Sunday, August 28, 2011

Busy, busy... checking in.

Hi!!!! Happy Sunday.

The summer is slowly coming to an end. I can smell autumn in the air... really!!! =)  The past week I've been on vacation. The hubby and I take our anniversary week off work every year. Been doing it for 12 yrs now. It's a tradition. =) This time around we had lots of plans. Goes against the grain of relaxing during vacation, but its fun to get out and about once in a while.

Spent a few days at my mom's early in the week. I got to scrapbook with my mom while my hubby played 27 holes of golf with my step dad. Here are the layouts I can show.. my DT layout for Sept will have to wait. =)

My cousins at Disneyland. Used up more of my Yankee Doodles We R line.

My cousins.. used a Studio Calico kit, Paper Moon. and used my iRock for the first time. sketch from August Pagemaps.

and after a fun couple days at my mom's, we headed home to regroup before heading down to KY, IN, and OH for 2 days. Met up with my cousin and his wife. The hotel we stayed at was about a half way point for both of us. They live in TN. The location we were at is very unique because you can cross into 3 states with only a couple miles to drive. So, we hit up the Hollywood Casino in Indiana, and caught a Cincinnati Reds game. And did I mention the casino???? ha! it's hard for me to forget since I lost a bit of money playing my favorite game... blackjack. I did learn something though. Never play a table with an automatic card shuffler and never play the sucker bets if the table adds them. I learn something new every time I play.

Here are a couple fun pictures... this weekend I used my Instagram iphone app. I was mixing it up. =)

my hubby on the left with my cousin. heading into the casino. 

Hollywood on the Roof. it's a live band act each night at the casino. this particular night it was an Elvis impersonator and a Blues Brother duo. followed up by a Rod Stewart act. All were really good. If you look close, Elvis is in the red shirt. lol.. =)

Reds memorabilia... I didn't get sucked in. 
 The Cincinnati skyline. It was so cool looking. A great city to visit for sure.
  Entering the ball park.

Sitting in our seats... =) It was perfect. Out of the sun and we had a good view of the field and the river in the background there. 

So, I'm kinda back in action. I need to catch up, unpack, and get ready for the birthday celebration month over at Scrapbookers Anonymous. We are celebrating all month long for our 1 year birthday!!!  yippie!!! I'll be back with my new September DT layout and the challenge details on the 1st.
See you soon.. =)



  1. Such a fun layout you and your cousin made, and I am so glad to get to have a little fun and doing things outside the house!

  2. Sounds like you had a great vacation! I love both your layouts, especially the one with the red, white & blue! Love those stars! Great pics, too...the phone app really has a cool effect!

  3. Looks like lots of fun! We love Cincinnati, haven't been to a Reds game in a while. Glad you like my new blog header. Phil took that picture at Copper Harbor up in the UP, just as the fog was lifting. I love that shot!

  4. Looks like so much fun! Love the tradition of taking the week off every year for your anniversary:) Love the new layouts!

  5. Fun photos and loveeeeeeeeee the lo's!! LOVING all the stars on the first one!

  6. WOW... both layouts are just gorgeous...

    Fun photos too... TFS... hugs...xoxo

  7. Love the awesome layouts! Fun details! Glad you had a good break! :)

  8. Great LOs. My DT is on my dining table waiting to be done ;(

  9. Love the layouts you made at your mom's! I hadn't seen the SC one, the hair in those pictures is hilarious!!!

  10. That looks like fun, the entertainment over at the casino, I would love that! Great sc layouts girl!! xoxo

  11. Hey Girl! Glad you had a great vacation! And we have a similar love for the casino I see! We just got back from Vegas and went to Planet Hollywood....I'm ready to go back!!! Pack your bags and lets go! lol

    Pretty layouts! xOxO

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  13. Looks like you had a great time,thanks for sharing your photo's with us. You know I've never been to a casino,I think I must add it to my to do list.
    Great LO's.xxxxxx


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