BUT what made it even more special is that Kelci offered to let me stay w/ her and her family the 2 extra days I was in town. They are such a sweet little crafty family (see below)! Ms. Bella became my own little pal while in town . . and I was honored to finally become a 'princess' on Friday morning b/f we headed to the retreat spot. Miss that little girl, but Ms. Matea truly made me miss my boys . . she is a little bit smaller than the boys, but reminded me of them so much! And of coarse Crafty Papa . . I can't wait to go back so he can show me the Sand Dunes the way they should be shown! LMAO! I think I would love it! I miss you guys!!! (and the fish & chips (fries, yes fries are not 'chips' in Arkansas)!!!
Ok, on with the pictures b/f I get all sappy missing CA! These are in NO particular order . . just all thrown on here! ENJOY!
See the storm clouds? Um, yah . . . poohie on the storms and rain while I was there!!! LMAO!
The two sisters! Keeley and Shana . . .
Keeley & Jen . . .
Heather & Shana . . .
Andrea & Kristi . . .
Eva (Andrea's SIL), Andrea, & Katrina . . . do they look cold??? Katrina was smart w/ her blanket! LOL!
More of the girls on our 'beach walk' . . we didn't stay out too long b/c it was freakin' FREEZING! How did we pick the ONE weekend that it was cold to be in CA?? HOW???
Our 'spot' . . we were in the middle home w/ the 2 glass windows, we had a view of the ocean the entire time we were scrapping! AWESOME! It was nice to scrap, then stop and watch the ocean for a bit, then scrap again, then stop, then scrap again, then stop . . LMAO!
L to R: Poor sick Keeley that probably shouldn't have been out in the cold weather w/ her ear, but how could you not when you are not in CA all the time?? Kelci, Jen, & Kristi . . .
The HUGE pizza we had Friday night . . it was SO yummy . . I think I could have ate like 4 slices all by myself, BUT I decided I better not look like a PIG the first night I met several of the ladies! LOL!
Me and 'The Crafty Mama' herself . . .
I miss all you guys and can not WAIT till the next one!!! I better start saving $$$ now! LMAO!