I've decided to let Anna's great templates help me focus on the story and photos of my 40th birthday outing! Can't wait to finish the entire book even though I have a bunch of Christmas projects I should be finishing!

Anna Aspnes'
FotoDaze Layered TemplateSet No. 01

Stitched by Anna White No. 02

Katie Pertiet's
Naturally Krafty No. 05 Paper Pack

Assorted Tapes Element

Pattie Knox's
Staple Its

Have a Heart Felt Vol. 02

My 40th birthday trip weekend had been planned for a few weeks, but as it neared we we weren’t certain we should go. It would be our first weekend away from Ian and felt so far away. Mumzy arrived to watch him on Friday and I still didn’t have hotel reservations or Amtrak tickets. Shea got home from school at 330 and we made our decision. Find a room, get tickets and less than an hour later we walked out the door suitcase in hand.

We thought my 40th should be an adventure. So we left our car behind, and walked to the bus stop. We jumped on and rode to the Amtrak station. The train was packed with UC Davis students headed out of town, but we had a table, a couple of beers and Scrabble for entertainment! We crammed into a bus in Emeryville for the ride to the City. We got to San Francisco about 800PM, we found the long way to our hotel, checked in and decided we were done for the night! Shea walked down the street for a bottle of wine and a little chocolate and that was the end of that day’s adventure!