Friday, February 4, 2011

Home Sweet Snowy Home

Well, I have to say that it's good to be home.  After an amazing time at CHA, (travel woes and all), I finally arrived home early yesterday evening.  I have to tell you that it sure was hard leaving this:
70 degree sunny Huntington Beach
 To come home to this:
18 inches of snow on our deck.  (This is not a drift.)  The snow is all the way up to the seat of the deck chairs.

CHA was wonderful!  I met some amazing new friends, reconnected with special friends, and enjoyed the sights and sounds of CHA, taking in all the crafty wonderfulness in it's entirety!!!  Here's a few pictures for you to enjoy...
A view of the mountains from the plane.

 The Scrapping Cottage booth.  Greg did an amazing job building this!  It's sooooo cute!!!
 Greg and Joanne right before the show opened.  Taking pictures and preparing for the crowd.
 Joanne and Barry ready for the make and take demonstrations.
Kathy J.  always smiling!
 Had to get a picture of this star.  Just watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes again a few weeks ago.  LOVE that movie.

 For all you American Idol fans, here's the front of the Kodak Theatre.
I leave you with this beautiful shot of the Pacific Ocean.  What a glorious way to end the day!!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!


April said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time at CHA, more gladder yet that you made it home!!

Banner Market said...

I live in california and we miss you come back soon :) to visit :)
The pics are terrific! Be safe and glad you got back ok.

MiamiKel said...

Trying again, lol ....... your blog and I are having some duels! :) What gorgeous pictures ~ looks like you had a grand time! But I'm mostly loving your SNOW!!!!!!!! x0x0

Rufus said...

Glad that you made it home safe! Sounds like you had a marvelous time.

Glora said...

Fun pictures. I'm glad you had a good time. Hugs- Glora

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... loved all the picures, Lorie! I hope you had a most marvelous time and that even though there is a lot of snow, I hope you're also glad to be home.

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Lorie! I'm so glad you made it home safe and sound!! You had quite the adventure getting there. Love the pix and it sounds like you had a fabulous time at CHA. I so wanted to go this year and especially to meet you. Oh well, maybe another time. I'm sure they really were grateful for all your help.