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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One Year

B had an unusual experience last night with his big brothers spending the night with Bemaw and 3 adults with black boxes in front of their faces focusing all their attention on him.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Some "Old Sayings" are True

Like,"You are only as old as you feel."
Here is my husband of 43 years rappelling at Enchanted Rock Saturday. This is the first time he had an opportunity to do this.
Here is the crew that facilitated his adventure. I'm not sure of their exact ages, but not a one looks over 35 years old.

And their fearless leader, our pastor

And he survived take a very nice photo.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthday Boy

He had a very busy day with a birthday breakfast, a trip to the park with his family in the morning, another park in the afternoon with grandparents, a picnic and a pineapple upside down cake.
Big brother is about partied out.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Surprise in My Yard

Someone rang the doorbell this afternoon and I found a painted potty in my front yard. Turns out, we have to pay $15 to get it removed...for a mission trip to Brazil. Just $5 more and we can say where we want it taken! Any suggestions?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Surprising San Angelo

Remember my San Angelo project? Here are the pictures I have found for it so far:
One of our rare snow days. My assistant took this behind the church in February:
Twin Buttes
The river behind the church when there is no snow

The Lily Garden

The Sunken Gardens

Poppies in the Sunken Gardens

The Visitors Center....gotta love these crazy sheep all over town!

The pioneer women at the visitors center

O.C. Fisher Dam from San Angelo State Park

More Surprising San Angelo

I have the soup in the crock pot and I'm back to talk about my latest excuse to take pictures. I started working on my "San Angelo Scrapbook" and decided I didn't have that many great pictures after all. I enlisted an assistant and wandered around town for a couple of hours yesterday and here is what we brought home:
Celebration Bridge (my assistant was reluctant to get closer to the naked mermaid)
Fort Concho

More Fort Concho

Lone Wolf Bridge (recently closed to traffic)

Passing the Rope

Old Town Historic District

Old Train Depot

Now I have a new idea. I like to give little gifts to the nurses I work with at Christmas and I think it would be fun to make little coffee table books (maybe they will be end table books) on Snapfish or Shutterfly for everyone. I could use coupons and get them fairly inexpensively, I think, with special offers. I have 9 months to work on them. What do you think? Would you like to get something like that?
Anyone have any suggestions for some other pictures of San Angelo? (You will get credit in my book if I use your suggestion.)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Look, the winter is past,

and the rains are over and gone. The flowers are springing up, the season of the singing birds has come and the cooing of the turtledoves fills the air.

The fig trees are forming young fruit and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Song of Solomon 2:11-13
These are some some scenes from the river walk today.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Things I do when I don't have anything to scrapbook

Today's project: a San Angelo album. I'm not sure what size I will make it. I would prefer 8x8, but I may have too many pictures .... I was surprised at how many I had scattered around in different albums of our town. (Courtney says it's amazing how we can make even San Angelo look good.)

  • I finished scrapbooking all my pictures about 2 weeks ago.
  • The first week I tried to stay out of my scrapbook room and read, clean and even rented a movie. (I Don't recommend Amelia. I was very disappointed in her. Julie and Julia was better than I thought it would be. Meryl Streep is amazing)
  • I got taxes done yesterday. I spent about 8 hours attempting to get my 1099's to download from investment firm. Final outcome: Vista won't let that happen. I switched to a computer with XP. It took 5 minutes.
  • I kept wandering back into my sb room, though and here is what I found to do:
  • took my 12x12 Wildflower scrapbook apart and made it into a 8x8 and got rid of the not so great photos that we have been taking since the 1970's and just kept the best.

Put my favorite bluebonnet page in a frame. This is one of the first photos I took with my Cannon Rebel film camera in 2003. That is my new wildflower book on the table beside the bunny that Z gave me for Christmas.

  • Took apart another 12x12 album and reorganized some of my albums, turning some 12x12 pages into 11x8's. I do not like the 3 ring 12x12 albums anymore. They are too big and bulky and I find I don't like to look at them. Also, the pages sag and get messed up unless they are laying flat.
The new and improved albums are:
  1. Friends
  2. Nursing school and friends at work
  3. Just the two of us: Wedding, first year, etc.
  4. Long ago and short trips with just the two of us
  5. Anniversaries and special pages (Valentines, birthdays and my favorite photos of Basil)

I combined several other 12x12 vacation albums so that I can find the pictures I want easier and they make more sense. I put Yosemite in a post bound album and added some pages that were in a 6x6 album. I have a friend at work who is going there in May and she wants to see it. I put all other California pages together in another book.
    I guess next week I will be back to reading, cleaning and watching movies.