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Showing posts from March, 2010

Rough last month

The last 34 days have been pretty rough, with my mother becoming seriously ill, one sister with her own health problems, mandatory furlough days, two extra board meetings thrown in, classes I'm taking, and my neighbor calling the police on my dog barking because we forgot one was left outside when called to say mom was being taken by ambulance back to the hospital.
Things have got to get better. I got the following from my sister-in-law this morning and it brightened my day.

Inner Peace: This is so true

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,



Here's another layout from our Spring Break family vacation. Supplies used:

Scrap Girls:
Christy VanderWall’s CVA_SSTools_Scripts_SupplyTracker (Scrap Girls)

Tiffany Tillman: TNT_ScrappableSingleTemplate_042 (Scrapable)

Sweet Shoppe Designs:
Traci Reed’s Belly Flop Kit:
• treed-bellyflop-brackermat
• treed-bellyflop-button1
• treed-bellyflop-button2
• treed-bellyflop-button4
• treed-bellyflop-button5
• treed-bellyflop-button5 copy
• treed-bellyflop-pp1
• treed-bellyflop-pp7
• treed-bellyflop-ppsolid1
• treed-bellyflop-ppsolid2
• treed-bellyflop-ppsolid3
• treed-bellyflop-splash1
• treed-bellyflop-wordart-sh

Font: Georgia

Spring Break 2010

We spent four days and three nights at the new Honey Creek Resort at Lake Rathbun in southern Iowa with our daughter's family. Back in the mid-1970s we camped at this lake on a regular basis with a group of friends and our daughter, who was only a baby at the time. Traveling to the lake brought back many fond memories of our camping trips.

Things have changed over the years, including the new Honey Creek Resort that opened last year. This is a beautiful facility on the north side of the lake with beautiful views of Lake Rathbun. We saw many Bald Eagles from the resort and while driving around the lake.

We spent four days and three nights at Resort. The kids loved Buccaneer Bay indoor water park and had lots of fun.

Sweet & Simple

Here is my February Sweet & Simple project: