Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2011!  As I hear the popping fireworks ringing in the new year--what will probably be a very big send off as fireworks will be limited in Hawaii from now on--it's time to reflect, resolve and renew...

This year seems to have flown by!  It was a memorable one!  New Year's day was spent with the "N" family as is a family tradition...  Wonderful times reminiscing and catching up as well as enjoying ono-licious food! :)

In February, DH spent two and a half weeks in Thailand on a humanitarian mission with the Air Force Reserve.  A heart-warming experience.

The girls and I headed to Anaheim in March with the school dance team.  The team did well in the competition(s) and we had a fun time!--Too bad DH couldn't join us.

It was Bon Voyage in April as DH and I set sail on the Stampin' Up! Southern Caribbean Incentive Cruise that I earned last year!  It was like a second honeymoon as we celebrated our 15th Anniversary!  What an experience!  Stampin' Up! really takes great care of us!  Everything was just perfect! :)  I'm working hard to earn this year's incentive trip--DisneyWorld!  I would love to take the girls!

There were numerous school activities to keep us busy and of course stamping! :)  This summer both girls had exceptional summer classes that they really enjoyed!  Summer school sure is different from when I was little!

Before we knew it it was back to school...DD1 in 3rd grade and DD2 in 1st.  They sure are growing up fast!  This fall was busy with more school activities, violin, dance and of course, Stampin' Up! :)

Our Pacific Stampers group had Stamp Camps and activities almost every other month.
It's so nice to see familiar faces and meet new friends too!  Our Stampin' Smile group has grown and we've been enjoying our monthly "meetings".  I am always amazed at how talented everyone is.
I look forward to our get togethers and sharing ideas--ooo-ing and awe-ing at the newest,
latest, cutest projects!  It's so much fun!  And stampers are awesome people!

The holidays crept up on me!  I thought I started ahead of the game and yikes!  Here they are--come and gone!  Oh my...I really have to map out everything better next year!
We had a wonderful Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas--with family and friends.  If only I had a little more time to finish all the stamping/crafting I wanted to do.

And I still have to "finish" cleaning/organizing my Stamp Room.  Eeek!  I've been saying that for a very long time now!  Recently, I've been inspired by a super stamper...she creates the most awesome projects and has a simple small stamp space. Up to now I've been thinking, if only I had more room like some of the fabulous stamp "rooms" I've seen...  Some are so much more than just "rooms".  But after I've seen her "room", I've decided that I can be creative with a small efficient organized space.  SO, I'm going to purge, purge, purge!  And find some great new homes for some great things. :)

Anyway, Thank You for visiting and for your support!  I will blog more regularly this year! And I will finish my room.  And I will earn DisneyWorld! :)

Happy 2011!  Stampin' Smiles,

I know my Snow Flake blog header may seem a little contradictory to "Sunny" Stampin' Smiles, but I wanted to do change it up with something related to the seasons..  In Hawaii it's always Sunny!  Even when it snows on Mauna Kea!  So Sunny and Snow do go together. :)