Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blogging Friends Rock and Candy!!

What a fabulous Labor Day weekend I had!  We went to Wisconsin for our son's birthday.  It was a quick visit, as I had to leave the older pets and I have a difficult time with that!  Even with the short visit and a couple of flight mishaps, all went well and we sure did get in plenty of fun!  We did not arrive to Green Bay until after 11:30 PM and then went in search of food.  Yes we were hungry and so was my son, who waited all that time to eat with us and that boy can eat, so imagine how hungry he was!  Speaking of, we went to a place called Prime Quarter for his birthday on Saturday as he wanted to win the "Beef Eating Metal" with us there!  Yes, he did!  All 40 oz of a big steak, but not before he ate a baked potato, salad and Texas toast!  We had a blast! 
On the way to the Milwaukee airport, we stopped in Oshkosh and met up with that wonderful and sweet long time Technique Junkie and Blogger friend of mine,  Vada's Blog Stamps Ink and Paper!  We did not get to spend too much time as it really was a rushed weekend and Vada was willing to drive all the way to Green Bay, but I felt we could do this much closer to where lives.  We also got to meet Bandit and her husband, Larry! 

Vada also gave me a lovely surprise, which I love. She stamped the decorative thread card holder and check out those incredible crochet pieces. I can't wait to use these! Thank you so much, Vada for taking time out of your day and meeting up with us and next time it will be longer!
Upon our return to CA, I had another blogger friend encounter!  Now it took me two days to check mail upon our return and there was a fabulous envelope all the way from Germany.   Valerie of Bastelmania-Craftattack, posted me a surprise!  Love each incredible piece and I thank you so much!

I really believe that blogger friends rock - big time!  While I was also away from the blogging world, I have hit 400 followers - WOOHOO!  Thank you to all my new followers and of course those of you who have been around for the long haul!  To celebrate hitting the 400 mark, I will offer a little blog candy, so stop by tomorrow as I have a DT post that really needs to get finished! 

Thank you all for stopping by and come back tomorrow!  Big thanks again to Vada and Valerie! 


1CardCreator said...

Lovely gifts from both friends Terry! So nice you could meet Vada too. Glad you had a great time with your son. I agree, blogging friends do rock!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, sounds like you had a fab weekend, and what fabulous gifts.

40oz steak - that sounds like a serious amount of meat - your son did well!
Avril xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous photos of your meet up and trip. So glad you had a wonderful time away.
hugs {brenda} xox

CuddlyBunny said...

Handsome son for a beautiful mother!

Your trip sounds wonderful, and you even came home to surprises! Fantastic!

Vada said...

Oh Miss Terry, We Had The Fun, as we got to meet you and Hubby (Steve) that was the real treat.
I have a small box of things here for you and will mail soon, as I'm still canning tomatoes.
Thanks so much for stopping, next time, we do it longer. So much to see in Wisconsin.
Big Hugs GF!
Vada and The Boy's.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a wonderful trip with family and friends! And lovely mail from Valerie as well. How nice!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What fun to meet up with blogging friends- how fun is that! And- Kudo's to your son to put away that big steak- my boys are big eaters too- we'll have to do that some time...! Congrats on 400 followers- always fun to stop by and see your fabulous work : )

Michele said...

such a wonderful visit and what fabulous treats! you're a doll. xo

Lynn Stevens said...

40 oz steak and all the trimmings! Boy your not kidding that guy can eat! LOL. Bet your glad to not be springing for his weekly food bill anymore. LOl.
I'm so happy you got a chance to spend his Birthday together also that you and Vada got together. Such sweet gifts she made you. and what a lovely surprise from Val too.
Congrats on 400 + followers Terry, gosh time sure flies by!
Welcome home.
hugs Lynn

Linda R said...

I am so glad to hear you had a great time with your son. And just look at all those wonderful goodies. Blog buddies are the best.. Congrats on 400 followers.


craftattack said...

Sounds like you had a good time! Did Vada make all those crochet pieces herself? They are just fantastic. Glad my bits and bobs got to you safely! I am still trying to imagine a steak in that size! Havea good weekend, Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Seems you've had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Loos like a fabulous time! What a handsome son you have! The goodies from your blogger friends are just wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Terry
I tried to comment earlier, without success :(
You are brimming with pride sitting next to your son.
How wonderful you managed to meet up with the incredibly talented and lovely Vada and the most beautiful Bandit, such a gorgeous dog.
Love the gifts Vada gifted to you, did she actually do that crochet work, I am so impressed then the beautiful gifts from Valerie, what a lovely mail day.

Alexa said...

Sounds like you had a great time and got to meet up away from the online world - fab! Definitely glad my boys aren't up to your son's appetite ... an impressive job on the steak!

Sherry said...

What a lovely post Terry - all the photos are great - you must be very proud of your son and how lovely you could share his birthday with him :)

It's always lovely meeting up with Blogging friends - just a shame some are too far away xx

ps, congratulations on reaching the 400 followers mark.

Sherry said...

What a lovely post Terry - all the photos are great - you must be very proud of your son and how lovely you could share his birthday with him :)

It's always lovely meeting up with Blogging friends - just a shame some are too far away xx

ps, congratulations on reaching the 400 followers mark.

Beth said...

wow what an awesome time you had so jealous and got to meet Vada also now I am really green...did you two get to create together?

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, what lovely photos of your trip away and wowsers what lovely gifts from your friends, those crochet frames are true works of art. I envy anyone who can crochet or knit. xx

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