Sunday, May 18, 2008

Off Topic

Welcome to Echo Dale Farm! It is a place about 20 minutes outside the city I live in and there is swimming, beach, fishing, walking trails and a farm. On the farm there is a house that is around 100 years old and is one of the first houses in the area to have a second floor.It has been set up and decorated to reflect the way they lived back then. It is really fascinating.

Anyway they also have a bunch of different animale roamin around and the local schools and such take kids ther on feild trips. McKayla (my oldest Daughter) got to go with her Dacare group. The Daycare had a bake sale to help raise money to fund the trip (which my awesome friend volunteered to make 6 plates of fancy decorated animal shaped cookies and were the first to sell) I also came to help out and got to take abunch of pictures and I just thought I would share some with you!

These are pictures from on top of the hill. The view is incredible and the Farm scene picture is just amazing. I love the great look of the original buildings all well maintained to reflect the actual times.

The first picture here the EDF worker is holding out a brand new bunny for all the kids to pet. How cute and only 2 weeks old. The second picture the kids were all giggling at the crazy chickens runny around like they had all just been fed some redbull. I have never seen such hyper active chickens! Oh and a little side note, my kid is the one with all the hair!

Picture #1 - McKayla barely able to peek out from under her hat, too funny it was huge! The kids all enjoyed checking out the lambs under the wagons. Picture #2 - Petting donkeys was a blast for the kids. They actually thought they were petting the donkey from Shrek because the teascher ha told them that they remindered her of the movie. When we got up there the one donkey was eating a piece of newspaper that had blown into the fence. That page last all the way from February 2006.

Picture #1 - the cutest little lamb ever and the black sheep of the family as well. Picture #2 - McKayla trying to see me from under her huge hat again. She kept saying "Mom, Mom, I cant see you!!"

So after all that I suppose I should still show you something "Paper Crafty" SO here you go and enjoy! Hopefully I will be back really soon. Can you believe I have not been in my Design Studio for 3 days?? Thursday was busy, Friday was the farm day and a night out with friends, Saturday was a great Family BBQ and Coffee with friends and today I plan to work in the yard. All in all a pretty good and productive Long weekend!! Hope your is great as well.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps
Ink & Color Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
White c/s: Stamper's Select from Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Stampin' Up!


  1. love the card... and doesn't that farm look like fun.

  2. OMGosh...cute card! Wanna swap some images??? The field trip looks like a blast. I am glad you had a great weekend.

  3. Looks like a terrific field trip for everyone! thanks for sharing your fun pictures! It was certainly a beautiful day!

    Love the sentiment on your card - very cute!

    sometimes it's good to take a break from stamping - it can get a little obsessive!! then you can come back refreshed and ready to go!

  4. Oh Jewels, this is so cute! Love it!!!

  5. That card is super cute! Love the stamp, & the color blocking is a great touch.