Thursday, July 10, 2008

A little getaway and some great news!

For Eddie's birthday I booked a two day trip to Niagara Falls, just the two of us. His birthday was in April but I knew that my parents were taking our boys to North Carolina for a week this summer. I planned it when they were away so we didn't have to worry about a babysitter. Neither one of us had been to Niagara Falls and it is only about a four hour drive from Ohio. A nice lady offered to take this pic of us after seeing us try to take it ourselves. We stayed in a hotel on the Canadian side and this was the view from our room. Love the rainbow.
These are the American Falls.
These are the Canadian or Horseshoe Falls. Do you see that boat? That is the Maid of the Mist. It takes you right by the American Falls and practically into the Canadian Falls. They have to hand out rain ponchos because you get completely soaked! I was amazed at how smooth and steady the boat was as we were looking at the Canadian Falls! We also walked through tunnels and went behind the falls. It was amazing and again the ponchos came in handy!
We saw all the sights and even went to the casino one night. We are not big gamblers but wanted to try our luck at the slots. We lost! We had a great time and thanks mom and dad for watching the boys so we could get away!

Monday night as we were walking around Niagara, Nicole calls. She sounds weird. She knew we were away with no internet. She informs me I am one of 35 finalists for the Chatterbox Design Team Audition! I go crazy on the streets of Niagara Falls. Never in a million years did I think my name would be on that list! I am so excited and honored to be on that list with such talented ladies! Did you see some of those names? I wish everyone good luck as we now are waiting for product to be mailed to us to make a layout/project to see who makes it on the team.

I have a long list of things to do today. One of which is picking out a paint color for the upstairs bathroom. Have a great day!

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow I want to go there. It look beautiful!!

Congrats on the finalist position. I know you will do great! They would be cray not to take you. :)

Susan Beth said...

Congratulations! Fantastic achievement. Have fun with the box of goodies coming your way! You'll shine!

vtpuggirl said...

So so happy for you Jenn! Well deserved! I know you will go all the way!

Chrispea said...

Congrats Jenn, on Chatterbox!! That is super exciting!! I would love to see you get it!!! I just love Niagra Falls, we took my mom and the kids up there in 2000. I'm glad we did. I'd like to take the kids back up, since they were so little when we went.

Chris Dodaj said...

Congrats!! That's awesome, good luck!!

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Love the pictures, sounds like you two had a great time. Only seen Niagra Falls once myself, but what a beautiful place.

Congrats on making the call back for Chatterbox!! That's so fantastic!!!

Staci Compher said...

Congrats!!! on the Chatterbox!!!! that is awesome......and looks like you had a great vacation!!!

denine zielinski said...

Looks like a very fun trip. Congrats on Chatterbox!

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a great time Jenn!! So happy for you making that elite list! You deserve to be on that list!! I'm pulling for you girl!!! You're work is AWESOME!!!

angie said...

congrats on chatterbox!!!...YAY for you!!!...the pictures are beautiful!!!...that rainbow is awesome...glad that you had some couple time!...
;) angie/craftyscrapr

Rachel said...

#1 - Congrats! That's awesome news about Chatterbox! Good luck!!

#2 - Niagra Falls looks like so much fun! Would love to go there one day :)

Helsbells said...

We visited Niagara at the beginning of April and it looked nothing like this. Great to see what it looks like on a sunny day!

Sending good luck your way :D

Stacy said...

Great pictures and congrats!

Kristii said...

I hope to visit Niagara Falls one day!! It is beautiful!!

Nicole said...

so excited for you my friend...i hated to bother you on your getaway, lol!!

=)

joscelyne cutchens said...

I am so excited for you! YOu are so awesome, it makes me smile to see you go! and WOW, your hubby is tall! (or are you short?) :)

mom2ee said...

whoo hoo...wow, just being on that list....well deserved placement...and the niagra falls trip looks great
xoxo

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