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Sunday, July 11, 2010


Hello, all my friends and family!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday!!!

I am so sorry I am just getting to you.  I've been soooo busy!!!  But I had to take a minute to sneak in to let you know I've been thinking of you and to let you know you're in my thoughts.  I'd tried to leave you a message several days ago, but got caught up in some other last minute planningss.  I do hope all's been well during my brief absence and that you've been enjoying life, and doing some happy crafting!!!

Between my and my husband's family, we've had five sets of out-of-town families who came in for the holiday.  One group of family was totally unexpected and quite a pleasant surprise!  Between those who stayed at our home and with other famuly members, it's been back and forth visiting and planning family activities.  Most are gone back to their home states, but currently my brother and niece, and my hubby's niece are still here until this Wednesday of this week.

I have enjoyed and am enjoying my family; however, I do miss you all and my crafting terribly!!!  We have some events planned for the nieces over the next several days, so I probably won't be back here again until they leave; after they leave I'll will be back on more of my current blog routine -- and I can hardly wait.  I hope to have something special for you later this week and so I hope you all drop in for a visit.  I'll also be around your blogs to catch up on some of the wonderful things you've done in my absence and to say hello, and that I'm back!!!

It's been really hot here, and between the running back and forth, and family activites, it's all been pretty exhausting -- but fun! Some family members we hadn't seen in over 15 years, so there was a lot of catching up to do there.  But now I'm really looking forward to getting back into my relaxing and stress-relieving crafting activities.

Again, I miss you all terriby, and for those of you who were concerned and checked up on me, thank you so much -- that means so very much to me to know I've been in your thoughts as you've been in mine.

I love you all, and I'll be back to you later doing the week!  Hope you come to visit!!!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Whew - I am glad you were just having fun, i was getting terribly worried about you. I won't even tell you the thoughts that were going through my head of what had happen to you. lol Family is so important, i am glad you have had a wonderful time with yours. Sending BIG HUGS

BeeBeebabs said...

Hi Audrey I miss you too. Glad your ok. I was a bit worry about you because I had not heard from you in a while. Thought I had to pack my stuff and go to Chicago to check on you lol. Glad your enjoying your time with your family. Will be talking with you soon.

flowerdisco said...

Enjoy them to the fullest!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey!!!!
Glad to hear from you. I almost put out a BLOG hunt for you. Yes it's been very hot here too. anywhere from 101 to 90. Unheard of for us at this time of year.
Take care - see you in blog land

Michelle said...

I was wondering where you have been! I kept checking and finally you are here! :)

Enfys said...

Hi Audrey, sounds as if you have had a wonderful family time, now the fireworks are over, get back to that craft desk!
big hugs
En xx

Jean said...

I am glad to hear you are enjoying your family Audrey.

Jean said...

I am glad to hear you are enjoying your family Audrey!

Lori Apgar said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying your family!!! See you soon!!

Love That Bug said...

I have missed seeing ya, and talking with ya.
So happy you are enjoying your family, that is what the holidays are about.

Jean said...

Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I have another award for you.

Kingston's Kreations said...

I wondered where you were. :) I hope you are having a great time with your family, it is always nice when you can get together with your loved ones. I will have family here all next week too so I probably won't get much crafting done either. Great to hear from you! Take care and have fun!

just2ducky said...

Miss you too Audrey. Your posts always make me smile. But we all understand. Family is family! And they come first! Hope you are having a blast. Remember to take pics so you scrap those memories your busy making!!! Take care, Kris

scrappin sista said...

I am so glad to hear that you just have been busy!! I was getting worried!! Glad your having a great time with all your family...see you when you come back!!

Jean said...

Audrey, I am glad you will be getting back and glad you had a good time with your family. Can't wait to see some new crafts from you. :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

We missed you too!!! Isn't it amazing how much we become apart of each others lifes. I look forward to seeing what you do and have learned a lot from you. Glad you are back!