Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Week by Week-weeks 32 and 33

Dang, I got way behind on my scrapbook again! oh well...I did this layout on a blue chevron paper with blue accents-flower, arrow and cute new glitter accents from Heidi Swapp Project Life-I've resisted it, but I think I'm going to do a Project Life format next year...I can use more photos, and it'll take way less time, which will leave me more scrapbooking time to do other, special occasion albums...











Adorbs indeed! I stenciled over a patterned paper, added ephemera, stamped labels, a Project Life card a chipboard heart with a banner and did my journaling on a small card...how sweet are those puppies? I miss them!
 
This layout of the peafowl was a lot of fun...I used a large ephemera lady, some flowers, a gear, a bottle cap, flowers, stars and butterflies...along with a real shed peafowl feather!


















Just day-to-day scenes from around the farm...baby bluebirds, a semi-load of hay, and pretty Flossie! I stenciled over some Tim Holtz paper, added flowers, a wooden banner and a journaling spot to finish this simple layout. Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCV

It's that time of the year again...not just fall, but elk season!
We made our annual trek across the state, and saw some beautiful scenery along the way!
It was (not surprisingly) snowing on Monarch Pass...
brrrr....just reminds us-"winter is coming"
I kind of like the scenery pix taken out of a moving car window...kind of gives it a watercolor effect...
gorgeous...
I especially love the peachy colored trees...
Even the badland country was pretty...
Nature is truly amazing and awe-inspiring!
It rained and was overcast most of the trip; we drove through clouds several times!
Finally we got to my beloved Ouray!
And stayed at our all time fave Box Canyon Lodge-the view from our room...
We spent a lot of time in the natural hot springs; in the tub right behind that gorgeous giant pine tree...
I love color co-ordination in all things!
After our soak, we drove the last 2 hours to the ranch...
More gorgeous scenery...

Wow!
amazing...
awesome...
Finally we got to camp and elk hunting commenced! All the hunters got elk, and a good time was had by all!
These were our digs for the week...tiny but charming?
We took some walks around the ranch...
And Giant was a scary monster...
The weather was amazing with temps way above normal...
Then another soak in the hot springs before we headed home...until next time, happytrails!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Quote of the Week

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow.
What are brief? today and tomorrow.
What are frail? spring blossoms and youth.
What are deep? the ocean and truth.”
Christina Rossetti

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quote of the Week



“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCIV


So last weekend, we went home to Wyoming for a sad occasion; my Aunt Nelle's Memorial. The service was beautiful, very special and personal.
After the service, we took a group shot by the church...

 
 
 
 

then we did individual family pix...


















then we headed out to Lloyds to spend the afternoon.
I got to see a bunch of my cousins, including this adorable little cowpoke, Jasper Carl...
and this little blue-eyed, curly-haired cowpoke, Raeland...
Eileen made a huge batch of Nelle's famous beef and noodles...they were absolutely delicious, a true taste of our childhoods!
Everyone was enjoying visiting and catching up...
and telling stories...cuz that's just how we roll!
but wait, what's this?
has some trouble-maker (aka Riley lol!) brought out a bottle of Fireball?
Eileen is the only good one; she merely smelled and did not partake (this could make a good blackmail picture though...although on second thought, no-one would believe it anyway lol!)
Jimmy has a pull...
or two...
an there is the instigator himself! None of the Federer's would every bring a bottle of whiskey to a family party!
Now that the hard stuff is out, let's start a big fire!
Enabler! lolol!
hmmm, this bottle looked much fuller before Giant got a hold of it...
Someone's trying to look innocent...
Busted again Jimmy!
The fire is going good...
and the dude's are telling stories...
one last pull on the bottle...
Lots of stories being swapped...
and sun starts to set of the prairies of Wyoming...
I love spending time with my cousins, there is always good food, good fun and good people!
We spent the night at the Prehistoric Flames Hotel, had brunch at the Luxury Diner and headed home! It was a great to visit with everyone, can't wait to see you all again! Until next time, happytrails!