Saturday, January 05, 2008

From Zero To 50.....

....in 3.5 days! The temps in Michigan, that is. Just 2 days ago, it was -1 degree for a low. Now, they're predicting that we're supposed to get into the 40's this weekend & possible hit 50 or higher on Monday. Then later in the week, back down into the 30's again. Geez.....it's no wonder people are always sick around here! On top of all that, it's supposed to rain the next several days, so this 13 1/2" of snow we have will turn into a mushy, slushy, messy mess! One good thing, the 2 days that the temps were extremely cold, the sun came out & I managed to capture some pictures of it :) Trust me, when the sun shines in Michigan in the Winter, you cherish it as much as you can because it doesn't shine for long!

Here's my front yard.....thought I might as well get some more snow pictures before it's all gone.

Our back yard.....look at that blue sky!
We were also blessed with a gorgeous sunset, something else we don't get very often in the Winter.
View from our bedroom window.
I also managed to do some scrapping the other day & did the layout above of my granddaughter. I didn't have any black Bazzill with the holes punched out, so I made my own :) The swirls are made from Tim Holtz Grungeboard (LOVE that stuff!) & the Quickutz swirl die. The die wouldn't cut all the way through the Grungeboard, so I ended up having to cut it out.

This weekend, nothing much is going on....just the usual laundry & stuff. Hoping to get some more scrapbooking in as well as I started printing out some of my Christmas & snow pics. On a side note, I've already lost 2.2 lbs. since the 1st of the year :) I definitely needed that motivation this morning when I got on the scale!

Have a great weekend & stay dry,
Benita

17 comments:

BonnieRose said...

love that layout.... and congrats on the warm weather.. wow.. good for you!

Kim said...

Those photos are gorgeous.

I can't believe how big your granddaugther is getting. I remember when she was born. She's a beautiful subject. That layout is awesome.


Way to go on the 2.2 lbs. Keep going..........

jill said...

stunning photos!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

those pictures are beautiful - I'm always trying to capture days like that and you got them perfectly!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Love the winter pictures. We have Palm Trees and green here in Florida so I can only imagine what that is like but the -1 that is not imaginable by me. If it gets colder than the inside of my fridge then I turn into a popsicle!

Dana said...

How crazy is that? I live in Illinois is a Chicago suburb, and its 53 degrees today and it was just subzero temps yesterday...How crazy! but that's the midwest!!!Btw, love the layout!

Sarah C. said...

Wacky weather down here too. Although, I'm kind of looking fwd to the 60s tomorrow. ;) But, it would be nice to have a real winter.

Gorgeous photos of the snow! :) And I love that LO. Such fun. Awesome job on the scalloped paper.

Debby said...

How wonderful are those pictures. I wished my windows had such a view.

Kate said...

Gorgeous pictures! Lovely layout!

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful photos and lo!

Stacy said...

Loooove that sunset photo! Beautiful!!

Santa brought me some grungeboard - I just need to find time to play with it, too. It sure feels cool, though, doesn't it?!

Great layout & beautiful granddaughter...but you already know that! ;-)

Jennifer Stewart said...

Those are beautiful photos! :)

Jen

Lorrie said...

gorgeous photos Benita..
I am sorely jealous of all that snow. I sure would like to crop some snow pictures someday again!!!!!
Your grandaughter is growing up so fast! and she is soooo cute!

Emily said...

great photos!

Shere said...

I bought some grungeboard a couple of months ago and still have not played with it. I couldn't wait to get it and now I am waiting for the "right" lo. Congrats on the pubs, your work is gorgeous. TFS

Sue said...

sweet photos!

scrapbookobsession said...

Hi Benita - Just discovered your blog when someone posted pics of your scrap room over on CK Message Board. Which led me to 2peas, which led me here! Love your layout and photos! You're very talented. Stupid question: When you said you made your own Bazzill with the holes, did it come already scalloped and you just added the holes, or did you scallop it too? I hope you don't mind, I'm going to do a post about your wonderfully organized room on my blog...come see!
~Erika