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Jas had a horrible spill on her bike yesterday while going around the neighborhood with one of her friends. She uses a walkie talkie to stay in touch with me when she’s out and about, and I got a call from her saying (in a shaky voice), “Mommy, I just fell in a big hole. Can you come and get me because I don’t think I have the strength to take the bike back home.” Gasp. Rob got home just as I was headed out the door, so we went together to get her. She was pretty scratched up when we got to her, but mostly she was in shock, pale in the face, and a bit nauseous. Once she settled in at home, she was fine.

As a matter of fact, hubby and daughter are both out biking this morning, so I wanted to do a quick post to share my latest layout about our visit to Disney’s private island in the Bahamas a couple of years ago. We were lucky enough to go on a Disney cruise, and that’s how we got to Castaway Cay; it is one of the stops on the cruise. The Cay was such an awesome place. We didn’t know what to expect, and sometimes it’s better that way since there are no expectations to meet or exceed. There were so many things to do in Castaway Cay, and the first activity we tackled was snorkeling. We never used fins to snorkel from the shore, so we had to learn quickly that you walk backwards into the ocean, since it’s pretty impossible to walk forward with fins on. This was Jasmine’s first time snorkeling out in the deep blue sea, and she did great. She went out further than I did, with her dad of course. Rob had funny stories to tell once they got back. Jasmine got tired of swimming on the way back into shore and she rode on his back on the return journey. While riding on him, she also would hold onto his snorkel air tube, not knowing she was preventing him to breathe underwater. When Rob told her that was what she was doing, she laughed really hard then said, “Oh, I didn’t know!”

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Rob looks relieved to see land

For the layout, I used a mix of papers and embellishments from the Studio Calico Marks & Co. (Background paper, blue cabochon) and Valley High kits (Hello cork tag, Oh Snap circle, cork Thickers) as well as other items from my stash (Amy Tangerine: Hello border, manila tags, Dear Lizzy: Sweet Sunshine polaroid, Glitz Wild & Free 6×6 paper pack: the two black and white papers matting the photo). I sewed a double border and created ink splatters with Mister Huey’s Dewey (a fave).

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