Summer goodness

We are in full summer mode here, up early every morning for swim team practice. While I don’t enjoy the early part, it does help make the most of each day. I also discovered I could take full advantage of the cooler temperatures to go for a quick run while the kids are practicing. 

We made our first swim meet this week and they did really good. (They both chose to skip the first one to attend other social events.) They were happy with their times and ribbons and hope to improve each week. 

In between shuttling the kids around, I’ve been busy finishing up my July projects for GCD Studios’.   It’s so my nature to want to immediately share my creations.  I think that’s the hardest part of the job. My post days are the 8th and the 24th. I’d love for you to check them out then! 🙂

I do have this to share.  I couldn’t post it sooner, because I know my Dad visits my blog, at least occasionally. 🙂

I was very much inspired by Ali Edward’s Cocoa Daisy printer’s tray kit.  While I knew I couldn’t get my hands on a printer’s tray in time for Father’s Day, I made the best of what I could find locally.  I used bits and pieces from my stash, some recent, but mostly old bits I’ve loved for a while.  It feels so rewarding to use products I’ve been hording.  😉

Richard was home for the weekend and I did my best to spoil him, in honor of Father’s Day with all his favorite foods: homemade spaghetti and meat sauce,  baby back ribs and steak fajitas. It should come to no surprise that I do believe “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. lol   And he was quite happy. 🙂

We had a good day today, Father’s Day.  Church in the morning, a quick lunch at McAlister’s and a afternoon matinee- Toy Story 3.
It was such a touching and heartwarming story.   I highly recommend seeing this movie! (Though, I could have done without the 3D.)  We have been Toy Story fans from the very beginning of the series. Miles grew up with Woody and he had several versions of Buzz Lightyear in his toy chest. This story line hit very close to home with him now 15.  All the toys of his youth have either been packed up or given away.

I clearly remember what a highlight it was on our first Disney Trip to meet them in person. Ah, such sweet memories.  I sure hope there’s a Woody and Buzz packed away in our attic.

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  • Melissa
    June 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Love the project! Saw Toy Story 3 this weekend too and loved it.

  • Susan Beth
    June 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    My son loved looking at the clip of TS3. Glad to know it is worth the price of admission!

  • ArlaMo
    June 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Love your Father's Day project! And good to know TS3 was worth it – must take the little guys this week!

  • lisa truesdell
    June 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    we saw TS 3, too – i sniffled my way through most of it. such a sweet and well written movie.<br /><br />great swimming pics!


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