Today, I feel a bit more normal. Some good night sleep can do wonder to you, physically & mentally. :) I want to share story about my trip with my brother, but I know some of you come here for card. So, let me posted my card right now and have the story after the card.
I don't think I shared this card here before. Can't quite remember and really don't feel like digging through my blog. LOL. Made this for magazine submission and it didn't make it. Using Ketto stamp from Stamping Bella and crinkled ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique (Etsy).
I Did It Creations - keep it simple
Freshly Brewed - paper piecing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - birthday cards
Now, on to story of my day with my brother &his girlfriend, Dena. I picked them up on Saturday afternoon and we went for late lunch at Pappadeaux restaurant. Then we chilled out at the house for a bit before dinner with my cousins. Of course, at home 1st thing I showed him is my Silhouette. Yep, if there's any guy who could appreciate what I am doing and all the cool gadgets, that would be him. Kind of fun to share about my stamping toys with him. Then, of course, as a good Ebay spokeperson (just kidding, although seriously, Ebay... you're welcome, I brought many new people to you), I shared with him the wonderful world of Ebay, then Priceline, etc. LOL, we sure did shared many discussion about online stuff.
Next day, we drove to New Orleans. Oh my goodness..., what a long drive. We chatted most of the way, but it was such a loooong drive that a a couple time they nap as well. We arrived around 2pm and immediately start looking for food. We had a yummy lunch at Gumbo Shop and then walked around the Jackson Square.
I'm so glad that Jerry & Denada enjoyed their visit to New Orleans. They both think it's a lively city because of the people. Jerry was busy snapping pics left & right. I am nowhere close, but I do love this pic I took of the church. I don't have pics that he took, but you can see sample of his works on his blog here. Most of the time he posted in English, but sometime in Indoesian language as well.
Denada & Jerry, with the jazz street performer on the background
So glad, I get to know his girlfriend, Denada. She's a famous singer in Indonesia, but I am delighted to find out that she's so laid back and down to earth. No diva attitude at all. I should have known that of course, as my brother himself is such a laid back and happy go lucky person. They're simply so cute together and watching them, I can't help but smile and be so happy for them.
Me, Jerry, & Denada
Hubby, me, & Jerry
Pretty much the 1st day we just walked around the city. At night, we went for dinner at Luke. Yummie. One thing for sure, there are lots of good food in New Orleans. I simply enjoy being with my brother. I just love him. I often joke that we're almost twins as we're only 11 months apart. We even used to celebrate our birthday together since we have the same circle of friends back then. I treasure my moments with my family so much.
Well, it's quite a long post already. I will post about our fun swamp tour & bourbon street story next time. I hope you enjoy reading my post today. LOL, sorry if it's long. But, I want my blog to record a bit of my life, too and not just strictly cards all the time. Thank you for stopping by here. I truly appreciate your visit and your supports. Cheers....