in Anaheim. phew — I’m always a little amazed that I can pull it together and get to an event like CHA and this time with my sweet Addie baby. OK, I am cheating a little — I’ve brought Jenna along, just so Addie doesn’t have to make the 8:00 a.m. breakfast appointments!
I woke Addie up at 5:15 — she didn’t make a peep (such a sweetheart) here she is with Jenna looking a little shell shocked, don’t you think?
Too bad Jenna and I don’t have a connection at The National Enquirer, because we could have sold them a great story (with a pic) about how President Bush was shirking his duties in Spokane
seriously, our Commander and Chief has a double that flew with us to Oakland (same height, same boyish/rugged looks, same gait — spitten image!) I guess we’d have to work on our paparazzi photography though.
Addie did wonderfully well on the plane — I got to hold her and devour my March/April issue of SS (no time for a full report now) I loved Elizabeth Dillow’s feature on overcoming imperfect scrapbooking scenarios (can’t wait for her book later this year.) I also loved my dear friend Deanna’s article on recording more of your childrens’ perspectives on their pages. This is our BPS feature class this issue — and we actually made it a free class (just so you could get an idea of how these classes work) and actually we are featuring an additional – I guess you could say bonus SS class — called No Excuses Journaling, by the lovely and very funny Lain Ehmann — it’s just a great issue packed with lots of "extras" for you! Also got to browse Heidi’s new idea book called Just For Looks, that came in her Y2Remember class packages — an absolutely fun and inspiring collection of pages (mostly by Heidi) using her product. No explanations, just a supply list and nice, big page idea after page idea!! I’m sure it will be available for purchase in stores too!
and now we’re in our hotel — Jenna and I are inhaling some Panda Express (after a shopping spree to Target) and Addie is enjoying her first-ever teething bisquit. I feel a short nap coming on and then get to go to dinner with the Yamada brothers (of Compendium fame) They have come to scope out the scrapbooking world and I’m hoping to hook them up with a Wendy Smedley guided tour of the show floor (she’s the best for stuff like this!)
Ok — we’ll check in again soon.
I need to brag on Robin Johnson (and her Love Story class) a little.
btw, I got new shoes — Nike (the new red Mary-Janes) so dang cute.