Monday, December 1, 2008

Gobble Gobble 411..

Wow! Thanksgiving weekend went by as a blur... I hardly stopped moving long enough to catch my breath....

As some of you guys know...I have had some major changes in my life the last few months. It was important for me to create some new traditions...Thanksgiving day I took a 2 hour long walk along the beach in Coronado... let me tell you.. it was a little slice of heaven. I went to have dinner with a few friends at a Veggie/Vegan restaurant and then spent the rest of the evening playing board games with Shanna...I ended the day just as I should..grateful for my bounty in life :)

Friday found me hanging out at the kitchen table of the wonderful Ms. Karin. We were busy little beavers working on projects for her booth at a holiday craft fair next weekend....I of course was the rogue designer (that you all know me to be) and she kept having to remind me to reign in my avant garde style and do as I was told :) Take a look at some of her AMAZING creations...





The crafting fun continued on Saturday as Karin and I headed over to hang with the hostess with the mostest Michelle at her Paper Tales store. A Christmas open house was on the menu and we gorged ourselves with cookies, glitter and ribbons, talks about our fav reality shows and then of course more cookies!!!


Yesterday it was up to Ramona (my small hometown..before I became a big city girl) for a hike and an amazing lunch with two of my oldest friends Lisa and her mom Kate... we made ourselves go for a super long walk so we could scarf up a delicious lunch as we hung around in the garden... Kate has the most amazing begonvilla growing and a cool collection of yard creatures hidden all over the place....



Soooo we are all caught up with me.. what did y'all do?

13 comments:

Beth Perry said...

Oh, it sounds like you had an amazing time. Isn't it so fun to catch up with old friends. I definitely got a lot of family and friend time in this weekend!
(you saw the pics! lol)
But, man...was it hard getting up early this morning!! whew!
I love the little Christmas projects you made. They are so pretty!
Talk to ya soon!
B

Alexandra said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday weekend, Dana!!! I love that pic of the Hotel Del - fabulous!! Fun times with friends, that is the best, right?!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Callista said...

Wow, great pics and the walk and hike sounds wonderful. Glad you got some time to spend outside, with old friends, and creating. That's a nice balance. Take care of yourself my friend.

Karin said...

I'm cracking up because it looks like I'm topless in that one picture! hee hee....well they do say sex sells..... I had soooo much fun on Friday & Saturday!! Luckily you did NOT have to be reigned in....Annete...well that's a whole other story :) Talk to you later!! K

Greta Adams said...

my long weekend was a blur too!! i will be updating as soon as i am feeling better....

HIME said...

Thank you for your message.

Your pics are amazing.

Just for you :

santa Claus = Pere Noel
Merry Christmas = Joyeux Noel

Jocelyn said...

So glad that you had a great Thanksgiving! Making new traditions can be scary but so rewarding! Love all the yummy pics and looks like you girls had a blast creating! Thanks for your wonderful comments, they always make me smile. I got the tree up and some handmade gifts, just need to take some photos! Have a great week, sweet friend!

Georgia Visacri said...

this is a great way to spend the holidays, Dana, looks like you had a great time!!
I need to make a few new traditions for the holidays too... will be a resolution for 2009 :-D
**hugs**

Monique said...

Sounds you had an amazing weekend with lots of friends!! Lucky you!! We don't celebrate thanksgiving but we celebrate "Sinterklaas" (a sort of Dutch version of Santa Claus) from the day he arrives in The Netherlands (15 November) until he leaves (6 December). This weekend there was a Sinterklaas at Patricks work so we've been there. On the 5th of December is Sinterklaas' birthday and then we celebrate for real. The day after he returns to Spain....at least so the kids think and then we start the Xmas festivities!! Have a nice day and talk soon!

Dianna said...

Sounds (and looks) like heaven...

Wish I had creative crafty friends like you*!*

Britta said...

oh my friend! So good to hear you had a fabulous time!!! great pics and I am still jealous for the fantastic weather! We had some snow storms in our area this week... now its all wet and grey and cold again :-(
unfortunately we don´t have Thanksgiving in Germany, but Christmas is coming closer and closer! :-)
Hugs
your friend

The Tucker's and Wolek's said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW....sounds like AMAZING times!!!!! LOVE the shots girl! :):):):):):):):):)

I'm not gonna share mine....cuz heck it was BORING compared to yours LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):)

MandieGirl said...

Oh my-I stayed at the Del on my honeymoon....miss that place!