Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Gobble Gobble!!

Happy "early" Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for good health that enables me to have a good family life that is full of love that was led to the example of my parents' love to having friends who tolerate me - PHEW!

Would also like to add that I am very blessed in having two LSS support my creativity and addiction to this wonderful thing called scrapbooking! Thank you to Frozen Memories and to Cherish Scrapbooking for having the confidence in me to share and expand "the passion" to others!

This year for Thanksgiving is the first in many years that we will not be hosting a huge group of people. It will be an intimate party of just US! I am looking forward to it...been a little busier than usual. Matter of fact, I just finished a Christmas class project this afternoon for Frozen Memories...I hope that some of you will join us. Please look below for pics of the sample (ribbon is missing on the tags...had to get them from the store).

This the back of the Bazzill accordian album (the words "HOLIDAY") with Quickutz die cuts to accent and the top is the accordian holder decorated with a paper weave technique with the words "JOY" in chipboard letters.

And the pictures above are what we'll be doing for the mini album. I used DaisyD's Christmas line from last year but I just love how it turned out. Not sure what we'll be using for the class but Becky is trying to get these papers in as it is still popular. Currently FM will be offering this class on Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 10am to NOON. Still trying to find an evening that we can offer this class as well. Will keep you all posted!

......Well, it's now Thanksgiving update! The dinner went well without pressure and at my own pace. Had dinner and cleaned up the kitchen before 7pm! A first! LOL!!! It was nice to have the family sit down at the same time and at the same table. Had a nice conversation with the boys and a lot of laughs too! Always a good time! Here's a picture we try to do with the timer on my NIKON...

So what is your favorite part of a Turkey dinner? Mine was sitting down and eating it! LOL!! Actually, it's the say the darnest things! LOL!! Hope you and your family have/had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy 14th Wedding Anniversary!

Can you believe I remember to vote but totally forgot about my wedding anniversary?! LOL!!! My DH saw a bottle of red wine the day before thinking....oh, boy....should I get a card or flowers - no, let's go out for dinner! So he calls me from work and said where should we go? My answer "what are you talking about?" OY! He couldn't take back his question so off we go for dinner...with boys in tow! Heehee!!! We went over to ABASHIRI Restaurant in Bloomingdale on Lake Street. If you're into Japanese food - GO! The cook is Japanese and has been so YUMMY (unlike the first few weeks of opening). I think we go there about once every other week! We NEVER go out to eat!

So the next day (the 8th), Hosho and I spent some time hiking in the forest preserves by Silver Lakes in the Wheaton/Warrenville was the day that the temps were around the high 60s. I have never been in this part of the reserves (it's off of Mack Rd., west of Winfield Rd.). Here are some pics I took along the way:

It was a great and relaxing day...peaceful until 3:30pm (when the boys come rushing in)!! LOL!!
So happy anniversary, Hosho - xoxoxo! Doesn't seem like 14 years - wow, time flies!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Harvest Crop 2006

....well, just got back from the crop! After working a full 12 hours, I still feel like scrapping! Frozen Memories had their first major event and I think it was a success! All paid scrappers were accounted for except for one special person...she had to work today at the last minute. But I hope to see her soon...sorry you missed it - there will be other crops!

Julie did a WONDERFUL job organizing this crop and I believe everyone had a good time! Thanks to all who attended and those who helped to make this event a success! Hope that many more folks will join us for the next one! Just to give you an idea of what a good time is, here's some pictures!

Scrappers hard at work!

The lunchtime crowd!

MargieH with Quickutz Guru, JulieB!

Our dessert, ice cream cake! YUMMY!!!

I do have to say that Tony did a GREAT job on the turkey dinner....I went back twice with heaping helpings of EVERYTHING! Thanks, Tony! to bed! Have a great weekend!