I can't believe how quickly the month of August has flown by. It seems to be that way every year since the girls began school full time. July is nice and steady. August arrives innocently enough, and then all of a sudden you're three weeks in and can't account for all the days prior. Here, we're hoping to finish the summer off on a high note. Last week we took Thursday through Saturday night to get away for a bit, just us. We headed down to Minneapolis for a couple of days of playing, shopping, and eating out. This year, the girls were finally big enough to ride the 'thrill rides'. We were able to enjoy a few rides all together. We all agree that SpongeBob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge was the best one. Check out the ride images, and see for yourself how crazy this ride is. I couldn't believe they enjoyed the roller coasters as much as they did. I see a couple of thrill seekers in our future, we'd better keep our eyes and ears peeled as they get older. A visit to The Cheesecake Factory, The Waterpark of America, and Ikea were all on the agenda, and thoroughly enjoyed from arrival to departure (okay, maybe not Ikea, it was a Saturday afterall, and everyone, and their grandmother decided to join us). It was a short and sweet two days, but so nice to get away, and have one another all to ourselves. It shoud be noted that we all got a little closer, literally, on the drive home as we were packed to the gills with storage units from Ikea. *giggle* We'll all be able to appreciate it a little more once the units are set up in their respective rooms.
Onto the scrappy goodies. Rather than overload you with numerous projects at one time, I've decided to split them up a bit.
Here are the single page layouts I completed during the two days...
|Challenge: to use a large title and bling|
|Challenge: use 7 types of flowers *I forgot to retake this photo. The twin on the left just got pushed up when I moved the layout for photographing.|
|Challenge: scrap a photo of yourself, adding factual journaling to the layout|
|Challenge: use a sun as a main element.|
ETA: I made the list, I made the list!
I'm still in shock, seriously - wow. Out of 110 applications, I joined 39 other talented women on the short list. Now the real work begins, I'm not really sure what to expect to be honest. Plus I plan on heading out to the lake on Friday, and staying until Tuesday. That may disqualify me from making the team, but I'll have to wait and see, I suppose.
Thanks as always for stopping by to have a peek into my world, I sure love your company.
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