We went to the lil ole town of Harden on the weekend. Dave's brother Mikey had a surprise 30th birthday party there, at the restaurant of his girlfriend Karen's parents. Mikey was there under the pretense that Karen's parents were receiving another award for their restaurant. Well he had NO idea and was totally shocked when he walked into the restaurant and saw it full of family and friends! It was priceless. Check out his slightly-uneasy-not-sure-what's-going-on-here smile.
Tassy went to bed at 10.30pm - her latest night ever and she was sooooo good! She hung out with the teenagers, playing Singstar and colouring in. She had a ball. I'm in awe of her - she is not intimidated by older kids or adults at all. The total opposite to me! She woke up even earlier than usual but for the first time ever has been FINE after having a late night.
We stayed at the Commercial Hotel (our room was nothing like the ones in these photos!). For a boy who won't stay anywhere that's less than 4 stars Dave coped reeeally well, lol. We had to use a shared bathroom, had nothing in our room apart from two beds and a dresser (which came in handy - read on...), a curtain that didn't cover the window and no lock on the door. OK, I tell a lie. There WAS a lock on the door, but since it was only held in place by one screw, it swung back and forth and was totally useless! So we slept with the dresser pushed up against the door.
Here's Tassy outside Karen's parents' restaurant. I LOVED all the old buildings in Harden and would have loved to have wandered around taking lots of photos. Can you see the graze on Tassy's cheek? She got that at school last week, after being pushed over by a boy. It's looking much better than it was! Luckily it was only shallow so it's healing really quickly. I still have lots of layouts to share so I'll show you a couple here. I've always loved this Gaelic Blessing and have been wanting to put it on a layout for ages. Finally I had the perfect photo for it! After I'd finished the layout I remembered there are more lines to the Blessing, Do'h! Thanks to Helen for a bit of fresh vintage inspiration. And check out those two old BG diecut tags. YES they are OUT from my stash now! Woohoo!
I was pretty darn proud of the super simple Fathers Day card I made my dad too! I'm not a "classy" scrapbooker, but I thought my card turned out pretty classy! What about "Dad" - can you tell I didn't have any Ds or As? I used two Ps and a V! ;) You useless letters will all eventually be used. I will win! mwa ha ha