Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Still on a Road Trip!

Well the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was disappointing to say the least! $22 per person to get in and unless you are a Jimmy Hendrix fan don't go. Dave is REALLY into music and even he was disappointed. So in the car we went and we drove down to Bloomington, Indiana and had lunch at Long Horn Steakhouse which is actually where my friend Valerie works.

Now if you know me you know my luck is never good and true to my word it wasn't that day either! Of course it was my friends day off but she was gracious enough to come in and sit with us while we had lunch! We didn't tell her we were coming because we didn't know if we would get that far or not but she sure was surprised! It was so nice to see her as it has been about 2-3 years since she left Minnesota.

Now the road trip continues and we are now in St. Louis, Missouri! Today we are going to see the Gateway Arch! I have been here several times for business but have never gotten to see the arch so that is the plan for today.

Keep checking in to see where we end up next!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another Vacation!

Yes it's true I am on another vacation! This time it's a road trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland, Ohio! Our first stop is Madison, Wisconsin and a great nights rest at the Comfort Inn and Suites.

The photo is the actual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, isn't it cool? I can't wait to see it in person!
We didn't think that we were gonna get here with hurricane winds, rain and it getting so dark so fast we decided to stop. We really wanted to make it to Rockford, IL but thought it was best to get some sleep and start back out early in the morning!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Last weekend I went to the Como Park Zoo Boo with the Hawley clan and had a hauntingly good time! It was CRAZY there! You can not imagine all the people that showed up for this. If you ever go make sure you buy your tickets in advance! Had we not had our tickets already I think we would still be standing in line! Here are the girls in their Black Cat costumes!Here's Chris he just went along to hang with the cool people and for the food at Fat Lorenzo's! I tried and tried to get him to smile but alas the attempt was futile! LOL I came pretty close though with this photo!

They didn't have a lot of animals out just 5 or so but they were the animals that could withstand the colder temperatures. The animals we got to see were Ostriechs, Bison, Reindeer, Rams and the Polar Bear.

Katie and Meghan ended up with a pail full of treats, so all in all the night was a sucess!
After the Zoo Boo we went to Fat Lorenzo's for pizza and OMG it was really, really good! Fat Lorenzo's is just a little hole in the wall place but boy do they pack the people in and so worth the wait! If you ever get to Minneapolis you will have to check it out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Stamp Of The Month

It's that time again a new month, a new Stamp Of The Month! This time around it is the cutest Christmas set called "Sharing the Magic" and as always you can get this stamp set for FREE or at a incredible discount with a purchase!

You can find this cute stamp set on the second to the last page of the current catalog and the breakdown on this stamp set is as follows:

You Spend $25 You Pay $17.21
You Spend $50 You Pay $11.48
You Spend $75 You Pay $ 5.74
You Spend $100 You Pay NOTHING It's FREE!

You can order directly on my website so just click here and shop till ya drop! What are you waiting for get going Christmas is coming fast!

Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm Back Y'all!

I am back from my trip to San Antonio, Texas! I went there with my friend Liz to see her son graduate as a Med Tech from Sam Houston Army Base. Here is a picture of Matt, doesn't he look good in that uniform? I always did like a man in uniform!

Matt is stationed at Fort Sam Houston and will go on to be stationed in Washington State where he will continue his schooling to become a nurse.

While we were there we did A LOT of sightseeing! We saw the Alamo, Mission San Jose, Mission Conception, the Riverwalk, Japanese Tea Garden, The Mercado, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and the Towers of the Americas. Wow can you believe that we saw all that in only three days? Needless to say I am pooped and will going to be really early tonight! Here are some of the sights that we saw:

The Tower of the AmericasLooking down from the observation deck all the way at the top! What a view huh?

Mission Conception

Mission San Jose
The Alamo

The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
The Japanese Tea Gardens
The Alamo Dome

And here we all are together on our last day with Matt. It was a bitter sweet trip fun to see him but hard to drop him back off. The good thing about it is that he will be home on Wednesday to spend some time with the family before he starts his nursing school!

I hope you enjoyed a mini version of our trip, as you can tell we enjoyed it very much and I am so very glad that I went. Now I am off to bed as I am exhausted, good night!