Friday, February 20, 2009

Solvang/Santa Barbara, pt. DONE!

Haha! I bet you guys are so excited that this is the last post you'll see about our trip. I'm just so glad I got it DONE! A whole album for 1 event. 4 days comprised into 24 pages. Not too bad. Now...I really want to get started on the Holy Land trip again. I've been slacking on it. Almost done with that trip. I think 4 more days to go...woohoo!

I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. It was a busy week indeed! The AHA crop was amazing...thanks so much, Suzy! I got to hang out with my scrappin''s been so long since I've been to a crop. I sat with Michelle, Laurie, Krista, her sweet mom, Sue and Danielle. Also saw Erin and Rocio and bunches more. It felt like the garage again seeing faces from long ago. It was beautiful how these women banded together to support Michelle. That is one thing I love about times like this, we all get together and show our love and support. No matter how close we are to them, no matter if we are best of friends, acquaintances, or someone you don't even know. It's amazing how much love can be shared! Although I was only there for 3 hours...and in between, there were speeches, games, and lots of laughter and tears, I was able to create 3 layouts. They are pretty much done, just need to get journaling on there and maybe throw in a few more embellies. You know me and embellies! LOL! Those will be in my next post...along with a couple pictures from the crop. I love those girls. I can't wait to crop with you guys again! Oh yeah...I totally forgot to mention, I won a SWEET prize! It was a huge package from Fiskars. FILLED with lots of love goodies! I'll have to take a picture and post it. THANK YOU sooo much, Fiskars for the generous prize!!

Have you guys noticed my banner? Probably since it's right at the top staring at you in the face. I FINALLY decided to sit down and just do it. Of course I ignored my family for a few hours and Heintje had to pick up the kids from school, but it was worth it..LOL. Now, just to figure out the rest of the blog!

Here ya go...the LAST pages!

This was taken at Mission Santa Ynez in Solvang. Man, isn't she so pretty. I look at her in awe everyday. In awe of her prettiness (is that a word), in awe of her craziness!, and in awe of how big she has grown--physically and emotionally. I love this girl so much!!

Here we are on the streets of Solvang. And a cute little place to eat..and yummy!

I always love taking pictures of the kiddos on the way home. You can tell they are so tired because they pass out within minutes of hitting the freeway! Jordan was not in the car with us, he rode with my brother.

That's it! Thank you all for coming along on this journey with me. I hope you have enjoyed your trip to Solvang and your adventures in Santa Barbara! Until next time....


erin said...

hi em!
love your new banner, so so stinkin cute!
it was awesome to see you last sunday, too bad we were'nt sitting together. please let me know when you're scrappin again momma!
take care.

Krista Lund said...

congrats on completing your album! feels good huh? the AHA crop was awesome! let's do it again asap! yourocked the digi banner! start digi scrappin' girl!!

Leslie Ashe said...

HI EM!!!!!! How in the world are you sweet girl!!

I've MISSED you! I'm so glad you found me!

Look how you're family has GROWN! wow..your kids are GORGEOUS!! Just like they're gorgeous momma!
I'm doing well! Getting closer and closer to the big "G" day..(graduation..uggh!!!) I can't believe it but I guess I gotta huh? LOL!

I'm SO glad you said something to me!
I hope all is well with YOU and YOUR gorgeous fam!



Leslie Ashe said...

p.s. you sure have some GORGEOUS layouts!!! :D

Mia Castrillo said...

I know I've said it before but I do really love how you put multiple photos in one layout! Idol! :D