Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Down Memory Lane

Today my dh and I went on a day trip back to were we used to live about thirty yrs. ago. We used to live in the old town of Markam. We liked Markham so much that when we moved away to Montreal and were transferred back to Toronto again we decided on Markam again. Oh my how it has changed. All for the better I suppose, but I would not want to live there now. Although we lived in Markam we went to church in Unionville. The old part of Unionvilles main street as we new it,always reminded me of St Jacobs so that is why we back today.

This is the start of the main street. Very pretty.

When we used to go here before, all these houses were all turned into shops, really nice ones. Now most of them are restaurants and the shop are almost all gone. Very disappointing

This is were we had a nice lunch.

Most of the houses along the main street look like this one.

I also had to take a picture of the church we used to go to. The parsonage that was beside the church is now gone and an addition was put on. This is also where my youngest daughter was baptized. We really enjoyed going to that church. We still talk about how friendly the people were and we even remembered some of their names after all this time.
It's nice to go done memory lane but it sure is nice to come back home to Kitchener.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Finally Finished

It's been awhile since I have done any cardmaking. I started these cards at the spring retreat and I never finished them until now. The one above is a digital image that was given to me. I like to put something on the insides of my cards if I am using a one line verse. That stamp is a Stamping Bella stamp.

This one is a Stamping Bella as well. As you can tell I like my new Martha Stewart punch.

The stamp on this one is a Close To My Heart stamp.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


It is called a vacation, but to get to that point it is a lot of work. Just getting the kids organized and packed is a real chore. At my age now I get brain overload real quick. You put something into my brain something else falls out. So we always forget something when we go camping.

This was only the second time this tent was put up and the first time was last year when it was bought to see what it looked like. Kevin and I did OK, in the extreme heat that day.

Marie is putting the final clips on the tent poles and it is finished. This tent got a lot of comments as no had seen this kind of tent before.

The one afternoon as I was sitting outside reading my book, I looked up and couldn't believe my eyes. I thought we where being invaded as there were 6 of these (people) coming down to the beach. As it turned out it is a popular place to go scuba diving.

Marie and Keven loved to have campfires every night. She is already in her PJ's and the marshmallow are there somewhere.

Every Friday night at Sherkston Shore they have fireworks out over the Quarry. Our campsite was at the edge of the quarry, so the kids could sit by the campfire and watch the fire works at the same time. It is really hard to take pictures of fireworks and have them turn out. I think I took about 15 to get 4.

After we were done at Sherkston we are home 2 days and we leave again for Port Elgin to join Tracy and Payton at their campground. The first 2 nights it was cold and the furnace came on then things heated up and we were wishing for some of that cool weather. Dh spends alot of his time reading when we are out camping.
Payton still has a smile for the camera after a full day of activities as we sit around the campfire that night.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lentil Appetizer with Scoops

With all the hot weather we have had this past week it's time for outdoor entertaining. If you are doing the entertaining or being entertained it's always nice to have a cold and refreshing appetizer along with a tall cool drink of your choice. As it turns out John and I are being entertained twice this weekend and I always offer to take something to help out. I am taking this Lentil Appetizer to both as it makes a fair bit. Serve it with scoops . If you have the Lock n Lock containers to put it in your set to go. I will share the recipe with you. Thanks to my friend Carol.

Lentil Appetizer with Scoops
1 can lentils (drained and rinsed)
1/2 can kernel corn
1/4 cup fresh basil (leaves only)
2-3 chopped gr. onions
1/2 tsp oregano
1-2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon (real lemon 3 tbsp)
3/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
1/8 tsp cumin
1/2 container cherry tomatoes quartered
Mix together. Can be made 1 day ahead
Serve with scoops.