Sunday, August 4, 2013


Today is my first day in a week that I have been up and moving for 7 hours straight!!!  It probably won't last for more than an hour longer, but it feels so good just feeling almost normal again.  My poison ivy is still with me, but it now has a friend to keep it company:  upper-respiratory infection (I think or hope).  Yes, I am going to break down and call the doctor tomorrow to see what the heck is going on with my body.  I feel blessed that I was able to have a couple of days last week to go camping with some of my family.  I hadn't seen a couple of them in over 10 years so it was especially fun to catch up on their lives and families.  In my post last week I mentioned that my grand-daughter was riding with me to the campground to make sure I didn't get lost.  Well I ended up letting her drive, and we had the most awesome adventure -- we only had to turn around 5 times on the way there and twice on the way back!!!  Everybody kept calling us from the campground wanting to know what was taking us so long and to give us directions.  But none of that worked because it is a little hard to give directions when you don't know where you are to start them.  I finally figured out that my GPS was programmed to take back roads and we were trying to take the highways -- that is why it kept telling us to make U-Turns.  Also good that our destination was only 2 hrs. away and it only took us about 3.5 hrs. -- so we did good!!!

Because I haven't opened any of my new Stampin' Up Product and have been sick all week, I am showing a few more swap cards and some camping pictures.

Love all the texture on this, by Marjie Shulsinger (

I can see that I really need to purchase this stamp set!!  By Donna Sheehan.

My son-in-law, Ethan, sitting by the campfire (dinner is cooking) with my niece's husband on the right.  I slept in my Blazer behind the screened tent (on a very comfy air bed mattress and sleeping bag).

Breakfast:  Sausage, bacon, potatoes already cooked on fire and scrambled eggs keeping warm.  There was tons other food but I was headed to the showers and didn't look under the tin foil.  That is my water warming up on the side for my tea!!

Getting ready to go to the beach!!  My grand-daughter Emily (who drove me to campground), my great-grandson Kail (her son), and my great-niece Layla.

Some of the campers!!  (My daughter Tricia trying to get her butt warm by the campfire, my other daughter Deborah is sitting in chair on the left, and my sister-in-law Allyson in the middle.

Hurry up Mom!!  I want to go swimming!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have some new creations the next time I post!!

Until next time,
"My grace is sufficient for you,  for power is made perfect in weakness."  -- 2 Corinthians 12:9


  1. Thanks for posting a picture of my swap. I didn't take a picture and I didn't save one. Now I've got a copy for my journal. Hope to see you Tues.

  2. Thanks for sharing these photos
    I hope you are feeling better
    God bless you and your family
    (((hugs))) sherrill graff

  3. Love the pictures of your camping adventure! Such a great campground and that firepit is awesome. Wish we had nice areas like that here in Arizona. We do have beautiful pine trees in the higher elevations though, so that's not too bad (a couple of hours' drive).

    I just found your blog today looking for fun things to do with my Muslin Bags from the Holiday Catalog. You have some great ideas here! Thank you for sharing them.