Did you have a nice weekend? I hope so. Life is too short to let whole weekends go by without trying to fit something fun it it.
I had a very nice weekend visiting with my female relatives at my sister's house. It's our annual girls weekend event and it's a great time to re-connect.
Before I tell you about the girls weekend, let me share the card I made for my friend Karen. Karen introduced me to stamping 5 years ago. She is a fabulous stamper, very attentive to details with a nice eye for design. She loves nature images - especially flowers so it seemed appropriate for me to make her a fun floral card for her birthday.
So our girls weekend this year was at my sister's in PA. Some of us were up bright and early for a morning run with my sister's running friends. Near her house is a beautiful park with wide running trails. We did a three mile loop and I convinced my cousin Nor to jog slowly with me. It was a brisk morning but the sun was shining and we had a nice 8:00 run.
What a pretty historic city Phili is. The Philadelphia Terminal Market is a fun old market that has been around for forever. It's a mixture of farmers market, kiosk stores and upscale food court all mixed in a historic building.
It was a little overwhelming to choose from all the tasty options but everything was delicious and several of us brought goodies back to house to enjoy later. ( - ;
My cousin Nor (photo above) was diagnosed last fall with a damaged vocal cord. She has needed to modify her lifestyle to not project her voice and use a soft voice sparingly. My dear cousin is a funny, chatty woman and it has been very challenging for her to modify her behavior but one gadget she has helps her out. She has a microphone with a speaker fanny pack. She used it all weekend during car rides to allow her talk in a soft voice, but be heard clearly though out the car. She put on Hannah's Mouse Ears and we all picked on her as the tour guide. She had us laughing all weekend long.
The pretty lady in the photo on the left is my cousin Jan has always been called the queen. As children, she was the oldest and when they played 'castle' she was always the queen and made the peasants serve her. The name has stuck with her all the years and she proudly owns up to it. On the right is my cousin Caroline. She got nicknamed as the prime minister this year because she is our planner. She does all the logistics - including researching activities on-line and organizing our outings, so it was very appropriate that she would get this title since she holds all the power!
Here we all are together. What a lovely group of ladies, don't you think? Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a great day.