Well, I'm back safe and sound from my little jaunt out to Virginia this last week. The training was good; I learned some great things about using this testing platform and I hope it makes a difference at work. I loved being able to spend time with my family, especially being home for my birthday and Halloween.
Tuesday night we carved pumpkins... Nicole was really excited about getting all into it since it was her and Brian's first Halloween together. Here's one of me pretending to be grossed out by pumpkin guts:
And one of Nicole and Brian with our pumpkins... I carved the skeleton face :)
Then we celebrated my birthday on Thursday... we had gone to Wegman's Wednesday night to pick out cake and ice cream. Yum! Here I'm totally poking fun at Nicole who poses like this in her pictures because she thinks it's more flattering (she might be right.)
Finally, one from Halloween night. Before this, we all went out to dinner to celebrate Brian's new job... we're all so excited for him. Then Mom and I took Brian out to the Leesburg Outlets (because we hadn't done enough damage earlier that day... lol). Before we left, though, we got our jack-o-lanterns all lit up and Nicole got the bowl ready for trick-or-treaters.
Yesterday we ended up back at the shops again... this time returning a few things from Friday's shopping spree that I decided I could live without as well as making a 2nd trip to the new Paper Source at Reston Town Center. It's really a good thing I don't live near one of those. I found lots of fun things that I'm planning to use on my China pages. After running errands we went back to watch BYU pull one out against CSU. It was a close one!
So now I'm back at home, finishing up laundry and getting ready to head back into the office tomorrow :-P Maybe they'll let me work from home... lol.
The rest of the pictures from the last week are here. I've missed my craft room this week so I can't wait to get back to scrapping!
P.S. A big THANK-YOU! to Susanna at Card of the Week for selecting me as a scrapbooking runner-up for the layout of Ben that I posted on Thursday. That was a great surprise yesterday morning!