Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Collection of Treats

I made another Valentine.
Then I lost inspiration.
I will try to get working again this week.
But I am pretty happy that I've gotten this far ahead!

I ordered myself some tea.
I get a discount through Real Simple,
first heard about the company from the Plume,
and couldn't help myself.

I got a collection of sweet tea that I can't wait to start sampling,
they all smell so good!

This past Saturday was Hartman Creek State Park's candlelight ski/hike.
My parents went last year and by all account had a wonderful time.
While my dad was busy, my mom was glad for the company.
If you get a chance to get to a candlelit even in your area it is completely worth it!
I especially loved it because I knew how much work Fred put into it.
Congratulations to all who helped make the event the absolute success that it was!

Finally, my flowers.
Over break I forgot to remind my roomies
to water my plants and they didn't make it.
I've been missing them!
So when mom offered me a flower for my room I jumped at the chance!
Now I have to work on getting some rosemary and basil replacements.

I hope you had a beautiful weekend!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Change of Pace

Not just cards,
but Valentines!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Getting to the Bottom

I'm loosing just a bit of steam,
especially concerning old memories on back order.
Therefore, I offer two more pages before I take a card break.

First up, the Judicial debate mom and I went to last year.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity as well as a thought provoking experience.

To round everything off I made a page from not so long ago.
Homecoming 2011,
spent in Eau Claire.

A Few More . . .

I'm so glad I finally got to use this paper.
It's a patterned tissue paper cut into a scrapbook page.
But I love the way the paper speaks for itself
because it's always hard to scrapbook musicals

More colorful hockey!
It was cancer awareness night at the rink,
which means different colors-always a good change.

Finally Easter egg dying with the girls.
I tried to capture the ridiculous mood with bright colors and random paint blotches.

Thanks for looking!
There should be Valentine cards coming fairly soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

To Start With

I made another goals list.
This time Twenty Things to do Before I'm Twenty-one.
I really like this page because not only does it get me excited about the next year,
but it will also be a testament to how I've grown.
Every year the page will look different,
even if the idea behind it is the same.

I also finished up my page on Tim Minchin

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The End of Florida and a Promise

Most of the time I spent in Florida reading.
I started and finished The Fault in Our Stars,
then moved on to The Beekeeper's Apprentice.
They were both AWESOME!
And the best part was the sun under which I read them.

Katie tried to show me the best parts of town,
and by that I mean the best places to eat.
On the last day I had a greasy-burger lunch with Kylie and Katie.

Then I found a flower-still weird-right?

I flew back to spend a bit of time in Chicago.
As always I had a great time.
I did have some issues.
I got lost.
And I only took one picture.

I don't know why I didn't try to document other things.
But I really liked the wall . . . .

The promise part comes NOW!
I have been working on some new pages to get myself caught up on my scrapbooking.
I figure I'll share them a little at a time.
So look out for the next few days for scrapbook pages galore!

Monday, January 9, 2012

I've Been Around

It's been a while!
Let me fill you in:
I made an appearance at the first (annual?) Stevens Point Tuba Christmas.
Dad and Claire played and it was nice to see all of the regulars from Waupaca.

When the weekend came there was a party to be had and I did my best to look like a girl.
A big thank you to Claire for all of her help!
(It takes a lot sometimes.)

 I had a great time with my room mates and friends
This is Fred-on the left
Have you met my room mate, Caity?
After the party it was back to the grindstone for finals week.
Then home for Christmas.

Being home gave me more time to myself.
I was able to walk both in Hartman Creek State Park with mom,
and across the road with Rube.

It's easy to forget sometimes how lovely winter can be.

Then things started to speed up once again.

I'm in Florida as I write this!
I got here on the forth and I'm heading out again on the eleventh.
All for this girl:

But I have had some time to myself.
In which I have taken full advantage of the sun and I've gotten a lot of reading done.
I finished John Green's newest book The Fault in Our Stars.
It doesn't technically come out until the tenth,
however Barns and Noble sent out some pre-orders early.
I can only say that it was amazing.
Read it.

Have I mentioned how beautiful it is here?
Cause I kind of love it.

While here there has been life changing sauce of last night's supper
(I didn't get a picture-sad panda).
And there have been meals* of frosting and graham crackers.
*And by meals I mean snack-of coarse I didn't eat just that for a lunch . . . DON'T JUDGE!

We also road-tripped over to Jacksonville's MOCA.
They had an interactive insulation.

I'm going to end this post
(there will be more)
with the best thing.
Frozen yogurt like Cold Stone-but all self serve.
And it's frozen yogurt so I can eat more!

I hope you're having a great new year!