I had a little time at the beginning of the week and decided to try another PLxSU challenge using My Digital Studio. The challenge was to use a calendar on your page.
I dug back into some of my older pictures and found these from when Ashley graduated from medical school at UT-SA in 2003. It was such a fun day with so many of our friends there. That evening we had a joint party with several of her friends who graduated also. They are all still good friends and see each other whenever their busy schedules permit.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Since Stampin' Up retired My Digital Studio, MDS Monday also quit doing their challenges. I loved those challenges and it made me do some digital pages and stretch myself. So, I discovered another digital challenge last week and made a layout for it. It is a Project Life Challenge also. I have not done much with Project Life and really had to put my thinking cap on for this one. But I did it and found out this morning that I won the challenge last week!! That made me happy! The challenge was to make a Project Life page of a dad - any dad. Since Ashley was not here with her Dad for Father's Day, I decided to make my page about her and her dad. I love how it turned out. My intent was to print the page out for him for Father's Day but I made it in 12x12 and couldn't print it with my printer. So, I just shared it with him.
Here is how I described this page for the challenge:
My first challenge for PLxSU Trio. I am still using MDS & this was my first try at a Proj Life page digitally. I did this page for my daughter. She is in the Army and on deployment so will not be with her Dad for Fathers Day. She and her Dad have a love for sports (yellow and gold sports!) and she is definitely a "daddy's girl"
We had a pretty quiet weekend. I took Sonny to the Galway Hooker (Irish pub) for Fathers Day since Dads ate for free and right after we got there, we got a call on my cell phone from Ashley. She is now in Micronesia - arriving Sunday morning (Saturday for me). She said the trip there was fairly uneventful. I think it took them about 4 days. It seems these islands have a bit more civilization than Kiribati. She left the island of Pohnpei (never heard of it - I had to google it) today and was taking a small plane to the island of Chuuk for a week or so. She will be staying in a hotel there (probably not equivalent to the Hilton .... or even Days Inn!) When I googled Chuuk, I found that the island is known for it's wreck diving and that is about all there is to do there. There are two rustic hotels on the island which are air-conditioned but with few amenities. This part of my research disturbs me a bit - It is best to observe the cultural norms of each island. For the most part conservative dress and manners will do much to ensure you have a safe visit. Women should NOT wear shorts or short skirts and bathing suits should only be worn at the main resorts. It is best to wear a T-shirt over your bathing suit if you will be swimming near public beaches. Speaking to a local of the opposite gender can be thought of as an open invitation to a more serious relationship. When on the main islands, avoid going out alone after dark. As in many places around the globe men have more freedoms to behave as they choose. Many use the darkness, and a few too many drinks to behave as they would like. For the most part they will be more aggressive and overt in their attention seeking behaviors. They will over-react if they believe their ego/reputation has been questioned."
But I am sure they have been briefed as to the culture there and how to act.