August 19, 2011

Oregon Trip Highlights, Part 1

July 2011

~Leaving Nashville~

This is what a weather delay after boarding the plane allowed us to do! Totally worth the minor 30 minute delay:)

The Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon
Time with Grandpa. I don't know what it is about this photo but I LOVE it!

At the Eugene Emeralds baseball game
He's waving at the mascot, Sluggo, who he fell in love with instantly

The Oregon Coast
Here I am trying to manipulate the results of the kids' race down the dunes...
And they finish in age order anyway;)

 Sea Lion Caves
 The girls were FREEZING since they left their hoodies at grandma's house
 Hood up and long sleeves on the beach. Being from SoCal, this still amazes me
 Can you title the layout for this one???

 Yaquina Lighthouse in the morning. Here I found out I have developed a sudden and INTENSE fear of heights.

 Same lighthouse, that afternoon. Still freezing but much prettier:)
Low tide on the cobblestone beach...some of the best tidepooling ever!

More to follow,

August 2, 2011

"What's for LUNCH" Challenge

With the school year upon me, lunch is going to change quite a bit this week. I must go from enjoying a cooked "just for me by my sweet 14 year old son" lunch to making 5 sack lunches and sending off all my dear kiddos. I am more than a little sad to see summer slip away, it seemed shorter than ever this year. 

So, when my turn came up to post a challenge for the KITCHEN, I knew this would be the perfect time to focus on lunch. We'd love to have you come on over and join us!  Here is the sample layout that I created for the challenge:

I used lots of the Savor line from Little Yellow Bicycle but the background is from October Afternoon. My favorite lunch lately is the panini, and let me just say, my son has perfected the art of creating them! I kept the layout clean and simple but couldn't resist adding just a bit of dimension:

The star is Maya Road chipboard that I inked a bit and then backed with some LYB paper. I punched the paper into a star shape with my old Creative Memories punch and then just had to trim it ever so slightly and glue it into place. The dimensional heart embellishment is made with more LYB papers and some Nestabilities dies.

I am STILL working on sorting through my hundreds of photos from our Oregon trip but I am getting close! Here is a preview of the kids at the coast:

 Look for the rest of them in just a few days...I hope;) 

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