Made some birthday cards...

Friday, November 30, 2007

I think my traveling bug is gone for a month or two. So, now I can do some scrapbooking and creative things this month! I made a few cards today using the inspiration that I got from this blog I used all CTMH products (stamps, ink, paper). The red, white and blue one is for a yahoo group that I am on, we are making cards to send to the troops and the other one is for my MIL who's birthday is next week :) Enjoy!

Thanksgiving in GA

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Our Thanksgiving took place at General Coffee State Park this year. My husbands family all rented cabins for 3 days. We got up there on Wednesday evening and left Saturday morning. It was a great time spent with family. GCSP is a great park, they have walking trails and a nice area set up with tons of animals (goats, pigs, donkeys, roosters, chickens) and even a lake where you can rent canoes. We had a great time... even though it took 5 hours to get there!!! Enjoy.

Early Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2007

I had my side of the family over yesterday for a pre-thanksgiving meal :) YUMMY! Here are a few pictures from the day. My grandparents, parents and sister with her family... the kids were crazy as usual but it was a good day and only one thing got broken, LOL! We are off on Wednesday morning - to General Coffee State Park for a long weekend with Tracy's family... more next week!

Link to Ikea newsclip that I am on :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

IKEA Orlando is open!!!

Oh my, I may have lost my mind... I have been waiting for Ikea to open FOREVER! When I found out the date and my mom decided she wanted to go - we were ready for an adventure. We left Palm Harbor with my dad driving the RV at 6am on Tuesday and arrived at Ikea at 8am and ready to rough it for 25 hours :) We were #42/43 in line, which means we were in the first 100 and got a FREE Poagg chair/cusion - its so cool, just need to decide where the hell I am going to put it! The day went by with no problem... walked around, watched a group play frisbee, football and 4 square, quite entertaining. There was a sponsered bingo game and pictionary game during the day too - we played, I won at bingo and got a little pillow that came in handy for my butt during the night, LOL. All was fine and dandy till about 10pm when we tried to fall asleep, realizing that the above lights were not going to be shut off so it was so bright and a group of loud girls did not shut up till about 12:30am. I think we slept on and off from about 1am - 4am, then at like 5am we start hearing helicopters and the Star Wars theme music... and coffee/doughnuts arrived :) lots of tv cameras/photographers/reporters (I may be in the UF Alligator, anyone get a copy of that?lol) we got our space cleaned up and ourselves and were then moved over at 6am to our new home in front of the doors where we got free water bottles, frisbees and a tshirt that doesn't fit me... listened to The Star Spangled Banner, the Swedish anthem and America the Beautiful as they rose the flags (very touching). Finally 9am rolled around and we were aloud inside... did I mention that I LOVE IKEA... 4 hours later, after we ate yummy swedish meatballs and chocolate cake for lunch and $220 later we were out of there :) So much fun! I bought mostly for my stamproom/studio but also got some stuff for my guest bathroom, a few gifts, new water glasses for the kitchen and some food goodies... they didn't have any Christmas stuff out yet, so i hope to go back before Christmas :) I can't wait til the one in Tampa opens, I hear 2009!!!!

Busch Estate Party on St. Pete Beach

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wow! What a great weekend :) My husband does a little computer consulting on the side and this company he has been doing work for was hosting a weekend party and we were invited as guests!!! It was at the Anhesher Busch Estate on St. Pete Beach :) a 19 million dollar estate that is for sale... The party kicked off on Friday night with our limo ride to the house and lots of good food (see ice sculputure with raw oysters and shrimp cocktail) more food, great music, hilarious comedian... on Saturday we were able to pick an activity that was paid for, we choose the spa - we stayed at the Tradewinds - we had a massage, facial and a manicure, so relaxing! Then another yummy dinner on Saturday night on the beach at the Tradewinds - i was so tired i didn't get to enjoy it as much as i'd like, but the food was so good!!!!

Cheap Trick!?!?

Friday, November 2, 2007

So, while we were in Las Vegas - the City of Sin :) LOL The last night of the Citrix Iforum (my husbands convention he attended) there is usually a concert of some sort... 2 years ago it was Bilushi (can't spell) this year was Cheap Trick! I wasn't too familiar with their songs so prior to leaving I made sure I downloaded some. Jade and I had to buy guest passes to attend the opening and closing events since we were not attendee's. It was unlimited food and wine/beer so that made up for it... The concert was at The Beach @ Mandalay Bay, where apparently freaky things happen :) well since the IT world is mostly "nerdy guys" it wasn't going to get too wild, LOL. The stage was over the water - so a few peeps starting walking out in it (really old nerdy dudes that totally remember Cheap Trick!) We were getting pretty tipsy (Tracy, my cousin Jade and 2 of Tracy's coworkers) so I decided to roll up my damn jeans and drag Jade in the water to have a little adventure... it was fun :) we ditched the party early and stopped at the bar on the way out, as you can see we double/tripled up on our beverages! We looked like total lushes walking around the casino with 2 drinks (heheehe). We ended up at the Kitty Cat Club where really slutty girls were trying to sing and dance, it was really bad and it was at Mandalay Bay... well we just drank and danced - it was a good time! Tracy will have to tell you about losing the wallet story!!!! Enjoy the pics :) I have video too, but can't upload them on here :)