LOAD218 – Day 7

Today there was two prompts, one about advice and the other a time trial.  Yep.  You guessed it, I did neither. Today, we have John guarding the John.  It was so funny.  The morning had not gone well.  We got stuck in a rain storm (story to come later), we missed breakfast and decided to eat at the park (story to come later), we saw a ranger presentation which let Sean be a junior ranger (story to come later), THEN, we went to the bathroom. Now bathrooms are fun in National Parks.  So … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 6

Some days, I have mojo.  Some days, I don't.  I had no mojo today.  I hate that.  Last night I picked papers and photos for my LO, so that when I was fresh this morning, I could just pick up and finish.  Yep.  It was supposed to be easy.  Sigh. This LO is about the Continental Divide at Hoosier Pass in Colorado.  It was a geeky moment for me for sure.  We were driving on Colorado Highway 9 on our way to the Florissant Fossil Beds, just outside of Colorado Springs. The drive had been beautiful … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Days 3 & 4

Interesting, during the week, it's really easy to get my layouts done and make a corresponding blog post. On the weekends, there never seems to be a spare moment. This past weekend was no different. Between Sean's rugby, Sunny's baby shower and my dad's fractured hip, my weekend was jammed packed. Day 3 I'm not sure I even remember the prompts to share with you. But let's start with day 3, shall we? Pike's Peak in Colorado was my subject today. I think the prompt had something to do with … [Read more...]

LOAD218 – Day 2

Today prompt had three choices, the first one, I was confused about.  The second one, use tiny elements, was interesting.  The third one, use a galaxy theme on your layout, automatically appealed to me! On this massive trip that Sean and I took this summer, we visited Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.  WHAT A PLACE.  Words really do not do it justice.  Lucky me!  This place really met the galaxy theme! I didn't really talk about process yesterday, but today is a great day to … [Read more...]

LOAD524 – Day Thirty-One, Magic Awakening

Bah.  The last day of LOAD514.  The prompt, Dream Vacation.  Such an easy prompt.  Disneyland, of course.  Then Ireland, but Disneyland is my most favorite place on earth. I'll talk more about this LO when I update this post, but I wanted to make sure that I posted my last LOAD LO today... I'll be trying to continue LOAD every day in June.  Lets see how it goes. Where is your dream vacation?  Do you have more than one? … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Thirty, Matching Lives

Today we talked about special spaces.  I have no special places.  I do have great memories of the house on Grand Traverse Street, and the AWESOME closets.  But trying to find pictures of these closets would be the death of me, because, well, seriously, who takes pictures of closets. So, I had this LO sitting in my crafting area needing to be finished. One thing that I remember most about being little is that Marilyn and I always matched.  We had matching clothes, matching slippers, … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Twenty-Nine, $1.25 Breakfast

Food...  I love food.  Today's prompt was all about our favorite foods...  I have lots of happy food memories from my childhood...  Mom's spaghetti & flank steak, Mom's cookies & pies, Vernors, Halo Burger...  And I was going to go there.  Then I remembered my Grandpa Dapper's love of a cheap breakfast.  Every town we went to with him, we had to find the cheap breakfast. When we lived in Troy, there was a breakfast place that he ate at most every day with my mom.  Their breakfast, … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Twenty-Eight, 8pm Reader

Looks like the rush is over, and we are back to normal.  Yay!  Lain challenged us today to talk about our bedtime routines.  I don't remember hugs and kisses, like Sean gets every night, but I do remember the 8:00pm bedtime.  I hated it.  I was sure there was so much going on in the house after I went to bed. But, in our house, we didn't have to go to sleep. We could be quietly in our rooms for as late as we wanted.  So, I would read.  I read tons!  I would wake up with books in my hands.  … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Twenty-Seven, She wore a purple hat

Today's prompt, a bit easier than some of the others, was magic.  Funny, I didn't really have a magic story.  I'm pretty much a realist.  I wasn't that upset when I heard about the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.  It all made sense. So, I was talking to my dad on the phone last night and I told him the prompt was magic.  He said, well that is easy, you saw The Magic Show in New York City.  And I said, you are right dad, that is perfect.  I pulled out the slides from the New York City trip in … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Twenty-Six, I’d ask the hard questions

Today we were back to a thinking question...  If I knew then.  Well, dang.  I wish I had known to ask my grandparents, and family elders, the hard questions. Grandpa Dapper, I want to know what things were like in WWII, and had you met Grandpa Tully, what was he like?  Did you have a girlfriend in England during the war? Grandma Dapper, I want to know why you didn't speak Swedish?  What do you remember about your mother?  What did you like to cook?  What made you fall in love with … [Read more...]