Thursday, March 13, 2014

PL2014 - Weeks 5 & 6

It's warming up in our neck of the woods. I kid you not. When you live in a place that frequently gets chinooks, you thank your lucky stars every time the wind starts to blow over those gorgeous rocky mountains.

Honestly, I often wonder how come I live here [here being a country where a good 8 months of the year can be arctic-like conditions] And then I wonder how people can live in other parts of our country that there is no such thing as a chinook. Where there is no reprieve from the arctic-like conditions. 

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to girlfriend from Winnipeg. I told her, "Oh... Poor us. It's supposed to get to -38° Celsius this weekend, with the wind chill". There was silence. I asked her if she'd heard me... She had, and she did her best to muster up some 'poor you' sympathy all the while telling me that she'd moved the week it was -43°, without the windchill. That in her new house, she had no idea what the backyard looked like, because there was SO MUCH SNOW. That her son had missed a number of days of school, that ended with a 'teen', because of the cold.

We're a hearty bunch in Canada. We brave the elements. I don't think twice about bundling my kids up and sending them out the door when it's COLD. It's what we do. So my complaining fell on deaf ears, and then I once again considered myself lucky. Lucky to live so close to the mountains. Lucky for those chinooks. Lucky that it's not unusual for us to go from -22° to plus 9° over night. Love it. Hearing the water trickling down the drains is such a spring like sound, and now that we've changed the clocks, the days are getting longer, and hopefully warmer.

I got slightly off track there.

Here are my project life layouts for weeks 5&6.

Week 5:

Week 5 included a trip for Mason to see the Orthodontist. A desk in Mason's room. Student-led conferences at the kids school, to show off their work. A trip to the mountains, to hike Johnston Canyon. A lunch date with my boy. Mason showing off his space project. A birthday celebration with Grandma.  
Week 5 - Insert Side A:

Insert Side B:

I used an 8x8 page protector and stitched it to accommodate smaller pictures.  I'm so glad we went on this hike, the day was absolutely beautiful and we practically had the place to ourselves.

 Week 6 - Both Pages:

Week 6 - Left hand Side:

I decided to include a 2 page spread for the week because there was so much happening. First of all, it was the start of the Olympics. So exciting. Madelyn's class went to the science centre, the grade 3's hosted an 'opening ceremonies' assembly.

Week 6 - Right Hand Side:

The grade 6's went speed skating to the Olympic Oval, which was so cool, because of course the torch was lit. Barry and I went out with friends, an impromptu date that came about an hour before it happened. Madelyn's Brownie group got to spend the night sleeping over at the Tyrell Museum.

Sahlin Studio Product Used:

Week 5

Explore. Learn. Grow.
Acrylic Arrows
Birthday Cake Snippets

Week 6

Project Mouse Washi Tape
Down the Lane Bundle
Magical Photo Overlay

Week 5 insert page was stamps and wood veneers from Studio Calico.

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