Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Those s'mores were delicious!  
I wonder if it was the burning of the marshmallows over an open fire, 
or was it the fresh air???

Its a little dark, but in this second photo, you can see the shoe laces on Mr. Marshy's boots!!!
And see how he's holding a Hershey's bar???

Saturday, August 27, 2011

striking the tents

Marit's crafty summer camp is coming to an end.  As part of striking the tents and making sure the coals are out in the campfire, Marit suggested an ATC trade between the camp participants.

Y'all know how much I like to make ATCs, so I was game...

I thought I'd post a peek here, but I'm just gonna show my card.  

I hope the ladies like!  : .)

Not much else going on these days except work, work, work, and 
being tortured, I mean training with Rommell and Aurora, heh.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

he was a hairy bear, he was a scary bear...

*Top 10 Things I Like About Camping*

First looks...
(our campsite was actually on the opposite side of the lake)

Familiar (familial?) expressions...

Supervising tent set-up... : .P

Expansive views...

Cute furry creatures...

Owling (Beth swears its all the rage...)

which immediately lead to...





Playing with fire...

(color swap!)


& Sunset on the lake...

I also enjoyed the fresh air, no technology (including horological implements), 
people who completely understand & accept my weird and off-color sense of humor,
sleeping in & not having to shower : .P

sleeping on the ground (this old body can't take it), chem toilets and flies...ick.
definite disLIKE!!!

but the was like MAGIC!

BTW - There was only ONE bear!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Scrapping the Music - A Night Like This

The song for this round's challenge is A Night Like This by Caro Emerald

I decided to start working in my Smashbook
they're all the rage ya know!!!
(watch the video, its pretty cool!)
which made the going a bit easier, as the pages are pre-printed!

I just had to add the pixs and some embellishments and VOILÁ!!!
(click image to see it bigger!)

this photo was my inspiration!
I was enjoying the moment with sunset at Morro Rock
during my solo visit to Morro Bay in 2007.
very good times!

I can't believe how quickly the days have been flying by lately.
a lot has been happening, but I haven't had a chance to put it down here.
I'm off to the wilderness with the cousins for a few days.
maybe I'll have good photos to post when I get back!

Friday, August 05, 2011

father of mine

Bert's visiting...

we've done some fun stuffs...

watched Annie show her pig Mahoney at the fair


geocaching (without a GPS!!!)

flea marketing
(that's a fuzzy pix of my re-entry stamp)

I scored...I almost have my early American garage sale dining room set completed!

I've got more adventures to post, delayed b/c I didn't have the interwebs for 11 days!
that was agonizing.  I love my interwebs!