Saturday, May 26, 2012

Marlee booboo dental surgery - LOAD512: Day25

One more down and I think maybe 4 for this album?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I finally did it!

Read Harry Potter that is. 
After much pressure from Matthew, I finally succumbed and read the first book. 
 I was pleasantly surprised.  It is indeed well written and a good storyline.  The real pressure came because he wants to watch the movie.  We plan to on Friday night. 
Now I am off to start book #2.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Celebrate Summer 2011 - LOAD512: Day20

Today's prompt was Sketchy Sunday - take a sketch and alter it in some way.  I am still away and had this one set up to work on.  This was started about 2 years ago at our LSS and has been sitting around waiting for photos and journaling.  I did alter the way the photos were planned so it actually fits the prompt. 

The journaling reads:
"We had an amazing summer.  We made a huge bucket list of activities to do.  We didn’t get to all of them but we sure had a fun time trying.  Here are a few things we did do: Boating with Holjak’s | Indoor golf game | Big bubbles | Matt had over 50 baseball games or practices | Hikes through the woods behind ***** | Two-week trip to Thunder Bay | Cierra to **** Camp; ice cream cones and swinging | Pandamania Summer Camp at church | Hiking at the **** | Daycare days with Jones kids and Carter | and more...! "

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Christmas Questions (web) - LOAD512: Day12

Via Flickr:
I found a number of Chirstmas slides without details. I decided to journal about them anyway.

template - LJD_Template107 (altered)
papers - K Pertiet FLourished Christmas papers 1,2,3 & Simple ClassicKPertiet - Ledger HOliday CHRISTMAS2
fonts - arial, monotype corsiva

Friday, May 11, 2012

Jump - LOAD512: Day11

Jump - LOAD512: Day11
Originally uploaded by Alijoyc
Sometimes there just isn't much of a is Matthew playing at the park doing one of his favourite things.

Favourite Photo Friday

Welcome to Favourite Photo Friday!

Who: Marlee
When: February 2012
Where: Home

Even though the photo is a bit blurry it is one of my favourites.  Marlee had just received this dress from a friend and immediately had to have a fashion show.  Complete to the shoes.  SO typical.  Her clothing style is starting to change - less miss matched items (still the odd socks) but she is really liking to get girly.  She doesn't find it practical for school and prefers leggings and pants but it is interesting watching her style evolve.  She also loves getting her hair done - the buns were courtesy of Ya-Ya. 

Road Trip - LOAD512: Day10

Road Trip - LOAD512: Day10
Originally uploaded by Alijoyc
I didn't follow the prompt again today which was to scraplift a cereal box. Instead I wrote about a long ago road trip...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The daily trek - LOAD512: Day9

Gotta love digital! I had another layout in mind, got halfway done, went out for the evening and then exhaustion set in. I was ablet o pull this one together in less than 30 minutes, got hte sotry done and even followed today's prompt of using 6+ photos. Yey!

Slide play - LOAD512: Day8

Slide play - LOAD512: Day8
Originally uploaded by Alijoyc
A super quickie today! These photos have been in a to do pile forever. Not spectacular but done!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mitchell 6 months - LOAD512 - Day7

Today's prompt was a Manic Monday - 30 minute day. I was able to do this layout in 30 minutes. I did a layout for each month showing Mitchell's growth during his first year. Somehow I missed a few months so I am finishing them up now.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wedding album A & D - Getting Ready - web

Wedding album A & D - The Ceremony - web

Wedding album A & D - The Best Man - web

Via Flickr:
Now that we are coming up on our 15th wedding anniversary I figured it was time to actually finish our mini wedding album.

This is following the Simple Scrapbooks Make a wedding album design.
I've had bits and pieces of pages done, journaling left and general assembly. I'm hoping that I can do a few pages each night and complete it - FINALLY!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Favourite Photo Friday

Ahhh I was so creative with the first....Matty in a pot and later Matty in a bucket...

Back for Favourite Photo Friday.
Who: Matthew; aged 6 months
When: May 18, 2003
Where: In front of our house

Number 2 and 3 do not have such creative poses.  In fact we were just realizing that number three's last professional photo was taken when he was 6 months old.  Oops, somehow We've let THAT happen.  Well in reality this just applies to professional photos.  I think he has more photos than the other two since he is all digital.
Anyway, I digress.  I love this photo because it reminds of an Anne Geddes photo.  Matt was so agreeable and content. He was at just the right age.  He is just cute!  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

cupcake fiasco - LOAD512: Day3

I followed the prompt of using holiday colours on a non-holiday layout. TFL!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lordy Lordy!

Look who's Forty!

It seems we've been waiting for this day for quite a while.  It is a big year for us.  Drew finally turned forty today.  We celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in August and I turn 40 in September.  But hah - Drew is the first to celebrate!

I'd love to present a wonderful photo collage of Drew's last 40 years but unfortunately we have only a few photos of his earlier years.  I obviously need to do a bit of scanning of what we do have.  I have also lost all of the tagged photos of him so to go back through the years is a bit more of a task than I can do right now.  But I will share a few...

Here we have one of the youngest photos we have.  Isn't he sweet?

Ahh the teenage years.  One day there may be a whole post on those days.  I was certainly privileged to know him since grade 9.
 Here we have his alter ego Dougie - present in the early days of our marriage. 
I am happy to report that he has really grown since then.
 And most recently (again, I need to take more photos of him in action), Drew as an amazing dad. 

Happy birthday Drew!  We are so happy with who you have become. You are a great husband, father, son, brother, coworker, boss - you name it.  We hope you had a great day.  We are sorry that you didn't get the boat you wanted, but hope you enjoyed your day otherwise.
We love you restless one! :)

Pieces of Me - LOAD512: Day2

I've had this one in the to do pile for a while - actually with Matthew's word, which are now quite outdated. This goes with the prompt of no photo and somewhat with yesterdays self-portrait. TFL!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

our artist {Marlee} - LOAD512 - Day1

Another LOAD has begun! If you click on the photo you can get the info and sources in flickr.

I decided not to go with the prompt today (using a self portrait) as it usually takes me a day or so to get it wrapped around my brain - that and I am not organized enough to pull it all together.


April 2012 Wrap-up

It’s that time again!  Another month has passed us by and it is time for a wrap-up.  So why do I do this? First of all my memory is terrible and often find myself wondering when such and such happened. Second of all I love lists and information. Third of all I believe I am a type A personality. Let's just say that I like to see my life all wrapped up, nice and tidy with a bow. Enough said.

Here's a look at our month:
Entertainment – what we’re looking at , listening to and going to!

Books, Magazines, Blogs read:
Titanic: Collision Course, Titanic: S.O.S. by Gordon Korman
The Vow by Kim and Krickett Carpenter
TV, Movies, Live Entertainment:
Bones -Season 5 (Netflix)
Walking tall Netflix)
Not Easily Broken (DVD)
S.A.L.T. (Library)
The Help (library)
Daily Happenings & Special Events:
Road trip to South Carolina to visit Sarah, John, Macy; North Carolina to visit H family
Sam’s birthday (28th)
Travel (1 hr plus):
South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia,
Financial/ changes to the house etc.: (gifts, renos, big purchases, household purchases)
Odyssey brakes
Desktop computer repair/ new laptop
Trip to USA
Summer camp for kids
Pot of gold for Sam
Health/Development/ Exercise/ Extra Curricular Activities:
Drew: Running
Alison: Exercise; Dr Br appt 25th; (pregnancy: +17 lbs; sciatica better, some leg cramps)
Cierra: BOOTC; bowling; Fashion Show
Matt: VPO; church drama; “minecraft” game; “um uhh”
Marlee: purge-purge-purge!
see 2 year blog update; EC/ Sleep log; started to sign please, all done, eat regularly

Accomplishments/ Disappointments (Goals - Gotta Do’s, Wanna do’s; OLW, projects)
True Scrap (April 20-22); caught up on OLW, MMEW
All Around Us/ Other (News, Trends, Births, Deaths, World Events, City News Etc):