Saturday, August 23, 2014

Johnson Get Together

  Today our Johnson family got together for a family picnic. This is our 2nd time getting together. No special reason just because... We're family. For the past two times we got together at Kenton Park in North Portland. This has been a great spot. The weather has been perfect not to hot and uncomfortable. 
  It was good to see everybody. There were a few faces that didn't make last time, so to see them today was a treat. 

As everyone was getting ready to live cousin Tamara rounded everyone up for one BIG (still not everybody) family photo. 
Thanks again everyone for coming out. See you next time. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Picture

Today started off as a simple regular day. Maliyah running around doing her thang, Anthony getting ready for work and Andre coming back from work. I as usual was trying to capture my photo a day. What GREAT timing. Went outside to sit with the boys and I noticed WHAMMY the four of us are all together.... Quick get my phone (which is my camera). Had my nephew snap pictures. He did a GREAT JOB!! The colors, the attitudes and the lighting was perfect. Can't wait to scrapbook these pictures. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fishing Trip

  My friend and coworker Jae loves to fish. Every sense I've met her she's been talking about going and having me come along. Well this time I took her up on it. The weather was sunny and nice (around 80 ish degrees). Harriet Lake here we come. From Portland the trip there was about 1 1/2 hrs long. 
  The wilderness is very pretty and peaceful.  Listening to nature be nature is priceless. I'm not the camping type but this outing was perfect.  While Jae set herself up to fish I checked out the scenery for some photo shots. SCORE!! I took LOTS of selfie shots. Jae laughed at me multiple times. Lol. 
  We were there for about 2 hours. During that time Jae caught 12 fish. I wish I knew how to post video because I recorded her reeling them in. GO JAE!!! Oh, let me say there is one thing I will remember... BRING A COOLER WITH FOOD AND DRINKS. I ment to ask Jae if there was anything I should bring. My fault. Trust me I'll know for next time. I had to go to work, so later on that night Jae fried up the fish and brought some to work. YUMMMMMY! Nothing like fresh fish. Thanks again Jae. :) 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Instax Mini Camera

I went to visit my grandparents grave site. I brought along my phone (what I use as my camera most of the time) and my Instax mini. I was hoping to come back with some cool poloroid shots. NOT! The idea was nice but they didn't develope right or should I say at all. I'm thinking the sunny outdoor light was to much. In the past I've taken some indoor pictures with my Instax and they came out perfect. Mmm...  Question: is this camera good for indoor shots only? Oh well, thank God I had my camera to capture the time. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Summer Days

I've been spending the summer days for one in front of a fan, two taking pictures (as always) and three scrapbooking. I've been catching up on my projectlife albums, monthly memory planner and various craft projects I've been wanting to do. 
  Today I'm blogging to show just a glimps of how I spent a couple of days. Oh yes.... Starbucks for a cool drink was one. As a matter of fact I've made multiple stops in one day. WHAMMY! Photo journaling some of my day is natural for me. So taking photos of me while I people watch is my favorite. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

2014 July 4

  Happy July 4th. Today the weather is sunny and HOT! If I'm correct it's 91 degrees. My mom had a BBQ picnic at my grandparents. Turned out pretty nice. LOTS of food. We didn't stay for fire works because there wasn't any. Lol. 
   I left early to go vist my grandparents gravesite. Once I got there the cemetery was closed :(  . So, I decided to head back to the house and get ready for bed. Andre stayed and relaxed with his friends. Anthony (hadn't seen him all day) was at his girlfriends house. Her family had a block BBQ. Now Maliyah on the other hand had a blast. She was all about play, play, play. Thank you July for great 4th memories. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

When I'm Sick

 I hate being sick with a cold. Duh, I'm not sure who does. I went from one day feeling fine to BAM! Itchy throat and runny nose. Warm tea, Kleenex tissue with lotion and cough drops were close by. My energy level was a negative ZERO. When I did feel like doing something I pulled out my scrapbook supplies and got busy. Did I get a lot done you ask? Ummm, kinda. Lol. The little bit I did do felt good. 
4 days later. I'm still very congested but I was craving a Starbucks iced coffee. It was "ok". My taste buds were gone so I didn't end up finishing it. :(
Once I got a text message letting me know my Heidi Swapp craft mat had been delivered I got up and headed straight to the post office. I've been waiting WEEKS for it to arrive. Sick or not I'm going to the PO Box I told myself. 
Now I'm here at work on sick/ congested day 7. Sure didn't feel like going to work but laying home in bed got old. Once I got to work and had a chance to sit and slouch, I did. You just don't know how I'm looking forward to feeling better.