Saturday, August 1, 2015

Crafting at camp

My SIL Sharon and her husband Jim are up at camp with us this long weekend :)
Besides me going for my morning and evening walks, Sharon and I have crafted most of the day.
We have been working on Pocket Letters….I did make a Thank You card for the couple that invited us for cake last weekend….but forgot to take a picture of it.
Wayne and Jim went for a couple of very long quad rides…in-between the rain.

Today is Jim's birthday, so Sharon brought up a yummy cake.
We invited my FIL and his wife over and we all enjoyed a pieced of Jim's Birthday cake…yum.

It has been an odd long weekend for Wayne and I.
Usually my dad, step mom, my baby brother and his family come up to the cottage for the August Long.
But with Ashley and Tyler's wedding coming soon, they are of course going to come up for that instead.
Also it is just the 4 of us this weekend.
Ashley and Tyler decided to stay home with their new puppy. 
They want him to get used to his surroundings first before bringing him out here.
Kristy and Blake had a wedding to attend to.
And Heather figured it wouldn't be as fun hanging with the old people as it would be hanging with her sisters this weekend, so she stayed home, lol.

We are still enjoying ourselves….just a bit (a lot) quieter this weekend.

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend…if you are celebrating it.
And I hope you all had a very creative day :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A new puppy :)

Look at this cutie.

















No WE didn't get a puppy…but my daughter Ashley and her fiancĂ© Tyler did.
They named him Oscar.
This little guy is such a little bitter….he loves to bite, especially my skin.
I am sure Ashley will nip that in the bud though.
Yes Ashley still has her adorable Sebastian whom she loves sooooo much.





















Onto My Day:
I spent a lot of the day on the phone.
My friend Lynne came in for a visit.
I cut all of the pages for the guest book for Ashley and Tyler's wedding.
I was going to bind it with my bind it all, but I don't think that my binding coils are going to be large enough.
She is going to put Intax photos in there so I need about 2" coils.
Also my bigger coils are all in black….I need white.
So I went to 2 copy/binding stores, but they either didn't have the bigger size or the correct colour.
I did try our local book binding store, but the close at 1:00….who closes at 1.00 in the afternoon???? They do, lol.
So I will check back tomorrow and see if they can help me out.

I hope you all had a very creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Girls night out.

Tonight a couple of friends and I celebrated my BDay :)
Whenever it is one of our birthday's we go out to dinner and a movie…..Birthday Girls choice.
I have been doing very well with my healthy eating, so tonight it was Chinese Food..yum.
Then we went to the movie Trainwreck.























It was pretty funny.
Raunchy for some, but I thought it was pretty funny :)
I enjoyed a nice evening out and the day was spent with Karen shoe shopping.
I was so happy that I found a really nice pair of shoes to wear with my dress for the wedding :)

I hope you had a creative day :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

More wedding prep.

More wedding preparations :)
I was at Ashleys most of the day and evening yesterday working on wedding preparations.
I totally completed the all of the bridal bouquets :)
I also did quality control on all of the wooden centrepieces.
I had completed the centrepieces quite a while ago, but I wanted to check them over to make sure everything was 100%
Then when Ashley came home from work, we worked on adding the moss, greenery and they flowers to the centrepieces.
We just added one of the table numbers we had made earlier to see the length of stick we needed.
Not sure why we picked table number 11 though, teehee.

I hope you all had a very creative Day…..tomorrow I am hoping to work on the Guest book

Tracy :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fly Away…a book review.

I completed this book on Friday.






















Did I like it?…it was okay.
I did like the beginning and middle of the story, it was pretty predictable as most of these types of books are, but it was an easy read and a good story.
What I didn't like about it was when the author went back into the mother, Cloud's, life.
I think she was trying to get us to sympathize with the mother about why she was such shitty mother.
It just made me mad and I was actually going to stop reading the book.
But because I was over half way through the book, and kept on.
I didn't sympathize with the mother, I didn't feel sorry for her.
Heartless maybe, but that is how I felt.

Also when one of the characters were recuperating, she had trouble talking and couldn't say more than 2 words….but then all of a sudden she could speak paragraphs….I think the author forgot that this character wasn't talking well in the page before.
It just seemed that the author wanted to just complete the book and tie up the ends.

Would I recommend this book, probably not.
Now to my next book…I have a stack of them to get through in the next few weeks :)

Hope you had a creative day and you were able to prop up your feet and enjoy a good book today :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Day in Photos, Cottage life


It was a gorgeous day
Spent quit a bit of my time lazing around on my raft today :)

It did rain…just as I was about to BBQ.
I never BBQ, Wayne usually does all the cooking at camp, as it should be, teehee.
But he was off riding his RZR, that I decided to start supper.
As you can see we have a huge solar umbrella, just for days like this :)

Wayne came back in time to complete the BBQing.
And for some unknown reason, the BBQ burst into flames.
As you can see he tried to rescue the burgers and hotdogs…but no luck.















Ashley made her Kristy and Blake her photo models again…I love this photo. Not only is it a great photo of them, but the colouring is just beautiful.

Because Ashley, then my FIL Ray and I all have our birthdays in a 3 day span, the couple that own the hotel, invited a big gang over to celebrate our birthdays.
But in reality, I think it is just an excuse to get us all together for some cake and a visit :)

I hope you all had a wonderful creative day :)

Tracy :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Its my Birthday !!!

Today is my Birthday!!! 
It was an average day..besides all of the birthday greetings I received today.

Oh yes, and Hearher and Kristy taking me out for lunch...which was a donut...don't judge, my birthday, my choice, lol. 

I was so happy to hear that all my girls were able to come to camp this weekend. 

But was surprised to see these 2 balloons attached to the gate. 
I couldn't figure out how they got there. I knew they were from Ashley's bachelorette party. But Ashley, Heather Kristy and Blake weren't coming until a bit later. 

As we got closer to the camp... I knew it was them that had decorated, but Ashley's jeep was no where to be seen. 

But then they all snuck out from behind the trailer and yelled "Happy Birthday Mom" 
Yes, I almost cried. 

Here are my beautiful daughters :) 


Then Wayne and my girls showered me with gifts. 


They gave me pink walking capris....so I can be seen from a distance hiking here at camp. Gardening tools and gloves, Fitbit bands and a cute new mug. 


Lastly we invited our camping neighbours over for some cake. 

I got too excited and cut the cake before taking a picture, lol. 

I hope you all had a very creative day :)

Tracy :)