Sunday, December 21, 2008

12 inches and it is still snowing!

We have got twelve inches of snow on the ground and it is still snowing! It started snowing last week, in fact we had adjusted hours at work all last week, and we have adjusted hours for Monday morning.

This is Koko wearing her new little jacket.....

this is the table on the back patio..... 12 inches!

It was a perfect weekend to craft, and finish ALL the Christmas cards, and wrapping! Its ALL done, and I have all the makings for Christmas dinner! The grocery store was jam packed last night when we went, knowing the storm was headed our way didn't help!
I will post pictures of the little tree boxes I made for Scott's co-workers tomorrow night. I have heard rumor that Santa my be bringing me faster internet service! Woohoo! Dial up is so slow!

Have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Working on Christmas

I have been working on some Christmas presents lately. This is a cute countdown to Christmas clipboard I picked up at Treasury of Memories, my LLS. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Have a great evening!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fragrance Lake

Saturday we decided to take Koko for a hike to Fragrance Lake. It was a beautiful fall day. Perfect for hiking 4 + miles, 2 being mostly uphill!

This is the view at the viewpoint at 1 mile, it overlooks the the bay and the islands.

This is Fragrance Lake, my gorgeous hubby and Koko. We have been trying to teach Koko to drink out of rivers and lakes, she still does not get it, she thinks it needs to be the water bottle. But she has no problem drinking out of the pond in the back yard!

I am working on Halloween goodies for Scotts co-workers, I will post them when I am done! I am helping to decorate for the Yacht Club Halloween Party again this year, should be fun... I am thinking of being Dorothy and my hubby the scarecrow and of course Koko will be Toto.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mt Baker, Picture Lake

I wanted to share more pictures of our visit to Mt Baker and Picture Lake
We went on a beautiful clear day! It is so gorgeous!

Have a great day!

I'm back!

It has been over 3 months since I last blogged.... since that time we have gotten a puppy, Koko. This is her at 7 weeks. The tennis ball in front of her is mini one, not normal sized.

She is a Maltese, Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier mix and is so cute!

This is the three of us at Mt Baker a couple months ago. I have switched jobs also, which is consuming alot more of my time! I hope to blog a little more often... we'll see. Anyway, thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Friday, July 11, 2008

An awful funny looking squirrel! hehe!

I haven't had any time to be crafty lately, hopefully this weekend though! *grin* I do want to share a picture of what I came home to yesterday. Our neighborhood deer decided he liked the squirrel food. He ate every last bit of it! He usually hangs around the neighborhood and eats the weeds and trees and *daydreams* about getting in the gates to eat the flowers, but today I guess he decided if squirrel food was good enough for the squirrels and the birds to argue over, it was good enough for him too!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Flying over the San Juan Islands

I did not get to post yesterday, I had to get my mom to the shuttle stop early to catch the shuttle from Bellingham to Vancouver. Here are the pictures of our trip over the islands Monday night. It was the perfect time to go! We did not have a single bump.

We flew just up to the Canadian border, Victoria was just off to the right of us, we looked for whales but did not see any. The picutre above is Mt. Baker in the background.

Our personal tour guide and pilot! What a cutie!

We finished the night with Gelato in Fairhaven and watched the sunset from out front on a bench.

Have a great day!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tennant Lake Hovander Park

Yesterday Scott, my mom and I visited Tennant Lake and Hovander Park in Ferndale. It was beautiful and warm :) Their is a Fragrance Garden there and a natural wildlife habitat. We did not make it to the farm.... I am hoping if my sis makes it in a couple weeks we will head to the farm. The pic is of the viewing tower.

This is a picture of the Fragrance Garden from the top of the viewing tower.

After dinner we walked on the pier and watched the sun set. It was a great day! Tonight we plan on having Scott fly us over the islands, it is a beautiful sun filled day today! YAY!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cornwall Park Rose Garden

Sorry I did not get to post yesterday, blogger was being difficult the couple times I tried to log in it would not let me.

My mom and I got to check out Cornwall Park Rose Garden, it is a little Rose garden, but very pretty. We found this one called 4th of July!

Since my mom has arrived we have already had dinner at Skylarks downtown Fairhaven, and Black Cherry icecream cones downtown Fairhaven.

Today we went to a couple used book stores, the Farmers Market downtown Bellingham, and had fish and chips at Jackies, downtown Fairhaven, mmm, good stuff! Tomorrow on our list of things to do is Homestead and Tennant Lake and find Edaleens Dairy, for some fresh icecream cones for .55 cents! And maybe a little stamping too! :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Gift set

I finished one of the gift sets that I was working on. I think it turned out okay. I was trying to keep it easy to mail, and easy to produce 8 of the same card. I used an old Papertrey Ink clear box to put them all in and added a pen to the set.
This is the set all packaged and ready to go

This is the inside and the envelope.
And this is what the actual card looks like. Very different colors for me to use, but I like it.
We had thunder and lightening storms all through the night last night and rain this morning. But, as they say, that is why Washington State is so green, all the rain! My mom will be here this afternoon... I hope the sun will pop out at least one day while she is here. And I just heard from my step-mom that my dad may be coming next week! Wow, we hardly ever get company! So nice to see family come to my house! This will be his first trip to Bellingham.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Life colors

Here are a couple cards I did, I am trying to work with different colors than my "comfort" colors or as some would call "my life colors". Basicly we all have colors that are comforting to us and are pleasing to our eyes, but everyone is different, I have one friend who loves orange and two others that love red, white and blue. For me, pinks, lavenders, olive greens. I have a really hard time using these other colors, so I decided to first try it with some of my already tried and true layouts, I am now trying to do a couple of different layouts.... using these different colors. I'll post those tomorrow!

Have a great day!

P. S. my mom is coming tomorrow for a surprise trip, we just planned yesterday! Woohoo! I am so excited! We should have a fun weekend. I hope the weather stays warm and sunny so we can walk on the beach!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Graduation congratulations!

Two of Scott's nieces graduated this year, Arielle and Abigail! This is a picture of the card I did for each of them. Since both of their names start with an A. I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and used the Just Rite Monogram Stamper. Did not get to play as much last night as I had hoped, I'll be back tomorrow with some note card sets!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Lake Samish

We spent Sunday afternoon on Lake Samish which is about 3 miles down the road from our house. It was a perfect day, the hottest we have seen since moving here, 86 degrees! woohoo! This is a picture of Jett wearing his new life vest, isn't he cute? He loved it! Jett is a new daddy to 4 puppies born Friday night so his mama, Dedra thought he should get away for the day... I am sure that his missus, Bella was not happy with him! heheh! I am hoping one of those puppies will be coming to my house. I haven't gotten the okay from my hubby, yet! *wink*

This is a picture of Scott, my hubby, trying to wake board.... he was not successful, but that's okay he looked good trying. *grin* Good job babe! Better luck next time!

And this is a pic of my friend Dedra pulling her son Kyle behind the boat, he will only let his mama drive while he is boarding he doesn't like to go too fast.

Well, that was our Sunday. I will be back tomorrow with some cards to show you.
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


They told me when I moved to Bellingham I could not grow roses here..... hhmmm, I think that is a rose in the picture, and it's at my house, and that is my hand next to it. Yes, the rose is the size of my hand! I am glad I did not listen to them. I planted 3 rose bushes last year, the other 2 are just getting ready to bloom.

This is a wild flower here in Bellingham, aren't they pretty? They are all over along with little yellow buttercups, and wild pink roses. So pretty.

This is my frog, that lives in and around my pond. I gave him some friends yesterday. I got 4 goldfish for the pond. I should have taken a picture when they were in the bag, cause they are very shy.

It has been just beautiful the last few days, high of 85 with a nice little breeze off the bay. We are headed to the lake to go boating with our friends Dedra and Mark. I'll post some pics later...

Have a beautiful, sunny day!