Though we would love to travel, when it comes down to it, we just aren't big vacationers in my family. I don't know if we don't want to spend the money, or spend the time, or make a commitment but I do know, this year, all bets are off. This seems to be pretty common this summer, given the crazy rise in gas prices and airline tickets prices. No one will be vacationing in our family.

We were going to go to Yellowstone with my parents and the whole big family–got canceled.

Next weekend we were supposed to go to Vegas with the inlaws–looks like we're canceling that as well. Just to drive there would cost $200 in gas alone!

I bought all of this adorable Lil Davis travel paper and Making Memories travel paper but I'm not going on any trips anymore! LOL What to do?

I could scrap other trips we have gone on in years past or just save it for later. That just might be the plan. I took two weeks off from classes to put in a little family time…I think this summer we will be doing alot of picnics, walks to the park, and backyard BBQs. That new BBQ paper from Creative Imaginations might be just the ticket. Thank goodness for that! Leave it to a scrapper to find a paper to go along with any situation! LOL

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Vacations

  1. Just because a trip is canceled, doesn’t mean you can’t scrapbook about it. It will just look like those blank areas in a high school yearbook that say, “No photo available.”

    Posted on June 20, 2008 at 2:32 pm
  2. That is a great idea! LOL It would be a good thing to capture what it feels like right now, how the gas prices are impacting us and so on. Thanks for the idea!!

    Posted on June 20, 2008 at 11:53 pm
  3. We are canceling a couple of our trips too due to gas prices. (sigh) I am determined just to have a lot of families over for dinner/playdates and swim times. Do you think my kids will notice??? lol.

    Posted on June 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm
  4. I don’t think you’re the only ones cancelling trips, it’s sad how expensive it’s gotten to travel.

    You’re taking some time off for family, what about staging a vacation in your own house? Have a beach day in the backyard with the sprinkler, slip-n-slide and baby pool. Play “where in the world” and write down where your kids say they want to go. Use the travel paper to scrap their thoughts!!!

    Posted on June 23, 2008 at 2:30 pm