Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fun, Fun, Fun......and opps, The Diet Challenge

Sedona is so beautiful, so amazing and so much fun!!! We had great weather, a little chilly, but nothing that a good warm jacket couldn't take care of!! Baby Polka Dot is a great traveler and it was so much fun to have the whole family together. We had some great hikes, played games every night, and lots of laughing!!! Such amazing scenery everywhere you look. And the colors are just breathtaking. That's Auntie second from the bottom with our sweetie. I love that hat he has on...and here he is with his mommy. We made lots of wonderful memories and even talked of an annual trip to Sedona.

We felt so pampered. The kids arranged for us to stay at the Sedona Summit Resort. What a great condo. Three bedrooms, each with a bathroom to die for and patio views, a beautiful kitchen, and all kinds of lounging areas. Pampered heck....we were down right spoiled. What a wonderful retirement present, and having us all together, that was the best!!!!!

The family had scouted out the local quilt shop for me, Quilters Store Sedona. They were featured in the Fall Quilt Sampler. They have the most wonderful selection of Batiks I have ever seen and not to mention the most wonderful selection of books and patterns. A person can NEVER have enough quilt books!! Sorry no photos - the camera went hiking!!!!!

And now...............it's Diet Challenge Monday, well almost I'm a little early!!!! Also, apparently I am already a rule breaker. We were suppose to put a before and after photo this Monday, but I had posted mine last week very reluctantly!!!
So now Miss Geranium says I have to post it again so here it is......and like I said in last weeks post the before and after of it all!!
Left with Sharon, quite a while back and right with my friend Annie at quilt camp in November. While I wasn't on a really strict "diet" when I was on vacation I didn't go hog wild either.....but now I'm on it Dano!!!

Nothing quilty to report here......too much goofing off!!!! Hope your week gets off to a great start!

19 comments:

Jackie said...

I just love Sedona and the quilt shop there is terrific. I am glad to hear that you had a great time! I am going to have to check out the place you stayed, thanks for the link. Staying on a diet is tough on vacation, but it sounds like you did well. Go girl!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Wow and your family together is the perfect finishing touch. Pictures are gorgeous.
Teresa

PunkiePie said...

What a beautiful place you visited! Wonderful gift you received.

Good luck on the Diet Challenge! Brave soul to post before and afters.... I'm not ready to do that yet!

Jen

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a nice vacation! Look how big Luke is getting!

Carol said...

Cheryl I'm so happy that you all had such a great vacation...look at that cutie pie Luke.

jen duncan said...

Gosh, it looks as beautiful as I imagined it must be. I'd love to go someday.
I'm on the diet challenge with ya', just won't be posting pics for a while! ;-)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That lukester is just the cutest thing ever. But I dont have to tell you now do I?? And his momma aint too bad either. LOL
Way to go on re-posting the before photo. YOU GO GIRL!!

Janet said...

Looks like you all have a wonderful time. Isn't Sedona beautiful?! Maybe some of the sightseeing (and hiking?) worked off the extra vacation calories! Goodluck!

happy zombie said...

YOur Sedona trip sounded WONDERFUL. I would love to go where you stayed for a quilt retreat. OH WOULDN"T THAT BE FUN!

Linda said...

Glad you had a good time, Cheryl. We went to California some years ago and Oh, I so wanted to live there!! What beautiful weather. Best wishes.

MARCIE said...

Sedona, Mexican food and diet. Yikes--not a good mix. Looks like you all had a blast. Sedona is so beautiful! Your blog is looking very nice too.

Amanda said...

It sounds like your trip is fun. What a great family you have that would give you such a wonderful gift. I love it that you all are all together. That's so sweet.

Good luck on the diet challenge. It is hard to be on a diet on vacation. It sounds like you're doing well, though.

Carole said...

Enjoy goofing off! Sounds lovely! Cheers!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm putting Sedona on a vacation list for someday, thanks for sharing. Luke is precious, growing up too fast... just like Mason!

Carrie P. said...

So glad you are having a great time.

julieQ said...

I have never been to Sedona, but I have heard such wonderful things about it! Good for you for jumping on the diet bandwagon!

Leanne said...

What a lovely holiday nothing better than the whole family together. Someone stole my waist over Xmas so I need to get back to walking and eating better. Good luck with your diet.

Freda's Hive said...

I've never been to Sedona. Sounds like so much fun. You look mahhhvelous.

Nan said...

Your vacation photos are beautiful! You all look like you're having THE best time. Luke and that hat are perfectly adorable together.