Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Quiet Ride

During Super Storm Sandy, my sister lost power for about 8 days.  They got their hands on a generator so it wasn't as bad as it could be but it wasn't fun.  It was noisy and ran on gas which was sparse so they just plugged in enough to have some lights, a warm area in the house and the television for the kids.  Luckily, her good friend around the corner had a gas water heater so they went there for baths.  Meals were mostly take out or on the fly.  It could have been worse but it was exhausting.  

On this day, she needed to get some gas and we thought it would be easier in Connecticut since they didn't seem to have the shortage of NY and the rationing in NJ.  We were right!  We pulled into a gas station about 20 minutes away, no line, no price gouging.  

Use it or Lose it Challenge # 9: Quiet Ride

You'll see there are lots of sleeping kid pictures in my layouts.  They look like angels when they are sleeping. Normally, they are quite the chatterboxes and their is lots of singing and carrying on in the car.  Not today, they slept for a good portion of the ride.  Although I loved the look on Ben's face when he woke up and saw me in the car, then woke up Becca to tell her that Ti Ti was here.  Then she gets the same look.  

In this layout, I used patterned papers from Making Memories and My Mind's Eye, green pearls from Oriental Trading and American Craft Thickers.  I used a library card stamp for the journaling, I don't remember the company, plus I pulled out an assortment of punches:  EK success embossed scallop and notebook paper border punches, Martha Stewart heart punch and a Creative Memories circle punch.

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