The long weekend was lovely here.
It started off with the Steinbach crop on Friday night, and all day Saturday. We had crazy weather here on Friday night. The winds were stronger than anything I've ever seen before, truly. Up to 90kms/hr. I made the 45 min drove South in those winds, mixed with scattered rain showers. Thankfully my friends and I arrived safe and sound. There were several fires spreading around the area because lightning had struck some hay bales. The smoke in the air was almost overwhelming to see and smell. Thankfully, we were out of harms way. The rain fell before the night was through, and the winds came to a halt before any more damage could be done. I didn't get a lot of scrapping done, as I said would likely be the case, but I did have a really, really nice weekend away, catching up with friends, and meeting new ones. Tara, and I made some time to check out Sharon's new location. It is so beautiful. Big, and spacious with a ton of product, lots of room to move around and a great space for classes. I am over the moon happy for that girl. She's one of the sweetest people I know. In a time when other scrap shops around the nation seems to be struggling and closing down altogether, she is doing really well. So well in fact, that she announced this weekend her plans to open a second Scrapbook Cottage location in Winnipeg. Those of us who live here and make the 45 minute drive South to obtain the latest in scrappy goodness, were overjoyed to hear the announcement. I couldn't be happier for me dear friend. I wish her all the very best of success in this new venture.
Sunday was turkey day for us with Mom, and Dad, and my sister-in-law, and her family. The food was delicious as usual, and the kicked back relaxed tone of the afternoon/evening was just what the doctor ordered (well at least for me, I know not everyone loved the fact that the tv was on for 2 hours in the middle of the celebration). Spending a couple of hours watching Manitoba history in the making, after dinner was so. much. fun. It has been 15 years long years since The Winnipeg Jets took home ice to open the beginning of the NHL season. I'm not a huge hockey fan, but I would have loved to have been there with the other 15, 000 people in the stands. There was such a sense of unity and excitement, you could just feel the electricity in the air, even through the screen. The cheering, chanting, clapping, singing... It was truly something special for the city. All in all it was a 3 day party, Winnipeg style.
Speaking of sports, our beloved Chicago Bears are about to take the field against the Detroit Lions. Gotta get my jersey out and join the rest of my family to take it all in. I'll leave you with a couple layouts I completed over the weekend. The mini album of our family pictures is almost done. I'll hopefully have get it completed in the next couple of days.
Happy Tuesday friends!