Sunday, February 06, 2011

Spring has arrived ...

I received this sweet pillow from Bonnie. She was my partner Round A on the Lizzie*Kate Exchange Blog. Hello Spring is a L*K freebie. I just love this little pillow ... hope it makes Spring hurry up!
There's rick rack all around the pillow with little beads ... I'll have to try that finish sometime, I love the look ... Thanks Bonnie, I just love the pillow!
Another pretty arrived in my mailbox last week ... a PIF from Sonda. She stitch this lovely Joy tree for me. It's so pretty and over one too ... I love how it looks :) She also made me a red Joy scissor fob which will soon adorn one of my red scissors. Thanks Sonda, I love everything!

Friday was Monica's birthday. We took her to Susumu Japanese Steakhouse. It's one of our favorite local restaurants. Smiley group ...
Here's Rudy ... he cooked a wonderful meal for us ... and was pretty funny too! I love watching them cook ...
Everything looks sooo good ... and it was!
After dinner we came back to our house to play some games ... We ended up playing Monopoly Here and Now, it's the one with no money, but as had an electronic calculator thingy that keeps track for your money using a credit card ... it was so much fun! We played until 2am! lol .. but we really finished the game. It was down to Chris and I ... but I was victorious!

the game counts in thousands and millions ... sure wish it was real money!

Well time for the Super Bowl ... we'll be rooting for Green Bay ... don't like either team, but we like GB more than those other guys! lol

Thanks for all your lovely comments ... I really enjoy reading them all!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for my kids ...

19 comments:

Terri said...

Great surprises Michelle I am with you on not liking either team but I do hate GB less

mainely stitching said...

I am SO drooling over the restaurant photos. Niek and I love-love-love Japanese food. :D

Nancy said...

Beautiful gifts you received!

Oh that Japanese restaurant looks like it cooks some delicious food. Congratulations on the Monopoly win!

Karen said...

What great stitching goodies!

Beth said...

You got some great goodies there! And, there you go again with another cool mantle.

That Monopoly sounds like a lot of fun. Of course, the old style did help the young'uns learn to count money. And yet, I guess that will probably be a thing of the past soon.

Meadows08 said...

I love your pretty gifts!

Vonna said...

Happy Birthday to Monica! And with a guy like Rudy cooking for you...how could it be wrong? :)

The Spring Exchange is cute as a button, is it working? As far as bringing spring along with it? :)

We played Life, Friday night and I wish that game had a calculator thingy...I was the banker and needed a drink after it was over...LOL!

I guess your team won! Yay!

BrendaS said...

Very nice gifts you received!

The Japanese restaurant looks very good. Glad you had fun.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous exchange received. Looks like you had a lovely time - food and monopoly. Enjoy your superbowl.

Fiona said...

What lovely gifts you received. It sounds like you had a great time for Monica's birthday too.

Melanie said...

These are so sweet!

Nan said...

What a cute pillow! I too hope it will encourage spring to come sooner.
Glad you enjoyed your dinner with the family. Looks like a good time was had by all.
I think you've earned a new nickname..... Rich Uncle Pennybags.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Uncle_Pennybags

Carolyn NC said...

What fun - love the pics of your family with the totally cool Monopoly game. And your exchange pieces are adorable!

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts Michele.

Natalia said...

Great gifts, MIchelle !! Sounds like you guys had lots of fun eating good Japanese and playing games....

Pointed Stitcher said...

Great pillow that you received.

Siobhan said...

What wonderful gifties!! Lucky you. ;) Looks like a fun evening, too.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely gifts! Congrats :)

Sherry said...

Wonderful surprises.