Thank you all so much for all your wonderful comments and e-mails...the past 2 years of blogging has been so special to me...I've met so many great people, been inspired and truly just had FUN! Who knew when I started this journey that it would bee this good...thank you all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the winner is WINONA...my random number generator (My Man) picked the number 37 out of his head...he said "How many entries do you have? I hope it's more than 10 or 15 because my number is 37!" So Winona, it was you...number 37. Please e-mail your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it to Deb at Fat Quarter Quilters and she'll be sending you your winning gift certificate. Thanks to all of you who entered...it was great fun...I'll have to do it again soon!
We're leaving in the morning for our Alaskan Cruise...we've dreamed about this for years and now that we're both retired and I don't have the responsibility of the shop anymore we're going. Our flight leaves here at 6 a.m. so we'll be up at 3...YIKES! Maybe I'll just stay up...LOL! Oh I'm usually up at 3 to go to the bathroom anyway so I'll just stay up. We're staying in Seattle tomorrow night and meeting a good friend for dinner...then we'll head to the ship Sunday afternoon for a 4 p.m. departure. We'll be travelling with another couple...Andy and John have been friends since college so it should be tons of fun. We're most excited about our excursions...we'll be taking a helicopter ride over the glaciers and then landing on a glacier at a dog sled camp...I'm actually going to get to ride on a dog sled. We're doing a sea plane trip into an area where they say we'll see lots of eagles, bears, moose and who knows what else and then a crab feast at the end of the day. An evening of whale watching...and whatever else comes up during the trip. We couldn't be more excited. I'm taking my gym clothes and shoes...I figure if I exercise every day I can eat all that good food on the ship and not gain any weight...here's hoping that works out. We'll be back August 11th so I'll have tons of pictures when I get back.
We're thrilled that Kelly will be staying here with the boys...Kelly has kept the boys for us several times before and the boys love her. She's getting married in October so we'll be looking for a new pet sitter, I'm sorry to say. She's been great. We're also thrilled that our neighbor Susan, who has a lab and a golden retreiver, will be coming down in the afternoon to pick up the boys and take them to her house for play time...it's great...we don't have to worry about our boys while we're gone...they'll be in great hands.
So "Bye" for 11 days have a wonderful time while I'm gone...do what makes you happy...I'll be here when we get back!