Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nice End to July in Texas!!

The day after the hottest this year, 103 officially-108 unofficially, we had a front slip through again and we have had 3 glorious days of high 80's and now are looking at low 80's for the rest of the week.  YIPPEE!! This is normally the hottest time of triple digits for us, so this break along with a few scattered showers is such a nice reprieve.  You can actually go outside without losing your breath. I'm not complaining at all about this second breather during summer! So nice to sit on the portico and watch the birds and squirrels again.

I've been in a reading mood or some kind of funk lately, not wanting to scrap or even be on the computer, but think I am now out of that and back to scrapping and attempting to catch up...LOL! I got a few photos from Margaret and even some from Christina (that I am working on now) so here are a few pages I made last week.
For my sister, Kathy I used a photo of Jason and the kids ready for a karate course....they were in Springfield, MO for a tournament of some sort when Chris snapped them in the hotel hallway! Jade and Ruby both take classes and I am sure Jayson will as soon as he is a little bit older.  Aren't they adorable in Raspberry Road Designs cluster by Ellen and paper and word by Susan from her kit Wanderlust.
Miss Hayden wanting to put her toes in the sand...I used a QP by Linda at Random Thoughts
This is sweet, squishy, cutie pie Calvin.  I don't remember whose cluster this is, it is a very old one I got!
Here's a gorgeous photo that was taken of Hayden and Calvin at the beach at Panama City, FL.  Isn't it just a beautiful photo?  The QP if from Marijja at Fecnikek and the word art is from Donna at Donna's Digital Creations
This is also a freebie QP from Linda of Penny's 3 grand kids Hayden, Calvin & Annabeth.
And for Papa I did this page of Hayden to look as if she is looking at her own reflection...the frame is by Neli at Lugar Encantado da Neli
That's all for now, I did manage a QP to put up for grabs at Miriam's Scraps if you want it.
Well, got to get up from here, have a cake in the oven and I need to get out of this gown, I have a house to go clean this afternoon so will stop for now, chat more with all of you a little later.  Have a fantastic hump day and make lots and lots of memories to share.  Hugs, Mat




  1. I get in those funky moods too. It's nice to see you coming out of yours. Your layouts are beautiful.

    We've had a bit of a spell from the high temps too. These past few days have been around 80 - 85 with a little breeze. Hardly any rain though.

    Enjoy sitting out while you can. Before we know it, another season will have slipped by us. You have a wonderful evening. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. Boa noite minha querida amiga Mati!
    Você sabe que eu sou fã de sua alegria e do seu amor por sua família. Gosto de vir aqui e ver suas postagens e suas palavras. Creio que você prefere o verão , mas eu gosto mais do inverno, pois aqui no Brasil é muito difícil nevar e quando cai neve é só nas montanhas.
    Mati, tenho estado um pouco ocupada com minha neta e minha bisneta, pois elas vem sempre aqui e passam o dia todo comigo. Ah, mudei o meu carro, agora comprei um menor.
    Minha amiga, um ótimo fim de semana muito feliz para você e sua família! Abraços, Neli

  3. translated by Google

    Good night my dear friend Mati!
    You know I'm a fan of his joy and his love for his family. I like to come here and see your posts and your words. I guess you prefer the summer, but I like winter, because here in Brazil is very difficult when snow and snow falls only in the mountains.
    Mati, I've been a bit busy with my great granddaughter and my granddaughter, because they come here and spend all day with me. Oh, I changed my car now bought a smaller one.
    My friend, a great weekend very happy for you and your family! Hugs, Neli

  4. Hello Mat,

    Finally back on internet with new installed windows 7. Gosh, it took a rather long time, but I am glad it seems to work.
    Funky moods we all experience, they will pass believe me!
    Now I must try to get a stash back for the designing, don;t worry, I will find enough and I can organize perhaps, my maps a bit better.
    Just will take some time to get back to designing and all again, so be patientwith me.
    Glad you have some better temperatures, too hot isn;t nice at all. For now we are around 75 F, love that!
    Okay, will do a bit more of catching up on blogreading then perhaps some more downloading things. We'll see.