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Blogger not Blogging...And a trip to Tampa

Yes, its true. I have been MIA all last week and did not get a chance to blog. I went on a short trip, took my laptop, and I fully intended to blog, but it was after midnight by the time I went to bed each night, and I was way too tired to use my brain to think or my fingers to type.

Me and my friends, Lori and BJ took a quick trip to Tampa, Florida to visit our friend Lucy. It was kind of an impromptu decision, but I am so glad we finally decided to buy a plane ticket and head to Florida for a fun filled five days.

Lucy is the best vacation planner ever. She had our itinerary written up and sent to us via email before we left.  Literally, every moment of the day from 6am until we went to bed after midnight was planned out. All we had to do was show up!

Here we are at Cee Bee's Citrus Groves, our first stop once we stepped foot off of the airplane. The sun was super warm and BRIGHT, as you can tell by my glamorous facial expression.


We actually went to two Citrus Groves and got lots of oranges and lemons that Lucy made into fresh squeezed juice all week. Yum!


This is the amazing sunset we witnessed that evening at Fred Howard Park.

One of our day trips was to the Happiest Place on Earth- you guessed it- WALT DISNEY WORLD!

Here we are getting our photo with Tinkerbell. How cute is she??

We had dinner at the Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends.


This is the beautiful castle and amazing fireworks. It was a spectacular show. I took so many photos of the castle, it was difficult to choose just one.


We did so many wonderful things and went to so many great places. We visited The Florida Aquarium, The Manatee viewing center, The Chihuly Glass Exhibit, the Citrus Groves, Tarpon Springs ( the sponge capitol of the world- and yes, we bought sponges), The Dali Museum, Floridays Resort, shopping, great restuarants, parks and Walt Disney World of course. We didn't make it to Honeymoon Island beach as planned, but thats okay. It gives us another reason to go back!

This is the Dali Museum and the melting clock bench.


We had such a fantastic time. I have to say, we could have filled several buckets from the tears that were shed from laughing so hard during this trip. It was great to have the special time to visit and catch up. I truly value the friendship I have with these three amazing, talented, intelligent and beautiful women that I've known since Jr. High School. I am blessed beyond measure to have these lovely ladies in my life. I thank Lucy for her generousity and hospitality and for making sure we had a super special vacation and I thank all of them for making me laugh, loving me and especially for keeping the secrets that we share ;)

No blog post would be complete without handstamped cards.... So, I'm sharing two cards that remind me of our special friendship:

This card uses the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder Punch.



This card uses the You're Sublime stamp set and the super cool " Color Me Irresistable" designer paper.


I used the Itty Bitty Accents epoxy stickers for the frogs eyes- "toadally" makes them pop :)


I am so lucky to call them my friends and they are toadally awesome!

Thanks again for a great trip, my friends.

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!


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