Wow. I’ve had one busy month. So much company, and camping, and family, and running here and there….and eating! I think I could not eat anything else for a week and be fine.
So this week I was presented with some choices. Because of everything that has gone on this month, my list of ‘things to do’ and my personal deadlines have grown and grown–too much for my liking. There was a trip planned with several family members to our family farm in Idaho, particularly because a couple of them were visiting here from Ohio. There’s always work to be done on the farm, but it’s still relaxing and peaceful.
I contemplated staying home, which would not only give me a few days to play catch up in the peace and quiet with the girls gone, but it would allow my oldest daughter the opportunity to drive herself and my other daughter along with a cousin and a friend up there.
Road trip. All girls. No mom. I remember being that young once upon a time. ;)
The other choice would be to go and work on the farm–as in maintenance, not my own–and then freak out because I was getting even farther behind. lol
So I compromised.
I took my own work with me so I could benefit from being there–and not get left out again. So while all the cousins and siblings did farm work, I did my own work in the house. But we got to go eat at some yummy places as well as see some cool things.
But, the downside to this whole scenario, is that I’m not very efficient. That gets frustrating. My goal was to get up a new kit during the celebration. I started working more on my kitty kit–’cause I know that’s what y’all are waitin’ for, but the ebb and flow of the creative mojo just wasn’t happening for it.
My mind kept wandering to my surroundings. How wonderful is to live in the land that we do and be where I was. How much I can appreciate an amazing sunset over fields of corn being watered by thetsh-tsh-tsh sound and spray of a sprinkler. How lovely it is to sit in the shade and listen to the sounds of the mourning doves.
All I kept thinking of were words to describe being there.
And that’s how this kit came about: A beautiful world.
All these words were running through my mind as I was working there. Just had to get them out! I always say ya gotta go with what’s inspiring you at the moment.
And here’s just a few of the highlights from our trip:
- The girls (okay, and me too) singing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen loudly in the car on the way. It was a medley of Queen, actually.
- Seeing the biggest moon rise that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen some big harvest moons rise there, but never in summer. If I could have taken a picture, I would have. (too faint and mixed with clouds)
- Eating at the Upper Crust. Delicious!
- Eating at Taco Bandido–a favorite local joint.
- Listening to the girls laugh. . . and laugh . . . and laugh and do the silly things that they do.
- Dilly Bar run to DQ.
- Driving by the windmills on the top of the hill as the sun was setting and see the big white structures with a pink glow. Gosh dang I should have stopped for a photo.
- Trying to keep everyone but Jordan from laughing or saying anything funny so that Jordan could last 20 minutes until Tremonton for a bathroom break. As Kass’ friend would say, ‘It’s hard to not be funny when all you want to do is make someone laugh.’ I finally told them all to just be quiet. lol
- Taking a trip over to . . . drum roll for those who were guessing on Facebook . . . Shoshone Falls, near Twin Falls, Idaho.
Shoshone Falls is known as the ‘Niagra of the West’–taller than Niagra even. The falls are much bigger during the spring and early summer when the run off is going strong. But still it’s a beautiful sight to behold in August!
Anyway, now I’m trying to get back to normal. School will be starting before you know it! Got lots to get done!
And now for the winners of the $50 gift cards:
MISTY K IN OHIO – AUGUST 2, 2012 – 9:38 AM
what a great giveaway!
Misty K in Troy, Ohio
KATE ALA STINKYDUDETTE – AUGUST 3, 2012 – 7:58 AM
That is super cool!!
– Kate, from freezing Brisbane, Australia
JEANNIE PHILLIPS – AUGUST 2, 2012 – 7:40 PM
You have changed the way I see my scrapbooking and crafting. Thank you for the chance to win.
Congratulations ladies! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get y’all hooked up!