Thursday, August 27, 2009

Departing Soon!!!

 

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Happy Thursday morning to you! I'm hoping everything is fine in your neck of the woods today! My muscles and bones have recuperated from the softball tournament thanks to much Tylenol and rest (mostly rest!) Thank you for the sweet comments!

For those of you who were worried and haven't heard from Marie at cpaphil (PFF)...she is ALIVE! and on the road to recovery! Oh I've missed her dearly and was about to fly to France to see what's happening! She informed me this morning that she was in the hospital for the past two weeks and is now getting back to her perky and positive self! Yay! {I missed you Marie!}

So instead of flying to France, Sarah and I are off to Texas! We are going to meet several other Bellas for the  Tidbits and Tassels Event hosted by Chantal Johnson.

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I spent most of my day yesterday stuffing swap bags that we will be exchanging. I love to do that...it's so much fun! However the not so fun part was washing and ironing clothes and making sure everything was done before I left. I'm coming to terms that no matter how many times I leave, Hubby will survive without me!

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We plan on arriving in Rowlett, Texas this evening, checking in the hotel and hope to chill by the pool. Tomorrow is shopping at Goodwill and a few other hot spots Chantal has suggested. Dinner will be at Chili's tomorrow evening and a fun day of Bella friends Saturday at Chantal's lovely home.

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I hope to take lots of pictures of the road trip and the event and I'll post about them shortly after my return on Sunday.

Until then my friends, ya'll have a wonderful weekend and be safe!

31 comments:

miss lynn said...

i so want to be
where you are!!!
your swap baggies
are totally classy,
with a bit of chicness!!
oohlala! have a wonderful
time, and be ready
to tell us all about it!
happy day!

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I wish I was closer to be able to attend. Enjoy spending time with those Texas Bellas. They sure know how to make you feel at home.

Jane said...

It sounds like you have a fabulous, fun-filled weekend ahead of you....now who is jealous of who:) I loved your gift bags. Look forward to seeing pictures when you return.

Sandi said...

Have a safe trip and lots of fun. Wish I could slip in one of your suitcases and make the trip too.

Take lots of pictures. I don't want to miss anything.

Sandi
Impatient Cajun

Elise said...

Hello, I had to leave a comment for you because you have such an incredible blog ! Beautiful pictures and writing; I've been really absorbed reading your posts. Thank you for sharing them and best wishes....

Lou Cinda said...

Love those swap bags!! This sounds like so much fun! Take LOTS of photos so we can feel like we were there too.....kinda

Have fun!!!!

Be Careful!!!

Lou Cinda :)

vintage at heart said...

Have a wonderful time!!!!
~ Those sweet goody bags look so elegant and divine!!!
Can't wait to hear all about it next week!~~~

NicNacManiac said...

Hey there sweets!!
Enjoy your road trip!!
I know Sarah and yourself will have a hoot!! Your swap bags as well as all of your creative endeavors are exquisite. As I am returning to the craft world after about a 10 year absence, you are most inspiring to me and I can only hope that soon I will be as neat a creator as you!!
Now...go...enjoy yourself!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

A Fanciful Life said...

Jodie, I just love the photos of the bits and bobs! Wow, is that every yummy. And such sweet swap exchange wrapping. Have a wonderful time - you know we'll all be waiting to see the photos of all the fun times (and cool stuff) from your adventure!
Sharon :-)

Karen said...

OH GIRL! Have a wonderful time - think of me sitting here green with envy wishing I was with you having a BALL!!!!!!
Hugs. Karen

Linda said...

Have a lovely trip! Looking forward to your stories and photos upon your return.

We're heading northward this weekend, to my beloved Chicago (my husband, daughter, daughter's friend, and I), for shopping and a game at Wrigley Field. It's wonderful to have these weekend getaways.

Blessings ♥

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oooohhhh hope you have fun with the girls Jodie!!! I LOVE your swap packages... they are gonna LOVE them.

xxoxo Heather

Frippery said...

I want to come too. Boo hoo! Have a great time and tell us all about it when you return. Lot's of pics of course. Take care, hugs, Pam

Lori said...

Jodie, that sounds like SO much fun!!! i hope you have a wonderful time...have a safe trip:) your packages look fabulous!!!

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your swap bags look awesome. Wishing you a fun filled weekend with tons of happy memories. I know you will have a blast.
Thanks for the scoop on Marie, I have been busy and not on my blog much, glad to hear she will be back with us soon.
Debby

bella said...

Have great time , Jodie , they are going to love your gift bags. Lucky girls! xoxo , Sue

The Victorian Parlor said...

That sounds like so much fun! Shopping, swapping, and eating-woohoo! I love Chilli's-it's one of my favorite places! Unfortunately we don't have one in our town so I have to visit other towns to eat there. I can't wait to see the pics and hear the stories about your weekend trip:). Have a safe trip!!!

Blessings,

Kim

LiLi M. said...

Have a great trip! And a lot of fun swapping!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Thanks for the info on Marie. All of your swappies look great. Will be awaiting a report.
QMM

June said...

I am so excited for you Jodie. This sounds like such a good time.
I'm sure everyone will love their packages, you always make everything look so beautiful.
Hubs is gonna miss you, you can bet that.(so will I)
Hugs,
June

Draffin Bears said...

Oh Jodie, I am so glad that you have recovered from your strenuous exercise last weekend.

Have a beautiful trip with your friends and what a ball you are going to have!
Your gift swap bags look delightful~
Safe trip

Hugs
Carolyn

Geralyn Gray said...

Happy to know Marie is OK--sad she was in hospital for 2 weeks.......you have a great weekend and can't wait to see pictures!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh you are going to have sooooo much fun! Enjoy an I want to hear ALLLLLL about it when you return.
Tell Sarah "hi" and don't forget about your texas deprived friends. Kelley

Christine Edwards said...

Have a fabulous time! Sounds like a wonderful weekend for sure. We want pictures upon your return. :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you were able to get it all done Jodie!!! After we talked, I was worried you weren't.
I know yall all had a great time!!!
And, I look forward to seeing the pictures and hearing yet another story, of your life!
Now, when you come back, YOU will have a package waiting for you, some of which you already know what to expect, but there is a surprise!!! :)
Love ya with Hugs,
Karen

Hope Ellington said...

I know you guys are having a great time. I want to see ALL your pictures...I can't wait.
Blessings~Hope

Becca said...

I want to do one of those girlfriend crafty go away weekends. Someday :( Have a great time, can't wait to see pics!!!

cindy said...

I will look forward to seeing what you all are up too! We are so very lucky that Missy Chantal is teaching at our art retreat in a few short weeks, can't wait to meet her!

-c
yapping cat

Rose Brier Studio said...

Oh how fun, getting together with the texas bellas! have a lot of fun.
~Marilee

Patti's Artful Design said...

I can't wait to see the blog postings from this trip! Thank you, Jodie, for your kind comments about my new website. I, sincerely, appreciated it!

vintagelaundress said...

Hope you have fun in Texas! That's my neck of the woods! Thanks for the follow and the kind comment on my blog. I'm so happy to have found your great blog!