Label Art...

I love making small things in my craft room. I never know what is going to inspire me, I just go downstairs and I find little treasures that I have had for some time and put them together. Some aren't even useful, they just make me happy.


If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
Marc Chagall


Flea market finds...

These little fleas market finds are things that my friend Cindy and I will be looking for when she comes for a visit in a couple of weeks. Last time she was down, she found a rug, then went home and redecorated a whole room around that rug. Who knows what treasures that she will find on this trip.
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
~Flora Whittemore

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How happy do I look?

Jeremy and I having fun on our walk, thanks Julie for taking this happy photo.

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.

Pamela Glenconner

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How sweet is this?

Jeremy and Julie sharing a tender moment here on our walk.
Happy Anniversary Julie and Jeremy August 22, 2007
Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway. ~
Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975


Jeremy and Julie here in Westbank

Jeremy and Julie came up here for a few nights from Vancouver, and even though it is raining here, we had fun going to Bliss Bakery in Peachland, and then up to Mission Hill Winery for a tour. It is always a challenge to get some good pics for the scrapbook album. They were gracious and posed for quite a few. They leave early Monday morning to continue looking to buy a home in Port Coquitlam.

You can learn many things from Kids. One of them is how happy they make you when they grow up and come home for a visit.


Tyler and Cassidy....

Here are a couple more photos our my neice and nephew, Cassidy and Tyler. Down from Bull River, they spent a few hours with us before spending the night with one of my other brothers, Werner in Penticton.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
~Anthony Brandt


Happy Anniversary....

Happy Anniversary, Steven and Stefanie.
Where have the 18 years gone?
We had a lovely visit with my youngest
brother Steven,
his wife Stefanie, Tyler & Cassidy. Tyler is 15
and leaving for a year to go to school in Wilcox, Sask
at Notre Dame to play hockey.

Cassidy will be in Grade 7 and keep her parents
in line.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~Thornton Wilder

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Jim , Carmen & Brad

Carmen and Jim at Thornhaven Winery, is she ever sweet!!!!. Look at these two good looking guys, don't the look alike? Carmen took this photo of Jim and Brad at Mission Hill Winery where I work. They had a great time touring different wineries in the Valley.

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world. ~
Ada Louise Huxtable

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Summer-time reading....

It has been such a lovely August long weekend, but hot and busy. Had time to visit my local bookstore, to stock up on more summer-time reading material. We had a really good weekend with Carmen and Brad who came to stay with us from Calgary. Jim took them touring to a few wineries, to help them stock their wine cellar. (photos to follow later this week).
Julie went to Oregon to be with Jeremy for a couple of days before they came back to Vancouver. They sold their townhouse at Simon Fraser and are now looking for a larger home.
So all is good.

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
~Steven Wright


On the water....

Thank you Sue and Bob for the wonderful 4 days we spent with you in Sidney. The 'Girlies" really enjoyed you looking after them and taking them for a walk. They have now regained their status by being able to sleep anywhere they like, be it couch or bed. Cookie gave the biggest sigh when she finally settled herself on the couch. Pebbles has settled down any where near me as usual. She goes to the Vet. tomorrow to get that lump checked out.
Please tell Summer that she sure looks sweet beside her Grandmother.

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.

~Judith Levy

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