Thursday, August 12, 2010

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

It was good to be on vacation but it is good to be home... The kids did very well considering their previous car-ride record was 40 minutes. This was sitting in the car eight hours straight, and several days at that! And unlike a flight to Shanghai, they can't unbuckle and move about the cabin, lol.

We saw a lot of stuff: America the Beautiful, so true, so true, so very true. So here's a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to President Theodore Roosevelt for his enduring legacy in his significant role in the creation of 150 National Forests, five national parks, and 18 national monuments, among other works of conservation. In total, Roosevelt was instrumental in the conservation of approximately 230 million acres of American soil among various parks and other federal projects.

Just a few highlight photos amongst thousands of photos (and I was deleting them along the way!)... Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore, Old Faithful in Yellowstone, Wall Drug and Corn Palace in South Dakota, wild animals in Yellowstone including the kids... good times, great memories, and overwhelming when I think about scrapping these photos...


The Color Room's release is tonight as well, and here is my take on palette 19. This is her viewfinder, an extremely accurate one.

The camera stamps from the Snapshot set is just too perfect for this layout, here's a close up of the stamped images.

I think another load of laundry is done and calling my name.  So this wraps up another entry. Oh before I go, the Midnight Rooster's mini-kit giveaway goes to comment #18 Aubree! 

30 comments:

teacher jessy said...

What a great vacay!! Lovely shots of u & family. Another awesome layout by you & wow u r getting into lots of photos these days :)

Tanya Tahir said...

Sounds like such a fun vacation!!!! Oh and I just adore your TCR layout - wowser, it is awesome. Thanks again for the opportunity the past 4 weeks. You are a treasure!!!

Keri said...

Fab vacation photos and love what you did with the TCR palette...wonderful to have you "back", Jing-Jing! :)

Alice Wertz said...

welcome home, Jing-Jing!! thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation photos!! looking forward to seeing the in your layouts!! =) adorable layout, too!! very cool colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

Bienvenus à la maison alors!
Ces photos sont adorables et la page superbe, comme d'habitude!

Samantha said...

love it. cant wait to see more pics from your vacation!! you are brave

sweet craf-tea chick said...

wonderful pix, thanks for sharing! love your layout! too cute. have a great friday! *hugs* steph :)

Pearl said...

woohoo ! a tonne of vacay pics to scrap !!! lots of stories to tell now ! what fun !!!

such adorable viewfinder pics of No 2 child !! too cute !

jazsutra said...

WOW no wonder you have been queit!teehee...must have been a great holiday!lovely family photos and shots taken along the way. ;)
the viewfinder layout is so so cute! i was actually staring at her viewfinder to find one lol!!!

and then JJ, you make me laugh!look at the cute profile photo! can u be any cuter????? love it!!!have a fab weekend....

love,jaz

Jennifer Larson said...

Terrific shots! "Wild animals and my kids" hee hee...You missed some big storms this week, but you probably saw them in SD.

Larajc said...

sounds like a great vacation! Love your layout!

Courtney said...

What an awesome vacay! My husband is totally wanting to go to Yellowstone when he gets back to the states. And love that layout!!

Keshka said...

Cute LO! Sounds like a fun time!

Jocelyn said...

Looks like a great time was had!!!!

That LO is AWESOME!!! Love all the pics and another wonderful color combo!!!

Wishing you a great one sweet friend!!!

deana said...

YAY... you're finally home! Love the vacation photos... especially the one of the whole family! Did you bring your tri-pod or was that some random person walking by?

AWESOME page, Jing-Jing! LOVING the blue & yellow pop of color against the black background! Great multi-photo design, too!

Have a great weekend! Hope you can scrap while you're doing laundry! :-)

Aubree said...

Yipee -- thanks Jing-Jing!!

Glad you had a good time on vacation ... can't wait to see more of your amazing photos.

This layout is awesome! I love the floating frame and I really must get those stamps!!

Shirley said...

great vacation pictures!

Maria Therese said...

Cool scrapbook page!!

liana suwandi said...

welcome home JJ!
I'm kinda wondering where are you girl. Lovely vacay picture you got there. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Debbie said...

Such a cute layout! Don't you just love the imagination of a child? Can't wait to see layouts of your trip!

Angela said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing your vacay photos...need to get out that way soon!!

Sue said...

What a cute layout, Jing-Jing. I especially like how you did your title. Love it!!

DeeDee said...

Sweet layout! I need to take more pics.

Christie Bryant said...

I can't believe you were in yellowstone...only an hour away from me! It's a small world!
Your photos are beautiful! I too am grateful for all the beauty that surrounds us.

scrapopotamos said...

comment. looool!

Donna said...

DHi Jing-Jing! This is Donna from the Scrapbook Club that we both belonged to. Unfortunately, the web site was shut down before I could get some of the people's blog sites. Do you have the blog address for the woman who had Lupus? If so can you please email me with it? DCip2001@aol.com
Thanks, Donna

Colette Bate said...

Home again .. doin' laundry, postin' to your blog, sharin' great scrapbook pages ... pure Jing Jing.

Looks like the family had a fabulous adventure. I'm sure you've got a MOUNTAIN of photos just screamin' to be scrapped! I'm only hoping that you'll save SOME of them for future pages .. hehehe. The girls look like they are having a ball! oh. But then, there's no photos of them INSIDE the car .. for eight hours! I know how grueling that can be. Thank heaven for DVD players and Car Bingo! bwwaaahaha

What I want to know .. is it true that you need a vacation AFTER the vacation, just to catch up? {{wink,wink}}

Welcome home girl ... we all missed you! xoxox

Robin Gibson said...

Wow, sounds like you had a GREAT vacation!!! LOVE this layout~ I'm off to check out the new palette, since I will have some time today to create something- FINALLY!

Linda Beeson said...

Wonderful pics of your get away, LOVE that black background paper on the second layout.

Belinda said...

Sounds like a lovely vacation! :) I LOVE Yellowstone. Love the fun TCR layout! So cool!