Week of Celebrations!

The past week has been full of good times but also a few days of stress.  But let's focus on the positive, because all is good!!! I had a little bit of a health scare, but all of the tests were performed quickly and the results so far are all positive and with no need for worries!  So much to be thankful for indeed! So now back to the other good things...Danny celebrated his birthday last week and we have a wonderful friend who helped me surprise Danny with a birthday dinner complete with good food and friends.  He was so excited to have his favorite things to eat and his favorite two desserts at one time...lemon cake and cherry pie!!!

Here is the card I made him using some of my favorite Jillibean Soup papers.  I admit to not using the 6x6 paper pads much, but I pulled them out for this card and I can see how perfect they are for card making.  It is just such a switch for me since I usually use scraps left over from my scrapbook pages to make my cards.

We also celebrated our 6th anniversary this past Saturday by going to Chicago for a long weekend.  We took the train and enjoyed a peaceful ride to the big city without the hassle of driving and worrying about parking.  It was my first train ride, so of course I had to have a photo of that!

While we were there we also took in the Art Institute. It was wonderful to see some famous works of art that I had only seen in my art history books while in college.  All in all it was a wonderful weekend and we hope to return soon to enjoy more of the city!

We love to take "self portraits" and we do this on every trip we take! 
Here are a few that we took during our weekend!

This one was taken in the reflection of the "bean" at Millennium Park as Julie referred to it.  It is a really cool sculpture that reflects the city and is really fun to look at.

Of course, we had to eat while were were there and did we eat!  Thanks to recommendations from a friend of ours, we ate at Pizano's, Nacional 27, Gage and Havana.  They were all totally yummy and I would highly recommend all of them.  We did loads of walking, but also lots of shopping too!

I enjoyed going into some shops that I don't have access to were I live.  I just wish I had enough money to buy all the fabulous lovelies that I saw!  LOL!!!

And this is the anniversary card I made Danny.  Yummy fun play with Authentique.  I am in love with the resin flower fad right now too!  This one is by Prima, but I am contemplating getting some molds to try my hand at making my own.  Have any of you tried this yet? I am just curious if they are really as easy as they sound.

Well, that's all folks!  Long post today, but I had a bit to share too!  This weekend we head to Cape to pack up our home.  We finally sold our house after nearly 10 months of it being on the market.  We are very thankful for selling it and we are so excited to start seriously looking for a new (larger than a 2 bedroom apartment) home to call our own!

I hope you have a fantabulous weekend!


  1. What a fun trip! I am glad that you are okay. SUCH cute cards, too. You'll have to let us know how easy those flowers are to make- they're so cute!

  2. Wow! You look like you had a FUN trip. Congrats on selling the house. What a blessing now that the market is so low.

    I love the cards you make. They are so sweet!!!!

  3. Oh what fun! love Chicago when I traveled there 4 year ago?.... Glad that you are in good health and that it was just a scare...

    I too have been wanting to try to make my own resin flowers... can't find the molds? if you do, please share!


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