Shabby Miss Jenn

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Chicago, Sunday - sad day

As I am on a roll I might as well finish up with the last day in Chicago.  What a sad day - we were all leaving to go back home so that was so depressing.  Everyone departing at different times of the day that we couldn't really plan anything.  Just being there to wave goodbye and hug and kiss and cry!  Before that we met up for our last breakfast together.

Some of us did manage a bit of a walk about.

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But it was mainly waiting for the inevitable - everyone leaving! 

Joan and I were the last ones to go (apart from Liv who was staying on a few more days).  We shared a taxi to the airport - I was flying back to London.  It seems everyone flying in the US got delayed, poor Joan didn't get home til the next day minus suitcase!  I think I was the only one whose flight left on time. 

What a weekend - what a wonderful bunch of girlies - what fun and camaraderie!  We felt we had all known each other for years and we all got on so well.  Just wish we had been together for a week because a weekend was too fast!  I miss all my mateys - I know we all communicate a lot but they are all my wonderful friends, mateys, sistahs!  Can't wait til we all get together again in Las Vegas next year - wooooohooooooooooo!!!

Chicago - Saturday afternoon and evening!

Oh, hmmmmmm, ok - it's been over a month since my last post! Eeeeekk!! Where does the time go! I can't believe I am so behind and its October now and I am still blogging about Chicago in June.

So, where were we. Ahhh yes, we got back from the wonderful boat ride. We got told we had to go back to the hotel, not sure why. Tori, Laurie, Deb and Shell were supposed to head off to see Wicked but Shell had to get someIMG_4104thing from the hotel. Aha, did she though - nope! Coz the little plotter had been plotting a surprise, none other than Kari!! So we walk to the front of the hotel and Kari is there - well, you can imagine the screams - especially from Tori and Laurie! Yeah and everyone else! It was awesome! You know what, since being on JS I say awesome a lot - I never used to say that before! Here's Kari screaming with everyone!

Soooo Liv had mentioned she wanted to go to this thing called The Bean - which is That Big Shiny Thing in Millennium Park. We went yeah ok let's go there and took a long walk not knowing what to expect. Having a bit of a rest before continuing on!LA 2008 06 28 152

But before getting there we stop at the Giordanos, the Pizza place where we will be eating in the evening to check it out and have a bit of a rest! Check us out!

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As we get to the Millenium Park we bump into Liv's DH RJ and her 5 gorgeous kids!

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OK back to the Millenium Park. What a fantastic place! And The Bean - amazing!!

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Yep, loads of cool photos taken at The Bean. Then some went off to a museum and Joan and I decided to go walking and look for a bookstore. Took a while but we found it and had a nice drink and chilled out for a bit. Walking back to the hotel found a great arty type shop, of course we couldnt resist it and we shopped!

Got back to the hotel to be told we had 5 minutes to get ready to go have dinner! So walked back to Giordanos to have the most spectacular pizza I have ever seen! It was thick, it VeevsSites_116was 06 28 08 053

very deep-pan, it was very gooey and tons of cheese and it was soooo good but filling!

Onto more group photos! Todd, what a great guy, was the official photographer having to take photos with 16 cameras!! You did great Todd!

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The food was great, the company even greater! We were supposed to go wandering off somewhere to watch fireworks, but think everyone was pretty knackered by then! So Jessica invited us all up to her suite for girly yakking and some free yummy desserts!!

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Of course there were more speeches and gifts and laughing anc crying and more laughing!

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Yeah, you get the picture. It was great fun! AWESOME!!!

Some of us disappeared to bed whilst others stayed up yakking! Sadly, that was the end of Saturday!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

New Look

I have a new look but I've not finished working out how to complete it and I've lost all my blog links so need to go searching! Sigh, nothing is easy these days!!!

Monday, 25 August 2008

Beautiful Chicago

I was so impressed with how beautiful and clean Chicago is! To top it all we had wonderful weather so the sky was soooo blue, the sun was shining and the water was incredibly blue too! I took tons of sights photos, so before I continued with Saturday afternoon/evening post, I wanted to upload some of my photos! Enjoy! OK couldn't combine the slide show with the post, so the slide show is in its own post!
Here are layouts I have done so far from the Chicago trip :
I created this photo by combining one of my photos and using a couple of Ghostbones textures! I loved the result!

Here is a LO with all of us gorgeous girlies : Template 42 by Simply Sarah

Next on my LO list was this one which I loved! I used Simply Yin's Template 13 and she featured my LO in her blog! How chuffed was I!

Template is Heather's gorgeous template she created for DID -
Paper freebie from Sapdesbois Impression - recoloured. Ana Aspnes Magic Sparkle Overlay and 12x12 Page Overlay

And this one I did using beautiful paper and elements from

And some of my photos: