Saturday, April 19, 2008

Scrapbook layouts from before the move!

So, we moved back in February, and I probably created these layouts in January but never got around to posting them until now. Most of the layouts are from time we spent in Chicago on our vacation last fall. Enjoy.

Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

Lizard Exhibit @ Shedd Aquarium

DolphinShow @ Shedd Aquarium

Globes Exhibit along the waterfront

Sears Tower

Thanksgiving 2007
SW Feast 2007

And, a layout with photos from March 2007 showcasing Tysen's fraternity alumni club chartering.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Layouts from 2006 and 2007

Well, over the last few months I've been catching up on some scrapbooking, finishing my album for 2006 and scrapping all my photos from trips in 2007. Some of these layouts are a few months old, I just never got around to photographing them and posting them to flickr and then here. Enjoy!

Painted Tanks - I think I shared these photos a long time ago, and I finally got around to scrapping them. The patterned paper is by Rob & Bob.
painted tanks

White Oak Canyon - hiking trip to Shenandoah National Park
WhiteOakCanyon 2006

Thanksgiving 2006

Thanksgiving Disc Golf

thanksgiving_discgolf 2006

ACC Championship, 2006
ACC Championship 2006

First Camping Trip, May 2007

first camping 2007

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah Hiking

Grand Canyon National Park, July 2007


Chicago, September 2007

Africa Scrapbook

It's finally complete. Well, the pages were done a while back, but the journaling and titles are finally complete. Here's the book from my mother-in-laws hospice trip to South Africa.

Title Page

Traveling in and around Johannesburg & Soweto
Page 1

Bara Hospital
Page 2

Number Four Prison
Page 3-4

Constitutional Court
Page 5-6

Home Visits
Page 7-8

Mapetla School
Page 9-10

Inpatient Pediatric Unit
Page 11-12

Lesedi Cultural Centre
Page 13-14

Kruger National Park
Page 15-16

Sunday, October 21, 2007

More Scrapbooking

Some of these layouts are from a while ago...and some I completed just yesterday. So, first I'll start with the remaining Wisconsin layouts:

Arboretum (from day 1)
I finally got my 4x10 panorama printed, so I was finally about to finish this layout.

Day 6 (con't)
Zoo Birds
Birds from the Milwaukee Zoo.

Milwaukee Fireworks
Milwaukee Fireworks on July 3rd.

Day 7: Leaving Wisconsin
Jelly Belly Warehouse Tour

And, on to our Arizona Trip. Towards the end of July, we spent a long weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. The purpose of the trip was to attend Tysen's fraternity convention, but we spent a few extra days hanging out with some relatives and spending a few days at the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, our flight was delayed over 12 hours, so we ended up getting stranded in Atlanta for a day. Fortunately, Tysen's brother and his girlfriend go to school there, so we were picked up and had a bed to stay in before returning the next afternoon to continue our trip to Phoenix.



DSP Convention
Layouts from the Grand Canyon to come... still trying to decide on photos!

And, one more layout.
Baby Lehman
Layout for Baby Lehman who we visited at the end of August.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Wisconsin Trip con't

Let's see... where did I leave off? Ah, yes, Day 3.

Day 3 (con't): I already told you we went to the Farmer's Market at the capitol building. So, first off is the promised layout of the food and fun at the event (layout 1). Next, we picked up Tysen's grandmother (on his dad's side) and took her to lunch at Pasqual's and then for custard at Micheal's across the street (layout 2). Then, in the evening, we went to Tysen's aunt's wedding party (the main purpose of this trip to Wisconsin). The party was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Student Union and included a surprise visit by Bucky Badger (the school's mascot) and enjoying the Madison fireworks display along the lake (layouts 3, 4, and 5). Here are the layouts:
Scraplift of an Ali Edwards design.

Based on sketch by Valerie Salmon.

Based on sketch by Becky Higgins.



Bonus layout:
I didn't take any of the photos in this layout, but I needed a filler page from the Madison events so my 2-page layouts wouldn't be separated. So, a University of Wisconsin-Madison layout seemed appropriate.

Day 4: On Sunday, July 1st, we hung out with family in Madison and said good-bye to some who headed back home. We, however, were staying in Wisconsin for a few more days. So, we had breakfast at Bluephies with family, then went to a local pool for some sun and swimming, then heading to Milwaukee to stay with Tysen's other grandmother (mother's side). There really aren't any layouts from today, other than a filler layout showcasing some of the buildings in Milwaukee.


Day 5: We intended to get up and go to some museums, but instead we slept in a bit then headed out for one of the beaches along Lake Michigan (layout 1). After spending some time there, we did a bunch of shopping...Sprecher (layout 2), Atomic Records, and American Science & Surplus. For dinner that night, we invited over one of the Serebin families (there are 7 families in total) for dinner and we cooked a pasta meal with the fresh pesto we got from the farmer's market. And, after dinner, we had frozen custard at Kopp's (layout 3).


Based on a sketch by Valerie Salmon.


Day 6: On our last full day in Wisconsin, July 3rd, we joined up with some family and went to the Milwaukee Zoo (layouts 1 and 2). A third layout of birds from the zoo is planned and will come later. Also, photos from the 1-hr long fireworks show in Milwaukee is also to come.

Based on a Becky Higgins sketch in the October 2007 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

Scraplift from the Oct. 2007 issue from Creating Keepsakes.

Alright, that's all for now... more to come, eventhough I'm almost done with my Wisconsin pictures, I've printed a few photos from our Arizona trip from the end of July.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bike Trip

So, I'm cheating here, but I made this post tonight on my family blog, but I also wanted to share it with everyone else who doesn't check out my family blog (as who would since we last updated it in March 2007!!!). Anyways, the gist is that I went biking on Friday (Aug. 31st). Since I had the day off, but Tysen didn't, I rode my bike from home into DC and had lunch with him at L'Enfant Park behind the White House, then rode back home. The bike trip, a total of about 30 miles round trip, took me about 3 hours total, plus some time walking around DC and having lunch. If you want to see my route, check out my post at the Perszyk101 blog.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Been a while!

Been keeping busy this summer with travels to Wisconsin and Arizona and having visitors from Atlanta and Jacksonville. Plus, I've even enjoyed a few weekends of scrapbooking. Here are some older layouts that I just never got around to posting:

Lauren & Bryan's Wedding, March '06

Haircuts, Jan. '07
Photos from Jan. '07 when we got our hair cut and colored. I donated my hair to Locks of Love.

And, more recent photos from our week long trip to Wisconsin, where we stayed for a few days in Madison (mainly there for Tysen's aunt's wedding celebration) and then a few days in Milwaukee before heading home.

Day 1: We arrived in Madison on the morning of June 28th after driving straight through from DC to WI. Our first stop was the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, but I haven't gotten all the photos printed, so that layout will have to come later. Next, we met up with some of the family and went to lunch at a restaurant called LuLu's where they served Mediterranean food (layout 1). After lunch, we regrouped and went to a farm to show Amelia, Tysen's brother's girlfriend, the cows, which she loves (layout 2). Then, that night we (being myself, Tysen, his brother, brother's girlfriend, and his mom) went to the Blue Mounds State Park to camp for the night (layout 3).




Day 2: The morning of June 29th, we got up and went biking on the path from Blue Mounds to Riley. On the trip we stopped and ate some wild berries (no fear, they weren't poisonous). On the way back we stopped for lunch in a little town that had wooden troll carvings (layout 1). Once back at camp, we packed up and drove back to Madison to enjoy a BBQ at the Curran's house, where we celebrated Sandy's birthday and Laura & Kelly's wedding (gave them their family gift for the big party the next day!) (layout 2).


Based on sketch by Valerie Salmon

Day 3: Saturday morning we woke up and went to the Madison farmer's market at the capitol building in Madison, WI (layout). I have another layout planned showcasing the fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, and local talent we observed at the market. Plus, layouts from the rest of the activities of the day... stay tuned.