Monday, July 6, 2009

Hello & I'm Home!!!

Hello everyone & Happy Monday to you all! Did anyone miss me, hee hee? It's good to be back home but boy was our vacation a great time--relaxing & fun! We really had a great time and had no schedule whatsoever which never happens ya know! We did lots of kayaking, bike riding, fishing, Putt-Putt golf & lots of seafood eating. We also went to the Tall Ships Race at Charleston's Harbour Fest to see the tall ships as they sailed to Ireland on a race--very cool. Charleston is such a pretty southern city, lovely houses & good seafood! We also made it to Tybee Island, Georgia and climbed all 187 steps to the top of the lighthouse (wow, it was hot too) and ate at the famous "The Crab Shack" and the kids got to feed some alligators. What a fun place under the huge trees dripping with spanish moss & right on the water! I got to read & FINISH 8 books & a stack of magazines while away too which was fabulous! I continued to work out with Jillian while I was away & jogged too so I didn't mess up my program or weightloss any--didn't gain any weight while I was gone thankfully! So I'm crafting away today cuz' I've got lots to catch up and get done. The slideshow below is all of our vacation pictures if you're interested in looking.

I have a few funny stories to share with you that I think you'll get a kick out of, but I'll just share one with you today. One night at dinner, Riley & I had ordered chocolate hush puppies (if you've never had them you don't know whatcha' missin') hot from the stove with vanilla ice cream on top--YUMMO! We started eating & Riley was like "this is sooooo good Mom, the ice cream tastes just like fan air!"! I was like "what the heck is fan air?" & he say's very calmly & innocently "you know, when you hold your mouth open in front of a fan like we do at Grandma's!" (like I knew what he was talkin' about, hee hee) OMG, I laughed so hard that I spit my dessert on the table (another lovely moment in Suzanne-history, giggle)! He couldn't understand why we were laughing cuz' he was TOTALLY serious, LOL--poor guy--I told him next time I get in front of a fan I'll make sure & "taste" the air & let him know what I think, hee hee!!! So funny the things that come out of kid's mouths....

NewsBitz: Also today is my first Monday Guest Spot on the All That Scraps blog if you want to take a peek over there!

I don't have a card to share with you today but I thought I'd share a drawing I did of my daughter at the beach--got to do a bunch of drawings at the beach which was fun for me. I used to draw anime images eons ago so I'm a little rusty but I thought it turned out pretty well. Whatcha' think? It was too big to make a card, so I just matted it and will put it in a frame for my daughter's room. Didn't know I could draw, did ya? LOL--that is my number #1 passion but I never seem to have the time to dedicate to it--hopefully will try to do more soon.

Have a fabulous day & I'll see ya back here tomorrow!



  1. Welcome home Suzanne! Great to hear your adventure and precious drawing to share with us. Nice family pictures too. TFS!

  2. Hi Suzanne and welcome back. Loved the sketch of your daughter. I hope you are thinking of creating your own line of stamps! Glad your back and can't wait to see what you show us next.

  3. Glad you are home and you had such a good time. I love your drawing of your daughter. I agree,it would look great as a stamp. hugs Shelley

  4. Sounds like you all had a marvelous time and that some serious R and R was had.

    I love your drawing. I didn't know you could draw. It's gorgeous.

  5. So glad to have you back! You should make, not find, more time to draw! You're fabulous at it and this is absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure Alexa will cherish it for a long time. What a great time it looked like you had! So glad you were able to read, relax and have a fun filled time. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us now!

    Hugs to you,


  6. Welcome back. What a beautiful drawing. You sure don't seem rusty to me. Love the pics. Riley looks so much like you. Congrats on your guest design spot!

  7. hi suzanne

    hope you had a great vacation, and wow what a lot of ready you've!! glad you'r back


  8. Looks like y'all had an awesome time!!! Looks like lots of fun!

  9. What a lovely family you have. It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing you pix. I am an armchair traveller. I have a broken back so being a tourist is not at the top of things I want to do! LOL!!
    Sharon L

  10. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time away.
    The drawing of your daughter if gorgeous - such talent!

  11. Welcome back....if you call this drawing rusty, I sure would love to see the ones that aren't rusty :) this drawing is gorgoeus, what a talent. ever thought of your own line of stamps starting with this little cutie?

  12. This is gorgeous Suzanne! I love this and I agree - a line of stamps would be great! Love your projects at ATS too.
    Glad your back:)

  13. Ohhh Suzanne, your drawing is GORGEOUS! Your daughter will treasure it forever! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos of your beautiful family! Just like last year's, they really get me excited for our upcoming trip to HH! We go every year also, I think just 2 wks after y'all get back! We have always been big Salty Dog lovers here! So we come! :)

    Congrats on your guest design spot! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)


  14. Wow! Your drawing is amazing!!! I LOVE it!!! You really should do more...ever think of illustrating a line of stamps?!

  15. What a beautiful drawing and your slide show is fun.Welcome back!

  16. Welcome home, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing your vacation memories with us...what a beautiful family!
    OMG! Your artwork is amazing! Please, you need to design your own line of stamps!!!

  17. Hi Suzanne. Welcome back. Yes, I did miss you. Are you glad to be back home? No matter how much fun I had on vacation, I'm usually glad to be back home at the end. I'm a homebody, I guess, hee hee.
    Ooh, super drawing. Didn't know you can draw. Cool! I'm a fan of anime movies, especially anime. If you ever have the time, see the ones by Hayao Miyazaki.

    Norma xx

  18. Hi Suzanne
    I'm catching up from the weekend:-) I love your drawing!! I can't believe this is a past passion of yours:-) Its wonderful!! I would love to see it as a stamp;-) And I don't think your rusty at all!
    Very Nice work!
    Michele spera

  19. great to hear you had a wonderful time. I love your drawing and when your email landed and i opened it i thought it was a new stamp and immediately wanted it. You have a beautiful daughter just like her mum.. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I want chocolate hush puppies, even though I still don't know what they are! Great picture!! How fun you had time to draw and read and just relax!! Welcome back!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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