Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ducks & dinner

Craig has been working non stop since he moved up from Richmond, VA. So yesterday
was his first day off in Forever and we decided to make a family day out of it.
First we headed out for a delicious breakfast at the Highland Park Diner.
Then the farmers market which was very crowded. Each girl got their own tote to carry the fruit and veggies they each picked out. Nora spotted some fuzzy peaches and green pears. Charlotte spied some broccoli.
A stop in the afternoon in Pittsford to walk along the Erie Canal.
Which would not be complete without stopping to feed the ducks.
Love this picture! :)
My diet was destroyed this weekend because we had a kid free night out. My glorious niece
Lulu kindly said she would watch the girls and Craig and I were free to go out to dinner.
We went out with my brother Kevin & his wife Debbie to Veneto.
I love living in Rochester!
Monday the diet will be salvaged.

Used a sketch from Two peas class Super Sketches to create this layout. It was super fast to make. Love when that happens!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lesson for today: Proper footwear

So in my never ending quest to drop some lbs. I've been walking.
Also trying to eat the right foods, exercise, blah, blah, blah....
Not exciting. I do like to walk though.
I missed my morning walk so I made an effort to get a walk in the afternoon.
Why I walk in the a.m.
1. Craig is still home until 9am and he can watch the girls while I walk unfettered.
2. Nobody's out and I don't have to stop, talk, or wave.
3. It's still pleasant in the morning. No overhead sun or heat making it sticky.
4. Did I mention the lack of parental responsibility?!
So I grabbed my camera and my kids after admonishing them to wear proper footwear and we left for Cobb's Hill Reservior. It's literally at the top of our street.
It started off pleasantly enough.
We walked a bit, stopped for pictures in front of the breathtaking (insert joke)
Rochester city view.
Then we continiued our 0.69 mile walk. How do I know this? It was posted all over.
Maybe it was in case someone freaked out they were walking too much.
Who would that be?
Maybe the two little girls who took off running and were chased down a red faced
woman screaming their names and mumbling some others!
After we took picture above (why is the dog the only one looking at me?) we started walking again at a leisurely pace. Maybe that was because Nora was wearing flip flops and Charlotte's shoes were on the wrong feet. I did try to be a good parent and fix them, but I was told by Charlotte she liked them that way.
Halfway around the reservior and the girls were Done.
Hence why I sneak out of the house and walk alone.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I can't seem to work on my house!

So everyone knows by now about the big move. Richmond, VA to Rochester, NY.
I've had oodles of really good pictures sitting in my camera since May.
I can't stop printing them, sharing, staring, and scrapping them.
So here are some pictures taken in May.
The beautiful bride, my niece Jen had a destination wedding in St. Pete's Beach, FL.
Best time ever!
Back to my story.
I have a house that's new to me, but it's old. Like built in 1950s old.
Our last three houses have been new construction and you walk in to everything new and shiny.
The new house needs a do over. It's not bad, but it's long overdue for some updating.
I'm not motivated to do it.
I know, I know.
I will be, but I want to start slow.

I plan on living in this house forever.
It's a perfect size ranch in a beautiful established neighborhood.
We're still in the subarbs, but the top of my street is the city.
Love that.
But I can't do it all at once.
Rememeber I sold a lot on the other end?
Now I have to buy new stuff.
Rome wasn't built in a day!

Plus I LOVE that I get to scrapbook again. I've been collecting supplies like it's my job.
Like my full time job.
Don't tell Craig, he can't tell what's new scrap crap and what I've unpacked!