Sunday, March 30, 2008

Weekend Full Of Photos

Friday night, I decided to take a drive out to the Zone since they just posted this week that they got the new Basic Grey in & it was also Freaky Friday. Shortly after I got there, I ran into Staci Compher. I haven't seen her since I worked at the Zone last year, so it was really cool running into her there. I made my dh take this picture with my cellphone of the two of us together. Notice that number on her shirt......a # 9 which is also the number on my jacket :) It was great seeing you Staci & yes, we do need to get together sometime to crop, even if it means just having you come to my home to crop here!
While I was there, I picked up some of the new Basic Grey as well as some Heidi Swapp paper. I really only liked 2 of the new lines from Basic Grey, so that's all I bought.....for now anyway.
Saturday, we left around 10:30 a.m. to head to Traverse City to drop our dd off for a week. We made a pitstop in Saginaw to go to Hobby Lobby, but I didn't buy much there.....just 2 stamps, some ribbon & a pack of the Basic Grey Mellow papers. As we were leaving Traverse City, Jim & I stopped to take some pictures of the Bay. In this one above, there are fishermen out on boats & there were also a couple of crazy ones actually standing in the water! Do they not see that ice on the water??? Luckily, the sun was out all day, which made the drive really nice, but it was still only in the 30's.
I just love how gorgeous Traverse City is.....the water is always so clear & blue. Truly beautiful!
Just a picture of some boats that I had to take :)
Here's my hubby, shivering.
And me.....shivering as well.
Some geese that didn't want to get their picture taken as they kept walking away from me when I tried to get closer.
Just a random photo that I had to take of Jim getting back into my car. Yeah, I know it's dirty (the car, not Jim, lol), but we stopped at a car wash on the way home, so now she's all clean & shiny :)
The "Beach" (click on picture to enlarge). I guess they couldn't think of a better name for it, lol.

This picture is just of me being,, lol. I was extremely tired on the way home & told Jim that I even liked the way my car looked in it's shadow. Then he said "your shadow's beating you!" LOL So I had to take a picture of it. Yeah, I know......I'm weird!
The other day, Lida honored me with this Blog Award. Thanks Lida :) The rules for the *you make my day award* are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times yourself, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved.

So I'm passing on the award to the following people (in no particular order):
7. Kip
8. Kim
10. Toni
Enjoy your award :)

Jim & his partner didn't do very well in the bowling tourney today. They were knocked out after 3 games. I'm glad that I didn't bowl in it as I was still exhausted from being on the road for 10 hours yesterday, so I just stayed home, cleaned some house & did some scrapping. Plus I'm trying to get prepared for a scrapbook garage sale at an LSS this coming Saturday. I'm hoping I do really good with it especially since this store gives you half cash & half store credit.

Have a great Monday,


Heather said...

Great pictures! Love your new papers! I am hoping for warmer weather here too.

Staci Compher said... that first pic!! ha, was great seeing you..and your hubby...I think we picked up alot of the same papers....I didn't know you had such a cute car!!!! love it...and oh yeah..I would love to come crop at the "famous" benita scrapbook room someday!!....and thanks for the blog award.....

Aimeslee said...

Great photos, sorry hubby didn't do as well as he wanted. Congrats on the award. I had to look at a map to see where you drove, dang, across Michigan! No wonder! Hey, can you email me at
please? THANKS!

Jennifer Stewart said...

Awww, thanks for the award. :)

Love the BG papers! So pretty! I'm glad you had a fun weekend. That ice looks so strange since it's been in the 70's here!

Have a wonderful week :)

Sherry Wright said...

Looks like fun at the Zone, cool new stuff!Ahh.. TC one of my fav places, you must have passed through West Branch. Did you check out the SB stores in TC?

Thanks for the award, you made my day. :0)

Sue said...

I have been waiting forever for that paper to come in! I knew I could count on you to find it first :)

Emily said...

Thanks Benita! I don't deserve any award til I update though ;)

toners said...

What fun new paper you chose!! Thanks for sharing the photos of your day trip - it looks beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Thanks for the award! I'll be sure to pass it on!
and I love your "beach" pics! Looks warm in the pics, even if it wasn't IRL. I know you are SOOOO ready for Spring. I'm ready for summer. Got my Busch and Water Country passes burning a whole in my pocket!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm new to your blog, My name is Kathleen and I now live in Atlanta GA. But grew up in Clawson Michigan. Lived there all my life until 2001 when DH and family moved to Georgia. I really love looking at all your photos, I am reminded of all the things I miss about the great state.

Just had to laugh when I saw your car, is that the GO MANGO? My DH has the TOP BANANA in the Garage. Great minds! I really want the Plum Crazy, maybe soon.

Anyway, I really enjoy your blog and you own my dream scraproom.

Sending much happiness.


:: gingerkitty :: said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us. namaste

Sandy & Dick said...

Loved the pics, but I am DROOLING over your scrapping room! Where oh where did you get those neat white lower cabinets???


Darcey said...

Hi! There is a little something on my blog for you:)