Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Apologies, Winner Announcement and Lake photos...

I am SO SORRY!!!! That I haven’t been back on here since the blog hop almost a month ago…No excuses…just didn’t get back here…kept forgetting that I promised some blog candy..would remember when I was away from the computer…went camping for a week…uh…I guess I said no excuses…and there I go…making them…anyway…for those of you that visited my blog during the hop and were wondering about the blog candy I promised and if you won or not..with out further ado…I had my DH tell me a number between 1-72..which is where my count was at the time…and he picked 56…so the WINNER is…Leah…Leah's comment was "I want to say that mine is family picnics at my Grandma Gigi's. She's now passed away, but I remember the special drinks and treats she would make then she'd give us sparklers to light off. We then as a family would go to our local state park for some fireworks. What a great ending to a fun filled day. I also remember Gigi's singing." Thanks for the comment...

I do have to tell you although I didn’t get back on here to announce a winner I did read each and everyone of the post…and so enjoyed reading them…they all brought back such great 4th or summer memories…I had forgotten all about sparklers for some reason this year..we always had those and how could I forget writing my name with one??? Or making stars and hearts??? I had also forgotten about one of my favorites and when we buy fireworks to shoot off here at the house..I still have to buy snakes! Oh…when I read this I almost went out and bought some..Chasing lightening bugs also brought up great memories..I still love to watch lightening bugs in the evenings…going to the lake was another fave although I never went to the lake for the 4th we did take camping trips and always enjoyed them..and for those of you that know me..know I still love to camp! Over all I think mostly what we all remember the most about the 4th or summer is that we spent it with family and friends…that’s what counts in the end.

We just got back a couple a few days ago from spending a week on the lake a couple of miles from where my DH still worked but enjoyed the 3 mile drive one verses the 60 miles he does normally …he even rode his bike a couple of days…while he worked I played.. I spent a couple of days with my sister who loves nearby one day my 2 nieces and 3 of grand nieces were also there so it was nice seeing them and catching up…I went shopping a couple of days and made 2 scrapbook stores along with Hobby Lobby..managed to get myself lost…actually I was just turned around…after calling my DH and not getting an answer I finally figured which way I needed to go..I was actually just trying to avoid getting on and off the expressway…Which I did…and where I had made my mistake was at the beginning..I haven’t driven in this area by myself in years and it’s really grown and boy do I need to pay more attention to my surroundings more when I’m not doing the driving…I also spent time with our dogs and did allot of walking…they are such “happy campers”…in the evenings we went fishing, walking visiting with a co-worker of my DH who was also camping…had my DH’s brother,sis n law and nephew who also live nearby over for hotdogs and was so nice to get away…and hopefully well get to do it another week soon…I tell ya I could spend the whole summer just "park hopping"...And I think it would be great fun to be a Park Host" when we retire...anyway...I better leave here before I bore you to death but I will leave you with some photos of the lake…



That last one was the view from where I was luck in catching any fish but awww...that view was sooo relaxing...

Thanks for coming and again sorry about the delay in posting a winner...

Until next time..

Hugs and Blessings

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday America!!!


Happy 4th of July and a great big welcome to Scrapbook News and Review "Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop". As I mentioned in my last post that I will have my blog in a can find the list of all the blogs involved here… . It will last till 10 pm CST Sunday night. You will get to feast your eyes on some wonderful “red, white and blue” projects on each blog. You will also have a chance for some blog candy on some of the blogs..including mine... So, if you are starting here then please go there next so you won’t miss out on any of the talent. And if you are coming here from Sandi’s blog then that means you probably started at the top and are just amazed at all the talent you have seen so far..but it's not over so make sure you go to the Ceal's blog at

Here is my card: I am letting it do double duty since I made it originally for my June DT assignment for

I found this image online and just fell in love with and thought it would make a great card..


Cardstock- Blue Cordinations
Paper-Stars-Karen Foster
Denim- The Paper Patch
Embossing-Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss
Glitter Stars- Darice
Star Sticker- K& Company
Rick Rack –Paper Studio
Sentiment-Computer-Cotillion Font

Do you have a favorite childhood 4th of July memory? One of mine would be when we were kids way, way back..pop wasn't something that we had very was a treat to us..and one of the times we did get it was for the 4th. We also didn't go to a fireworks show or anything like that but we did have our own fireworks at home. Living in the country there was no rules or laws otherwise..So, we would go down to the grocery store where we would pick out our favorite pop..mine was Strawberry..back when it still came in 10 oz "glass" bottles...and also buy our fireworks all at the same time. My favorite fireworks were the little ting "snakes". You lit the end of a little round black "pill" size would puff up and grow like a snake...They still have them but they don't seem quite as big as they were when we were kids...I suppose nothing ever does..But, they do make great memories.

So, please leave me a comment telling me your favroite childhood memory for the 4th or just a summer time memory since I hope to have people from all over the world visiting my blog today...I'll have a drawing for my "blog candy" on Monday...

Thanks for visiting and I hope however you celebrate today that it creates a great memory!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Already???

Okay, where did April, May and June run off to? Why do those 3 months seem to go faster than January, February and March??? Or is it just me? Because I LOVE Spring and could really do with out Winter…

Well, last week we had 100 plus degrees for 6 straight days..this week has been cooler..mid to upper 90’s…but the humidty wasn't quite as it is trying it’s hardest to rain..hopefully it will get it done..and it’s cooler than it has been in quite awhile at this time of day..but it’s not to last..if the clouds go through then it will be in the 90’s by afternoon and it’s suppose to be 100 again on the 4th…

Speaking of the 4th! Any plans? I don’t think we have any this year..maybe just take it easy…For some reason our little bitty town holds the counties fireworks. They have had their own for years now but awhile back the larger town in the county that did hold fireworks display (is that what you call them?) was undergoing so construction work at the high school where they were everyone came here to our little towns..more people donated to it etc..and the other town said they wouldn’t be able to afford it or something along those lines..anyway…we live about a mile or so where they are held (if you cut across the pasture and not go the road) so we can sit out at the end of drive and watch. It's more relaxing that way..don't have to worry about finding a parking place nor a perfect seat...we have the end of drive..

On the 4th I will be in on a huge “bloghop” called…"Oh Say Can You See" 4th of July Blog Hop and you can it starts from here… But, I will be back here early on the 4th posting more about it along with my “red, white and blue” project. There are about 95 blogs involved and each one will have a project to share..There will be a list of all the blogs at SNR/Card Universe and on each blog there will be a link to the next blog. So.."hop" on back here over the weekend and I will have a card to share…

My brother brought us some fresh yellow "grean beans" the other day..Oh, my! Next to potatoes green beans are my favorite veggie and fresh out of the garden beans are just hard to beat..add in some red potaoes and I am in I was happy to finally feast on them last night...oh...I could make a meal on them..add some fresh garden tomatoes and you have a feast in my books..I love summer and it's fresh garden veggies..YUMMY!

I am going to try and download some photos from our camping trip to Roaring River State Park near Cassville, Mo way back in May..maybe things will cooperate for me this time…Isn't the river pretty? It's not huge or anything but it's just a peaceful place to be...




When got to the camp it ws full and we had to wait on our campsite to pack up and leave..of course they were one of the last to go..but by the next morning this is what it looked like in both directions...


And here is our "baby" Gidget waiting on us to pack up..her sad look says it all....

Well, that is all for today..don't forget to come back over the weekend and check the bloghop out..until then enjoy whatever you love about summer the most..