Sunday, November 30, 2008

Girls Weekend Away

Not a lot of quilting getting done here! I have been working on some little gifts, but my big Christmas projects are starting to worry me a little! But I just couldn't think about it this weekend. It was our annual "girls weekend", when my sisters, my Mom and I get together for family bonding and adventure. Last year we went to St. Jacobs (click here) and in 2006 we went to Frankenmuth (click here).
This year we went nowhere! We decided to hang out at Mom and Dad's and go to see "Mamma Mia". The show was lots of fun but expensive! I thought the movie was just as much fun for much less money, and we got popcorn!!
Also, for this year's get together we decided to emphasize the Christmas Card tradition. We all love to get cards in the mail and each of us had complained about rushing before Christmas to get our cards finished, or were thinking of giving up this wonderful tradition due to time pressures. So this year Mom had the great idea to write our cards during our girls weekend.
We set up our card writing station at the dining room table. We drank Chai Tea Latte, listened to Christmas music, ate cookies, and wrote our cards. I just have to finish the overseas cards and the cards to my old Aunties, who expect and look forward to an informative, hand written letter from me. It was so lovely and relaxing! And best of all, we all have our Christmas cards ready to put in the post on December 1st...my first time ever!!

7 comments:

  1. what a nice time! I always love to hear about sisters getting together. I don't have any blood sisters, but with 4 daughters I live in hope that they will do things like that.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful tradition that I hope continues for many more years. I've been to St. Jacobs and Frankenmuth is just down the road a bit. Did you go to Bronners?

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  3. What a good niece you are - making sure there is a handwritten note *s* Even with all the online communication I do, I fear the loss of personal letters. There is something special them, I hope everyone will take the time to hand write just a note or two this year.

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  4. Santa should be nice to you for being so good!

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  5. I have always been impressed with people who can do that!

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  6. I am impressed that you are finished with your cards! It is nice to get together with your family to chat and do whatever. We have sewing days sometimes at moms. It is great fun.

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