Thursday, October 29, 2009

We went to the pumpkin patch on Sunday. We had to get out between rain storms and my GPS and I had a major falling out when it tried to take me back to Portland and have me drive back out the way it wanted me to. We found a nice little produce stand and pumpkin patch. The prices were great. They had a fun selection of pumpkins too.
Credits: Halloween by Alana McCarthy

Friday, October 23, 2009

I read a post over at the Daily Digi a while back that discussed getting lots of photos scrapped. They suggested finding a pack of multi-photo templates and a couple of good kits. Open up all of the templates, add the photos and then use the kits to go from there.
Hillary Heidelberg's Square Pegs Template Set #1 was the perfect starting place to get some of our vacation photos scrapped.
I also used Mid-Summer Night's Dream by MGL Scraps, Fade On White Alpha by Diana Rigdon and some elements from Falling Softly by Dani Mogstad.
Hillary also a snowflake template and rub-on set that I used to embellish the snow pages.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Turkey's last day

Christian and I drove the turkey out to the butcher this morning. He weighed in at 8 pounds. We are not the kind of family that likes left over turkey for weeksa after Thanksgiving, so he was just the right size. We will also be able to cook him up pretty quickly. There were several other turkeys waiting to get butchered and they were HUGE. I don't even know if one of those would fit in my oven.
I really wanted to get a picture of the turkey when he was all puffed up, but he did not want to cooperate and the ducks were trying to beat him up when I took this photo.

Vacation and family photos

The blog has been quiet for a while. We went on our vacation to Yellowstone and Montana. I did get to use my tripod and get some family photos. Now I just have to choose one for a Christmas card. I took many other photos. I will show them as I complete layouts.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

An autumn walk

Liam and I took a walk this morning. We walked a few blocks away to a house with a large chestnut trees and collected chestnuts. Liam enjoys stomping on the pods to get the nuts out. I remember eating some yummy foods with chestnuts in Japan. I want to look up the recipes and try to re-create them.
Liam also found an apple that had dropped off a tree and snacked on it on the way home.