Saturday, July 30, 2011

Not much creative going on, but lots of outdoor fun!

Here is what we've been up to lately:

the path in our back yard:

playing with light:

Eating an icecream cone:

kids playing at the park:

 wild life (a frog found at Sauble Beach):


reflection in water:

just water:

our group at the Bruer cottage:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Camp out in our backyard...

While Noah heads to Edgewood Camp Ethan and I are camping out in the backyard!  We even roasted marshmallows!

Our "small" campfire:

Ethan getting ready to dig in:

 The perfect roasted marshmallow:

One of the many bumble bees in our English style garden:

at Pa's 65th birthday party on Saturday:

Lots of fun the last few days.  (Some more off of my Scrapping Nook list!)



Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in July???? !!!!

The Scrapping Nook is having a quick weekend crop starting today called, "Christmas in July".  This is my last "kick at the can" so to speak as my three month term as Guest Design Team Member is coming to an end. :(  I've had a really great time at this, and hope I have the opportunity to be a design team member again some day.  Here are some of my takes on some of the challenges.  And I've got a few more summer photo challenges too!

A green and red something: (I did a card)

a birthday card for my FIL

One of my FIL's cakes:

The other one (they kind of go together)

someone sleeping in the backseat of the car:

This is a CD/DVD holder:

Two quick Christmas cards:

My challenge:  get some Christmas cards made!!!

use snowflakes:

My favourite summer time drink (ice water, no lemon)

me drinking my favourite summer time drink
(Ethan, age 4, took the photo)



Thursday, July 21, 2011

More summer photo challenges

Trying to get all 100 will be a HUGE challenge!!  but here are a few more...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

more photo challenges for the Scrapping Nook

This is another photo I'm using for the Scrapping Nook's summer photo experience:

Ethan gardening:

 a challenge for going back home:  This was the first Christmas that Brad's extended Becker family had Christmas dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's new apartment away from the farmhouse that was sold.  The painting on the wall is one that Brad did of that farmhouse.

A challenge for two or more generations:  Brad's sister, Tammy, Grandma Becker and cousin Sarah Becker.



Saturday, July 16, 2011

adventure day and more...

Today I'm going to post some photos of what we've been up to since Canada day.  We've had two adventure days (one which I wasn't prepared, because it was sort of an im-promp-to kind) I KNOW!  I, Tracy was not prepared, and didn't have my camera!  Anyway, here they are:

almost home after our road trip to Burlington, Hamilton and Kitchener:  After 9pm (and we left at 7:30 that morning!)

a little Magic for the St. Edmund's Tobermorry Coffee House:

Looking for a spider:

A nap???  Ethan said he wasn't ready for bed - and he told me he would sit "right here until I'm ready"...

Freeze fest last weekend - Ethan rode a pony:

a LO of us at the Bavarian Inn using the BoBunny kit I got from The Scrapping Nook

Noah in the bouncy castle at Freeze fest last weekend:

Little Evelynn Ingrahm (my sister Bonnie's little girl).  On our adventure day, we visited them in Hamilton

Noah, Ethan and Sydney (big sister to Evelynn) playing in the back yard:

Evelynn and I:

Sydney will be a farmer:

In their backyard pool:

On the way through Fergus we saw this sign - (part of the photography challenge at the Nook)


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Canada Day Weekend

It has been a busy one here in our family!  I've managed to get some more photos for The Scrapping Nook's summer photo experience.  And I'll share with you a LO from the Zoology line from Bo Bunny that I've been asked to work with as July is my last month as GDT member.

materials used:  bo bunny paper, journalling spot; maya road flower; bazill cardstock; staedtler pen; basic gray, pink paislee and doodlebug letter stickers; beacons and ez runner adhesive

Here's Ethan showing off his green tea that he shared with me!

Noah waiting for the dark to come

almost dark now...

some fire works using the fireworks setting...