Monday, June 28, 2010

More Vacation - and 150K hits!

Hey folks,
We're back from our vacation!  We had an amazing time, and it felt so good to have a full week to relax.  :)

Before I show you more vacation photos, I want to say a huge THANK YOU for visiting my blog so faithfully over the last two years.  Can you believe I'm about to reach 150,000 hits?!?!  AMAZING!  In honor of that milestone, I'd like to give away some blog candy!


Post a comment here, and I'll pick a lucky winner the morning of July 1st!  This "candy" is worth over $70!!!


Now, back to vacation photos!  :)  

My favorite little shop in Cannon Beach (besides the yarn store)


Happy Girl

Sam's new favorite game:

A new hat design - the 1st Birthday Cake Hat:

Side view (after she tried to pull it off)

Top View:

Pizza A'fetta lunch:

Date night!!!

Gotta love happy hour.  The "Rose Rolls" were sooooo good!

Num, Num, Num (as Ruby would say)

Date night continues at the Seaside Library (yes, we are old):

Date Night ends on a fatteningly lovely high note: 


46 comments:

roxybonds said...

WOW congrats on 150K!!!!!
Hoping I get to meet you at convention :)

sharalyns said...

It looks like Cannon Beach was just a ton of fun! I'm now *really* looking forward to our trip to Seaside in August! :-)

Thanks for sharing!

laurie said...

Loved looking at your Beach pics: ) sorry I won't see you at Ben and Angelas wedding, but have a wonderful time at convention:)
loved the "candy" shot:)

Naomi said...

What a fun-looking vacation! I personally love going to the library, by the way.

Thanks for all the creative ideas and help in my card making journey!

Sara said...

Congrats on 150,000 hits! Looks like it was a great vacation and date night. Your girls are absolutely adorable!

Mindy Kamholz said...

Hi Nona, I love your blog as a fellow CTMH sister in Christ, I can't but help loving reading all your wonderful posts! Congrats on your hits and looks like you were blessed w/ a wonderful vacation!!! His blessings,
Mindy Kamholz

Jessica said...

We are headed to Cannon Beach the end of August for our first time. Your pictures and all the fun you had makes me even more excited!!

Elaine said...

So glad you were able to enjoy a vacation!! Your kids are soooo cute! I love following you and seeing what you are up to. Your talent is amazin! :)
elaine

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Congrats on 150K! Thanks for sharing your vacay pics, too. You all always look like you're having so much fun, no matter what you're doing! And your girls are both getting so big... wow!

Wish I were going to Convention. I'd love to get an opportunity to meet you. Say hi to everyone from me, and have fun! :)

Melissa Laverty said...

Holy cow...super cutest pics EVER. Love Ruby's hat. But I was mostly salivating over that sushi pic. We don't get sushi like that on the East Coast! Congrats on all those hits - it's certainly no wonder why so many people love to know what you are up to!!!

Meagan said...

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Love the Ruby pics!

Serendipity Scraps said...

Congrats Nona! I absolutely love following your blog, so glad I could help add to your 150K.

Next time can I come with you on vacation..it looks like so much fun. Best wishes to you and your family, and look forward to your next post (as usual!)

Angela said...

Congrats on 150K hits! I've been lurking since the beginning. Your daughters are adorable.

Kandi said...

Congratulations on that big number Nona! Love the 1st birthday hat, I'm sure it will be a big hit for you. I haven't been to Cannon Beach for years and I only live about 45 minutes from there (I know, shame on me.) So I do have one question, how do you manage a date night while on vacation? Did you bring a babysitter along? Thanks for sharing with us. :)

nancy said...

Wow, 150K hits! Not surprised! Your blogs are so interesting and you have a fun life to follow! Thanks for sharing with all of us lurkers!

Stephanie Smith said...

I am a CTMH consultant, but any time I can get products is great. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

nonapearl said...

To everyone commenting about Cannon Beach - it is an AWESOME family vacation spot! We go every year and have the best time. :)

Kandi - we go with Dave's sister and parents, so they watch the girls for us when we go out.

Nicole said...

I just have to say, your blog is wonderful! Congrats on 150K hits - I'll be happy when I make it to 1000 - lol! Your girls are adorable and I love seeing all the cute things you make for them. Thanks for holding this little contest for us!

Shonna said...

Looks like you guys had a GREAT time.

Roberta Dermody said...

Family vacation memories are the best and get more precious as the years pass. Congrats on your 150K blog hits. You deserve it, you are very talented and I love to follow your blog. July 1st is my husbands and my 43rd wedding anniversary...how nice if I won on that day! If not...I will keep following anyway!

Toni said...

Wow 150K hits!!! You are very talented, love looking at all your creations. Wish I could be a good blogger like you...just can't seem to find time.

Paper doll said...

Congrats on the blog mile stone. Date night looked like a blast!!! I love date night!! Hubby and I usually can only handle dinner, were always ready to go home and go to sleep. We can never seem to stay awake for the movie, now thats old!

Terrie in AZ said...

Congrats on your BIG blog achievement! I'm heading to 10,000 soon. Hope I can finally meet you in person at convention, I've been following you for several years and always check in to see what's up in your neck of the woods. I'm arriving late on Tuesday night like you, but sadly we are at different airports :( I'm flying into BWI and would have jumped at chance to share a shuttle/cab.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness that hat is so adorable!! Your vacation spot looks so pretty! Can't wait to see the scrapbook pages!! :)

ScrappinFabBetty said...

Congrats on 150K hits!! Love all the pictures and glad to see I'm not the only one who photographs my food from time to time!! :)

Kimberly said...

Congrats on 150,000 hits! Now, if I had $1 for all of mine.... :)

I love looking at the photos of your beautiful family!

Judianne said...

COngrats on over 150K hits!!!! Amazing!!! Looks like you had a fun date night too!

CFCina said...

Congrats on 150K hits! I love living so close to Cannon Beach...we go there a lot! ;-)
~ Kathy (Hillsboro, OR)

Nicole said...

Congrats on 150,000 hits, that is fantastic! It looks like you had a fabulous time on vacation. Thanks for the idea on the market bags, I really liked that and filed it away for next year.

Scraphappy in AK said...

Congrats on 150K hits. That is amazing. I have enjoyed following your blog for awhile now. I don't knit, but you make me want to take up yet another hobby. I love to see how Sammy is growing, she is about the same age as my daughter & it is cute to see what she is doing.

Kim Harper said...

Nona, as always it is so lovely to read your blog and see your beautiful family! Sammie and Ruby are both so adorable! While you can't believe you have so many hits in only 2 years - I have to say I can't wait to see what you post next!

Thank you for your creativity, inspiration and great blog!

Congrats on your hits and here's to 150K more!

Heather said...

Congrats on 150K Nona! I love all the great things on your blog and have lifted a couple of them :)

Tanya said...

Looks like a great vacation. I can't believe how fast your kids are growing up. Congrats on the 150k :)

Iona said...

None my how Ruby has grown...and that little toothy grin is awesome. Grats on the 150K hits and I really like all of your knitting. I haven't been able to get in that loop as yet but would love to soon. Ben & Jerry's YUM!! My husband does the cooking in our house :D

Sheri said...

Looks like you had a great vacay! And 150K hits!! AWESOME! I've just started my blog and just hit 1,000 today, which feels great, so I can just imagine how your milestone feels. Way to go!

Linda Norman said...

Congrats on 150k! I love your blog!

Twyla Norris said...

Looks like a great vacation...Absolutely love the birthday cake hat! Congrats on the 150K hits!

Michele said...

Congrats on 150K hits!! I love Cannon beach. Looks like you had a great vacation!!

Becky G. said...

Congrats on the 150K hits!, that is great. I love to stop by and check out your blog, the girls are getting big.
Becky.

Lynne said...

Congrats on so many faithful followers- I love reading your blog!! Perhaps I'll run into you at convention.

Jill Myers said...

I know you have heard it a hundred times; buy you are one of my inspirations not just as a crafter but as a woman, mother and wife! I am in awe. BTW, Sam, Detective Clue was my absolute fave game, too! I wonder if I still have it...

Melinda said...

I love this blog. thanks for the wonderful ideas.

waiseone said...

Thanks for your continued inspiration. You are so talented!!!! It looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the chance to win.

Granny G said...

Love Cannon Beach. My sister took me there years ago and I've been trying to get back there with my husband. 7 miles of walking beach and the ocean's majesty are heaven on earth. REALLY enjoy your blog. I check it daily as well as the friends you have listed. True inspiration.

Josie said...

I enjoy reading your blog - seeing your artwork and your family. Thanks for sharing!

Lela said...

It looks like you and your family had a fabulous time on vacation. Congratulations on all the hits. I've watched you many times on YouTube and I love your stuff. Keep up the good work.
lela