Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's an "OFF" day...

"Off-day" , definitely NOT as in: 
The Free Dictionary's meaning:
1.

off-day
 - a day when things go poorly; "I guess this is one of my off-days"

But as in: 
1. I'm OFF from work today :o)
2. My hubby is OFF today too! 
 
Let's see...lots of fun things to possibly do...especially with our two kiddos that are able to be home for Christmas, since they'll not be leaving until tomorrow... 

I'd love to get one of these luggage sets (I love to see what CSN has to offer.  I have to say that the All-Clad pot I purchased recently is just as I expected and came soooo fast!)  It was great to have to make a humongous amount of our turkey, beans and vegetable chili and low country boil for our kids).

oops...back to what I would do with some new luggage...
...take a trip...with all our kids...to anywhere...Europe, Asia, Mediterranean, Carribean, Africa, Australia, Americas...um...not to sure about Antartica though.

So far, we have had a wonderful Christmas eve...


And we stayed awake late, so that Mr. B could open up his birthday gifts...


Had fun just hanging out with each other...




opening gifts with Girly~Twirly and her hubby (in another state) courtesy of today's technology...through IPhones!


listening to Heartbreaker on his new banjo...



eating out...

 and eating out again...



So...don't know yet what we'll do today... maybe cruise around downtown Savannah...look for some After-Christmas deals...   although it would be pretty amazing to get up, on the spur of the moment and fly out to some distant shore...  spending our "OFF day" with our kiddos is extra-special, just cuz we are together...

What would you do if your family were together? Where would you go? 

Hm...better get OFF the computer...cuz soon we'll all be heading OFF to spend an awesome day together!
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Here are a couple more orders...

From Diane:
"...I think that design is great and he will love it. I would like to ask you if you could possibly put the 101st Airborne insignia on it also? I have been looking at this for his birthday, Dec 26th, for some time but was afraid I had waited too long. I am so glad you are able to do it and hopefully I can even get it framed before his special day. I will let you know how he responds to it!!..."


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Velma sent this request:
"...We were thinking of giving the sketch as a congratulatory gift to someone who will soon be appointed as a department head (and we loved what you did for our former boss, Mike, that Lee had given him).  We'd like to keep a tropical theme, I think, but I'd love to see what you were planning on sending me.  I had looked online for a photograph of tropical flowers, but I don't know how I'd send the image to you.  I was thinking of perhaps an anthurium with an anthurium leaf?  Something along that line...."

We'd need the product by the end of the month...is that doable?


Thank you Velma, for thinking of these as a gift. And for your email and feedback:
"I received the sketch over the weekend in perfect condition.  It's beautiful!  Thank you very much..."
"This is a perfect gift with a personal touch that makes it extra special. It turned out beautiful, and Maria is a pleasure to work with. Service was very fast and reliable; and Maria was most helpful. Thank you from Hawaii!"

If you are interested, feel free to enter for one of the art giveaways. This ends on Dec 31st @ midnight. For more info, please take a look at my Dec 18th post.


 Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas! 
...and here's a greeting for the upcoming new year... Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (Happy New Year!)

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14 comments:

yonca said...

Beautiful pics! I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.
I wish you and your family all of the best in 2011. Happy New Year!

Alicia said...

Wow, what a blessing for all of you to have the day together!!! I'm sure you will have fun no matter what you do!!

Jen said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Have a great New Year's, too!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

what a wonderful Christmas! enjoy your time off together :-)

Michelle A'etonu said...

what beautiful pics of your beautiful family! i finally got to see the drawing you made for vaiosina...it is beautiful! i can't wait to get to germany, frame it, and put it up in her room. thanks so much! happy new year to you and yours.

Betty Townsend said...

Beautiful family pictures!

Kel said...

I'm so glad you all had a great Christmas! Have a safe and Happy New Year's.

LV said...

You and family are just the best looking group ever. I loved seeing all these great shots of all of you. Seeing over the phone works, but nothing like the real person. I am so glad you had a nice day off and enjoyed family time. I appreciated so much your thinking of me during the holiday. I loved the family Christmas card.

Grandma Becky said...

Thanks for sharing all the photos of your Christmas. What fun! I'll post some soon. My computer has issues so it's a process to blog right now. I'll work on it in the next few days as I'm off 5 days. Happy New Year! Hugs across the miles.

Janet Rose said...

Beautiful Christmas moments with your family! Have a Happy New Year!

Arti said...

Hello,
What beautiful pics... Really very lovely indeed!!
Have a Happy New Year:-)

vivek said...

Hi Maria,

Nice to hear that all of you will be together , and its a wonderful occasion :)
Wish You and your Family A Very Happy New Year 2011 :)

Wish you lots Luck and Happiness , health and prosperity.

Take care
Keep smiling :)

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! And yes, I think you should probably get off the computer and spend some fun time on your day off. I'm returning to work tomorrow too.

Love you,
Debbie

myletterstoemily said...

it looks like your 'off' day was pretty
wonderful. i'm happy you had such
fun with your loved ones!

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