Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall I love Fall

 Things I love about fall

 All the colors ( reds, yellows, oranges, and a touch of green)
 It starts getting dark sooner (I just don't feel I have to stay up so long)
 The cooler evenings
 Harvest (my garden and the fields)
Wiener roast on the weekends
and friends

If you have ever been to Las Vegas or plan on going
The one must on your list is the ever changing
garden at the Bellegio and what the heck check out the fountains they are pretty cool especially at night
these pictures were taken with Mr. Sugars phone the only pictures from our trip

These are the floral arrangment at the check in counter
there are 12 of these large arrangments
 I was hoping you would be able to see the beautiful back drop at the check in counter a little  better

 As you walk into the garden this large cornacopia greets you
every pumpkin and goard is real
the orange pumpkin in the background is orange carnations

 These 5 foot corn are amazing, they are made up of
indian corn with all those beautiful colors I am not sure what the husk were made of
 in the center of the garden they had three horses all made from live plants the main and tail were grasses  of some kind
 These pumkins weighed in at over 800 pound
some were in the 900 area they had little signs to let you know
the weight
This tree with a face talkes to you as you walked by it is so
amazing to see what money can buy you

this apple sitting in the grass is red roses all alive and looking beautiful

My best friend from high school now lives in Las Vegas and a friend of hers works for the Belligio, and told me the floors drop down so they can setup, all except the outer flowers they are added after to complete the display

once that season is up and wonderful they immediately start growing for the next.
I have had the good fortune to see it for christmas,
chinese new year, summer and now fall

I wish my decorations for the seasons compared
I will show you mine this week

What did you do this weekend

Good weedend, maybe because I was at home 
caught up on the laundry
mopped all my floors
set up all my fall(more on that this week)
and went fishing with Benny and Davey

Mr Sugar was away this week at meetings and on his way home stoped at the
Bass Pro Shop
he bought Benny and new pink fishing rod
and Davie a Tinker Bell rod
all night friday day would cast over the stair railing and reel up the little rubber fish that came with the rod
finally Papa Sugar
took her to the lake

This little wonder fished for about 45 min and then lost interest
she never caught a fish

Hope what ever you did this weekend it was memorable

 I know I am a horrible speller so just laugh with me not at me
my husband just likes to point this out

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Back in Canada

Home again Home again
or something like that
Here is the bad news
I took 200 pictures and lost them all
mostley because I don't know how to run my camera

So here goes we flew into Las Vegas
thurs september 8th
we flew out of Kalispell MT and the
plane was delayed by three hours
we were suppose to be in at 6:30 arrived at 9:30
by the time we picked up the rental Jeep

and arrived at the hotel at 11:00
ya we had supper and went to bed
We stayed at the Rio for our first time
it was very nice the rooms were big the pool was great
but off the strip, not a big deal for us we always rent a car but
a pain if you always have to be catching a shuttle

We spent the weekend with friends the flew in friday
Saturday I woke up we went for breakfast and by noon I
had full blowen FLU
slept til the next morning

Monday we got on the road early for L.A.
we stayed close to Venice Beach
Monday night we went down to east Venice and walked the peir
and had supper at the nicest restraunt
(insert missing picture her)
you will have to imagine as I tell you
This seaside restraunt was Italian
the front of the building was just that when you walked
throught the door you right outside again
it was packed with people, good sign
and lamp heaters set amoung the tables
it was a bit chilli from the ocean
the food was amazing, especially the garlic buds
they were brought to the table hot every ten minutes
the pasta was excellent and half way into the meal
a man delivered sheet music of thats amoire, two minutes
later the music started and every single person in the restraunt
began to sing. All then staff then walked around singing and clinking glasses with each table
it was actually quite romantic

The next morning we went to the fabric district in L.A.
this was so over whelming

there is fabric every where
some of it is good quality and some is crap
the one thing we learned is the price is never the price
it was kind of like beinging in mexico
as soon as you start to walk away the price came down,
one guy told us he was short in the bank, my husband jumped on that one, the guy is shorter now.
The funny part is we got everything for amazing prices, but now we had to get it home on the plane and we have not even been to the bike show which is what we came for
Wednesday was the best day of the trip, we drove down to east Venice parked the jeep, and rented bikes,

peddle bikes,
yes we own a bike shop but that does not mean we ride them very much, so off we go
Venice Beach is a crazy place you see all kinds
like this guy
my husband had a conversation with him and he sounds very educated
he was selling T shirts the day we saw him
From Venice we rode down to Santa Monica the pier there is really cool

and then we rode into Malibu and then back
it took us 6 hours we did sit and people watch at Santa Monica
for about and hour

The one thing that was hard for me was the residentially challenged
they are every where

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Most Amazing Phone Call

You won't believe who called me YESTERDAY!

Madam Samm

She is Canadian and a brilliant young lady.
Jump on over to her sight and sign up for the
Wantobe quilter give aways
they are amazing

Better yet grab a button in my side bar or off her sight and pass it on
she has a guest blog and tut going on right now
you will love it
here is how it works

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

took a long long break

But I am back
I have been completely overwhelmed and did not know where to start
at the begining(first of July)
the middle or from(thunder in the vally)
this day forward(aug 31st)

Well for some of you this will be the first day for
Does this make you want to start singing the stapels commercial

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Since my youngest is 15 and in TENTH Grade it doesn't make any difference to me
She can write her name on her own pencil

Well there should be some excitement to report next week as we are off to the bike show in Las Vegas
Trust me I will be sleeping
and we are ziping down to L.A. for three days
I will bring you pictures and some fun
give aways when i get home

Here is a quick peak at the first of July
My oldest daughtert Nisa ( not married) me with not tan
and my sister in law(youngest brother)

This is the start to our Parade

Can you see all the people

more later