January 2, 2009

Pictures, Toot, Blog Candy & Project 365

Since I have not had an opportunity to create anything yet to post I thought I would share some pictures of our trip to Hawaii with you. One is of Ashton on a Glass Bottom Boat trip with Captain Jeff on the Big Island of Hawaii. The remainder are all at Waikiki. Our view from our room at the Waikiki Parc was just gorgeous and the beaches are equally spectacular with Diamond Head providing a majestic backdrop. It was a fantastic vacation! I was also pleasantly surprised to get a message from our local Archivers to let me know that the latest issue of Scrapbook Trends Oh Baby! had arrived. I have one of my cards in there *yay* and boy was I pleased with this issue - they do such a fab job with the photography and layout of the cards and projects - really awesome stuff.
Hawaiian Blog Candy
One of the things I love most about our beautiful Islands is their Macadamia Nuts and their yummy Kona Coffee. Since I won't be posting anything in the next few days I thought I would giveaway some Hawaiian treats. Please leave a comment here letting me know how you enjoyed your Holidays. I will randomly select a name on Monday to receive this cute tropical Coffee Mug, a jar of Macadamia nuts and a package of Kona coffee (not pictured) soooo stop on by and say hello will ya :)
Project 2 of 365 01.02.09
Today the weather was just glorious with Denver reaching a high of 62'f - which is almost unheard of for this time of year. The girls and I celebrated the warm temperatures by playing in a park nearby. Friends we joined were Dylan, Gavin, Alex, Michael, Kaylee and Cayden. Tomorrow is supposed to bring a Cold Snap...that's Colorado for ya!
Project 3 of 365 01.03.09
We had not seen Garth and Betty since the time around Halloween so we headed over to their house for a delicious dinner (and a glass of red wine)..It is always great to see them and the girls love visiting with them too...
Project 4 of 365 01.04.09
Ashton loves Aunty Laura so it was a special treat for her when I took her along to Panera Bread to meet up with Laura. We needed to finalize a few details for our next Design Team Call at 2S4Y while enjoying cups of Hot Chocolate :)
Hugs Kazan

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a good time in Hawaii!! Glad your back too so we can see some projects again :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kazan, all the best for 2009!
The photos look really great and what a beauties on the pics.
Can imagine that you had a good time.
xoxo Ceciel

mustangkayla said...

Congrats on the pub! Awesome pics of Hawaii!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

The photos from your trip are amazing! I am ready to book a trip to Hawaii to escape VA but not sure everyone will agree? LOL! Anyhow, congrats on the card in SBT! That's wonderful and they do display the work in such a creative way! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Lindsay Spencer said...

What beautiful pictures! Your girls are so cute. I think I have to go to Hawaii next year. It's beautiful.

Rosanne said...

Wonderful pics!

Noinin said...

Sounds like you had a fab time on your hols ;) I enjoyed my holidays with my husband, and my parents, who FINALLY moved to Canada from South Africa. So it was glorious to spend Christmas with them again!

Jingle said...

Beautiful photos! Oh, how I long for warm weather right now! We had a nice Christmas. New Year's was kinda fun, too, actually!

Margie said...

What gorgeous pics! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday :)
My family and I spent both Christmas and New Years home, nice and cozy on the couch watching either a parade or Dick Clark ;)
TFS!!! xo, margie

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooh, Hawaii looks like fun! Your girls are so adorable.
Congrats on the pub!
We spent Christmas at home...quietly just the 5 of us. It was perfect actually.
(-: Heidi

sarahw said...

Your pictures of Hawaii are wonderful, it looks so beautiful. It was nice to spend the holidays at home this year, the boys had a great Hanukkah and JOhn and I were able to play and laugh a ton with them. Hugs, Sarah

Michelle said...

Hawaii...nice!
My holidays..not so nice. I spent the day after Christmas in the emergency room ~ The whole day, didn't get out of there until 9:30 and that's only because I refused to be admitted. Thank you very much. Turns out I have colitis, funny thing...I was recently diagnosed with an ulcer. What is going on with my digestrive track anyway???
Aren't you glad you asked? :-)
Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy.
sorry for the rambling......

DeeDee said...

LOL!!! Sounds like Texas weather Kazan!!!

I love all your beautiful pictures too...so wonderful!!!

CONGRATULATIONS on the publication...Toot, toot!!!

We enjoyed Christmas at home with all the family...I love that part!!!

THANKS for the chance to WIN your yummy blog candy!!! HUGS!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Welcome back Kazan! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time, and how nice of the Colorado weather to ease you back into the cold. Our holiday was quiet and relaxing, cozy and fun. Congrats on your publication. I'm definitely not surprised as your work is amazing! Happy New Year! xxD

Joke said...

Happy 2009 Kazan. Love the Hawaii pictures and your girls are looking so pretty!
Can´t wait to see some of your next scrapcards!

Hugs,
Joke

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

Wow!! I wish I could go on Holiday where you were!! Thats fantastic looking!

I however enjoyed my holidays at home!!! Christmas morning was filled with my 4 yr old DD screaming: "Santa gave me the best bike EVER!" it was wonderful!!

Thanks for this chance!

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Nothing beats a great holiday and what better place then Hawaii. Your photography is amazing and great news about your card.
We drove down to my DD and had a gorgeous Christmas catching up with family and friends.

pattyo said...

I am in absolute awe of your work! If you haven't considered it, you should publish a book.

Rleen said...

The first photo is very familiar to me :) yes that is my faves view. I'm so happy for you and your lovely family that you had a wonderful x'mas vacation here in Hawaii. I love all your gorgeous photos!

Kazan, CONGRATS on the pub!

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Arlene

AUsome mom said...

Great vacation pics! I have seen that view of Diamondhead and it really is breathtaking. Congrats on the publication. Your work is exquisite and I look forward to seeing the newest edition of Scrapbook Trends. Thanks for offering up the blog candy too!
My Christmas was perfect as my granddaughter was with us for 5 FABULOUS days. I miss her so much already. Anyway, Happy New Year!

Paper Boutique said...

Wow, such cool pictures, so happy you had a wonderful time in Hawaii!
Congrats on the Oh Baby, I'll be on the lookout for your project.

Paper Boutique said...

Oooops, forgot to let you know about my holidays. My DH surprised me with a trip to NYC for Christmas, what a wonderful surprise, snow and all!

Katie said...

Love all of your pictures...your daughters are both precious!

That Project 365 sounds great....and like a lot of work...but your daughters will love it someday :)

YUM....macadamia nuts and Kona coffee? My faves!

Hugs,
Katie

chelemom said...

Your pics from Hawaii are fab!!!! For our holidays we stayed close to home (Chicago) and had family over quite a bit! Congrats on the publication too!

Ann said...

Although I'm sure you loved your vacation, I'm so glad to have you back!

I had a wonderful holiday break. Spent lots of time crafting and hanging out with hubby--two of my favorite activities in the world!

Happy 2009! May this year be your best yet! :D

Michelle said...

Yay! Thanks so much for the candy. My husband is very excited about getting some yummy kona ;-)

Ingrid said...

O girlie, I envy you. Hawaii is just too far away for us to go there. Thanks for showing the pics. Your girls are so cute and adorable.

xoxo

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Kazan, it sure looks like you all had a fab time in Hawaii. The scenery looks breathtaking and your pics are gorgeous. Good luck with your Project 365 ... I know you will pass it with flying colours. Also congrats on your card being published. You deserve all the recognition that comes your way. Hugs from Desire