Here I am --- the evening before my surgery! Looking back I really didn't think I was that heavy. Boy was I wearing Rose colored glasses!
Have I ever worn a belt in my entire life? NO! I had no waist and had NO problem holding up my pants! But now ... I can wear blouses tucked in and cute belts. Oh so fun!
Got to admit ... Ross is my best friend. It's a discounted clothing store and I LOVE it. Especially the prices. While losing weight so fast you don't want to spend a lot of money on clothes that you will only be wearing for a few weeks.
As promised ... and finally .... pictures of Stampin' Palooza in Toronto, Canada with Caroline LeBel. This was another one of her fabulous events. Oh so fun!Some of the gang. And take a look at those cute Olympic mittens. Talk about team spirit!
Check out the name badges. Contest for the best ones and a darling parade to boot!
My good friend Donna Henley and my new friend ... oops forgot your name ... but you are an awesome graphic designer and stamper and you speak French! See ... my memory isn't shot yet.
Dina Anker --- my tour guide, friend, buddy, awesome stamper, and great Canadian nails.
Blair Moc showing us how to make darling Easter baskets.
Lesley Poper -- showed us the most amazing cloth projects using the Big Shot!
Chanda McLean taught us how to make paper flowers ... all kinds!
Of course there's Big Shot Brent. He showed us how to cut vinyl and apply it to an umbrella to give it that customized look!
Christyne Richardson taught us how to do the Herringbone Technique.
Michelle, me, and Dina. Michelle was my darling tour guide 4 months ago! Love Yah!!!
Michelle Sturgeon showed us creative ways of using all of those scraps of left-over paper. She's amazing!
Me and some of the gang!
Well ... life IS amazing. There's never a dull moment. I'm busily getting ready for my wedding of my youngest son, Reese. We were licking, stuffing, addressing, and labeling wedding invites last night until 12:30 a.m. But it was kinda, sorta fun, especially watching the big daddy stuffing the invites and the mama telling him to not put the invitation in the envelope upside down. And his rebuttal was, of course, "Who cares?" Well, I care and I know the bride cares and he had to be told to put the labels on straight too. They couldn't be crooked!
Say ... I have a couple of demo friends who are thinking about having a big 'To Do' on the free night at Convention in July. I'm thinking about hosting a dinner, shoe box swap and some fun things to do. If you're interested and would like to attend, please comment and say, "Count me in!" Spread the word and post this on your blogs, website and 'what not' so I know what sort of venue to secure for our event.
On a sad note. I just received word that my nephew's house burned down. He lives in Silverton, Oregon and they were able to get out, but two of their cats died. There's 7 of them in their family and they have no place to live right now and only have the clothing on their backs. Thanks to family members they are getting by. Just remember them in your prayers, please.
I'll post my speaking schedule on the sidebar of my blog, if I can figure out how to do it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love and Kisses! -- Lou