Monday, February 20, 2012

San Diego Mini Trip and Craft Night

Our family was needing a little fun, so we took advantage of the long weekend and headed to San Diego for one night. 

We love San Diego.  It is only an hour south of us, and there is so much to do with the kids.  It is our go-to vacation spot for weekends away, along with the Palm Springs area.  Of course, there is Sea World, the zoo, Balboa Park, the wild animal park, and Legoland, but we just wanted a mellow, cheaper trip this time around. 

We still did a ton of stuff--Old Town for Mexican food, the Gaslamp Quarter for dinner, Coronado Island for park time and a visit to the beach, Boomers for some mini golf, swimming at the hotel pool, and Seaport Village for carousel rides and kite flying with the boys.  If you aren't from California and you ever visit, definitely spend a lot of time in San Diego.  It is clean, pretty and has tons to do!

I got home in the afternoon, and I started setting up for a craft night I was hosting that evening.  In the hustle of the night, I didn't get any pictures.  Insert a big frowny face here. 

Fourteen of our leader wives in our church's marriage ministry came over and we made Dahlia pins like this--you can see a picture of my first Dahlia pin I ever made, which I love other than the bright polyester felt I used.  I have made several of these and been happy, but my pin from last night was not my favorite.  I had nice, cream wool felt, but I made mine too high, rigid and stacked.  I am going to try to improvise a little bit next time.  Have you made these before, and do you have a trick?

The craft night was great, and everyone's Dahlia pin was a reflection of their personality.  I loved it!  We had lots of fellowship and chocolate to help us enjoy the night even more! 

Yesterday, I had the thrill!  I came running downstairs to show my husband, and he just blinked at me.  He didn't get it--maybe you will!  I found a project off my blog on pinterest.  I didn't pin it, I didn't search for it, and it wasn't pinned by someone I knew.  I had a legitimate pin off my blog onto the Pinterest site--and it had 32 repins just from that one person's pin!  When you are a little blog, it is the little things, folks.  It made me smile!

Today, hubby is home for the holiday weekend, and we are getting odds and ends done.  The boys are playing in a homemade fort upstairs, Ry is practicing a lesson he is giving on I Peter  this week, and I have an impressive load of laundry to do.  Tomorrow I'll get back to crafting for the airplane party and share some more projects.  I also have recorded last night's newest Downton Abbey and can't wait to sit with a cup of coffee and find out what is going on in post WWI English manor life.

 Enjoy your long weekend!
Squinting into the sun in San Diego .  .

1 comment:

  1. Yay!! A pin to pinterest! So exciting :) Wish I could have been there for the craft night. I bet it was so much fun!


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