Friday, March 7, 2008


I could tell you about my 3 days in Paradise.

But, I am a visual kind of girl.

I will do a show-n-tell with pictures.

I went to the beautiful island of "Emerald" last weekend.

I stayed here.

[ it's good to have friends that own beach property!]

I went with 9 other southern girls.

I went to scrapbook.

For those of you that are not "scrappers"... you may not understand my excitement.

For those who are.... this is what our beautiful living room turned into.

Dreamy- huh?

Every sticker, paper, adhesive, and die-cut you can imagine was at my fingertips.

I had full access to every cutter and punch and a sizix machine.

I just brought my photos and a few essential items.

Like this.

And this.

I even brought some of this.

Shhhh! No, I never had a headache, but it contains 150 mg of caffeine and I did not want to miss out on the all night "power cropping"!

We never had to get up to exercise because we laughed until our sides ached.

My abs have not been this sore since the last time I tried to use the exercise ball.

And much more fun!

We also had to climb the three flights of stairs with our bags in tow. That counts for something-huh?

Apparently not. When I stepped on the metal thing called a scale Monday morning...I was 3 lbs. heavier. WHAT? With all that working out? Up and down stairs and laughing.
Must have been because of these.

Or maybe because of these.

[ Sausage Balls]

Could of been this.

[Banana Nut bread]

You think?

Oh...did I mention we ate ourselves to death?

By the time the trip was over we were all in need of some of this!!!

Nothing like sitting in a chair, cropping photos all weekend while you are cramming thousands of calories into your face to send your body into insulin shock!

We had access to this.

But noone brought their suit.

We could have played a game of this.

Or we could have enjoyed the picture perfect weather and played a few games of this.

Instead, we stayed inside our beautiful accommodations. ( Thanks Karyn!)

Looked outside to enjoy this view.

And cropped til we dropped.

It was just what I needed.

A weekend at the beach.

Good friends.

Good food.

No kids.

Lots of Laughter

Oh, and the reason I went...

I almost forgot.

I completed 35 pages in Cole's book!

Thanks girls for another fabulous weekend!!!


Anonymous said...

What a great recap of a wonderful weekend! I wish we were there now!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!! I love the pictures...especially the food. Whenever my family and I go on vacaction, we seem to plan it around the food!!! LOL, are activities are dictated by whatever is by the tastiest restaurants hehe. If need you need any good food ideas for the next vacaction check out my website...hehe and maybe leave some ideas for others!! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you gals had tons of fun!!

Katie said...

How FUN! Can I come next time?

Leah said...

i am SO jealous of your emerald weekend. emerald is my favorite... gemstone. not island. ;)

i went and signed up on tuesday whatever. are you happy now? :)

Faith said...

Sounds like fun. I remember a time when I had time and space to make cards, do scrapbbooking and other fun crafts. Ahh the good old days. maybe when my kids are older.

PS I totally understand your pain with the dead fish plaque. I think my hubby has you beat though (tell you all about it).

Wendi said...

Me Too! Thanks again for putting on another fabulous beach weekend!!!

Cheffie Mom,
Thanks for visiting...I will be by later to check you out!

We did!

Yes, you may...but only if you bring Bojangles!!!

Do not be grew up on the beautiful island of "Harkers"!
However did Rodney get you to leave?

Ashley said...

that does sound like fun...i need to catch up on scrapbooking...i definitely want an invite as well next time!!!~

stephanie howard said...

Well you should have been a very happy girl that you only gained 3 pound! You promised me it was at least 5 pounds, after what you ate! Sound like those stairs helped out:-)

~Leave it to Lyla~ said...

Wendi, can I just go to eat? I hate scrapbooking! I know, I know hard to believe huh?

Kr!sty said...

Lucky. I wanna come too!

OHmommy said...

Wow.... no kids, sausage balls, and ocean views. Sounds PERFECT!!!

Amanda said...

Oh, it sounds so wonderful! I am just a little jealous. 35 pages?! I am in awe.

Dancin Queen said...

Sounds heavenly! Time with the girls, getting projects done, candy! What a weekend!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

well it seems like you had an awesome weekend!