Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I'm back!

Happy Tuesday everyone! As you can see, I have yet to give the update on our trip to Illinois! Well, it takes a minute to get back into the groove and get your body back in sync with the right time zone. I know it's only an hour difference...but it's a difference nonetheless.
Anyway, I have a question...how can TWO women fill a Nissan Quest jam packed with STUFF??? Well, we did it! Between the 2 of us, we had 2 bags with our clothes in it, 8 bags/carts/containers of scrapbook stuff, 2 tubs of childrens clothes (for one of the people we were going to meet up with) and one bag of snacks! Isn't that just crazy?? :-) No one can tell us we don't have our priorities in order...hee hee. Oh, and Stacey did carry a big Roughneck tote of stuff to crochet socks with on the ride.
Ok, let's fast forward a bit. We left Georgia around 9am, stopped once to eat and fill up with gas. Then we were on our way...on our way right into off and on rain showers and MILES of traffic. Fortunately, the traffic didn't come until we were about 70 miles outside of Mount Vernon. There was a terrible accident on the opposite side of the highway and that backed everything up for miles. I just hope the people that were involved are alright.
We got to Mount Vernon around 5:30pm and our friends hadn't made it in yet. Fortunately, we were able to get into the room and get things set up for a weekend of scrapping. After everyone arrived, we went to Walmart for a few things, grabbed dinner from Applebee's and got right to work on our scrapbooking. Before I go on, do you think it's strange to require that the CHICKEN meal that you ordered actually have chicken on it? I don't! 4 of the 5 of us ordered a meal that we THOUGHT chicken would be the main ingredient. WRONG!!! We had to call back to Applebee's and tell them how they messed up. However, they were nice enough to bring us our chicken and throw in free desserts to compensate for our inconvenience. Umm, ummm...gotta love cold chicken & broccoli alfredo :-(.
ANYWAY, we wound up having a ball. I have such fun friends! I love those ladies. We were up most nights until 1 or 2am. Which for the 2 of us that live in EST, was actually 2 or 3am! Let me tell you, it's catching up to me now (insert yawn here). Oh, and did I tell you, we were without a toilet for a day and a 1/2.? I won't tell you HOW it happened...just that it happened :-). So that was interesting. I got 17 layouts done..YAY ME!!! and I was also successful in catching a cold while I was there.
Ok, I think that's enough of a recap of our weekend. We had such a fun time and I'm looking forward to doing it again. Just next time I'd like to do it closer to home and minus the cold. Oh and about the cold...please keep this in mind...DO NOT EVER drive through the mountains of TN (or any mountains for that matter) with a head cold, ok? That did not make Dawn a happy girl! Can anyone say spontaneous combustion? Now I know how Arnold Schwartsawhatever felt in Total Recall :-)
Here's a few pix, enjoy!

This is my best buddy Stacey. I absolutely love this lady. We hit it off the very first day we met over 2 years ago and we haven't stopped yet. Riding ALL THAT way to Illinois with her made the trip so worth while...both times. She KEEPS me laughing, talk about a great friend!

This is Kris. She's Stacey's sister in law. She is TOO funny! The first time Kris and I met about 2 years ago, we instantly hit it off. She said we were long lost sisters :-). Love ya girl!

This is Aline (aka Mrs. Quick). Aline is Stacey's other sister in law. I met her the same time I met Kris 2 years ago. She likes to call herself the "elder" of our little "group" and likes for us to call her Mrs. Quick...WHATEVER! :-) Love ya Aline!!!

This is Jamie. Jamie and I first met 2 years ago also on our first trip to Illinois. Stacey and Jamie were friends back in high school.

Kris works part time at a scrapbook store in Omaha. She was nice enough to bring us a stash of stuff. Wasn't that nice? She even gave us a nice little discount on anything that we bought.

This is what we ALL looked like around midnight every night. However, we're not sure if it was from scrapbooking or laughing.

And THIS is what Kris looks like after midnight! :-) This chick is a MESS!!! She got such a kick out of herself and her new found use of candy corns!

And here we all are on our last day. See ya next time ladies!


Brown English Muffin said...

I started to read then I got excited about the idea of scrolling down and potentially seeing pictures...and there they were....so now I have to go back up and carry on reading!! LOL

Love the pics they totally add to a story.

Anonymous said...

Dawn your trip is getting me even more excited for my scrap trip to ATL in 2 weeks. You guys look like you had a ball. I sure I get to see you at some point while I'm there.

renee said...

You all look like you had a ball. Where are the layouts. We want to see.

denaid said...

Too cute. Looks like y'all had fun.

Muriel said...

I am glad you had so much fun!!!!