Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Home from Arizona!

Hello friends
Well that week went by far too quickly! 
I'm safely home, minus my luggage! I had a connecting flight
in Las Vegas and unfortunately due to a delay it is thought my luggage might be there -
I am envious that it is still holidaying!   
Fingers crossed it is all returned as there is an enormous amount of 
craft items including some blog prize bits and mystery box prize items that I picked up in 
Jo Ann's, Michaels and Hobby Lobby 
(notice, I'm not so worried about my clothes!)

I flew out to Arizona two days early to allow for jet lag and to meet up
with two very special Canadian ladies - Lesley Langdon and Tina McDonald.
We allowed one day for shopping (yippee!) and one day for sight seeing.
We opted for a four hour drive to the Grand Canyon and we were not disappointed.
It's a long drop....
Tina emphasising that point!
  It is breathtaking and a fantastic experience.
Once our mini tourist experience finished, we got organised and switched over to the 
Spellbinders retreat hotel - the serious crafting, learning and fun began!
I was totally surrounded by the most amazing creative minds in the business and
felt very overwhelmed at times. 
It wasn't all class-time work, we got to go on field trips.
Visiting the Spellbinders office - catching up with all the staff  including Ken Oliver.
I will have a lot more photos to share with you soon, once I get organised and
my other memory card hopefully returns in my AWOL suitcases!

I've come back to an email inbox full to the brim but I will get around to answering 
them all, apologies if you have been waiting.

Take care friends - good to be back! 


baconbits said...

Glad you home safe and sound- even if minus luggage.
Looks like you had a blast.
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Glad you had a safe journey, but sorry to hear about your luggage. Fingers crossed it turns up soon. Great pics and looking forward to seeing more. Take care.

Lacelady said...

Oh, Christine, how frustrating that your goodies didn't get back with you, but at least you are back with us. Great pics, hope to hear more asap.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Looks as though you have had a fabulous time. The Grand Canyon looks amazing

Sorry that your luggage has decided to have an extended holiday, hope it gets back safely to you

Hope everything was well at home, bet everyone is glad to have you back home.

Sue xxx

Wendy L said...

So annoying about your luggage, it should turn up. Love the pics, Grand Canyon is amazing. So look forward to more pics and so glad you had a brill time, xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, Really pleased you are home safe,I hope your luggage arrives soon.
Your photos are lovely.
Looking forward to seeing what you have bought,and what you do with them. Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Hope your luggage turns up soon! The Grand Canyon is on my must see list. Sounds like a great trip. JuliaTx

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Christine,
Looks like you had a really lovely time, with some breathtaking moments in the Grand Canyon.
It must have been fab!
But it must be good to be back with your boys.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Great pictures, sorry about your luggage but glad you are home safely. Hope the boys were OK whilst you were gone.
Chris X

Elaine said...

Hi Christine looks like you had the most amazing time ! Hope your suitcase arrives back home soon x

nattyboots said...

Pleased to have you back safe and sound,and so pleased you enjoyed it all, the Photo"s are fantastic

Im sure your luggage will turn up soon ,but it is so frustrating .

Hope you have a great day with the boys .

Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, So glad you got home safely, albeit minus your suitcase, hopefully that will be home soon, little tinker wanted to keep on holidaying ha ha.
Lovely piccies, noticed on the last one you were near the gorgeous Becca Feeken and Sherry Cheaver, lovely ladies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maid of Kent said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely pictures, do hope the cases turn up soon. Especially the craft case. You might have to go on a shopping trip for new clothes. But that would be fun.

Valerie said...

Looks like you had a great time, I am so envious that you made the Grand Canyon, it is noted that you were not on the glass platform. Even so great photos. Hope all is well at home. Valerie

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine
I am so glad you had a lovely time, well deserved, but really glad you got home safe and sound. I hope your luggage soon catches up with you, as you say it doesn't matter about clothes, but the goodies, that's a different matter.
I am sure the family are pleased to have you around again.
Take care
Sue x

Janice said...

Welcome home Christine!! So pleased you had a great week with some chillaxing time with your friends beforehand. The photos are super!
Hope your suitcase is back home with you very soon.
Enjoy your day.
Janice x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
From your photos looks you had a great time, thanks for sharing. Pity your luggage is lost, hope it turns up soon would be awful to lose the crafty bits you were bringing back
Bet the family were pleased to have you home.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos Christine. At least youre home safe and sound albeit minus your luggage. Hope it arrives soon.
Love Val x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, glad your safely home even if minus luggage! Gorgeous photos thanks for sharing and sounds like you enjoyed yourself. Emma

Jean Z said...

so glad you had a good time Christine and you are now safely home, beautiful pictures looks fantastic love Jean Z xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Glad your home even though your luggage isn't. Hope it turns up soon. Clothes you can replace, crafty stuff you can't. The boys will be glad to have you home. Love the pics and look forward to seeing some more when your case turns up. Hugs to you all.

Mac Mable said...

Welcome home and lets hope you get your luggage soon with all your goodies in them! Love the insight of the trip and look forward to more photies coming x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, hope your luggage turns up soon, we don't want to miss out on all the goodies you acquired. Bet you are glad to see the boys and Bella, and that they behaved while you were gone. Love the photos you seem to have had a great time but now it is knuckle down time, sorry to lower the high.

Wilma x x

Janice said...

Glad you have returned refreshed and happy (despite no luggage - it just delays having to do all that washing...so maybe not too bad a thing to have happened ?)
Looking forward to seeing more photos. Janice xxx

loftylass said...

Hi Christine... so pleased to hear you are safely returned to us and your family (shame about your luggage... gosh! all those goodies all alone!!)
Looks like you had a great time.
Heather W

Maggie said...

Hello. Glad to have you back even without your luggage! Looks like you had a fantastic time and the fact that you haven't mentioned the boys must mean that they were fine all the time you were away. That's brilliant. xxMargaretxx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine and welcome back! My luggage has gone missing several times on the homeward flight but it has always turned up, so fingers crossed for you. Enjoyed your photos TFS. Trust all is well at home, take care.
Maggie xxx

Little crafter said...

Hi Christine your pics are fab glad you had a good time an your now home safely with your family xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine I hope your luggage arrives safe and sound,love the photos looking fordward to seeing more and hearing about your visit.

Anonymous said...

Hl Christine
Glad you are home safe and sound, I bet the family are happy to have you home to. I'm sure they all coped well, but missed you even so. Hope the suit case gets found and returned soon. now we wait to see all your new ideas. Pam S

hazel young said...

Beautiful photos Christine glad you had a fab time xx hazel

Rita said...

What fantastic pictures Christine. It certainly shows what a great time you had. Hopefully you get your luggage back soon. Hugs Rita xxx

Carole Z said...

Lol when I read about your lost luggage on Facebook I immediately thought about your craft stuff! Lovely photos - I love Grand Canyon... In a months time I too will be shopping in Michaels et al... Can't wait! Carole Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
Glad you had such a wonderful time and that you arrived home safely. Rotten luck with your luggage - hopefully it will make an appearance soon.
Looking forward to all your ideas and the newly acquired wonderful crafty knowledge you will surely be bringing us.
Caroline MacH

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time Christine, look forward to sharing more pictures! The Grand Canyon is a fabulous experience, my DH and I went over in a helicopter - I kept my eyes closed the whole time!!! Glad you are back safely! Susan xx

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