Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gaea Creations

So I found this awesome place to get jewelry pieces the other day while perusing my most fav magazine.... Step By Step Wire Jewelry. Pg 39 showcases a necklace made by Gaea Cannaday - you can see her blog here..
She has some really cool pieces! maybe this is what I need to get me out of the doldrums....

Anyway, she has some pretty amazing beads for sale. Gotta order some...

Check out the lantern that got me all excited:...

Here is a clip from her blog re: her sale..
Please join me in celebrating "Back to School" with a sale! Send in an order form with your bead order, email or phone in your order to us and take 20% off of your retail order or 10% off of your wholesale order! This sale is on pendant and bead orders placed from August 18th, 2009 to September 1st 2009!

Hurry and order -

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Camping at Big Lake, Oregon

Well we got up there Friday afternoon - played hooky from work for the afternoon! It was overcast and very crowded. We were able to park by Bruce/Sheila McNaughten (Chad's neighbors) and sleep in the Tahoe. The "boys" went out for a ride that afternoon and the rest of us just chilled at camp.

Chad's brother Jessie and his two kids also were there. Sara spent time with the dogs and us girls. She went out in her grandfather's canoe. (Arnie & Judy - Chad's dad and step-mom- were there) She also went out on a ride with the group Sunday morning on the 80 dirt bike. Way to go Sara!

We took the boat out Saturday afternoon but it was still a bit chilly and only David (Jessie's boy) got in the water. He rode the knee board for so long we finally just had to make him stop. The boat was docked and all piled out to head back to camp for dinner.

We had hot dogs and a frosty beverage. My fav! A nice fire going so we all sat around and talked about stuff. It was a bit weird without my kids and Michael. Not the typical camping experience we are used to. That night a big party of people were really kickin' it up at their camp on the other side of the road from us. I was concerned I might have to ask the camp host to talk to them. Chad & I went to bed (did I say we slept in the Tahoe?) and found out how little cushion those camping mats provide. It was cold and uncomfortable - we got up around 3:00 to, uh, water the trees and then went back to bed. I finally slept then.

Saturday morning Chad spent most of his time trying to fix Jessie's quad - but was not successful. Prior to this we had scrambled eggs and pancakes. Check out the photo album for the shots of this. He and I went on a ride together later in the afternoon. It was nice to be out together. Then we came back to camp and took a ride on the boat together. Again, nice to be out alone - on a lake - alone - nobody around..... alone, did I mention that?

Night 2 brought a bigger camp fire as we wanted to burn as much of the wood as we could. Was very mellow - marshmallows came out and the kids roasted them. Alex made a comment about Michael and I was very glad it came from him. I had wanted to say something about Mike so many times but did not feel it was good timing.
Slept warmer on night 2 as i had an extra blanket, my beach towel and my sweat jacket (thanks Cody) on top of me. Slept right on til morning.

Sunday we had a quick breakfast and then I went out on a long ride with the group. A few stayed behind. We went into some pretty gnarley areas (they forget I ride a quad - not a dirt bike!. Made it back though, albeit dusty and hot.

Got back to camp in time to finish packing and cleaning while Chad and a few boys went on a short ride. I didn't get to go because Josh had to ride my quad. :-( bummer for me. Anyway, it was a fun time, nice weather and I enjoyed spending the time with Chad. So, it was a good relax.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hannah's New Home

A few snapshots she took of her new house. She has her own room that looks like it is in the attic - kinda. See the slanted wall? At least it is a finished room!

A very pretty kitchen. Love the color of the walls. I think the white cabinets make it very airy and open looking. Fun to see what is on the table and counters.

A quick pic of the yummy living room. Again with the white accenting the colored walls. I love the warm inviting melon color of the front room. The curtains are also lovely. She has a nice place to stay. Don't notice carpet on the floors, but do see a pretty area rug...

Looking out at the backyard you can see it is not large, but very nice and green. They white unit on the left of the picture is an outdoor grill. Nalan gardens, but I have not see it yet. Maybe Hannah will put up some pics of this soon.
She starts school tomorrow!
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