Thursday, January 31, 2008

A few more layouts

It is been so windy here a great few days to stay inside out of the howling wind.
Here are a few more I finished at the retreat.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Some layouts

Here are a few of the layouts I did over the weekend at our retreat. I am trying hard to keep up with the high school soccer pictures, so far so good! I made some pocket pages to keep the programs and ay other info. it was fun to work on layouts for a while instead of mini albums

Sunday, January 27, 2008

G'town Mini Retreat

I had a mini retreat at my house this weekend, plus a Governors Cup Soccer tournament. The retreat was a blast! We stayed up late, ate way too much, watched fun movies and last but not least scrapped the weekend away.
GHS held the annual Governor's Cup Soccer tournament, with lousy weather the first two days and perfect soccer weather on Sat. The team came in second place, way to go Eagles!
The retreat required no outdoor activities with the exception of hauling in tons of scrapbooking goodies. I finished 14 layouts, a big deal for me, the others all accomplished some of their goals! Food of course was in great supply and we had a unwritten rule of eating or drinking every 20 minutes. We followed that rule! Molly and Tiki received tons of petting and little snacks to make them feel like a part of the retreat.Thanks everyone for a fun weekend and big thanks to dh for helping us set up tables and haul supplies!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tag Along

This weekend in Katy was cold, rainy, windy, muddy, and just miserable in general for soccer.Thursday it was cold but no rain, but Friday made up for it. The cold front hit, the rains and wind moved in. We played at 6pm and I had on thermals, sweats, down coat, gloves, ear muffs, scarf, boots and was still miserable. I felt like the Michelin tire baby I couldn't move or get in the truck. We lost in a shootout but we still went to the finals. Saturday was a little better with no rain and some sun. We slopped through the mud to the soccer fields to watch the girls win the game 4-1 and place 3rd.
This little unicorn has begun the soccer season w/T and is safely tucked on the sidelines for luck. We have another tournament this weekend and of course we are expecting sleet and cold. Maybe this little tag along will work his magic on the weather.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Men and directions

We drove from our house to Katy, Texas to watch T play in the I-10 Shootout.My dh and I have our biggest arguments over my lack of ability to read maps. I know that I am directionaly challenged and map reading is certainly a skill that I am lacking,so I was determined to fix this shortcoming. It seems that on every road trip we get lost, sometimes for a few minutes and sometimes longer, my fault or his we are still lost. Then I discovered Jill our GPS, it was love at first sight on the scrapbooking road trips I have taken. Jill has gotten us there going through Dallas,and Ft.Worth traffic without a hiccup. Now these trips have been with my friend Janet so there is no discussion on my ability to get us lost. However this weekend dh and I plug Jill in and we are off. Her directions say go one way but dh is bound and determined that he knows a better way! I think it is something in the male ego to prove a female voice on the GPS wrong. Jill wasn't wrong and we went a "few" miles out of our way to get to Katy.After that he admitted Jill was a pretty smart cookie and she has been plugged in to take us to various soccer fields and restaurants without a detour. Gotta love the GPS!

Soccer in Houston has always been rainy and cold, this weekend no exception. Last night we won in a shootout with T in the goal.It was cold but not rainy. Tonight made up for it. We lost in another shootout, again with T in the goal. It was in the high 30's with blowing rain and just teeth chattering cold on those steel bleachers. Soccer in the winter is always a treat. We have one more game tomorrow, then back home with Jill giving us directions.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

School Soccer Starts Again

and it was so cold! We played a 3 day tournament in Allen, 2 were at night and the last one at 8am, each time the temperature had us hauling out blankets,gloves, heavy coats, and ear muffs. We shivered our way through all the games and it was so nice to get warm after each game.
This was the first away tournament riding with the team on the bus for T and with us staying at a different hotel.Her allergies kicked in so she was not in the best shape for a road trip or cold soccer games but she made it.
It was so nice to get home and get warm.Next week another road trip but this will be heading to Houston so rain will probably be the weather of choice.

I decided for this high school season I wouldn't take a zillion action shots but pictures of the sideline things they do. The funny and sometimes not so funny sideline antics are a great memory to have!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

More Acrylic Goodies

I made these cute little hanging Valentine birds using stamps and Stickles. A cute little Valentine decoration.
This is the start of the 4 tab acrylic album using BoBunny and Hambly rub-ons. Love the red and black together!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Acrylic Heart Album

This is a 5 1/2 in. acrylic heart album that we are making. I used Cloud 9 paper for this one, some cute little birds,acrylic hearts,and lots of buttons!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

My Pals Pages

Here are a few of the 6 x 6 pages from the Pals Mini album! The Elsie papers are just perfect for teen pages!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fun layout

Decided to do some summer layouts since it is cold weather here. Today was a good day to stay inside and scrap! I used an old Scrap Addict kit. I actually did 3 layouts today and only got one scanned!Finished my pals mini album so will post some of the pages tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

My Pals Mini Album

A look at a BoBunny Mini Album, using Elsie paper and lots of buttons. This is the front and spine of the album!I dug out my crackle paint for the leaves and on the inside of the cover!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Years Eve. We spent it at home playing Wii and XBox 360. Our little drummer boy loved the Rock Band, along with his brothers and cousin! I am sure our neighbors enjoyed our "rockin" New Years Eve. We toasted in the New Year with some sparkling Apple Cider,headed for bed but got to enjoy of neighbors fireworks for about 30 min! Tomorrow our Christmas decorations are coming down and hopefully I can get back in the scrapbooking mode!!