Monday, October 12, 2009

Back from Michigan!

Just came back from Michigan....here are a few hightlights of the trip! Having a memorable Italian meal in Brio (Somerset Mall). Karen's DH Ron and DD Molly joined us for dinner with my family (John and David, poor Stephanie stayed in the residence to study).
We had to wait an hour for seating for dinner (!!!), but we wasted no time as John came prepared and showed our photo album (trip to Alaska) to Karen's family.

A sweet picture of me and Karen...We talked non-stop :)

Making 10 Christmas tags at Archiver's the next day. The one in red is Vicky (Ostrich) who teaches at Archiver's! Lucky me, to have TWO HA members crafting with me!


Just when I think my trip was going so BEAUTIFULLY, John surprised me and got me a Coach bag! I never think I need a name brand bag as that's just such an luxury item! I'd rather spent $$ on stamps and supplies! BUT no, he thinks I did such a great job on being the Hero Arts hostess in the last three months and he wants to give me a reward! Let's just say...he wants ME back!
Now Look at THIS!!!


Dr. John thinks all the Cs stand for Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cashews, Cake and Chips!!








18 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO NICE, Virginia! I LOVE the photos that you chose to post! I also LOVE your new bag! You will be SHOPPING in style, now! I'm glad that you chose to spend your Thanksgiving with us in Michigan. You have a BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, Virginia! Love, Karen xo

Dawn said...

How wonderful to meet up with a fellow stamper. and what a delightful man Dr John is. you are one lucky lady to have such a wonderful hubby

Alice Wertz said...

ohh~~ This warms my heart Virginia! Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip and photos. This whole thing is so sweet! So glad that you had a great time with Karen and her family and crafting! wow! And Dr. John is just so sweet! Love reading this!

Heather Maria said...

Virginia, sounds and looks like you had a fantastic time in Michigan with Karen and her family. Great company, great class, great shopping - what more could you ask for. Wonderful surprise from Dr John too - love the new bag. Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

holy COW!!!!!!! I WANT THAT BAG!!! But I agree with him.....you totally ROCKED and always inspire me (I'm pretty confident to say everyone else too).
The photo's are AWESOME, thanks for sharing!!!

Suzanne C said...

What a great trip! Looks like lots of fun and a special present from your hubby!

TRace said...

Oh Virginia ...it looks like you had such a wonderful time visiting with Karen and her family. I can't wait to visit with your family, meet the famous Dr. John and the oh so talented David. So sorry not to meet Stephanie, I know you told her not to come home so we could sleep on her bed :) LOVE your new Coach purse, so stylish!!! 3 more sleeps xoxoxoT

Lin said...

How fun, Virginia! Dr. John needs to teach my Denny how to "reward" me!!! Love your new bag!!

Tiffany said...

Oh Virginia, YOU, Karen, THE WHOLE FAMILY! Everyone looks fab! And looks like you really all had such a great time!!! Lovely purse, I would spend money on stamps too....used to be a big purse person...not too much anymore! hehe.....you have just the SWEETEST hubby! So lucky! I wish we had an Archiver's around here....hmmmm....need to put in a suggestion box for that! ;)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Virginia, I love the photos! You and Karen and the families look like you had such a great time! And you have one awesome husband - love that bag!! He's right you have done a fantastic job as a Hero hostess!

Deirdre said...

Virginia, Thanks for sharing the photos of your meeting with Karen and her family. Looks like you had a terrific time.

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing this! I`d love to meet you two! Looks like you had a fab time! And your Dr. John! Gorgeous bag!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Cathy A said...

Fantastic photos Virginia, Great to see Karen's Molly too, I have heard so much about her. I think Dr John is just the best, how sweet of him to buy you a bag for all your Hostess work! And then to make sure it represented all things precious Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! indeed.

Anette H said...

Oh, I so wish I could be there!

Kathy said...

Wow Virginia you are quite the writer and photographer!! Love reading about your adventure and wonderful family and Karen's!! So glad you had a great trip and so cool Dr.J purchased you a purse for being the hostess of the mostess. You totally rocked the hostessing!
Big Hugs,Kathy

donna mikasa said...

Aloha, Virginia! You and Karen always make me so JEALOUS with your rendezvous! Come to Hawaii!!! And you so deserve that COACH bag. It goes so well with your LEXUS!

Sanne said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Great photos Virginia :)

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Virginia! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing, Virginia, and Karen! :)