Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Seattle.....The End

This is my last post about the weekend in Seattle.

We spent Saturday out shopping at Bellevue Square. During our shopping day everyone is suppose to find a $10 gift for a gift exchange that we do each year. And of course we shop til we drop!

In fact my sister and cousin even went to sharper image at one point and just sat in the massage chairs for awhile.

We had lunch at this AMAZING pizza place called Pagliacci's Pizza. I'm serious is was SOOOO YUMMY! If you are in Seattle you MUST go there!

Then after more shopping we went back to the house and had dinner. My mom prepared a fabulous meal. I actually even enjoyed the couscous. Who knew?

Next I presented everyone with the final gift for the weekend. It was a family calendar. Each month had a picture from a previous Girls Getaway on it and then if it was a day of someone's b-day it had their pic and same with anniversaries. So basically is was a complete family birthday and anniversary calendar.

This is what the cover looked like...

These are a couple of the month pages....

I created the calendar from scratch (without a template) using Adobe InDesign I use this program for a lot of the stuff that I do. It was a fun project to create for my family.

It was our last night and there was only one thing left to do...Gift Exchange. Everyone really did a great job picking out gifts this year. The most "stolen" gift was a mug from the Original Starbucks that had the original logo on it. Did you know that in the original logo the mermaid had boobies? I didn't. But I do now!

So all in all it was just a great weekend! It's so great to have this tradition and get together with all the women in the family. I love that someday going to this weekend will be my daughters "right of passage"!

Next year my Aunt Patty, and cousins Emily and Allison will be hosting GGW at their summer home in Nantucket! So basically what I'm saying here is that I'm looking for side jobs because I have to start saving my money NOW!
Later ya'll


  1. Wow! What an amazing weekend! It is so cool that you have that tradition to pass on. I pray that it will continue for many years for your family. The gfts you made were so creative and thoughtful!

  2. Shannon,
    those calendars are awesome! How cute with the pictures on birthdays. What a fun time.

  3. I love the calendar idea...that would be a good xmas gift for someone in mind..hmmm...thanks for the idea..


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