What a Blast! This is our 5th or 6th Jactopia......our once a year Girlz weekend hosted by my BFF Jacqui! I look forward to this event every October. I was a little worried this year as my Dad is scheduled for some knee surgery this month and there was a little concern that it would be this past weekend. Fortunately, he will have his surgery on the 27th of October, which is kind of a bummer because it's my parents 47th Anniversary, but in jest he indicated that he would save on a dinner out this year!
This is Jacqui's Mom Linda! Diana, we were missing you this year and I was kind of hoping that you'd surprise us again!
Kim Showing off the beginnings of a Fabby Layout~!
We took a little break to test our luck at the Woodstock Casino..........I think it took a hot 9 minutes for each of us to lose our $20.00 and then head back home for a super dinner of Jacqui's specialty, baked spaghetti!!!! Yummo!
ere's Tami (the Tamster) and our Sweet Monkey Mascot!
Yes, can't say the eating was very health wise this weekend. I planned on being focused and buying fruit to snack on.......problem is that we found a Yummy Cadbury Crunchie Fondue Kit in Walmart and I was way too tempted! Have to tell you, it was quick, easy and delicious.......despite what the directions say, DO NOT put the packets directly into the Microwave........snap, crackle POP! hehe!!!! Apart from the Marshmallow, the Pineapple was the best!!!
So I decided as in most years, that a "Topia" weekend would not be a "Topia" without a challenge. Most of the time when we meet, someone conjures up an idea or challenge for us to complete. This year, I purchased these button type of containers from Sweet Sentiments, a cool store that I stopped at in Belleville on my way to Jactopia............
Look at what we all came up with!
Look at these sweet Stampotique Ghoulies! By Jacqui
Linda's sweet Christmas Ornament
This is my Snow Shaker Card. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil..........I tried to use some glitter inside the plastic, but the static made a big mess, so I snagged some clear Micro Beads from Jax which was much more effective!!!
I am So blessed to have such good friends in my life. People will come and go from your life for different reasons, friendships will be tested, sometimes falter and over time, you discover who your real friends are. These ladies are precious to me and I wish that there wasn't such a geographical distance between us. We'll all meet at my place in April for Victopia, but I sure hope that there will be at least one road trip east or west before then.
Thanks for making my weekend wonderful girls!