This is a summary LO re: our Family Thanksgiving '08 in San Diego, when we met up w/ my out-of-state family & all stayed at a beach house on the bay. I've done a couple LOs from this trip already (What the Holidays Mean To You, Legoland) so this 2-pager sums up the trip overall & gave me the chance to scrap several more pics.
As usual, my scanner cropped off some of the the edges. Also, not sure why that turquoise Club Scrap handmade paper looks more blue on one side, green on the other. I really wanted to use both blue & green letters but once they were all done, I had to dot them w/ gel pen in an attempt to tie them all together... I stamped the background in both blue & lt green.
Journaling "For Thanksgiving ’08 our family gathered in Shirley’s town, San Diego. 4-bedrm beach condo rental off Mission Bay & a few blocks from Mission Beach. So nice! Outlet shopping. Latin-dance-inspired DVD workouts w/ Mom. Shirley’s omelets. Torrey Pines hike. Legoland! Zia’s in Little Italy. Bocce ball! Crafts gallery/shop. “Would You Rather…?” Divine mega-portioned brunch at Hash House A Go Go. Chillin at Shirley’s. Holiday feast at the condo, memorably: Bristol Farms’ stuffing, cranberry relish & gravy; my “farfel” (actually gravied barley), Sarah’s candied carrots, Gigi’s smoked bacon corn & Sean’s peanut butter pie. Shirley’s paintings/collages to each family (together spelling “family”). Video, photos. Beach & bay strolls. Black light mini golf. The ___s’ visit (Richie, Kori & Sky) (my late friend Cindy's bro & his family). And most of all, family togetherness! Chillin, talkin, laughin, relaxin, eatin, sharin, loving – an amazing celebration as our annual holiday reunions usually are! Sadly, theft of Viddy (camcorder) from our bags discovered once home. No matter, we had a fabulously loving & FUN time! Greg said he heard me belly-laugh all week. My family may all live in different states & may not see each other often but when we do, it is awesome!! I'm so grateful to have spent time w/ everyone, & that we are all happy & healthy."