Hello Peeps! I've been MIA for several days and hope to get some blog hopping in soon. Hubby and I spent a few days on Oahu last week to celebrate my Mom's birthday. Our trips are ALWAYS a whirlwind, practically flying all over the place. LOL.
Here's the card I made from Mom along with a gift and a pikake lei. We asked her where she wanted to go and she said, "Zippy's." Zippy's????? We love Zippy's but wanted to take her somewhere nicer. We suggested Tsukiji at the Ala Moana Shopping Center but she said it was "too far." She has her good reasons so we respected that. Then she gave it more thought and chose Gyotaku since she's been craving Misoyaki Butterfish. So that's where we went.
For this card, I used a flower image by Heartfelt Creations, Copics, sentiment by Hero Arts, Spellbinder die (circle, scallop, and flower pot), embossing folder, edge punch by EK (red) and Stampin' Up (on the pot), flower pick die by Lifestyle Crafts, bee brads by Eyelit Outlet, and pearls by Kaiser Crafts.
I'm a noodle lover and the first stop after we arrived on Oahu was Daiichi Ramen in Aiea. My hubby's been wanting to take me here for the longest time but stuff came up or plans changed so we never made it until this trip. Yay!!! Here's a pix of the Won Ton Ramen I chowed down.
That evening, hubby was craving something sweet so we headed to Zippy's where he enjoyed a Banana Split.
I wanted to try something different. Here's a pix of the Honeydew Gelatin Parfait. Thought it would be rich and heavy but it wasn't light and deeeeelicious.
The next day was Mom's birthday. Here's a pix of my Teishoku dish (Tempura, Misoyaki Butterfish, and Nishime). Rats, as you can see, I was so hungry I started eating before remembering to take a pix. LOL. Mom ate the same thing except she had Sashimi rather than Nishime. Sorry, no pix of her. She's a private person so I won't post a pix of her on my blog.
Hubby, our son, his girlfriend and I did enjoy a dinner at Tsukiji later in the trip. Rats, my tummy was growling so I had already eaten my first plate before taking a pix of my 2nd. When it comes to buffets, we grind as though our tummy was a bottomless pit. LOL. No wonder my pants are tight now. Hee-hee.
Here's some of the dessert to satisfy my sweet cravings after dinner at Tsukiji.
Here's are some goodies I got at J's Knicknack's.
And Ben Franklin (Mapunapuna). I didn't get much there since we have a store in Hilo and needed space in our luggage for snack goodies. LOL
And finally, more goodies from Celebrations and Cute Stuff.