Sunday, April 03, 2011

*Mother Nature Is Cruel*

Our weekend started mid-afternoon on Friday when we hopped in the car and drove approximately 3 hours away to Sparwood BC (in the Crowsnest Pass) as the kids were both competing in a TaeKwon Do tournament on Saturday down there.  The drive was pretty good but we were watching the sky as all of Southern Alberta was under a winter storm warning.

The snow started between dinner and bedtime, and by the time we got up at 7am on Saturday it looked like someone had put whipped cream on top of everything.  It was a heavy wet snow as we were right around the freezing mark.

We got to the tournament (only a few blocks from the hotel) where our school did very well including Matthew who won 3rd in his division (which included boys his age but a full belt higher than he is) and Alex who won 1st place in his division.

It snowed for part of the day and we weren't sure what to do about heading home....  but we decided to convoy with two other families and off we went.  Roads were mostly just wet for the first half of the trip, then we found some drifting in one lane or the other...  driving was the worst once we hit the highway in Calgary as the roads were busier and the roads were wet and there was a lot of splashing and glare.  But we made it home, safe and sound.

We had about 6-8 inches of snow on our patio table when we got home yesterday....  it was clear of snow when we left here on Friday afternoon.

Mother Nature owes us one wonderful summer!

Anyway... right before went away on Friday, I put together this card for the current sketch over at the Clean and Simple blog.  I hope you'll find some time to play with this great layout this week....
Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pacific Point
*Images: Impress
*Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools: Corner Chomper; Big Shot; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
*Embellishments: assorted button
*Challenges:  FTL134

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Tracy.H said...

Glad you made it home okay. I think we have more now than when we started!! I am really not liking this Mother Nature person!!!

Rhonda said...

congrats to the boys! and yes, you guys deserve a fantastic summer!!

another fabulous card Nancy.