Thursday, January 26, 2012

WE'VE LANDED IN LA!

Dan and I arrived in Anaheim at about 2 pm yesterday! We left a cold and very wet state and landed in a sunny 76 degrees state... it was a bit of a shock to my system, and adjusting to the 2 hour difference is always a bit hard for me for about the first 24 hours then I'm fine. After we checked into our hotel we went and had dinner. We were both starving with not having had a lunch, so we decided on the Cheesecake Factory and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves since it only only 4 in the afternoon. 
Dan waiting for the food (with his best friend "Mr. iPhone")
Here are our after dinner sweet treats, I had banana cheesecake and Dan had the hot apple crisp.
(He also had all my whip cream from my cheesecake, in case you are wondering what all that white stuff is on his plate, as I can not stand whip cream!) 
LA sunset, so pretty, but look at the perfect crescent moon in the upper left corner. 
Tomorrow we will start unpacking the crates and start setting up the booth, this will be a 3 day process so we don't have to put in really long hours. I'll update you with some pictures on tomorrows blog post.

I don't know about you but leaving home is always so hard to do with a kiddo and 4 dogs, but this time surprisingly Nico was the hardest to leave behind. I think it was because he saw the suitcases come out and knew in that moment what was going to take place. So he was stuck to me like GLUE! 
You can see in this picture that he is right behind my legs while I was doing the dishes yesterday.
Isn't this just the sweetest picture, but so sad! 
(Thank goodness he has no clue about how long we will be gone!) 

Don't forget to grab a badge for your blog. Next week we'll start hopping around the blog and picking winners, you will win the collection of the badge that you post on your blog. 
You will know if you are a winner because Katrina or I will comment on your newest blog post.




Happy Thursday! 


39 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo exciting!!! Can't wait to see you guys!!! Loving the pics... Nico looks so sad!! Good luck with setting up the booth! Hope everything goes smoothly! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Erica Marshall said...

I grabbed my button! =) Have a great time at CHA!!

Naomi Edwards said...

I never heard of anyone not liking whipped cream! lol.. Dogs are awesome in the way know what is going on, he will be fine Nikki I'm sure although he sure does look sad..I hope everything goes great for you and you get through the jet leg and such extreme difference in the wheather... I just love all your new papers and I am on my way to grab a button.... have an awesome trip, so happy for you!!!!

www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com

Mary Pat Siehl said...

have fun at cha!!!

mommyof5kidz said...

Poor Nico! He is going to miss you!!! :(
I have a mastiff that does that exact same thing to me. He is just a great big baby. :)
I posted my badge on my blog! Have a wonderful time at CHA!!!!! Wish I could be there!

Kimberli said...

I'm not a whipped cream fan either so your hubby's plate looks like mine also, once I've scraped it all off mine and it lands on his! :) Sad puppy, such a great pic - hopefully the time you're gone will fly by for him and the kids! Enjoy your trip -can't wait to hear all about it!

Katrina said...

Yippeee!!! Get those badges girls! See ya soon Nik! hugs, Katrina

jill said...

Hey Dan & Nikki,
I just "borrowed" my favourite badge and posted it. Thanks!!!
Have a blast at CHA -- say a big "hi" to Allison Orthner from me, kay? Love the photo of LA that you took. hugs.

Jean said...

Have fun! Posted a badge on my blog!

Jenny said...

WOOT-WOOT! Grabbed my badge! Have fun at CHA :)

Jenny
papercutcreations.blogspot.com

NinaN said...

Have fun!
I just added your badge to my blog! It was a tough choice but I went with the Take a Call badge! Love the papers in that line!

http://ninastimeout.blogspot.com/

Becky Sorensen said...

Have a great time. I got my badge of my favorite on my blog - beckysorensens.blogspot.com
Thanks

Anita said...

I grabbed my badge too. Have fun at CHA. You poor doggie. Think of all the lovin' you will get when you get home.

Hugs,
Anita
www.happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com

Kim said...

AWW...that poor little doggie is gonna miss you! I've posted my badge! I can't wait for more sneak peeks from CHA!! HAVE FUN,
Me-Ma Kim

Tanya said...

Have fun at CHA!! I grabbed a badge and its on my blog!!

Tanya
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Irit Shalom said...

Posted your badge on my sidebar! So much hope to win!
http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Such sweet Nico! I'm sure he'll be jumping for joy when you two get back from CHA. =)

I've posted one of the badges on the upper portion of my right sidebar. Your collection are all wonderful!!

Kathleen
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Ange said...

I grabbed a badge!! Cute lines!
http://scrappingcompulsion.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Badge grabbed and posted on http://wendy-scrapbookingsisters.blogspot.com/view/classic

Cannot wait to see the booth! Be safe and have fun!

kbgirlygirl said...

I've grabbed my badge and posted it on ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful time @ CHA!!

Hugs,
Leslie

Karen said...

Have fun at CHA - it always looks like such an adventure! Based on what you have shown us, I am sure there will be many ooooh and aaaahs at your booth! Have a safe trip!

http://scrappycanuck.wordpress.com

Rose Red said...

got my button at viviansdesk.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Laurel Seabrook sent me :) I've added your button to my blog sidebar...thanks for the chance to win :)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Laurel Seabrook Sent me! Got my button! Thank you!

http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/nikki-sivils-giveaway.html

Karen Day said...

Laurel sent me, too! Love your new collections :o) I've got my favourite badge on my blog - have fun at CHA!
http://kdaycreations.blogspot.com/

Leah Crowe said...

oh my goodness, look at that sweet baby, he does look like he knows whats going on. Hope the booth set up went smoothly.. have a great showing!! Psst.. Julie Tucker-Wolek sent me. :) :) :)

Trisha said...

Wish I was at CHA. Have a blast and I grabbed my button for my blog. Thanks for the chance to win a collection. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Scrapaddict said...

Hope you have loads of fun @ CHA!

Posted the giveaway and badge on my blog
http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2012/01/niki-sivils-give-away.html

Michele F. said...

Hello. Julie Tucker-Woleck sent me over here. I am grabbing one of your new badges. Have so much fun. I have a friend that works for our local craft store.. Ben Franklin... and I told her to go to your booth. #3047. yay. They don't carry your paper line yet... and I REALLY want them to. We are from Washington State. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fun papers!!
Michele
fishmememorieandmore.blogspot.com

scrappyhappymom said...

Julie sent me over! I love your products and have the badge proudly displayed on my blog!!! Have fun at CHA!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Have fun at CHA! Wish I was there too. :) I snagged an adorable badge for my blog. :)

Victoria's Place said...

Added the button!

Helen said...

I had put a badge on my blog :)

Kelli@kropss said...

I too grabbed a badge m but forgot to post here!

Lea said...

Ofcourse I have a badge on my blog!
Love the new lines very mutch!!!

Margie said...

I switched an older badge out for one of the new ones on my blog!

jennifer said...

have a badge now!
http://insanedaze.blogspot.com/

Rina Gonzales said...

I just posted, hope it's not too late!!! I love your next Exit Here collection, it is great for any traveler.

My blog is
http://mothershipscrapbookgal.blogspot.com

Alwayscharlie said...

I have a new Nikki badge on my blog!

http://lovealwayschar.blogspot.com/

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