Friday, August 1, 2008

Fun times at the Wilson house

It's AUGUST!!! Summer is coming to an end. I have to say, I am NOT a hot weather person but I have enjoyed this summer, so far, as it hasn't been terribly hot for long lengths of time. I can deal with the heat if I get a respite in between 100ยบ weather. And, because, I have had my granddaughter for the summer.

July was a FULL month. We ended it up by going to the Fair and rodeo, last weekend. My granddaughter LOVES horses, so it's fun to watch her at these events.

I know that I still have to get through August (and it can get hot in August) but knowing September and FALL are right around the corner makes me happy.
I tend to 'cozy down' during the winter months, after WAG and I have done my Fall cleaning. So, I am looking forward to that.

One more week and our Granddaughter goes home. She will have been here for two months, this time. It's been so much fun having her here but I am also looking forward to some 'me' time to get a lot of projects done around the house, planning some upcoming events and getting back to stamping more.

I had the opportunity, this past week, to go play with two special friends. Tuesday, I went with my new friend, Mary Jo, to a scrapbook store and out to lunch. And, of course, I came home with paper! I can't go to a craft store, stamp store or scrapbook store and NOT come home with some background paper. Then we went for lunch at a health food cafe. It was very nice.

Then, on Wednesday, Zoey and I headed up to Sisters, OR and visited with another friend, Barb. She is only here during the summer months....so it's fun to get to spend time with her. I don't see her the rest of the year...as she goes to AZ for the winter.

She treated us like queens. She had a little morning snack and then we got busy and stamped. Then, we had a really nice lunch she had prepared.....and more stamping. Then, we just visited till about 7pm and headed for home. What a fun day!!!

The above card is what I came up with for a TAC swap I am in. I came up with another one, too, but since some of those gals check my blog, I figured I would leave something to their imagination. This was such a fun card to play with. I used the new Willoughby SWIC designer paper, Purple DCWV card stock and TAC's black card stock and the set "celebration time". That is my favorite stamp set this week ;-)

This is a photo of Barb's son's dog, OX! He's a Bull Mastiff....and HUGE....but a gentle giant!

Thursday, my Nephew came to Oregon to visit. He lives in northern WA...so it was so good to see him. I jokingly told him that I was going to post his photo on my blog....as he recently broke up with his girlfriend and I said I was going to advertise for a new one for him. So, just for kicks....here is his photo!

I know....I am so bad!!!!! It's the Irish in me...can't help it!! We'll see if he checks my blog ;-)

Sorry, KEVIN....but I told you I would do it!!! ;-)

Today, I promised my granddaughter we would watch the "I Love Lucy" DVD's we just got from Netflix and do some stamping.

Have a wonderful day!!!

10 comments:

  1. have fun watching the Lucy DvD's. My all time favorite is the Vita-meat-vegimine ep. I love the card--the colors are so pretty!

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  2. have lots of fun Char, I don't like it too hot either but we don't really have that problem in Scotland a lot :0)
    love that card
    Sharon
    x

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  3. Wow you have been busy Char. Your nephew is gorgeous and looks great in his uniform. Thank you for visiting my blog
    hugs
    karen xx

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  4. Char,
    I always love your blog. Like I mentioned before, we get to see the USA via your photos...and now we get to follow the match making saga of your nephew, is it? hahaha. What would be really funny is if someone sees it and hooks up with him and they acutally live happily ever after!!! never know.
    And finally...you call that a dog? OMG!!! I don't know that I've ever seen a dog that large, I can only image what it must eat.

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  5. Hi Char,

    You can find the instructions for the stationery box I made for Sonja here -

    http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2008/05/stationary-box.html

    There are also LOADS of examples on SCS if you fancy some inspiration! Just run a search for stationery box in the gallery.

    Stacey
    ~x~

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  6. Well if your nephew didnt live so far away I would have to hook him up with one of my best friends. He's a super cutie! :)

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  7. Sounds like you've had a busy, but fun summer! I like this card you've shared!

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  8. Wonderful card! I nominated you for an award - check my blog for details!

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  9. Just saying "Hello"....

    Janet
    Angelhood 2 Sister

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  10. Char I just love that card at the top! Soooooo pretty!

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