Happy October!

Wow!  It’s October!  Can you believe it?  I know that you can’t believe that I’m finally posting again.  Yep.  It’s the first of the month and I hope to have a post for you every single day this month!  That is definitely my goal.

So, you’ve been wondering where the heck I’ve been.  Well, mostly I’ve been swamped trying to keep my head above water.  I just seem to get farther and farther behind.  It doesn’t help that I don’t know how to say ‘no’.  Do you have that same problem?  Our church had a ministry fair a few weeks back and they wanted display boards showing pictures and descriptions of the various groups around church so people can see what they do.  I was asked to do a board for my two groups (book club and card making), a board for the worship teams and of course I volunteered to do the board for the music ministries since I knew our choir director was even busier than I was.  Isn’t there some type of motto “just say no!”.  Well, one day I’m going to learn to say it!

Anyway, other than being busy making display boards I was on a trip.  Thanks to you, my loyal followers and customers I earned Stampin’ Up!’s Getaway Incentive Trip.  Woo Hoo!  My husband and I just spent a long weekend in Newport Beach, CA.  The best part of the trip was that we got to see our son and his wife since they live in the Los Angeles area.  We did a lot of sight seeing and a lot of driving on those HUGE and busy California freeways!

Below you will see a few of my favorite pictures from the trip.  We stayed at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa.  Very nice.  We added a few days on to the beginning of the trip to have more time with Jared and Margot.  When we checked in to the hotel we were pleasantly surprised to find out that we had a suite!  Wow!  You can see the view from our little patio below….we were right on the golf course and the hotel’s Rose Garden.  Stampin’ Up! had breakfast for the group each morning in the Rose Garden so we didn’t have to go far at all!

NewportBeach.3NewportBeach.1I love the second picture of the golf course.  It was so foggy that morning.  Kind of eerie.  The last picture is probably the favorite one I took.  We went to Disney’s California Adventure with “the kids” on Saturday and had a wonderful time.  We just happened to catch the sunset and got some great pictures.  You’d be proud of me.  I don’t really like roller coasters but I actually did the one in the park TWICE!  I even went on the tower of terror ride too.  Such a big girl I am!  Ha!

NewportBeach.2All in all in was a wonderful week.  Thank you again to all of you who helped me earn it.  I couldn’t have done it without you.  Stampin’ Up! gave us pillow gifts each night of the trip.  If you want to see what they were be sure to check out my Facebook page.

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!  Come back tomorrow….I’m going to post an actual project!  🙂

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