My trip to the coast was amazing, and much more then I imagined it could possibly be! I flew to Vancouver Friday morning with Kari and Koren, we spent the day walking downtown, checking out all the stores, and checked out Stanley Park as well.
At about 4:00 pm Kari and I decided to go line up for Jack johnson early so we could try and get awesome seats. We waited in line for 3 hours and it paid off, BIG TIME!! We ended up getting the best seats in the house, front row center baby! We were about nine feet away from Jack himself ;) Not to mention Zee Avi winked/smiled at us more than I can count. G-Love and Special Sauce was outstanding, couldnt have asked for a better pre-show!
Jack was dreamy, his voice melts like butter. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Jack came out before the show started and shook hands with a few lucky front rowers. Kari and I were 2 of those lucky peeps ;)He did the same after the show and once again shook both mine and Kari's hands. It still feels like a dream.
The next day, we drove around Vancouver, and explored a little, then Koren drove me to the ferry, where I ran into Courtenay and Shane. While we were on the ferry I spotted Steven Segal standing right next to me, I quickly pulled out my Camera and courtenay and I asked to get our picture taken with him, his bodyguard unfortunately kept pressing the on/off button instead of the click button. After two trys Steven just walked away. Bummer but at least I had a friend who was there to witness that I wasn't full of crap ;)
Ray was picking me up from the ferry in Nanaimo, so I asked if Courtenay and Shane wanted a ride somewhere on the island? They said sure, little did I know Ray would surprise me and pick me up in his uncles Porsche convertible. SO all four of us went for a little cruise on a beautiful sunny day ;) amazing.
We Spent two nights with Rays Uncle Chris and his wife Lynn, they have a pretty little acreage up on a mountain. tayla ans River enjoyed time with cousins they havent seen in a very long time. We didn't know that Chris and Lynn had become vegtarians in the past year or so so we were vegetarians as well. It was actually quite refreshing.
Then we went on to visit Rays 92 year old Grandpa Charlie and his wife Agnes. We all had such a wonderful visit with him, he amazes us all and is an example of vitality, and love. They took us to the beach to pick seashells, and Grandpa picked up a jelyfish only to find out that they really can sting you ;)We all adore him, and he has a way of making each one of us feel like we are all super special.
Rays Uncle Brian and Louise came for a visit as well, so we all went to see the salmon running, and play in the park. Such special memories to treasure forever.
Well everything is getting back to normal around here, Tay is in grade one at a brand new school, and loves her teacher. River started Pre-school and although it isnt Teacher Annettes class he is getting along just fine. I have been trying to find more and more time for me, in between deadlines, and the chaos of life.
I am flying to Vancouver with 3 awesome ladies in 11 sleeps to see Jack johnson and Zee Avi!!! I am so pumped I can hardly stand it! We are going to do some touring around and see some sights, maybe even stop by and see an old friend who we miss dearly.
I am so blessed, I have so many things to be thankful for, amazing friends, my family, Simply Suppers, My designers who make my work load so much easier, my business partners, Still having Granparents to call on the phone or go visit, my big beautiful house, scrapbooking, and my health.
Life is being so very good to me lately. Looking forward to tomorrow.
This community seriously rocks! I cant believe I have this amazing lake only 5 minutes from my front door. I know that we will enjoy Summerside for years to come and also know why Bill also stayed in the community when he sold us his old house. Took my amazing MIL, hubby and kids for a paddle boat ride, my thighs detested every minute ;)
But being the good scrapbooker that I am, I brought along my camera, mostly cause I wanted to show you some of the amazing houses on the lake, jaw dropping really. Check out some of these pics..... Amazing no? And we paddled over to show Diane Bills new house and low and behold look who caught us stalking him ;) and some fun shots on the lake and at the park.... The park floor is astro turf and is super cool! It is such a wondwerful area, they also have great programs at the beach house all year long at a super discounted price for community members. I just enrolled Tayla in a 3 month ballet class for only $40!!! I could get used to this ;)Living the dream, and enjoying every second.
Well I thought I would get some nerve up and apply for the "Dream Team", and I could not imagaine anything sweeter! So much inspiration, and talent going on over there. I know it is a long shot but thought I would try none the less. Cant win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.
So In honor of the call I thought I would share some of my favorite American Crafts pages/projects and cards with you today. Cross your fingers and toes for me ;)
And It is come dressed as your favorite superhero or Villain! Cant wait to take lots of pics, and share them with you all later! I made some cool centerpieces last night, and River got to pick his own cake out!
Well until next time I have a birthday party to go save down at headquarters, and a bunch of super heros to prep for a day of crime fighting and fun ;)
My new house I moving into in 2.5 weeks Jack Johnson, who I am flying to see in Vancouver in October! Donna Downey, I find her so inspiring..... Crocheted Flowers, oh how I wish I could do this Taking the kids here.... The new City Park line from American Crafts, coming soon! Making my own Home Decor My friends new pool! These two darlings My New Bangs Inspired by Cori-Lyn....