Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hello, Babes in Bend (Kinda...)

For the last two summers, I've gotten to enjoy the sheer creative bliss of spending a few blessed days out in Bend, Oregon sitting alongside my sista...(well, technically she's Jeff's sister Lisa) but she calls me sis' which is so special to me, because I don't have a sister...anyway, ending the sentence--scrapbooking. Yes, just waking up, grabbing breakfast, and hanging with a bunch of like-minded ladies who've become sweet friends over the past two summers, bound together with a common passion for creatively preserving memories. We head into Bend to a store called Scrap-a-Doodle, owned by Debi, a wonderful lady who trusted us all and let us take over her scrap area and stay as long as our creative juices flowed, keep a running tab of anything we purchased, and just have a blast. These girls have been doing this for over ten years but I just got in on the last 2 years...would have been there this week except Owen needs Mommy more right now, and honestly the thought of living out of a suitcase one more week this summer might put me over the edge. But for this, I'd be scrapping away. Sadly, Scrap-a-Doodle went the way of so many great stores over the last couple of years and closed, but the scrapping continues this week out in Auburn, Washington, so Babes in Pseudo-Bend, I just had to post this, one of my favorite layouts. It's Emma's referral picture...I did it a while ago. Thinking about doing a boyish one for Owen...maybe, "You had me at Ni Hao." :) Have a blast and I'll be eating lots of m & m's here and try to do a little scrapbooking here to at least feel a part of things!




  1. FUN!! I'm a 'former' scrapbooking queen myself! I say former, because it's been over a year since I've taken everything out...so I have some SERIOUS catching up to do. But with our adoption process in full swing, there's just no time right now. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the page you posted!!

    And Congratulations on your precious son! I don't know how I missed your travels since I am following along...but somehow I did. He is absolutely precious!! I adore the photo of him in his little hat...too cute!

    Have fun scrapping with the gals!! :)


  2. Oh my goodness! Are you still in Bend? We are only a few hours from there! If you are still aorund I could try to come and see you!

  3. Awesome, sis! I have 30 plus pages to add to my collection. Can't wait to show you in person!

  4. ONLY 30??? You missed my mojo sitting next to you or you would have made it into the 40's. :)

    Love you,