Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Random Thursday

I have been busy spending time with my family.  I love the holidays for that.  They force us to be together (I mean that in a good way) and we always have such a good time. 

So my daughter, Angela, and I took off shopping on Black Friday.  Now we are the worst shoppers!  We did get up and at the stores by 5:30 am but when we saw those long, long lines to pay - we dropped our items & left!  LOL  Is that so funny or what?  

So instead we went to Denny's sat and talked, drank hot chocolate and coffee.  We are really good at that!  

I'll tell you what we did get - BUTTONS!

Oh my gosh I LOVE these JC Penny's buttons.  
On the back is a code to enter for prizes.  I really don't care about that. I'm thinking I can collect enough to make an Count down to Christmas calendar or Mark suggested I make him a stocking using them.  Hmmmm....I have a much better idea for a stocking for him.  I'll share that with you in my next post.
Isn't this coal one so adorable?

Besides shopping we went camping and since we were close, we visited the San Miguel Mission.
Funny, I was here as a teenager and I certainly don't remember any of this.  I think as we get older we appreciate things more. I think as a teen I just wanted to go visit with my friends - not see a mission. 
Isn't this the neatest wagon - check out that handmade wooden wheel. I love the cactus too.
Here's the fountain. After we left the mission we went to a deli (great food there) and an artist had just finished painting (she was cleaning up her paint supplies) a mural of this fountain and the red flowers on the deli wall. 

As my parting photo - I give you the tongue.  There was something about this tongue.  It just simply would not stay in Troy's mouth, no matter how many times I said "Stop sticking out your tongue!"  LOL!!
Linking up with Live a Colorful Life.

Happy Stitching!


  1. It sounds like you have been having a lovely time with your family. I think I would have been out the door with you if the queues were that long!! Those buttons (and that tongue) are so cute!

  2. That tongue sticking out is too cute! I've never seen JC Penny buttons!

  3. Gotta love family time, especially when there are little ones around. I haven't made it to JCP yet, must go get some buttons!

  4. the long checkout lines would do me in, too. coffee is definately better :) those buttons are so cute

  5. I've been missing you, too. I can't do Black Friday shopping. I just don't go out. I really love the buttons. I have never seen them. Really awesome!

  6. Well, that tongue is pretty cute. So a friend of mine was just telling me about JCP buttons. I had no idea! Um, probably because I only shop for fabric online and that's about it...

    Thanks for linking up this week!

  7. I simply adore buttons. *sigh* :) Sometimes the tongue just has to do what it's going to do!! :)

  8. I went to Florida to visit my family last week...and my sister had almost all of the JCP buttons sitting on her desk. I said 'What are those??" SHe told me...and I said ..can i have those??? SHe let me have them..she just wanted them for the back codes..she didnt want them after that!!! SCORE!!! I love my JCP buttons!! Merry Christmas!!! Hugs