Over the winter break, the kids and I drove to North Carolina to visit my dear friend. We have known each other since 1st grade, but more as acquaintances than friends. We ended up working at the same company as adults and having our babies at the same time, and so became close friends. She moved away 4 years ago, and I miss her terribly. We try and visit as often as possible. Usually I go by myself, but since the kids had off from school I took them. We all had a great time. It is nice to see that the kids are still friends, too, even with all that distance. Maybe they will have babies together, too, and a third generation will form friendships! I also have known her husband the same amount of time, so it is old home week when we get together.
So, what we do is cook, eat, drink, shop, and craft. We make greeting cards.I do not recommend taking up this hobby, because you will end up getting addicted and spending way too much money on craft supplies. So while you can theoretically make a card for 50 cents, which sounds like a bargain, in reality they probably ending up costing $20 because you will want every single stamp and tool availabe. I have never added it all up because I am afraid to. Well, I suppose you can't put a price on all that fun!
Anyway, here are some of the cards we made that week. A disclaimer: they are not all original designs. Some were copied from a card design website.