Saturday, June 07, 2008

We're going on holiday!

Yes, we're leaving first thing monday morning for 5 days on a little island resort. There will be nothing to see and do except sun, sea and sand. The boys will be perfectly happy, dh who thinks he will do very well as a beach bum will be perfectly happy, and I too will be perfectly happy except I will be offline and with no scrapping for 5 days! It will be a good break, I'm sure, and I'm bringing lots of issues of Creating Keepsakes, and also, printed copies from my ramblings on my blog, which I hope to cut and paste into my personal journal, with more journaling! :)

The store is running without a hitch, and you all have surprised me with your overwhelming support! THANKS so much!! Unfortunately I won't be able to come up with anything new for a while till we're back. But as a big thank you, I'd like to share a frames kit I did last year, you can download it below.

Some thoughts and observations from the last week:

On date night, dh and I went to watch Sex and the City. It was good fun, and a treat to see those clothes. But the amount of nudity was a rather uncomfortable for me. Actually our local censorship board did not allow the TV series to air on our local TV at all. We could only watch it by buying the DVDs. I'm glad they did it even though there was outcry from some who feel there should be freedom of choice. When I got home I checked and found that the movie received a rating of M18 which means those under 18 are not allowed to watch. I know in this day and age, if they can't go to the movies they will still find a way if they wanted to, but I'm not sure I want my children to be able to easily access these movies with questionable morals (though realistic, some may argue) at age 18. Well, they will anyway, so I know it is up to us to build strong bonds with them through the teen years, and hopefully be able to influence them in the right direction. It's not going to be easy!

On a lighter note, on the same night, dh and I wondered into a hip part of a mall catering to teenagers and young adults, and found to our amusement, the exact (replica?) of the Yonex sports bag he used to sport as a teen, and a polka dot dress (just like one) I used to love, up on the window display of a VINTAGE Shop!! Okay, now we are vintage!! I have a few more dresses and blouses they will probably like to have in there! LOL

Yesterday we took a day off and went on a 5 km walk around what we call the Southern Ridges, it's a bit of green amongst concrete jungle, but the park authorities did a wonderful job of building tree top walks, bridges and connectors, and it was just wonderful. Here are some pics



Great, right?

Also check out these layouts by Nikki McDougal, just so fantastic. I loved how she used her photos as backgrounds. Thanks Nikki!


And here's a little something to say THANK YOU sorry this is currently not available

23 comments:

  1. awesome park pictures! thanx for a great template....have a great holiday!

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  2. AnonymousJune 07, 2008

    Thank you for the frames. That park looks pretty.

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  3. Your boys are so cute (I guess I should say "handsome" in case they read this :) and you're a great photographer- love your pictures. Thanks for the frames!

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  4. have a wonderful time and think not of us. :) While we don't live in quite a concrete jungle our little twin cities built a nature walk that is nearly treetop so that you can watch the wildlife of the swamp below. There is a river nearby with docks for jumping in and swimming and canoe rentals. I really need to get the kids back over there sometime soon.

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  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

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  6. these are great - thanks!

    have a fantastic time bumming on the beach. we're going to the beach next week.

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  7. Have a great vacation! These film strips are terrific! Thank you!

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  8. Thanks so much! Have a great holiday!

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  9. Hope you have a great vacation!! And thanks so much for the frames. The park pics are awesome...it looks like a very cool place!

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  10. What amazing frames! Thanks so much!!

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  11. Thank you so much for the film clusters! Enjoy the sun, sea, and sand while you're on your family holiday. :)

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  12. AnonymousJune 08, 2008

    Thanks so much and enjoy your holidays:)

    MiKiko

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  13. Beautiful film frames! Thanks. Also really enjoyed reading your blog.

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  14. Have a great holiday and thank you for the frames. They look awesome!

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  15. Thank you for your super sweeeeet generosity!!! I used your freebie for the footer on my blog. Check it out!! Here is your ...♥"Link Love"♥...for the day!
    Suzee Q's Stuff

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  16. I LOVE these filmstrips! TY!!!

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  17. I love that beautiful wood walkway... I especially love the curved bottom and side part. What a Beautiful place. Hope yo uall are safe and enjoying your holiday!
    Blessings!
    Shawna

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  18. Hi, Yin! Hey, this is kind of embarrassing but I haven't yet figured out how to separate the double templates for printing. I've saved everything in PSD format so that I can make any necessary changes. Do you think you could post something on one of your blogs for the best way to do this? Hope you're having a wonderful trip! Thanks :)

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  19. Oh I love these film strips! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

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  20. Great pictures! Your children are cuties :-) Thank you for the frames!

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  21. AnonymousJune 14, 2008

    I LOVE Gone With The Wind. I read the book before the movie too.

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  22. This will really come in handy! Thanks bunches!

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  23. Wow, these are so great! Thanks!!

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