Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm leaving tomorrow!

I am so tired of winter, so I'm leaving this...
to fly here...

Mesa, Arizona

to visit my Step-Mom, Bunnie
and help her celebrate her 90th Birthday!
While I am in Arizona, I won't have access to a computer
at all (which will be real hard for me!) so I
will catch up on visiting when I return.

Before I go, I wanted to show you some amazing cards and gifts I received
for my birthday, from friends.....here in Pittsburgh and also blogging friends.
I have been so touched by the out-pouring of good wishes...I didn't mind
so much turning 62! I am so blessed!





 Can you believe that 2 different people (who don't know each other) gifted me
with adorable pieces of Michelle Palmer's art?



(Oh Marie-I wish it looked like this from my doorway! Can't wait for Spring!)

 Aren't handmade cards the best? I was overwhelmed at the love
that came in the mail. Thank you sweet friends!
I have also started to receive some Valentines from the swap I'm in with
 Elizabeth of Creative Breathing and friends
but I don't want to post them until I return next week.

I 'd also  like to share this cute FREE download I found
at Betty Crocker Wannabe here

(click on this photo to enlarge but visit Kristen's blog for other amazing things!)
The text from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 is one of the most often used readings at weddings.
What a wonderful reminder for Valentine's Day.
I just sized and printed it out, backed it with some cardstock and framed it in a 5X7-inch frame.
Until next week....
xoxo
Joyce

21 comments:

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Oh Joyce,
Stop by and get me!!!
I would love to leave this Cold for some Arizona warth!!! :)

Happy brithday to your step-mom!!

All of those cards are so wonderful!!
Tam

Paula Clare said...

Hi Joyce!
I am so SO incredibly jealous! Have a WONDERFUL TIME in Arizona! The wonderful Sandy of 521 Lake STreet invited me to come visit her...I am seriously considering it! Soak in some of the sun for me! Hugs!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Have a great time! Enjoy the warmth!!!
Warmly,
deb

marie said...

Just wanted to tell you I visited Kristin's blog and I love it! So many fun ideas ~ her "printables" are awesome. I can't wait to tell Katie, she'll love it too!

Thanks for sharing Joyce!!

Suz said...

Joyce,
Have a wonderful time...I am so glad you can get out of the cold! I love being in Mesa in the winter. We may go back there on our next visit to Stanford in four to six weeks. I just wish we could be there at the same time and meet for lunch.

Happy 62...you look wonderful! I will catch up to you this November! You received some wonderful gifts. You are truly loved.

I need to go check out the First Corinthians art. Very special, as it was in our wedding. it is one I know by heart.

Sending hopes for lovely days in the Mesa sun!

Hugs,
Suz

Pieceful Bits said...

Save travels and enjoy the sun for me too~
I long for spring.
(~~)
Julie

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Joy,

Is there any way you, Sandy and I can get together? I'd love to meet you.

Hugs,
Meri

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a wonderful time. Wish your step mom a happy birthday too!!

vivian said...

oh ! didnt realize you were having a birthday! I hope it was wonderful. Lucky you traveling to warmth! We're getting bombarded tonight with that huge winter storm that the country has been dealing with. Not planning on going to work in the morning!
have a great trip!
vivian

mimi said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Bunny :) I hope you have a wonderful time and SAFE travels. Enjoy those beautiful blue skies :)
Can't wait for your return
xoxoxo
Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

Did I wish you a happy birthday? Well, if I didn't I do now. You are one lucky girl! Soooo many cute things.
Too bad we didn't coordinate our visits to Mesa a little better. I'll be attending a wedding there in March! Have fun. Mimi

Sandy Michelle said...

Have fun and soak up some sun for me! I will be in Tucson this May :)

Heidi said...

You just have a wonderful & warm visit, okay? I love all the photos of your birthday greetings, how fun! Thanks for the link to the LOVE download, it's perfect this month, and always! Hugs, Heidi

My Vintage Studio said...

Have a great trip!
See you when you get back.
Hugs, Sharon

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Safe and happy trails, Joyce! I hope your trip is WONDERFUL!!

deb said...

You deserve all the gifties!! Have a wonderful time in warmer weather. We have about 3 feet of snow in our back yard so yes, I would love that too! :) Safe traveling!

Jean said...

Hope we are warmer for you. Enjoy and Happy Birthday to your mom.

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Birthday Joyce! What a wonderful gift to visit your mother. What a most beautiful place to go. Wishing you all fun adventures. Looking forward to your return and our HH tag along. A page has been created just for them at wwwhappyhomemakertagalong.blogspot.com (note no . after www I don't know why!) I hope to see you there with your wonderful new February tag. McLinky opened until end of month, no hurry! E

Sandy said...

Joyce,
I hope you had a good time....and really sorry we couldn't see each other this time! But next time for sure, sorry about your football team....NO, I am not really! GO PACKERS! LOL LOL Sandy

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hope you're having a great trip!

Kitchen Benchtops said...

love the shots! That second one with the clouds is awesome!

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