Okay well it’s NOT officially fall yet . . . had another look at the calendar and autumn officially begins Tuesday, September 22 . . . hopefully I am putting all the correct dates on all the papers I am filing with the court . . . anyhooooooooooooooooo . . .
Speaking of this layout . . . it is not an original of mine . . . when I saw the papers I knew exactly what photo I wanted to feature and somewhere in my brain I remembered a layout I had seen that was perfect-it used these papers and had hand & machine sewing on it (two things that I love trying to put on some of my layouts) . . . if anyone out there in blogland knows who the original designer was . . . please please please let me know because I want to thank them and acknowledge their beautiful design . . .
Now back to that weekend in the bay area . . . we told our son that we would do whatever he wanted . . . so on Saturday we ended up at the Western States car show in Pleasanton, CA (got to love the bay area – everything is only 30 minutes away at the most via freeways) . . . 5 hours at a hot – very loud event . . . then it was back to San Jose and off to dinner at his favorite restaurant and a movie . . . “The Hangover” (very very very funny movie) . . . on Sunday we headed over to Campbell and stopped in at the “Psycho Donuts” shop for a mid morning snack (yes that really is the name of the donut shop – they have found a fun way to get you to eat donuts – I plan on doing a layout later about this unique shop) . . . after that we went to the Campbell farmers market . . . from there hubby & son went for coffee while I went and did a little shopping at the scrapbook store in Cupertino . . . hubby and I finally headed for home about 5 pm (another 4 hour drive) . . . it was a very busy weekend . . . but well worth it . . . BTW . . . here is a more current picture of the birthday boy . . .
P.S. . . this was not at the Pleasanton car show . . . this photo was taken at the Concours d’Elegance Gala here in Chico . . .
Well that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by and until next time . . . hugs . .
.Today AUTUMN officially begins . . . can you believe it?. . . I know I can’t! . . . seems like just yesterday it was the beginning of summer . . . I guess when you are very very very busy and having a great time everything moves pretty fast (or maybe its when you turn 60 that you notice how time is speeding by) . . . this summer was an extremely busy. . .
I just realized today that I have not posted to this blog since the beginning of August . . . sooooooooooo I have decided it’s time to “turn over a new leaf” and post more often . . . I will try to catch y’all up to what I have been doing with the rest of my summer over the next few blogs (I won’t bore you by putting everthing in one blog – I have got to get some sleep sometime ya know) . . .
To begin with I would like to share another layout that I did of my cruise to Alaska this summer . . . at 10:30 at night – on the second to last night of the cruise – the ship hosted a “DESSERT EXTRAVAGANZA” . . . I have never seen so many incredible desserts in one place at one time . . . and you could eat to your hearts content (I now know why people who have been on cruises told me to have at least one pair of pants with an elastic waist) . . .
Before my hubby & I went on the cruise I had taken a scrapbook class entitled “Sweet Chocolate Indulgence” which was taught by Christie Bryant at the Paradise Scrapbook Boutique . . . I loved Christie’s layout but at the time I didn’t know what pictures I would be placing on it (thought I was going to have to bake something – heaven forbid) . . . well needless to say I found the perfect pictures for the layout – or at least I think so – what do you think?????