Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Sorry it has been soooooo long since I last posted! Time flies during the holidays!
My two words for the year ahead are balance and aliveness... I think they both reflect where I am in my journey through life.. I try not to make resolutions just once a year. I prefer to do them all year long! What about you guys? Any resolutions or words to live by this new year?

Look at this AMAZING cone that my dear friend Karin made for me! This girl is going through chemo and she takes the time to make me a cone to match my scrap room! She is freaking amazing and I adore this cone sooo much.. Can you see the swarvoski crystal hanging off the end and the one in the heart? ..They are so pretty!! It is also lined with vintage music sheets... THANK YOU KARIN!!

Road Trip! I just got back from a road trip with my bestest buddy Shanna... She took me to her old stomping ground in Northern California for a girl's bonding trip before she moves to Colorado.

We stayed at her parents house..they were so sweet to us and cooked us the yummiest foods..I think I gained 5 pounds on this trip! Here is the view from their balcony:

We went to a forest in Mill Valley and climbed a set of stairs called the DIPSEA stairs. There are over 850 in all.. straight up.. I am happy to say we made it !

This sign in the middle of the woods cracked me up!

We also got a chance to go to the wine country..this was our favorite vineyard.. Ferrari-Carano..the grounds felt like we were in Tuscany...

Well you are all current on my life! I am off to check out everybody's blogs and see what shannigans you have been up to this holiday season!!


Beth Perry said...

THat is the freaking prettiest cone! How is she doing? What stage did they catch the cancer?
I am so glad to "see" you back! Been missing your posts!
I guess you had a good new year! I sure did. Got to spend it with BOTH my brothers, boyfriend, and great, great friends!
I actually didn't take ONE pic, though. I think I just let myself have a night off! lol
So did you girls get rowdy? haha

Talk to ya soon! :P

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the blogging world my friend. I've missed you! That cone is gorgeous! I hope your friend is doing all right, sending thoughts her way. I also had a friend deal with cancer in 2008. T
Beautiful pics as always! Gorgeous!

Dianna said...

Your friend's craftiness rocks...I hope she kicks cancer's *ss!

Your road trip looks like heaven~thanks for posting those awesome pics!

Happy New Year to you too!
My word this year is "Do" !

Anonymous said...

LOoks like a fabulous time!!! I lived in NorCal throughout my HS years- My mom & Grandparents are still there but I think I was a little bit further North than where you were...I wish I lived where you were looks absolutely gorgeous. I was in Redding, Ca, gorgeous too but different!!!

i just went down your blob that poinsettia plant is gorgeous!!! OMG!! It is huge!!!! Gotta love SOCAL!Miss it too!

Glad to see you are doing well!! Keep in touch!!

lilibee said...

Happy new year dear Dana!Hope your friend is doing right.

Jocelyn said...

So glad that you are back, I missed you! Looks like a wonderful trip and I got a giggle from the sign with the doggie! What a beautiful place to visit! Such stunning pics!!!! Wishing you a Blessed New Year, filled with Peace, Hope and Understanding. Most of all CREATIVITY!!!!! Love ya girlie!!!!

Georgia Visacri said...

Happy New Year, Dana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I missed you around here... Love the pics (especially that dog one, LOL).

My word for 2009 is the same as always: "diet", but I'm working on my to do list already :D

Glad to hear from you!!

Alex said...

Beautiful cone Dana!! And, your trip up to NOCAL sounds fun - where were you?? I live up here too, and I love the beauty of it!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

deana said...

I've been to Ferrari Carano winery several times & it is absolutely GORGEOUS! (And their wine is fantastic! :-)

We actually got married out there 8 years ago at Chateau Souverain Winery (which has since been bought out by Coppola & is now called Rosso & Bianco).

I really LOVE it out there! :-)