Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back Home Sweet Home...

We had an absolute *blast* in San Antonio!! Sea World was a total hit with the kids of course. They loved the shows, feeding dolphins, swimming in the wave pool and lazy river, and asking question after question of all the trainers/show folks. LOL :)

Funny on the way there...remember how I said the kids didn't know where we were going?

We pulled them out of bed at 5:30am, set them up with blankets & pillows and headed out. Eventually, they woke enough to ask "What are we doing?" I'm so mean...told them we were running an errand. Bwhahahah! :) When we were about 40 minutes away, I totally jumped into their Hangman game and did really good clues like "road", "trip", "shark", "dolphin", "Sea World". Nada, nothing, nope...didn't get it at all. (smacking head) But with some leading looks, they picked up on the game and were super excited! LOL :)

That first night, they were so excited about the hotel too....oohing and aahing over how "gahgeous it is...very fancy". Good to know that my kids are uber-happy with a generic Marriot! LOL :)

Oh, we took the trip downtown to the Riverwalk, rode the water taxi, and ate dinner. Super late night, but really fun. :) And a sidetrip on the way home to Natural Bridge Cavern. It was a mixed bag result. The kids talk about how great it was non-stop, but halfway through the tour they were just ready to be done & didn't care for the steepness of the walk down or up. Oh well, at least it's a good memory for them. :)

My very patient and understanding also helped me find what is apparently The Scrap Store in San Antonio. It's called Scrapbook 9-1-1 and man, I about needed an ambulance when i walked in. It's a crazy HUGE store! My man gave me 20-30 minutes & told me good luck, so I knew I had to hustle to see it all. Lots of yummy goodies, but the ones that jumped into my bag were the Heidi Swapp papers with all the pop-out diecuts. A funsie that I'd seen at CHA, but not IRL, so I grabbed them happily. :) Thanks to the great guy at SB911...gave us great directions (we were soooo lost) & totally rang me up quickly so I could be out in <30!>
On the scrappy sharing front...
these are some goodies I did for MM that didn't make the cut in the rearranging as they closed. :(

The first one is a card showcasing the gray love with Heidi Swapp Invisibles and my obsession with feathers. LOL :)

The next one is a "pretty" layout. Oooh, those are sooooo hard for me to do...just not my nature! LOL :) But the Webster's Pages products are just so gorgeous that you want to do "pretty" with them! I did manage to build the whole business on painted cardboard so its not totally textbook pretty. ;) Pic is a new fave...our wedding rings propped in a book with directed lighting to make a heart! So fun! :)

Back soon!
XOXO...Stac :)

1 comment:

Erin Keener said...

Hi Staci! Remember me?? I keep track of you on your blog, so I haven't completely disappeared. We just went to San Antonio too! We were there a couple of weeks ago and did the whole Sea World, Six Flags, Riverwalk thing. So fun! How are you girl? I miss yoU!