tons of photos

Even though I had an amazing timeΒ  in Arizona, it feels so nice to be back in the comforts of home sweet home. Since I’ve been home, I’ve tackled some of the tasks on my list of “to dos”. It’s always tough to get back into the swing of things when you spend a relaxing couple of days doing NOTHING but enjoying life.

  • Go to Memories Live On to pick up some new lines to get some work done. CHECK!
  • Do a couple loads of laundry. CHECK!
  • Make dinner. CHECK!
  • Scrap a layout (or two).
  • Pick up the furbabies from grandparents’ house. CHECK!
  • Get the mail. CHECK!
  • Write up the grocery list for the week.
  • Take out trash. CHECK!
  • Upload photos from the weekend before Julie and Deana start to nag me for being SLOW. πŸ˜‰ CHECK!
  • Take down Halloween decorations.
  • Do my daily reading.

Hopefully by the end of the day, I’ll get to finish the rest. …but for now, I wanted to share some stories from the weekend.

As most of you already know, I met up with some amazing gals, Julie and Deana. In all honesty, I don’t remember how I “met them” online. I guess I just really liked their work, and so I became followers of their blogs. It’s been over a year since we’ve all communicated via countless forum posts, comments, and emails. This weekend, we actually all got to get together. πŸ™‚ It was definitely a blast, and I’m so glad I’ve met some awesome scrappy friends. πŸ™‚

We enjoyed such a wonderful dinner; thank you Deana, Bob, and Bryn for the gifts and for hosting! Thank you to the Tucker-Wolek clan for the gifts as well; you guys are too SWEET! Here are some of my photos:

(Some of these are either Deana or Julie’s photos. I stole a couple of them off of their blogs.)


The whole crew hanging out.


Here's another shot of us together. πŸ™‚

Some of my FAVE GALS, Julie and Deana!


What fun times!

Isn't this setup adorable?!

How sweet of Deana, Bob, and Bryn to have us all over for dinner!

The girls getting creative just like their moms! πŸ™‚

Julie and I were taking pics of Bryn taking pics! hehe.

I finally got to meet the Tucker-Wolek crew! They're a bunch of "smilies" and more!

...and I'm so happy I got to meet Bryn too. She's such a sweetheart!

Thanks again to Deana, Bob, and Bryn AND Julie, Brian, “Abum”, and Brookie. We really did have a great evening spending time with all of you.

The following day, Gloria and I just took things easy. We drove around Paradise Valley for fun. Arizona has such distinct terrain. It’s definitely different from what we have here in the bay.

Just a random shot while driving around.

I love the plants in Arizona!

I'd hate to fall on to this. YOUCH!

…and what kind of pawrents would we be if we didn’t come home with something for the kiddos. We hit up one of the local dog boutiques near our hotel. Mackie’s Parlour was definitely one cute little place.

...and yes, we got something to take home to the dogs. πŸ™‚

Sebastian wanted me to take a pic of him home to Maui and Hilo.

…and it’s become a tradition to also hit up Sugarbowl every time we are in Arizona. We can’t resist this place! The ice cream here is so D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! πŸ™‚

….and to recap our trip in two words — MUCH NEEDED.

Now, it’s time for me to get myself into gear. I’ve got to crank out a couple layouts by tonight.




Julie, thanks for that email. It will definitely come in handy because I am that popular to people.

Deana and Bob, Gloria loved the wine. Hence the reason, I drove back to the hotel! LOL. πŸ˜‰



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20 responses to “tons of photos

  1. julie

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that u are that POPULAR with peeps….but hehehehehehehehehe some KEEP UP WITH THE JONES’S TYPE PEEPS… can never ever ever ever HIDE from the PUBLIC SPYING EYE…..especially when they OWN a BUSINESS!!! LOL LOL LOL!! and especially when u have a friend like me that knows how to FIND out EVERYTHING about all the JONES’S!!! LOL!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos….and love U and GLORIA more today than i did yesterday!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. julie– we love you more than yesterday too! πŸ™‚ next time you are in sf, you better let us know… or else…. πŸ™‚

  3. What did you get me? πŸ˜€

  4. scott — nothing… haha. unless you wanted a cactus or just plain sand. LOL.

  5. Sean

    hahaha i checked your blog to see if you wrote anything about me.

  6. julie

    tell him its not sand….its flippin’ DIRT….whole flippin’ state is full of it…lol….and didn’t he READ my last comment to U??? lord….i said there was nothing worth gettin’ in this godforsakenstate for him…unless he wanted a bunch’o’dirt!!!!! lol…..flippin’ men….never listen…lol lol lol…shakin’ my head!!!!! and u know when i make it back to frisco…of course…ummmmmmm those crazy drivers over there scare the *bleep* out of me….sooooooooooooooo i might have to stay on the outskirts and let sarah and gloria drive us around…lol lol lol…..i will be hooking up with my girls! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. OMG, I want some of that ice cream!!!
    Love all of your pics, I bet you girls had so much fun!
    Did Maui & Hilo miss you?

  8. Vel

    Ooh, great pics…glad you had a good time!

    And…I got my package from you. I LOVE everything so much. I gotta tell you, you know the little owls? I just last week ordered the same ones, so I’m so glad I have a second package now to use. I’m so into owls right now. Thanks so much, Sarah! πŸ™‚

  9. Jing-Jing

    #1 Is Deana that tall?? How tall is she, spill the beans, lol.
    #2 Do you know I lived in glorious Tucson AZ for 3 years, sigh… lol now I live in the frozen tundra! sigh…

  10. Yeah, Sarah, spill the beans. Am I that tall? LOL! Totally cracking up here. Jing-Jing is hilarious. I’ll have to email her… clearly she’s missed the part on my blog about my obbession with HIGH heels. LOL!

    I β™₯ all your photos, but ummmm Sugar Bowl? Don’t even tell me I have to find ANOTHER dessert place. I best go RUN now.

    PS. Put down the to-do list & start scrapping… so I can live vicariously through you.

    Oh & I was trying to remember, but I think I found you through your gallery because I always adored your work! πŸ™‚

  11. holy cow, that ice cream looks DEEE-LISH!!!

  12. WOW! What F-U-N! You guys look like you had such a good time! Glad you got to me the Fave girls and the remainder of your trip sounds fantastic! Loved all the pics!!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. What fun! The dog boutique sounds funny as well as fun. I want a dog so badly! Maybe in a few more months.

  14. looks like you had a great time!! So glad you were able to get away for a few days!

  15. gloria

    i loooove that ice cream. mmmm. had fun meeting your friends. hello deana and julie.

    btw sarah, i love your latest LOs πŸ™‚

  16. Hanneke

    WOW those pics are amazing, love you all!! Wish I could have been there!! We should do that!!! Love the one of the dogboutique, we can never bring something nice for Sjors cause he eats every toy we ever bought for him (even the tennisballs)!!!
    Hope you have your list done!!!

  17. I Love your photo’s Sarah!Looks like a fabulous time in the dirt..LOL!Just like Hanneke,wish we all got to be there too!That dog store looks amazing and that ice cream…yummy!!!

  18. Looks like you had a great time!!! Love all the pics and that ice cream looks YUMMY!!!

  19. Mo

    how fun!!! i’m happy you had a great time! i hope one day to meet some of my blog buddies…how special.

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