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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twinkling Christmas Lights

TYPO NOW FIXED :) (11:23am EST 12/11/10)

First off, I wanted to let you guys know about my BIRTHDAY bundle. Yes, it's all birthday wordarts, but it's in celebration of my Birthday, too! I'll be 35 on Sunday (12/12)! Yeah me!

Click on the Bundle preview below to go to my store and pick it up 12 Birthday WordArt Packs for only $8.00. That's less than $0.70 a wordart pack! Sa-weet!

Hola! Hope today finds you happy and healthy, my friends! As you're reading this, I should be in Arizona at the Temple! We called and found out that the Albuquerque New Mexico temple is closed for cleaning, so we went to the Gila Valley, Arizona temple. Never been to that one! Captain America hasn't either :)

Anyway, we had SO much fun at the ball! I really really enjoyed my time :) I got up at 7am ish, and got the kids ready for school. And packed for the various houses that they were going to for the night. And yeah, I told Tom to pack, and he packed a pair of jammie pants and a tee shirt. Yeah, not quite what I had in mind. I had to re-pack for him...

Anyway, they got out the door and to the bus just fine. I cleaned up a bit around the house, and did some of the dishes. I'd baked yesterday, and there were pans and a little bit of a mess on a counter top that I cleaned up. Looked much better.

Jim was hanging in the living room, and Jake was doing school, and Captain America was sleeping in. He got up around 9am, we started talking about our plan for the day. It was a loose plan, and needed solidifying up a bit.

At around 10am, Kari texted to see if Josephine could come and hang for an hour while she ran to the grocery store. We still hadn't left, so I said it would be fine. She and Jake sat on the couch and watched a Christmas Movie, while Captain America and I helped Jimmy get ready for school. Did I mention that Captain America had the day off today! Woohoo!

Anyway, Jim got a hair cut, and a shower, and looked pretty good for school. Captain America and I walked him to the bus stop, and ended up chatting with Maggie for a while after the bus left.

We went back home, and started packing for our trip. We found maps to the temple, and called about what times it was open. We decided to drive most of the way there tonight, then stop at a hotel for the night, and then we could drive the last little bit to the temple in the morning and be there bright and early. That way, it's a temple trip AND a birthday trip - hehe :)I'm not sure what our plan will be tonight, I'm letting Captain America surprise me for my birthday :) Should be a good time.

It's now 1:31pm, and Captain America is just getting out of the shower, and we'll be ready in a few minutes. We're gonna go get some lunch, then head out! All the kids are taken care of, and have houses to be at for tonight. Friends are just wonderful, you know :)

I'll try and pop back on here tonight at the hotel and put on some trip pictures, but if not, enjoy this festive WordArt :)

I can't get this picture to rotate on Facebook - grrr. This is us before we left the house for lunch.

Us at Carlos and Mickeys
Big chips!
Isn't their Christmas Tree AWESOME!!!
Diet Dr Pepper. Mmmmm
Sombrero Salad - Mine was beef and Captain America got chicken :)
After eating, we came back home, continued packing, and were soon ready for the road. Jim went home with Maggie and little Jake after his bus, and soon Tom and Leo were home from the bus. They stopped by our house to pick up something, then walked over to Leo's house. (Kari's son). They're about 3 blocks away.

And Eme came home too, and we drove her over to Terra's house as we left town. Jake was gonna walk to Kari's house at 6pm, and spend the night. He's old enough to be on his own for a while, you know :) But not overnight. That would not be responsible - hehe. And we're very responsible :)

Anyway, we sent Tom and Leo off with some Banana bread, and dropped off Eme, and a loaf of banana bread too. And we stopped by Maggie's house and checked on Jimmy and dropped off Banana bread too. And we headed out. Listening to Christmas music the whole way :)

Here's the BEAUTIFUL sunset, right before Deming, New Mexico. The picture really doesn't do it justice! It was the most amazing shades of red and orange :)

We stopped in Deming for Gas and Dinner. And yeah, to show everyone JUST how classy we really are, here's our dinner, purchased at the Walmart deli, then ate in our car - ROFL!

OK, so it's fake crab. I think of it more as fish (which it is...)
Ha! These carrots were so big I thought they looked like tongues! hehe :)
And then we continued driving, for the last hour of the drive. I had a bunch of Christmas songs on my phone, and we went through them and decided which ones to put on our "best of" playlist. It was pretty fun :)

Lordsburg, New Mexico! Here's our Hotel. We paid a little extra to get a hotel room with a pool! Sa-weet! And a sauna and a hot tub and a weight room and free breakfast in the morning :) Awwww, heavenly! I pulled this photo from the website, as it's now DARK outside - hehe :)

Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

4shared wouldn't load....use box.net - hehe


jjbabrat said...

Love, love, love the wordart, but Christmas is misspelled. Could you republish?

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 11, 2010. Thanks again.

Mystic_Mom said...

Oh I see I'm not the first one who noticed the spelling error...:-) Can't wait for the repost with the corrected spelling...

Bethany said...

Fixed it and uploaded a new version!!!

nine said...

WHAT? you went the Gila Valley temple and didn't tell me you were gonna be in town? omgosh.. I missed a chance to meet you Bethany! and Lordsburg? lol did you miss it as you blinked? Let me know next time you come this way!


treza said...

Love, love, love this one too! Thnx! :)

Sandy_in_MD said...

Thanks for today's wordart. Gorgeous photo of the sunset - have fun on your trip.

Unknown said...

Here I was just browsing your shop to see what I wanted to treat myself with as a birthday gift but not sure if I should spend any $$ with how tight it is around our house and then see your post about how tomorrow is your birthday -- mine is today. Hope you have a great weekend and special day!!

Sue said...

Very cute! Thank you!
{{Twinkle, twinkle!}}

elaw said...

Thank you %)

sdwrdt said...

Hope you have/had a great birthday! Thanks so much for sharing!

deb said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [12 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Rufus said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany! Enjoy your trip.

Cleah said...

Really love this sentiment especially the twinkling effects! Thank you.; )

Unknown said...

Th♥nks for sharing and H♥ppy Holidays!

Marilou said...

Love it! Thank you.

marsie55 said...

Fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful 2011! xxx
p.s. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!