Christmas Gift 2010

Christmas has come and gone.  What is your reflection of this year?  Mine was very different from the past years.  The husband and I agreed to no gifts especially since we just did the cruise.  Our friends adopted a family from the United Christmas Service here in Indianapolis.  We offered to help them adopt this family and were assigned to the 4 year old boy.  Toys, clothes, and shoes were on his wish list.  I had to keep the hubby out of the toy section.  Feedback from our friend says they were very grateful for the gifts.   Looking forward to doing this again. (more…)

Merry Christmas

This is a very laid back Holiday around our house this year.  The cruise was our gift to each other.  Small gift to brother & parental in-laws.  We are enjoying the afternoon with my family and maybe some friends in the evening.  I hope you enjoy your day and time with those you love. 

I’m working on stuff for next year’s Holiday season already.  Here’s to hoping the holiday season extends past December.

Delayed Honeymoon

Hubby and I had quite the hectic spring around our wedding. Buying a house, moving, and starting new jobs left little time to take a honeymoon. We thought about Europe in the spring of 2011, but that was out of our reach for now.

What should we do instead? Hubby suggested a cruise since neither of us had been on one in the past. Great book it! He found a great rate on a weekend that worked with our schedule. Got the passports ready and we were off. We had heard good things about Turks and Caicos villas so that was a consideration –

Tile Wall in Key West

Flight to the cruise delayed, but we had time. Arrived in Miami to cold. Seriously, people were wrapped in blankets near the cruise ship. We get in line and start the boarding process. Something doesn’t seem right. Hubby notices a couple of people wearing Backstreet Boys shirts. Hmm, odd, they were popular 10 years ago. Then it hits us, there were LOTS of women wearing BSB shirts. What is going on?

Sourthernmost Point

We spoke to the woman behind us. She asked if we were here for the Backstreet Boys cruise. Rob and I looked at each other in horror. She then proceeded to tell us how she had traveled over 3,000 miles by herself to be on this cruise. She was ELATED. I sent out an SOS on Facebook to our friends.

This includes four days of being on a ship in the ocean with crazed fans who have traveled from all over the world for a chance encounter with the pop stars. Impressive clout you have there BSB. Tons of women, their moms and their friends gathered together to celebrate their admiration of Backstreet Boys. The room across the hall from us had an old discman hung up blaring BSB cds 24/7 to help them win the door decorating contest.

Sunset in Cozumel

What did this mean for our trip? We had lots of things to do without extra people, they had their own events. We basically did nothing and it was wonderful. There were no Backstreet Boys sightings by us. We met a few other couples that were just as surprised about the special guests on our cruise as us.

However I do have these lovely photos from Key West and Cozumel to share. Very inspirational. One of my friends has used a photo for a project that she is working on.

Ocean from the back of the boat

What can I make from these photos?

We go back to Key West in the Spring for a friend’s wedding, can’t wait to see what else I find. My hubby absolutely loves fishing, so we might book a place on one of the many FKF Fishing Charters too. Roll on the Spring!

Update in March 2017

This is by far one of my favorite stories to share with people. It’s a great random factoid. People laugh and laugh at the story.

Crazy thing they are experiencing another resurgence.

Hello December

Really December is almost here.  It’s a very busy month around my house, LOTS of birthdays.  My mom, the dogs, best friend, and ME. 

I’ve decided that once again during the month of December to not purchase any new fabric.  I should have almost everything I need for projects in my stash.  There was success earlier this fall and will be repeated. 

Here is my list of items to completed for the month: 

  • Friend’s house-warming quilt
  • Custom order of potholders
  • Hem a few pairs of pants
  • Fix a couple of shirts
  • Complete the top to my Berkeley quilt

Lots to do and get started for 2011. 

Pretty sure I will be going with black, red, and white for the colors of the 2011 Project.  I’m making my list of blocks to start looking at.