Monday, April 2, 2012

Getaway...


My husband and I celebrated our anniversary last weekend with a family getaway. Our youngest son had an event to attend in southern California, so we took the opportunity to visit some of our favorite places on the same trip!


Of course we had to visit Newport Beach...and do all the "beachy things" that can be done at the end of March...sit and look at the ocean, listen to the waves, walk along the sand, and eat dinner at one of our favorite restaurants...


There were beautiful flowers and perfectly manicured lawns everywhere we went...kind of made it hard to go back to the desert. But, it was good to visit Newport, and the mini-vacation was the perfect start to my spring break!


I'll be sewing the binding on this quilt today...it's a baby quilt for my cute neighbor across the street who is expecting a new little one in May...I'll share this asap!

Don't for get to stop by Sinta's blog today for the winners from yesterday's parade!

 And congratulations to giveaway winners Mama Pea who won the Fit to be Geese ruler and to Cynthia who won the copy of Monique Dillard's new book, Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts: 11 New Projects from Open Gate (Quiltmakers Club).

I'm hoping to catch up with e-mails and blogs, do a lot of sewing, and do a little spring cleaning since I don't have to work this week.  Thanks so much for the wonderful spring cleaning tips to get me started!

Thanks for stopping by!



19 comments:

Carol said...

Looks like a perfect vacation spot. Happy Anniversary.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great place to celebrate your anniversary! Congratulations to Cynthia and Stephanie!

Kris said...

Oh, Sherri - You bring back the memories!!! I spent 10 years in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach wayyyyyyyy back in my 20s and our favorite resturant was also the The Crab Cooker!! Happy, happy anniversary!! Kris

Nedra said...

I love the Crab Cooker in Newport. We go there every time we visit SoCal. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!

Michele said...

What a fun time :-) Its so nice to get away....Happy anniversary!!

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!!

Mama Pea said...

HI Sherri....I won a giveaway?! Thanks! I haven't checked my gmail account. I'll have to go check it. I think that's where e-mails from my comments on your blog go. So cool, and thank you! Looks like you had a great trip. Glad you had so much fun. Welcome home!

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary!

And I hope you have a wonderful, happy, enjoyable, restful, productive week off. :)

Sammy said...

This is beautiful, All that and Crab Cooker too. hmmmm

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary toyou both...how spesh to revisit a special place...Love the rolled up quilts..they looks great, I am sure your neighbour will be thrilled.
Hugs Dawn x x

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! My heart belongs to California.

randi--i have to say said...

We love the Crab Cooker! That area is one of my faves. Many memories from my younger days there!

naoko said...

Wow so nice,Happy anniversary!

Nanette Merrill said...

Fantastic fun. Good for you.

YOLANDA said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations

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Terriaw said...

Happy anniversary! Looks like you had a great trip. I especially love hearing about your time at the beach.

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

I love the pier...I just got home from your nice warm state and now it is raining, snowing, and cold here in Colorado!

Talin's Corner said...

It doesn't matter what time of year it is, the beach is just beautiful. I am glad that you were able to get away and Happy Anniversary.

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