Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Last Day :(

Alas we must depart CHA. I started day with my rep Christy bright and early. We had a lot of orders to make. Michelle got a call during our princess dinner that she had won a pack of Viewtainers! Whoot whoot!!
Look at what I found on dispaly at one of the booths. It had mine and Tove's birthday on it! Alas, Tove was not with me to get in the picture :(
Getting to the airport was a chore! We had 9 bags between the 3 of us!!!
I was plum wore out!!
Thank you ladies for a fun & magical adventure!!

Disney!!!

So we decided that we could not be in Anaheim and right down the street from Disneyland and California Adventure and not go!!! Terri, Michelle and I went for the whole day and Tove joined us afterwards. We had a BLAST!! It was so fun to see the characters and ride some rides. Here are a few: The New Cars land! We had to go to see it since my grandson Linken LOVES Cars!!!
I had to leave for a bit to meet Tove at the show and left Terri and Michelle at Disney. When I get back, Terri tells me that Michelle got so excited to see Minnie that she practically jumped over the table they were eating lunch at and took of running. We so felt like little kids!!
While I was gone they also rode this Ferris wheel. Terri said she thought Michelle was going to lose it. I of course laughed when I saw this!
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Then Terri wanted to eat right after!
I wanted to be able to eat dinner with the Princesses. My granddaughter, Tori, is a HUGE princess!I wanted to share this with her. I was hoping the princesses would talk to her over Facetime and they did!!! When we walked down the stairs into the restaurant we were greeted by Arial!
As we were being seated, Michelle asked if we could all have princess crowns. We wore them all night!!
Here is what we had to eat. It was super yummy!
As we were eating the princesses came out to visit each table. They chatted with Tori and Tove videoed them talking to her granddaughter. Michelle was quick to get them to sign a coloring book and then they took pictures with us. It was an awesome experience.
We finished the night park hopping to see both parades. As we came out of dinner the Pixar parade was coming. As soon as I saw the Incredibles coming I called Linken.

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Then Nemo came!


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Then we hopped over to Disneyland and rode Space Mountain and saw the parade there. The band leading the parade was from Bonita High in La Verne, CA. The high school my mom used to work at!!

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Then Aladinn

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Then Tori's Favorite! The Princesses!!!!

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And Finally my Favorite!  Mary Poppins!!

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We spent the last part of our day back at California Adventure for the World of Color.
It was an amazing end to a MAGICAL Day!

CHA 2013 Continued

Here we go!! We got to the convention center kind of early and were able to get right in the front of the line! I was excited to have a front row seat for the bagpipes! I was super disappointed that there were none this year. :( Here we are at the front of the line!!
Look at these scissors!!!
Here is the official ribbon cutting!!
In we went! The first thing we did was hit the Fiskars booth. I SOOO wanted to win a new Fuse.
They were giving one away every hour. I made Michelle be there every hour to try to win. She is currently in counseling for depression. She hates to lose! You could get extra tickets by taking pictures in the booth and posting them to social media. Here are a few.
We spent the rest of the day we spent exploring all that CHA had to offer. Tove and Terri still had classes on and off for the next few days. I spent the upcoming days looking for product to order and meeting with reps. It was nice to have Tove and Terri there with me to help make some decisions. The heat was off of me a bit! We got to the show nice and early and in with the help of our rep Kim on the 2nd day. We made sure to get to Fiskars and in line to get an engraved pair of scissors!
Audrey Yeager, remember her?, told us that she had some layouts in the GCD Scraps booth. We went to find them and were successful! Congrats Audrey!!!

CHA 2013

We arrived in Sunny California to a not so sunny temperature. We spent Thursday antique shopping around Anaheim. Friday we were slated for classes all day long! Here I am in front of the convention center!
Terri, Tove, and I had a fun day taking classes. Michelle joined us in the afternoon after getting over a bit of jet lag. This is a pic from the Fiskars class I took.
The Sizzix class was awesome as usual! Here are some pics of the cards we made that were designed by Karen Burniston!!!
Michelle finally woke up and came and joined me for a We R Tools class. We met a scrapbooker from New Zealand. It was so fun to talk to her!!
It was a long day but boy was it fun!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013