Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A (very exciting) week in the life...

I've been a little quiet around here lately, because I've been off having one of the best weeks! It went from birthday to birthday, Lowell's to mine. Hope was in town staying with us and then my sister came into town and is here a few more days. We have been busy having some very fun adventures!When Hope first arrived we celebrated Lowell's 7th birthday! We headed to Junk Bonanza (see last post) last Thursday. Then Hope and I headed to some more estate sales (I think we hit nine in all!) before hitting our next event.
We went to lunch at Yum!
Then off we were to the Creative Connection. We visited with Christine, Jenn, Jessi, Crystal and many others. It was so fun to see so many friends from blogland here in my home town!There were rows and rows of gorgeous one-of-a-kind ceations. One of my favorites was Hutch Studio. See more photos of the event on the Pioneer Woman blog.I enjoyed looking at Laurie Meseroll's work in person. Danielle Mueller took her class and we popped in to see what they were up to. She also has some great pictures of the event on her blog.Jana, Danielle, Melene, Hope and I all headed to Buca for dinner. The best Italian in town! Throughout her trip, Hope and I have been working on some fun projects together.On Saturday we met up with my sister at ScrapFest at the Mall of America. We made the mini books in the photo above with October Afternoon products. Love their stuff! Hope left on Sunday and we were all very sad to see her go. We had such a great time.Yesterday I was able to celebrate my birthday with my sister, which was really a treat!
What an amazing week this has been!

7 comments:

snowbear said...

Kari what a fantastic week... I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration with friends and family.. Happy Birthday by the way!

AmyB said...

Yeah for you! That does sound like a doozy (in a good way) of a week. Happy birthday to you & yours! - Amy Bauer

Anonymous said...

Again, beautiful pictures, Kari - and it looks like you are having a great birthday week! See you and Laura soon!
Not Anonymous Julie - just Inept with passwords Julie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy Birthday. Hope to hit Creative connection next year as it just looked like a wonderful event. Totally on board with you about Hutch studio being awesome. They were at Farm Chicks this year and i loved their stuff! Great displays made out of simple cardboard too!

Dianne said...

Wow-you have been busy in a happy, creative way. Love your collages that you and Hope made. She seems like a great pal. As usual, your photos are wonderful!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Happy Birthday, Kari. So much fun to see all of these super people having a great time in Minneapolis. I am so sad that I missed it but I am sitting on the coast of tha Adriatic and, alas, I cannot complain!!!

Hugs,
Suz

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh what a fun fun time!!!Happy birthday happy birthday!