Happiness is. . .

Stamping again!

I made this card for my mother-in-law’s birthday . . . literally stamped and ran out the door! Happy colors, happy images. . . it’s all good! Stamps are from Unity Stamp Co., and were such fun to play with!


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Hanging out with my family. . .


Got to spend some time with my niece Jessica, who is now living in France with her husband Jesse (everyone say it, all together. . . awwwww!) for the next five years. So proud of them both!  Also got to see Beate. . . I can’t wait until she’s back home again. It was too fun to go have lunch and catch a movie with her. Made me miss having her *right here* though. . . sigh. . .

We spent Friday – Sunday in Houston. Mike was there for a trade show (well, for a couple of hours anyway, lol!), so we packed a lot into our trip. Lots of family fun time.


the view from room 802 at the Inn at the Ballpark in Houston. We highly recommend the king suites there. This one was phenomenal. . . a wall of solid windows overlooking the park with the Friday night fireworks show was RIGHT THERE outside our windows. Wow. It was perfect for our family of four, and a dream come true for any baseball fan. We walked right to two ball games!


The view from our cheap seats at a Friday night Astros game.


Quickie picture at the butterfly exhibit at Houston’s Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.


A pretty butterfly. . .


The Aquarium (not a fan of the food . . . blechy up all night food!).



goofing off just before Craig Biggio’s jersey retirement ceremony.



and spending time at Johnson Space Center, too.

Happiness is also getting back into a routine. Posting every Friday without fail. Stamping every week. I need this! 🙂 See you on Friday for another sketch from Beate!

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  1. Posted August 19, 2008 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Yay Hello Youre back!! LOL
    Totally a bright happy card!! Cool!

  2. Posted August 19, 2008 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    Totally love your card. It does indeed convey happiness. Great family photos. Glad you got to spend time with Beate, too.

  3. Vera
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    I’m sitting here taking notes on things to do in Houston! Looks like you guys had fun! Glad you’re back to the blog. I love your bright color combo’s!

  4. Posted August 19, 2008 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    What an adorable card, Jenn! So happy and bright! And what great family photos! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Posted August 19, 2008 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Yay! You found time to stamp!!! You need a little ‘Jenn’ time, you know? All work and no play is a bad recipe. Fun, bright, happy card!!!! I’ve never been to Houston (weird, huh?) but you make it look good!

  6. Posted August 19, 2008 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Glad you had a great trip–the pictures are fantastic! (Kinda makes me want to visit my in-laws in Houston–kind of!)

    Thanks for the stamp too!!

  7. Noey
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Jenn,
    It’s good to hear from you guys…please say hi for me to Jessica and Jesse is awesome that they live in France now. Seems like it was yestserday when she was telling me that….”they were thiking about it”, so they did it! good for them. By the way I like the picture of you and Adri, you girls look so cute. Well hope everything goes good in your life. GBY, Noey…:)

  8. Posted August 19, 2008 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Happiness is…seeing a post from Jenn again!! I was so excited to see your name pop up on Google Reader! Fabulous card, as always! No one mixes colors like you do! Looks like a super fun time y’all had in Houston!

  9. Bonnie aka raduse
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I say happiness is seeing Jenn having a blast with her family and friends and posting the pics so we can join in the fun; and then seeing Jenn get some stamp time. 🙂

  10. Erika M
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I love the card – very happy and love the stamp set.

  11. Shelley
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Awwww Jenn how wonderful to get to spend time with your family! Happiness is seeing my kids smiles each morning, being in the safety of my dh’s arms, spending time with my family and friends to name a few happies on the top of my list!

    Great quick card too!

  12. Posted August 21, 2008 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Great card and glad to see you enjoying some fun family time!

  13. Posted August 21, 2008 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Hey Girl, just popping by to see what’s up with you. Your vacation looks like it was a blast! Adorable card! Big Hugs, Laura

  14. Posted August 22, 2008 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Looks like you had a really great time Jenn! The Inn at the Ballpark is a great place to stay! I enjoyed it when I stayed there once… Beautiful card as well!!!

  15. Posted August 22, 2008 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Love your family pics and adore this happy card!

  16. Posted August 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Your card is so cheerful and pretty!! I love all of your photos too!! What fun!! Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Posted August 23, 2008 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Welcome back! Love your card and so jealous of your trip. I miss Texas!

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