Keeping up with LOAD has been a bit more time consuming that I would like, but I know I'll be happy at the end of the month to have finally scrapped some of the photos that have been hanging around in my photo files for awhile. For these three days, I scrapped one very old photo (but a long-time favorite), some photos from our road trip this summer, and a layout about the winter storm last weekend.
I've always loved this photo of Sarah on Valentine's Day and this was the perfect week to get it scrapped. She's wearing the only dress I ever hand-smocked for her and holding a sheep I made her as a gift that year for Valentine's Day. Those were the days when I sewed and had no idea what papercrafting was about!
My journaling is not usually so detailed, but I knew exactly what I wanted to say when I found these photos.
I’m not quite sure how we discovered Canoe in Atlanta. The first night we were there was a warm August evening, and it had rained most of the day. As it cooled down, fog rose from the Chattahoochee River and a heavy mist settled over everything. We opted to sit on the covered porch, and it was an inspired decision. The beautiful landscaping and paths between the restaurant and the river are lit, and it just became more and more beautiful as dusk turned to night.
Then we ordered dinner. Exquisite is the only word for both the food and the service at Canoe. It’s leisurely, but efficient, and definitely expensive. All of us agreed, however, it was worth every penny.
Tracy, Sarah, and Adam returned to Canoe the night of her graduation from Columbia Theological Seminary. I was in New York with Matt for his graduation, and missed it. I got another chance this past August when we drove to Decatur to babysit while Sarah and Adam worked at a conference. Tracy and I ended up with an evening on our own. The minute I heard about it, I checked to see if Canoe was open. It was, and it was a perfect repeat of the first occasion---a bit hazy, a table on the porch, fabulous food and service. On our way home, Tracy and I decided Canoe is the only 5-Star restaurant we know. We’ve had great food elsewhere, been in some lovely settings, but no other place can match the perfect combination that Canoe presents.
Last night in the Photoshop class I'm taking at the Community Darkroom, I learned a technique to improve the color in the panorama on this layout. I may try to redo it and then replace it on the layout. We got about 15" of snow on Friday and Friday night. Because we had no wind, there wasn't much damage (one neighbor lost a huge limb from a tree), and the snow stayed on the branches until Sunday when the sun finally came out. It really was a stellar sight. I took all these photos with my iPhone.
I'll be back with my 52/50 photos and you'll see some more of the winter wonderland then.