 7 ...and it is a biggy. Monday new colors for her braces and today the haircut ..the new look for the start of school ..and our little girl looks so good. Next is clothes shopping .
This weekend is filled right up ...from fishing and having fun and seeing family.
Can't wait to see them.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Well the weekend has ended ..and all have headed home ...thanks to all that came out was fun. I got the afternoon to myself even Papa had to go back to work it was quiet here. DJ and Drew and Keisha had a junior golf tournament to go to. This golf course up here is a great place to have fun in. And they don't mind the kids fact Wednesday night are their nights. Well has you can see by my layout Keisha won a medal for longest drive and longest putt...and her neat little slippers which are to look like golf shoes ..were a prize she picked. Her and Drew had lots of fun ...sorry I missed getting Drew's picture ..he was busy talking to his Uncle.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Well it has been a fun filled weekend in Barriere ...

from Happy Birthday to Corey To Abi and Hannah learning to ride their quad themselves ...
the girls came and spent the weekend with Papa and I ...
so they also got to enjoy birthday celebrations
has you can see from the photos in the slide show fun was had by all .
Keisha and DJ and Barry ....DJ made a mistake of saying sure you can sit on my knee
Keisha is DJ's daughter ..and well Barry figure it out ..hehehe

Keisha and Candy

so after a great Barbq and fun ...of riding the quads and motorcyles everyone gathered to watch fireworks that DJ and Barry had gotten ..what an awesome end to the evening.....thanks everybody for the awesome time

Friday, August 22, 2008

Well today is a special day is our neice 25TH Birthday today .....


enjoy the day and always remembered you are very much loved.

Now the other reasons this is a special day is it Corey's 33 birthday.


Corey is our daughter's man ...and they are coming out to spend the weekend with us.

So I will be posting more as the weekend goes on.

This is a photo I took and I am so proud of hope you enjoy...

this joke below was sent to me by a very special person and I thought it was worth putting up here today...and I agree with what was said ....

That's my story and I am sticking to it.

Way to go ..thanks for sending it ya

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The first sweetheart in the slide show is Hannah(pink shirt) ..last time here she wanted nothing to do with the whole teeth thing ...but this time ..what a change ..she sat for her teeth being cleaned ..a floride treatment and Dr. Wilson to check her teeth ...he told Patty what an awesome job. The doctor ...said keep up the good work. Then Abi(green and white shirt) was next and well this girl is always full of questions between question she had her teeth cleaned and floride and checked ... they were so good . Love you Abi and Hannah
(sorry my pictures aren't the best quality I only had my phone camera with me ...darn)

Monday, August 18, 2008

These Lilies are from my mom's garden ...they are beautiful and she has so many blooms on just one lily the garden mom
Thanks to Olivia (Mrs Miles) for the Junkyard Garden #2 kit used for layout

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Well what can we say ....but HAPPY ya girl

Have a good one ...

Thanks to Olivia aka(Mrs Miles ) for elements and paper used to do this layout the kit is called Junkyard Garden no.2

Which can be purchused at Sophia Shoppe

Friday, August 15, 2008

Just a quick note to say Hi to all and to post this layout ....
Melissa and Rayne going off to Camp Deka
....this will be Melissa first camp.

We'll miss you girl....

This layout is Aug Colour Challenge ......thanks to KimB

Credits to : Scripity Scrap Designs ----Beachy Keen Kit

The Queen & The Princess ---Heart Song Kit

Charlie's Digiscraps---Summer Picnic Kit

Crafty Scrapman---- Gentle Breeze Kit

LouLee Creations ---- Beach Baby Kit

Please check out DSO challenges there are some great ideas and beautiful kits ...and very talented ladies with a whole lot of wisdom and help.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

River Run 2008
Well we made it ...what an awesome time ...I know I have put alot of pictures into the slide show but is was hard trying to decide. So I hope you will be patient and go through the whole show. You will notice the burnt trees and the eerie feeling of the land ..this river flows through the town of Barriere where a few years ago they had that awful fire the land is just starting to come back. We spend the night on a little sandbar see the little yellow flowers ...they looked so neat and were the only flowering thing on our little island. We had our fire for smokies and hot chocolate....and some awesome time fishing ...where we did actually catch fish ...Bare was trying to catch our supper ...the fish were small and also what they call white fish. (Good thing I brought smokies...hehehe). I must say at this point we realized we had an Eagle around ...the next day when we left our neat little island we notice he was with us. He followed for awhile then ..we had two more was neat to watch and also to see them always just there. If you ever get a chance it is a beautiful trip. Well has you can see by my pictures the river has its moments and the wildlife...awesome. I have to say though the one picture I kick myself for not getting was the black bear swimming in the river ...I saw something fall off the bank and then start to was as we got closer and saw it was a black bear . I must say to see the Bald Eagles to Blue Heron to Black Bear ...and these animals were not in the zoo their own place and land...awesome.
Well I hope you enjoy the pictures. I hope you all have a great weekend. We are getting company so I am not sure if I will be blog another page before they arrive . Love to all

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wow it is Tuesday ..summer is moving along so fast ...Bare has had 38 days off and they have been filled with lots of traveling, fishing and visiting with family and friends. This is our last week off so we are doing the North Thompson River ..the river has some good rapids at this time of the year ...we will do a night on the river on one of the great sandy islands that has been formed from the lower river and do some fishing ...I am praying the weather holds for us ...also I hope to get some neat pictures. Barry's next break will be at the end of September.
These holidays have been a really eye opener to many things ...and has open so many things and shown so many things. You learn alot and grow alot ..when colors are shown.

I want to thank my SIL Barb for all the help in learn and giving me the words and love needed to step forward in all doing the layouts and for all the ladies I have been able to chat to for any ideas. I love this scrapbooking ..and the kits that you can get are awesome out of this world ...Olivia(aka Mrs Miles ) like DSO and Sophia Shoppe so if you are even interesting check these shops out ..they even have tutorials to. Well KimB put out a color challenge...and I thought I would like to create some of my own stuff ..well ya ...I will keep working on that . But I did do a layout using elements and paper from other ladies who do know how to create beautiful elements , paper...awesome stuff.

Happy Birthday Maggie

Today is Maggie's b-day ...she is our sister-in-law..hope Billy is spoiling you rotten...enjoy your day and your guys holidays.
Well here it is Kim ..the color challenge layout ...see what I mean about talented ladies.Now I hope I dont forget to thank one of the ladies who product I used for this layout :

KimB for the color challenge these are beautiful colors.
AndreaWhitt--Flower Patch Kit
Digimon --Summer Blues
Queen and the Princess Designs --- QP for DSOCC-Aug
Joni Gray ---Gentle Breezes Kit
CJozzy ---Flowers Feed the Soul Kit

Please forgive me if I have even missed one of you very talented ladies ..there are some very awesome papers ....elements much stuff.

This is Maggie's granddaughter ..we had the privilege of meeting Sienna this summer ...she loves to put animals or things to people are a few that I know of ..for some of the different people she knows ...who summer is the best for you girl.

thanks to Olivia for the kit Peppermint & Polka Dots used for this layout

Well people time for me to get packed and get going ...say a little prayer for Bare and I

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Well here is our weekend at the coast ...we shopped til we dropped at the MetroTown Mall ...
boy that place is big ...if ever going there give yourself a good couple of days to shop it ....the kids enjoyed the skytrain and I must say boy they sure can pack them in to one of those cars ..there are no limit to the number in one said car....scarey
Then on Saturday we headed to

(I know some of the pictures are missing parts ..please just click on that picture and it will open the picture up to the full size ...sorry about that not sure how to correct it )

This our daughter-in-law Mindi and our granddaughter Madison ..we sure enjoyed the summer we got to spend with them ....Mindi loves to create and loves doing reno's and this lady can cook .

The layout used for this picture was a QP using KimB Kit called Just can purchase this kit at DSO shoppe.

Our granddaughter Melissa ..wants to learn to dirt bike ..well she has been saving ...from yard work to washing cars to those of you who help by donating to her fund....this bike is a bit big for her ...but it is a start ..for Papa to show her the ins and outs ..hehehe

This layout was using Olivia Dorazio(aka Mrs Miles) kit Junkyard Garden is an awesome kit ..well worth getting your hands on ...go to Sophia Shoppe she also will be releasing the second part to this awesome kit ...Junkyard Garden TWO....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Well last night was a feed of the pickeral or walleye we had caught on holidays
awesome fish ...everybody who was here enjoyed ...I also put out some pike ..but most liked the pickeral....

NETI ...I did ...I found the pan ..the one you said was the best ....I want to thank all of you that have been hunting for one for me...
Thanks for the hints and all those good recipes...
and this pan cost me a whole $.95 cents ....

Both these layouts used Olivia Kitchen Kit
this kit can be purchased at Sophia Shoppe

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I can not say enough about this awesome kit by Olivia Dorazio (aka Mrs Miles)
my sister-in-law ..I can't found enough pictures to do layouts with this kit...
please check it out is an awesome buy and you can get it at Sophia Shoppe

Hope you enjoy this layout done with the Junkyard Garden kit ...