Monday, December 1, 2008

OMG! In our backyard!!!!

Well, I am getting back on track.... slooooooowly! But I have to tell you about my weekend with Sugarbaby!!!!

It is just incredible to me that I can take a mere 1 1/2 hour trip ...
through the most gorgeous places in the country...
see the most beautiful...
awe-inspiring views...
literally in our backyard...


and here are some more views
views of the Adirondacks
(when my dad looked at the photos, he said, "I presume you took these from the car"....ahhhhhh... yeah....)

and end up here.....

Sugarbaby and I had been talking about this weekend ever since I sent away for the tickets in May!!! And here we were, just a few feet from the ice (section 8, row A) at the Stars on Ice opening night in Lake Placid!!!!!

Sugarbaby was so excited, she kept asking me to pinch her!!!!
Scott Hamilton was the emcee!!!!! How can you not love him!?This performance will be aired on NBC on January 4th for you all to enjoy too!

We really enjoyed all the group performances..
the choreography was just amaaaaaazing!!!
and the costumes were wonderful!!!!
The men did a couple of numbers...
and if you weren't all ready in lust with John Zimmerman before the performance, it was hard not to be after!!! (Sugarbaby said, "Mom, you are a married woman!")
Sugarbaby's fave figure skater is Sasha Cohen. She was absolutely beautiful up close and sooooo graceful on the ice!!!!
And, when you watch this on television next month, if you hear someone yell, "Sasha.... I love you!!!!!" (at least a couple of times!), you will have heard my Sugarbaby!!!


She had actually brought a sign with her with Sasha's name but it was taken from her as we entered the arena and told that they would make sure to get it to Sasha. I felt sad for Sugarbaby.

Other skaters included the beautiful Jennifer Robinson...
Michael Weiss...(whose kids called out to him... so cute!)

Yuka Sato....
Todd Eldredge. with the most incredible spins (here with Jennifer Robinson)...
Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao...
And without individual photos... Jeffrey Buttle and Ilia Kulik

I have more photos of our trip in my flickr album too!
Stars on Ice Moments

Of course, we made time for the pool and hot tub too....

So now, it is back to the drawing board, or at least the sewing room!!
This is a block made for a quilt guild raffle quilt...

and yet another holiday project....
needlepunch ornament
Lots of parties coming up! Teenager has a new job, more landlording to do (working on an acquisition) and life in general!

Have a good week! (and I am still trying to catch up on my blog reading too!)