okay.. as you can tell from my last post, January was CRAZY for us!
As I mentioned in my last post, my sisters and SIL's from the Campbell side of my family, went on a "sisters" cruise....to the Caribbean! It was so much fun, and we had SUCH a wonderful time with each other! I took my camera.. but I am SO mad at myself because I only managed to take one photo of us the entire time! It was the actually the first day on the ship! As soon as we got on, we of course took a tour of the ship. It was most of my sisters first time cruising, so I showed them around the ship.. and we even went to the spa to enter into their drawing they do the first night you set sail. (Last year on a cruise with Ben and our two good friends, my friend won a free massage!).. so we decided to see if we could win something too. There was 6 of us.. and we all entered.. and guess what?? 3 of US WON!! Crazy! LOL.. who knew we were such good luck! After that we decided to catch some rays on the back of the ship where they had this "adult" only lounge area.. it was So nice.. they had these padded lounge chairs, two private hot tubs, and spa music playing.. it's so peaceful and quiet.. well since it was close to 5:00 Pm.. we didn't get too much sun before it started to get dark, but on our way back to our room we spotted a free SUSHI bar! So we stopped for some "pre-dinner" dining.. and that was the ONLY Picture I got the entire time of the trip! We had so much fun though.. truly.. wow.. so nice to relax, have fun and just hang out.. I swear we laughed so much.. it was crazy.. just loved it!
So we got home from that and then 5 days later Ben and I turned around and headed out for CHA! CHA is a twice a year trade show for the Craft and Hobby industry, scrapbooking.. which is where we go to see all the new products coming out for the spring and purchase products for our kits. My brother and his wife, Brady and Brooke, also came with us because about 6 or so months ago, they started an on-line business called www.peachycheap.com it's a deal of the day concept for scrapbooking. so they were going to purchase products for their website as well! Unfortunately Ben and Brooke got a nasty "flu" bug during the 1st two days of being there.. Brady had already had it (and so actually had all of my kids!).. so I was just knocking on wood that I wouldn't' get it during the show! The shows are LONG and tiring.. you are walking all day long, looking at new products, collecting catalogs, and then sitting in your hotel room until wee hours of the morning, figuring orders, writing them.. etc. We were so tired the last day of when the show ended.. that we drove to the beach.. took a walk on the "pier" and then took naps in our car until our flight later that night! LOL.. we had all these big plans to do all this stuff the last day, since the show ended at 2:00.. but we were too tired to do anything! LOL..
We took a couple of pictures of us on the Pier.. It was so beautiful.. not totally warm, but way better than the 15 degree weather and 6 feet of snow at home..
So now we are home.. for while (the next time I leave is in May to teach at an Event put on by my dear friend Donna Downey. I can't wait for this!). Today our kids have school out and Monday too, so Ben and Braden (who recently took up snowboarding).. went up to Kelly canyon to snowboard. Since it's Valentines Day weekend, I thought it would be fun to make a bunch of sugar cookies today with the other kids and do some fun valentines activities.. just hang out in our Pj's all day.. playing games.
So that is what we are doing today! Tonight Ben and I are heading to the Temple, for Stake temple night. It's stake conference this weekend, and so lots of fun activities planned for our stake today, tomorrow night and Sunday. Love Stake conference weekend.. I love going to all the meetings and hearing the talks, meeting the General Authorities that come to talk with us, hearing the speakers in our stakes give spiritual insight. It's a fun weekend for me.
So that is what we have been up to! I talked Ben into taking me snowboarding next week.. I have NEVER been in my life.. I went skiing as a teenager.. until I had a really bad (mostly just embarrassing) moment when I was 14, on a ski hill.. and haven't been back since (it involved a really cute guy, peeing my pants, and a very QUIET ride home).. so I putting the past behind me and going to learn to snowboard! we have friends and family that do it and love it.. and say it's much easier on the knees than skiing.. so I can't wait! I will definitely have to take pictures of that one! LOL
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And Happy Valentines DAY :)