Friday, October 28, 2011

Internet problems, Scrapbook fun, etc.

I was totally without Internet yesterday - don't you hate when that happens - so I spent almost two hours on the phone today (a large portion of it on hold) getting the problem fixed.  My router had malfunctioned so the tech services guy walked me through downloading a new version of it while I still had no access to Internet.  Those guys are magicians.  The upshot is I now have a fully functioning Internet just in time to update my blog before heading to Lethbridge in a couple of hours.

The reason I didn't bother getting the internet fixed yesterday was that Mickey and I were spending the day scrapbooking and I didn't want to take such a huge chunk of time out of our fun.  Some of these layouts are from our previous session, others from yesterday.

Sara's cats, Percy and Mickey, in the snow last year

Two of my daughters, Emily and Sara, and two grandchildren, Charlie and Max, have recently taken up Tae Kwon Do.  They all had testing on Saturday and they all succeeded in breaking their boards.  It was Sara and Emily's first testing session as they've just been at it for a month or so.  Max and Charlie have been doing it for about five months so are ahead of their mother (Sara).  It was a very proud day for them all.  Sara had forgotten to tell me when the testing was being held so I missed it.  Luckily my friend Mickey was there watching her grandson, James, test for his black belt so she took pictures of my crew too.

These two form a two-page layout about our recent trip to the corn maze.

These three are layouts using the pictures I took when I was in Winnipeg in September visiting Mum and Wendy.

And that's it for today.  Now I'll go pack a small bag to take to Lethbridge, and get ready to leave.  Have a nice weekend.




Glad you got your internet back. If something ever happened to my husband I don't know what I'd do about my internet. He keeps everything running. Your scrapbooking pages are wonderful. Beautiful photos, so many terrific slices of life. It's a lovely hobby. My older daughter scrapbooks too. ENJOY Lethbridge. Godspeed.

Magpie said...

Lovely pages and so much creativity. Hope you have a fun and safe trip.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Seeing the pictures of your family in tae kwon do brings back memories! All of us were in it for a long while. I decided to join with the kids as I had to sit there anyway I may as well get some exercise. We all really liked it. Wish we hadnt quit.
Your scrapping pages look very nice. You have a sharp eye for colors and pointing out details in the pictures.

Sush said...

You have a great talent with your scrapbooking, Pat! I've never taken up that hobby but I appreciate all the time, energy and creativity...not to say expensive it involves! Your family will have a well documented history of a life well lived and loved!

Have a lovely trip~

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your Scrapbook pages are just beautiful. It is a nice way to keep those memories . It does take a lot of time but worth it for sure. Glad you are back on the internet and hope your trip is a safe one. Take care.

JQ said...

The girls look awesome in their tae kwon do! Woo!

Mickey said...

So glad I took their pics (without permission!).
Love the colours in the layout you did!
It was another fun day and so satisfying getting our photos into layouts. Love our hobby!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend in Lethbridge getting your downstairs ready for Christmas!.

Granny Annie said...

Wow you did an excellent job with the page design. I think I want to take Tae Kwan Do just so I can wear those jammies:)

Desiree said...

Your pages are so beautiful, Pat! Such a lot of thought and care has gone into creating each one and they will hopefully be preserved in posterity for generations to come. I'd love to have the time to do Scrapbooking. I do know it's time-consuming (but in the nicest possible way, I'm sure) and costly. I love looking at the wonderful items available for use in the craft shops and can see how very addictive it can become. But it's one of the very best kinds of addiction, for sure! You are creating a legacy of love for your family.