Friday, June 27, 2008

Peace * Home * New way of cooking * School's OUT

It's been almost a week, but I'm back LOL
what gives you that "peaceful easy feeling"? is it laying on the beach? the moment the kids go to bed at night? a glass of wine and a favorite movie??or what are your thoughts on the state of the planet? could there ever be peace?tell us all about what "peace" brings to mind for you.

A new challenge at Category Stories and I wanted to play along all week, but it was just to freakin' warm in my scraproom! Not that it isn't now.. oh men, it's so humid.... yuk! But, a girl's gotta do what a girl's got to do, so.... here is my Peace place!


I still had some Sassafrass Owl Palls laying around, and lifted a layout a friend made, loved doing that, so no own inspiration.....that's gone with the warmth:-(

Close up of the journaling, just an ordinary day in October......


Week 26 already, don't know why time goes faster when the years go by. Anyway, another prompt for Paper '08

I decided to make a part 2 for all the prompts cause my book is way too full, so I'm putting the next half year in this one!


Since we live here, I'm doing my cooking and baking on/in an electric stove.... and I absolutely did NOT like that. Don't ask me why, but if you are used to cooking on gas... electric is a real PITA......... (exusez le mot!)

So, finally, after using this "thing"......

I am now using this gorgeous looking GAS STOVE!!!! And I can't tell you all how pleased I am with that! Must be my imagination, but it really looks like my supper is done sooner than on electric..... Well, who cares, I love this thing and the best part is, when the power is out, I CAN STILL MAKE SUPPER!!!!! he, he, he!


Last point of the day.......SCHOOL'S OUT! And my girls are happy...... if I am, not sure yet! They've done great this past school year, Anouk goes to grade 8 after Summer, had great marks on her report card and I just can't believe next year she's graduating already from Elementary School. I'm (or we are) very proud of her, her second year in Canada, and she is absolutely doing a wonderful job with her language!

Marloes, if off for a week already, she did C0-Op last semester and worked at Henk's place, installing furnaces in the Winter and airconditionings in the Spring/Summer. She had a great time, did a good job, and....... earned 6 credits by working a full time job! She doesn't have her report card yet, but I sure hope (and am knowing it for sure actually) that she's passed to grade 12! Another one that can graduate next year, from High School!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day!


scrappy jen d said...

Dear Marjo,

WHAT a wonderful time that your "little"girl passed to grade 12! The part 2 of elise looks wonderful!
And the LO is soooo pretty!!!!

Lots of love, big hug, JEN.

Je@net said...

Je nieuwe fornuis ziet er super uit sis! Zeker weten dat je daar veel plezier van zult hebben!
Leuk, je nieuwe boek voor PA08 en de pagina is ook weer super.
En wat een gave lo heb je gemaakt! Hard gewerkt sis!!
En dan natuurlijk nog gefeliciteerd met de goede resultate van de meiden! Echte kanjers zijn het!!

Tjeerd & Kiki said...

Oh vreselijk he dat electische fornuis. De 1e 5 jaar van onze Atlanta tijd had ik dat ook. Geniet inmiddels ook van het gasfornuis in het nieuwe huis! Ik wil nooit meer anders!
Inmiddels zijn wij al 5 dagen in Canada, Banff en Jasper hebben we gezien en het is prachtig! Echt genieten, voor foto's zie ons blog.

Groetjes en scrap lekker door, het is allemaal weer zooo leuk! :)

Tjeerd & Kiki said...

Je moet zeker gaan, het is geweldig! We zijn maandagavond aangekomen in Vancouver, toen naar Banff en Jasper gegaan. Nu gaan we langzaam terug richting Vancouver en vliegen woensdagochtend terug naar Atlanta.

Nog 1 maand en je gaat naar NL!!!! Enjoy!!!

SCRAP-GEK! said...

hoi Marjolein, lang niet hier geweest sorry...bad bad me!!! :-) gaaf fornuis joh!!! zirt er lekker stoer uit! en super GEFELICITEERD met je meiden joh!!!! TOP VAN ZE!!! en je hebt weer mooie creaties gemaakt hoor! ik beloof bij deze vaker langs te komen op je blog! LOL! druk druk druk hier...maar tot gauw! :-) groetjes marije.

linda loe said...

Hoi Marjolein. Leuke dingen heb je weer gemaakt zeker die met die uitljes. Ach en de huisjes......
Gefeliciteerd met de meden ze hebben het zeker goed gedaan.
Groetjes Linda

mary said...

LOVE home and the new gas stove! and isn't it fun to start another mini for the paper adventure! (I opted to simply up-size to 1-1/2" jump rings - at least for now, I can keep it all in one book)

scrappermimi said...

Beautiful LO! SUch a gorgeous pic and you embellished it perfectly! I love your handwriting too!

Enjoy your new stove and summer break.

Lee said...

fabulous page & I love your minibook too - thanks so much for joining in with Category Stories!
Lee :)