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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Grandma's on her way!!

Yesterday I packed, today I travel and tomorrow I collect Grandma hugs from Kait and Ryan.  I am very excited to be getting on a jet plane, traveling to New York and enjoying the company of my family.  We will be celebrating Easter together and then I will be helping out while my son, David, is away on business for a few days.  I haven't seen the grand babies since November so can't wait to witness the growth and development.  I just wish our families didn't live so far apart.  Our oldest son and family live in the D.C. area and will be moving to California in May.  We are very excited about their move and will enjoy having them on our side of the US.  Jill and Larry are the parents of Noelle (17) and Haley (13)  Our younger son and his wife, David and JoAnn and children, Kaitlyn (18 months) and Ryan (6 months)  will be moving to North Carolina soon and that will be closer as well. 

Anyway, I need to go take care of last minute "stuff" and hit the road.  I will keep you posted on  my activities.  I'm hoping that I will get a chance to see Larry and family while I'm in NY but if not this trip, then we will see them in Calif soon.

Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour old, I would have died for you. This is the miracle of life!!!


 Hugs to all, Sally

Friday, March 26, 2010

Santa Fe Beadfest

 I just returned from beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I attended the  Beadfest which was held in the Santa Fe Convention Center and the historic La Fonda hotel in downtown Santa Fe. If you weren't there, you missed a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the show in a charming southwest setting...including 8 inches of gorgeous white snow on Friday night! The snow didn't slow any of the beaders or the vendors down and we all enjoyed everything Beadest and Santa Fe had to offer! Make plans to attend the show this time next year, you will be glad you did!!

I took 5 different classes taught by Kim St. Jean.  We created beautiful bracelets, necklaces and pendants using cold connections, etching and fold forming techniques.  I loved every minute of class and Kim is such a great teacher.  She was recently voted one of the ten best teachers and I can see why.  More on that later....

It's late and I need to get some much needed rest so I will continue with this conversation later.

Happy days to all and to all a good night!!