Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's been awhile!

SORRY!!! I feel so bad it's been a month since I last updated!! Being summer, lots of things have been happening on the home front.

First off to LA to see my brother, Dave, and picked up my mom who stayed with us for a month. Both live in Japan. Bonus: an international school get together was happening that weekend in LA! Saw classmates that I haven't seen since high school graduation (let's just say over 25 years but who's counting - HA!

Then, Craft & Hobby Assoc. (CHA) Conference & Trade Show...

My oldest son is learning to drive! WAHHAA~! He's enjoying it. It's another step towards growing up...look at that happy face! Hold on to your wallet, dear dad (aka insurance rates)! LOL!!

My mom and my brother, Dan, with his family for a VERY short visit with us. His boys were in summer camp here in the U.S. and were leaving from Chicago O'Hare the next day. My mom left the day after for Japan too :0(

Manufacturers' Events at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine has started but prepping for them has been hectic to say the least. So far, they have featured four - I have been fortunate enough to design for three of them :0) Lots of work and planning behind the scenes, I appreciate the leaders, organizers and the MI admin. for all the hours they put into it. We just had a SRM Press Inc. Event - amazing sticker manufacturer yesterday. Go take a look yourselves BUT IT WILL BE THERE FOR A LIMITED TIME (I think until next Wednesday, the 24th) so look NOW!!

Door County Wisconsin Vacation! Hosho decided to take us to Door County (only two days' notice - YIKES!) and he made all the arrangements! After a hectic few months, he thought the family needed a break (esp. ME!). I have a great DH but I'm bias! HA!! This was a sunset night at Egg Harbor WI. So peaceful and relaxing - loved it!!

Next adventure...the first day of school! I have two high schoolers now and they are on the same schedule this year! Our town has two school districts: one for elementary schools/junior high schools and the other is just high schools. Can you imagine trying to get the right kid to school while the other has a day off?! LOL!!

Are you still with me? OK as a reward - next post (give me a few days - lol!!) will be a giveaway so stay tuned!!


Pam said...

Whew! Sounds like a busy summer! I would love to go to CHA! And I've also always wanted to go to Door County, WI. Lovely sunset!:-)

hilde janbroers said...

love all your photos...great to scrap! You've been to jealous over here :-)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love all the pictures! looks like a bunch of fun!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

I loved looking at all your pictures Margie! Great one of you, Beth and I. I might have to print that one out ;)

Kimberly said...

I loved Door County! I can't wait to take my husband to visit door county! There is so much to do there!