Friday, August 01, 2008

The WINNER Is! And a Few More Things!

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 goodhomequiltco@aol.com 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!

18 comments:

Teresa said...

I should type this in green to match my envious face! It sounds like a wonderful vacation and I will be looking forward to lots of pictures. Be safe, have fun!

Mar said...

have a blast, a friend just returned from that cruise and had such a wonderful time. Congrats to the winner.

Libby said...

Have a wonderful time . . . Alaska is so beautiful. Oh yeah - eat all the halibut you can get, it's just so deeeeelish! *s*

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Have a FABULOUS TIME!! You lucky girl! That is on my list of go to places too :o) See you in a couple of weeks!

Darlene said...

Congrats to the winner! :-)

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! See you in 11 days. :-)

Patti said...

The trip sounds fabulous Carol - have a marvelous time! We're thinking of taking an Alaskan cruise next year to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Beth said...

We went on one in June, you'll have a blast. The scenery is gorgeous. You will indeed see lots of eagles, we only saw the fin of an orca while were were at dinner one night, maybe you'll be luckier than we were. And indeed, there is tons and tons and tons of food. Have a great time!

Cheryl said...

I am over the top excited for you guys to be going. You have some wonderful excursions planned. Can't wait to see all the wonderful pictures. We will miss you, but know that you are going to having a ball!!! A BIG congrats to the winner :-)!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh my goodness that sounds like so much fun. Hubs and I want to go to Alaska some day and your side jaunts sound amazing. Take lots of photos and travel safe.

Hugs - Karen

Ginger Patches said...

Have a great vacation Carol!! It sounds wonderful and I look forward to your pictures when you return :)

Judy said...

Oh, my dream vacation...well one of them. HAVE A FABULOUS TRIP!!!

Candace said...

Have a wonderful trip. I'll be looking forward to the pictures and stories.

Winona said...

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so happy, but also so surprised. I never win anything. I will email my address in you in a bit. Your trip sounds fabulous. My inlaws spent about 6 weeks just driving around Alaska 25 years ago. They brought back beautiful pictures. I know you will have a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing those pictures and reading all about your adventures. Have fun. Winona

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ewwww have fun fun fun...

Sounds like the boys are set and you guys are set, so let the fun begin!!!

Good for you taking your gym clothes and sneakers!!! I have heard the food is good on those cruise!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW that sounds like a wonderful cruise. can't wait to hear all about it. We're going next june so you'll have to fill me in on everything. HAVE FUN!!!

Wendy said...

Have a fantastic trip and I hope you enjoy the salmon. It's my favourite fish. Sounds like you have some neat stuff lined up. See you when you get back.

Karen said...

Well, I missed your blog anniversary having been on vacation. So, happy late blogiversary! I know you are going to have a ball on your trip. I have never been on a bad cruise, so I know you will have fun. Can't wait to read about it.

quiltdolls said...

Hi carol,

I was at the country loft today & kathy showed your quilt to ever one that you made.
high country pattern with faded memories fabric.
kim
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