Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shorts and skiis and snow suits....

Hello Sunday!
Wow - I said we were having a beautiful autumn day yesterday....well actually, it was more like summer!!! It got up to at least 25 degrees - we wore shorts! - would have been way to HOT in pants!!! We actually had to turn the AC on for a bit to cool down the house. It's about the third or fourth time I've told my boys "Put some shorts on today, it will likely be the last time!" They thought I was funny saying it again yesterday, especially considering it was the 8th of OCTOBER! T-shirt weather does happen here in October from time to time, but short weather is mostly unheard of at this point in the proceedings.

So, it was so ironic that we were heading out yesterday (dressed for summer) to the Ski Haus to get the boys geared up for the ski season! I took Chester out a couple of times at the end of last season and he LOVED it, so he will definitely be in the Nancy Greene program this winter. Though we didn't get Pickle Pants out last season, he has agreed to try it out this year, so I took both of them to get set up. There is a fab program allowing you to rent Junior equipment for the season for $100. Since they grow so fast and this is their first season, I figured that would work for us. We also managed to find Chester a flashy new ski suit for his first winter on the slopes. It was just so funny to be trying on winter gear whilst dressed in shorts and tees!

We ended our beautiful, warm day hanging with friends who have entirely adopted us and included us in their family's Thanksgiving dinner once again. Thanks Danderella et famille! The children ran around in the yard after a scrumptious meal until it was dark and it was still warm as a summer's night!

I thought this was an appropriate card to share today for Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenges since we spent yesterday afternoon shopping for ski gear in our shorts, lol!

Thanks for stopping by,
Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: CTMH Winter Joy C1468


  1. I LOVE that card!!! I am totally loving the weather too. My daughters home for Thanksgiving from's been colder there than here...wierd or what? No complaints!
    Lee-Ann :)

  2. Such a fun card! Love all of the layers and that striped paper is such a fun touch. Glad you got to enjoy some nice weather and a great meal with friends, too. Sounds like a wonderful day! Hugs! :)

  3. Great card! Great mix of fun patterns and love the bling in the corner!

  4. fabulous card, love that ski image!
    we looked into the rentals for our young ones too today, the older ones have their own as I am reasonably confident they have stopped growing but those little ones have grown a lot in the last few years, we are definitely renting for them again this year!
    hope you are having a great weekend, Debxx

  5. Love it! The image is too cute! We'll be in shorts for another couple weeks, at least. So glad you joined us for another CCC Shanna!

  6. Great card. Love the image.. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Love this card! The black behind all the bright colours really makes this card pop! Thanks so much for joining us at CCC this week!


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