When I was home in Australia last month we were having a dinner with family friends and the conversation topic turned to blogging and more specifically the Thankful Thursday posts I have been writing. The previous week I had just written this post, expressing how thankful I am to have such strong role models through my parents when it comes
The cupcakes were from Kevin’s parents. They know my big love of cupcakes, red velvet especially. I had never tried the cream filled chocolate one that I enjoyed for breakfast and after eating it I decided there probably won’t be a Sprinkles cupcake I won’t enjoy I still don’t know what it is about the Sprinkles kind that are so gosh darn good!
Before I ventured out into the kitchen I woke at about 6am to Skype with my Mum back in Australia. She stayed up late
and I woke early so she could watch me open my presents. I had absolutely no idea what was in all the boxes that arrived earlier in the week but promised my Mum I wouldn’t peak until we could open them together.
I got quite a surprise!
I have always enjoyed scrapbooking and card making, but since I have been in the U.S I haven’t been able to do any as all my tools, stamps, die-cuts etc. have been back home. I fell in love with the Big Shot die-cut machine last summer when I was home visiting and my Mum had a scrapbooking party where her friend brought over her Big Shot. My Mum thought that now I am done with the internship I will have more time for hobbies such as scrapbooking. I cannot wait to bust this thing open and start playing with all the different die-cuts!
The surprises kept on coming throughout the day, with a bouquet of flowers being delivered from Kevin
For Dinner I went to a local winecafé called Postino with a friend I met during the Internship. Heather is a local Phoenix gal and knows some great restaurants that I have never heard of. I love locally owned, unique restaurants that aren’t the normal chain