Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bling, TALENTED ladies & excellent memories!

Hi, friends!

Huge apologies for my absence... it's been a wild few months, but I SURVIVED leaving
my fabulous homestead and venturing ALL THE WAY TO PHILADELPHIA for a family
reunion and a dear celebration of life for my late Uncle James... and WHAT a celebration
it was - we had a FANTASTIC time, even through the tears of remembrance - there was joy!

There were rekindled relationships and GENERATIONS of great folks...



Works of ART!

Saving the WORLD!

Lots of WALKING!

And delicious consideration...

Okay! I said we walked a LOT! We were HUNGRY....

More ART!

INTERESTING architecture...

Beauty in familiar places....

Random graves....


I found these SO random, but extremely beautiful..
{WHAT must it be like to trick-or-treat in downtown Philadelphia?}

Sooooo much to see!

And LEARN.... and LOVE...

and remember...!

And OH, so much fun!

I LOVED Philadelphia!

Meanwhile, back in blogland.... OH HOW I'VE MISSED BLOGLAND!

My lovely friend, Dawn, from Wplus9 introduced not ONE, but TWO
new, FABULOUS designers, Christina Kowalczyk and Jean Martin!!!!
I am SO excited - I LOVE these gals' work! Both of them have amazing
resumes and FANTASTIC personal styles! If you're not familiar with
them - I hope you'll check OUT their blogs! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO
looking forward to seeing them work, EVEN more magic, with Wplus9
stamps! Welcome, WELCOME ladies! {Are WE in for a treat.....!}

Additionally, we're still SLINGIN' da BLING over at Want2Scrap! I hope
you'll keep checking their FANTASTIC and hugely inspirational site:
grab your sunglasses - it's BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL over there! Yee Haw!

I miss you! Can't wait to catch up!


~amy~ said...

ahhhhh...soooo glad that you had a great time! Thanks so much for sharing your fun pics!!!

Rosemary said...

hey friendy... i forgot you were going on that great big adventure!! looks like you had a TON O'FUN!!! thanks for sharing... :)

farmhouse-story said...

so sorry for your loss, but the trip looks like huge fun:)

Dotty Jo said...

Glad you found joy amongst the sadness. Looks like a great trip... and it's good to have you back in Blogland! Jo x

Rose said...

FUN :) love the one of the ants!!!
glad you had a great time :)

Carol L said...

Fabulous pictures, and I'm still kickin' myself that I didn't get to meet you while you were here! BUMMER!!! I love your family photo - everyone is smiling and looking SOooooo happy!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip here and made it back home again safe and sound :) I'll be looking forward to some Philly-inspired creations from you soon. And BTW, what did you think of those Philly cheese steaks?! :) And did you get to taste any Tastykakes?!

scrappermimi said...

This looks like such a fun trip!

Andrea M said...

Looks like such a great trip E! So glad it was a wonderful celebration of life!
Incredible pics (yum, philly cheese steaks!!!).