Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ahhhh! That's Better

Mickey and I got here in Surprise, AZ yesterday afternoon.  What a change from Edmonton! It's a different world down here - one of sunshine and blue sky and warmth!  Since we were up at 3 am in order to get ready and be at the airport by 6 (some of us take longer getting ready in the morning than others), we were pretty tired by the time we got here, went out for Mexican food, and stocked up on a few groceries, we didn't venture far from home.  Instead, we got out our scrapbooking materials and got right to work - relaxing work.

When I got up this morning, Mickey was already at work on her layouts, so we spent the morning scrapbooking.  I've done three layouts already - a remarkable feat for me!

 My first one was a tribute (?) to winter.

...and grandson Max.

...and granddaughter Quinney.  I'm on a roll, working with limited supplies.

But before I started scrapping this morning I called Lloyd and had him walk me through turning the heater on for the pool.  We're hoping to be able to have a swim later today.

We went to Paradise for lunch, then out saving money at Kohl's, and in an hour or so we'll be in the pool - another kind of Paradise.

Mickey has a brand new camera so she's been taking pictures of everything and anything, learning to master it.  The pictures in this blog, except for the ones of my layouts, are courtesy of her new Canon Rebel T3i.

We're not planning our days too much, just doing what we want, when we want.  Today's our resting up day.  Tomorrow we'll be more venturesome, and from then on we'll try to have an adventure or two. But for now, it's enough to be out of the cold and the snow and able to rest and relax.  We're loving it!


Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Sounds like you're set for a couple weeks of fun. You go girls!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Pool, shopping, lunches out, great companion, scrappin' stuff.......Paradise indeed m'dears!

Sara_HB said...

why do you have that picture of max?

JQ said...

Love the birdie paper. So nice to see you having a nice time.

Kath said...

Sounds like the perfect winter escape!