Friday, November 30, 2007
Check back on Monday for pictures of my trip to NY AND pictures of Tinsel Trading Co. all dressed up for Christmas
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
First of all we had a great trip despite the freezing cold temperatures, the rain, the Broadway writers strike (so much for those 3rd row seats for Spamalot), and Serendipity was closed for the week (who needs frozen hot chocolates anyway). We had amazing weather for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade though! And we did almost all of our "touristy" things we wanted to do.
Normally, Mike and I sleep in and get moving around 11 when we are in New York. We get dressed and just start walking and where we end up is where we end up. This trip was definately planned out as we grouped things we wanted to do based on where they were located. The boys did a fabulous job maneuvering the subway system with us and they quickly learned to walk on the right side of the sidewalk, don't stop, pay attention to the lights and traffic cuz those taxi cabs are alot bigger than they are!!
As I said, my pictures are backwards so I took this Thanksgiving morning. The lights were finally on the tree and they took the scaffolding down. This tree is so amazingly humongous!! You see it on tv and all but you gotta see it in real life to really appreciate the size of it.
Some pictures from the Macy's parade.
Visiting the Hershey's shop in Times Square. If you know Shane you would understand this picture. This is a regular event in my house except the bottle is not quite as big!
Our carriage ride thru Central Park
Museum of Natural History
M & M store!!
ESPN Zone. I have never seen anything like this. This is a huge framed picture of Babe Ruth and if you look at it you can see the whole picture is made from Baseball cards.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
So...packing the bags and once again I'm leavin' on a jet plane...remember that song??? Oh my I'm probably dating myself.
Headed to NY for a week of touristy stuff. Taking the whole gang and we are really looking forward to it.
Keep your fingers crossed that they settle the stage hands strike...we have theatre tickets for Sunday night!!
Funny thing tonight... I really realized the weather difference between East Coast and West Coast. While packing my 9 year old I say to him...pull out a nice long sleeve shirt. So he rummages thru everything hanging in his closet and he says to me "I have this fuzzy one"....hhhhm I think...I turn and he has pulled out a sweater!! Poor kid didn't even know what a sweater was. It's shorts 11 months out of the year here. Jacket??? Don't own one...we had to go buy them.
Can't wait to experience some cold weather!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
And yes...my favorite part of this trip...sitting in the bar each evening, making new friends and getting to know existing ones even better. We shared stories and art, we brought Joel in as one of us and we laughed until we cried. Did you know that cows make goat cheese???
And the magical Teresa McFayden. Teresa IS Silver Bella. She is the brains and the braun behind the whole production. This was a flawless weekend and I cannot even begin to imagine how many hours she put into making it so great.
The fabulous Kerry Lynn Yeary!! We met her on the plane on the way to Omaha! Love that skirt!!
This work stopped me in my tracks at vendor night. Sooooo whimsical and different. You can see more of her work at Julie Haymaker.
How fun is this?!?
Iva, Lonnie and myself at vendor night. The theme for dress was Junk Gypsy and some gals had some really great outfits...we kinda tamed it down a bit...
So here are some of my offerings at vendor night. Thanks to everyone who stopped by...
Till next year...
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Two more sleeps and then Iva and I are off, leaving a trail of glitter behind. We will be meeting up with other Bellas who love to create like we do. We will take lots of pictures and be sure to share them with you!
p.s. Hey Linda P...got your note and will be coming back atcha!