Monday, December 27, 2010

It's all over...

Another christmas is over....Bring on the Summer!!
We travelled to Cali, to have christmas with my sister and jeff, travis and rebecca and my mom.
It was fun, we ate lots of ham and played the wii that jeff got for christy.
We stayed at the marriott in Manhatten Beach right on rosecrans by sepulveda, uh, I do not recommend this place, it was cold and uninviting, the beer was expired by 5 months.
We had dinner across the street on christmas eve with christy and jeff at McCormick and Schmidt, that was a fabulous dinner. I wanted to go back to the hotel and get some sleep but charlie did not want to lay down on a full belly, so I walked back to mccormick with him where it was a lot nicer then our hotel! They had outdoor heaters and a roaring fireplace, so we sat there for a while until he was ready for bed.
Us at the hotel.

Christy is not allowed to shop for charlie, hahahaha!

Vegas mom and the newlyweds!

I love a real fireplace!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Bring on the New Year and may it be better then the last year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Travis Carl!

 He was so adorable!
Everybody loved him, and they still do, he can make anyone smile when we walks into a room!!
I am so happy to have him in my life!
He is now all grown up and married but he will always be my little monkey!
Happy Birthday Travis Carl....I love you to the moon and back!
xoxo Mom

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Tree!

I put colorful lights on one of my house trees and put the gifts under it. Hey, it's better then nothing!

Charlie and I went to the movies last night and saw The Tourist, I liked it, very cute movie! And Jolie and Depp went well with each other! Well, go out and see a movie or bake some cookies and try to enjoy the rest of the year!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jewelry girl exchange!

We had the jewelry girl's christmas party and exchange last week, what a hoot! We have so much fun laughing and eating. Potlucks are fun! Each year we put all our names in a hat and draw, then you have to make a gift for the person you draw. I got Betty's name and Betty got my name, wow that was neat!
I made her a hummingbird necklace and earrings and she gave me a jewelry toolbox and lots of goodies inside! Everyone had a blast!
 The BeadMetaler (boss) opened up her home to all of us!
 Tanya made the centerpiece for the table! Gorgeous!
 Me with some fun stuff from Betty!
Opening gifts!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blue Blue Blue Christmas!

Hey, not to worry, I am getting out of my funk! I have holiday music on the radio in my truck and on tv, I have some gifts made, bought and wrapped. So I will post some new stuff soon! Keep calm and carry on!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas is almost here!

I have not been doing anything for christmas, making a few gifts and doing a lot of cooking. I have a new recipe on my cooking blog so check it out, you won't be sorry!
I may just decorate my blog, much easier then the whole house...enjoy!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Upon the Sea, She Will Forever Be!

I started this cuff at a class right after my Alaska cruise. I wanted a nautical piece, I loved my cruise to Alaska. I am so ready to go on another one! But in the meantime I can wear this cuff and know the sea is calling me and it will be only a matter of time and money before I sail agian!

I had bought the mermaid focal bead about 1 or 2 years ago at a bead show, knowing one day she would come in handy, being the full pisces that I am, mermaids beckon to me and I tend to collect them, but only in little tiny versions, yes, I am very strange.

So when the offered the beaded cuff class, I pulled the bead out and started my cuff! You have to start with a nice big focal piece. It has been a long slow journey, August to December, and with the help of all my friends, the cuff is complete. What a beautiful piece of work, I am so proud of myself for finishing! Thank you to all my friends who helped me along the way!

Upon the Sea, She will Forever Be!