Saturday, April 16, 2016

"Good Vibes Only" Fancy Pants sign and photos from our SD trip

 I everyone!  It's been a fun, busy time this last couple weeks. Enjoying every minute of the time my sis has been here visiting from Florida.  I haven't been in my studio spending an creating time at all, but I do have a project to share that I recently had posted on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog.  This project is done using the Happy Place Collection.

I am loving this 3-D flower die from AccuCut ! I'm so glad I purchased it.  I'm using it like crazy.

I picked up the board I did this on at Hobby Lobby. If you haven't had a chance to look lately...boy do they have a lot of cool new wood shapes for fun surfaces to create projects.

Like I said, I have been enjoying every minute with my sis while she's been here in NE  visiting. There are seven of us kids. Sharon is the second oldest and I'm the youngest. By the time I was born, she was married and out of the house. When you have siblings with significant age differences, when your growing up... of course you love each other and you spend time together at holidays ect, but  your just at different places in your lives. The age different seem so much more noticeable than is does when you get older.  As you get older the age difference seems to fade away. It's so great to spend time together as adults. This visit has been so wonderful.

My sisters Jan, Sharon and I decided to head for SD to visit our Aunts and Uncle who are all in their 90's now.  We would have loved if Donna our sis from AZ could have been with us also :(   That would have made it perfect.
We learned that we have plenty in common.... like over packing. lol

We chatted and laughed the entire 4 hours to SD.   It was amazing!
We have made this trip hundreds of times over the years, as kids with our parents , and then with our own families. So  we reminisced as we passed many of the landmarks along the way.  Like this old windmill and well, with the flag painted on it.   South Dakota is where our family originally came from before moving to NE.   I was born in NE, but Jan and Sharon were born in SD.  Our parents met and married there.  Our Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are all from SD.

 This place holds a piece of all our hearts for sure.

We spend time driving around looking at buildings that held memories for us and talking about those memories. It's always fun to hear other peoples memories from the places you know.  This is the old School. Sharon went to school here.    This is a VERY small town.  You can easily walk anywhere you need to go. Where mom and dad and the kids lived was just down the street.

We spent lots of time chatting it up with the Aunts and Uncle.  Sitting at the breakfast table at Aunt Viv's and talking about the good ol days .. is THE BEST!

My sis is the most energetic person for her age that I have ever know. That girl just goes and goes. She's amazing.

We pretty much hated to see the trip end. It was just a time filled with new memories made.

It's amazing tho... just spending time with someone you love, and don't get to see often ...doing anything is just the best!  When we got home we put on our pj's and just watched tv and chilled that night, and even that was so great!  I never get to have my sis here just to lay around and chill.  It's hard to think about her heading home tomorrow ..but I'm so thankful for this amazing time.


Tonight I'm helping my friend Gabby with Prom photos at the High School. I cant wait.  How fun to see all these kids having fun and making memories.

We also had our belated Easter family get together and I have so many photos I want to share.  I'll have to save them for the next post. lol


Debby said...

Such great times visiting with relatives and seeing landmarks to stir up memories. Your older sister must be a great blessing to you. Hugs

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What sweet pictures!! This city girl enjoys seeing a little bit of country ; ) I'm so glad you have been able to enjoy time with your family. When I went home for Christmas my sister, brother-in-law and I traveled to see our Aunt who is 93 and it was a precious time. I'm thankful we were able to do it. Thanks for taking the time to share these memories : )