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I'm back!!! [Mar. 31st, 2005|10:18 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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I'm back from my trip!!!!

Did you miss me? ;)

What a fun time we had! The first night we all stayed at my sister Kachina's house (got to see baby Theodore and Kachina's husband James!), my sister Amber & her husband Chris were there, and James' sister Heather, and my dad & stepmom Robin - we had a lot of fun, good food, Easter egg dyeing, playing games, etc. We stayed the night and woke up to Easter baskets of goodies!

Then we went to my mom's house (got to see little Theodore hunt for eggs in the backyard - so cute!!!) for more Easter festivities, got to catch up with cousins, had my Aunt Laurie's birthday party, all kinds of fun stuff. And later after that we went to Matt's mom's house for her birthday - Matt's sister Sarah was there with her husband Chichi, their baby (our niece) Cielo, Chichi's brother Goyo, and his little daughters Ana and Jasmine. Matt's mom made all kinds of good vegetarian food (Sarah made some awesome Mexican food too!).

Then we stayed the night at Amber & Chris' house, and got up the next day to go to my dad's house (also got to see the new house he is working on - pretty cool!). My grandma came down from St. Joseph and we all went to the Kansas City Zoo - it was really nice weather that day too, so us wimpy Florida people weren't cold, lol. Then we went to Matt's mom's house again and then after that we went my sisters & their husbands (and Theo) to Fuddruckers for veggie burgers.

And then the next day we drove back home =) The van did great - it's perfect for vacations. And it gets TWICE the gas milage that our old Dodge Caravan got, despite being much larger, lol. It must be a lot more efficient, which is cool - we didn't spend near as much on gas as I thought we would. I always think road trips are so much fun, I like seeing all the different parts of the country. Man, people in the South and in the country in general sure love their waffles, don't they? Every single exit on the highway has at least one Waffle House, and sometimes two or three, lol.
All right, now I have to get back to work =P I turned off all of my vacation notifications on my website, eBay, email, etc. Still got a lot of emails to catch up on, but not too crazy! I tried a couple of times to catch up with LiveJournal, hehe, but there's just no way - I'll just have to jump in and try to keep up from now on, lol.

I have sooo much work to do! Aaah! This always happens when I go out of town for a couple of days. I have two custom paintings to paint - a cute redhaired fairy with dragon wings for one customer, and then a candy themed fairy for a Canadian candy store client! I'll be working on them both on my webcam =)

And then I have a whole SLEW of originals I of course thought up while I was on vacation. Some really cool ideas ;) I'll be starting on them very soon too. I'll probably get at least one custom painting finished first though before I begin - at any rate I will be working on my webcam HERE!

I also have a ton of prints that will be on sale probably tonight - a lot of my new ones. I'll post about all that stuff later - I'm antsy to paint!
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[User Picture]From: novemberhour
2005-03-31 03:50 pm (UTC)
Wahh! We didn't get to see you guys! A pox on this 'two families' business!

Ah well, c'est la vie. Sounds like you had a great trip, anyway!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-03-31 04:01 pm (UTC)
i think that is what kills us all for getting together all at once-two cousin couples live out of town so just trying to get us there at the same time is a miracle in itself, then there is always that everyone in KC has mult. family to visit. That is nice for me and brad as we only have to worry about his mom in kansas, his dad in texas, my mom in mich, and my dad in colorado-so unless we are in that actual state we dont have to worry about splitting up time between families.
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[User Picture]From: concretedaisies
2005-03-31 03:51 pm (UTC)
welcome back! Glad to hear you had a great time....now get back to work!....lol.

*hearts*
suze.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:25 am (UTC)
Thank you Suze!!! >^__^<

Hehe, don't worry - can't keep me from work for long!

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[User Picture]From: elfies
2005-03-31 03:59 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:26 am (UTC)
Thank you, Maria!!!!!!
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From: smellsliketasty
2005-03-31 04:00 pm (UTC)
yay welcome back :D:D Envy you on the road trip, Always wanted to do one of those properly :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:26 am (UTC)
Thank you Chris! I'm a big fan of road trips - we've got several more planned this year!!!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-03-31 04:03 pm (UTC)
good morning girlie-or i guess it is almost afternoon for you now. that is so eerie to me that i am so far behind everyone now timewise. it was fun though because i dont like to watch american idol that much so i called my mom at 7 my time and it was 10 her time and she told me who got voted off...woohooo

have a fun time painting. and glad you had a wonderful time with your family.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:27 am (UTC)
I know! We're what, 3 hours apart? Crazy!!! Not as bad as all my European friends though, hehe - I always forget they're so far off!!!
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[User Picture]From: ariesx5452
2005-03-31 04:04 pm (UTC)
Welcome Back!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:27 am (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you very much!!!
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[User Picture]From: lindseylovesyou
2005-03-31 04:20 pm (UTC)
welcome back!! it sounds like you had so much fun:) & i LOVE fuddruckers- that place is so good heh.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:28 am (UTC)
Thank you Lindsey!

I'd never been there before, it was a lot of fun. They even had veggie burgers for us vegetarians (all of my family, in other words, lol!).
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-03-31 04:36 pm (UTC)
Welcomeback!
Missed you on the LJ. Glad the trip was fun and safe. Can't wait to see some new paintings.
Hugs,
Kimbearly
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:28 am (UTC)
((HUGS))

Missed you guys! It's good to be back!!!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-03-31 05:07 pm (UTC)
YAY Jasmine's back!!! Glad you had fun and got to see a bunchof rellies!!! Now back to painting. I missed seeing new ones by you!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:29 am (UTC)
>^____^< Thank you Dawn!!!!!!!
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From: mercurial_realm
2005-03-31 05:14 pm (UTC)
'Fuddruckers'...

You made that name up right?

Its been quiet without your sunnyness Jasmine, its nice to have you back:)
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-03-31 06:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, No she didnt lol...My Husband used to work there as a kid and they have some super yummy food!!
(Although I am lame and I cant pass up the opportunity to call it Ruddfuckers)
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From: michellesart
2005-03-31 05:22 pm (UTC)
So glad you had such a wonderful vacation! Happy painting :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:29 am (UTC)
Thank you Michelle!!
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2005-03-31 05:23 pm (UTC)
Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you had such great visit with your family!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:29 am (UTC)
Thank you Colleen! It's nice to be home!
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-03-31 05:38 pm (UTC)
Good to have you back Jasmine hehe!
It sounds like a great time, especially since it sounds like you got to see a lot of your family, cousions as well!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:30 am (UTC)
Thank you Sorrel!!!!!! Hehe, now I have a few days before they all come to visit me down here, lol!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-03-31 05:50 pm (UTC)
welcome back, such a good thing to have a good time, isn't it. Btw, I love all those names in your family: Chichi, Cielo, Goyo, Ana etc. Very special, never heard them before. Though Ana sounds a bit like the Dutch name Anna, duh =P lol!!

hehe

good luck with painting ^^
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:31 am (UTC)
Lol, it's true! Most of the more unusual names are Mexican (Matt's family is intermarried with a lot of people from Mexico, so we have a very eclectic family on that side!).

It's very funny - my sister Kachina goes by "Chichi" and then Matt's brother-in-law (Senobio) goes by "Chichi" too - we have two in the family, lol!
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[User Picture]From: yidneth
2005-03-31 05:54 pm (UTC)

dying to sea new stuff

you're fast lady !!! :)
we're happy you had a great holiday.
i've never managed to see the cam working,
my user name in yahoo is "yidneth" Please feel free to add me
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-04-02 03:32 am (UTC)

Re: dying to sea new stuff

>^__^< Thank you very much!

Right now I need to re-install Yahoo & my webcam again since my computer crashed yesterday =( I ought to be up and running by tomorrow though!
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