Thursday, November 09, 2006
It's here! Hobby Lobby is here!
I am soooo excited because my sister Kathy has been taking me to the Hobby Lobby in Oklahoma City for the past thirty years! And now I have my very own in Arizona!
Thirty years ago I flew to Oklahoma City to see my sister Kathy and my new baby nephew Aaron who was two months old. I was an aunt for the first time... and I was flying for the first time. And I was one excited gal!
Hobby Lobby had only been open a couple years at that time... a little bitty craft store that has since grown to Hobby Lobby stores in 29 states. It's a wonderful Christian company where they have weekly bible studies AND get this, they have never been open on Sundays!
Oklahoma City has also been a big hit for us because they had Walmarts and Sonics many, many years before we got them in Arizona! In fact the very first Sonic was only a few miles from my sister's home.
So on our way home from Hobby Lobby yesterday Miranda commented that we really have no reason to visit Kathy and her kids anymore now that we finally have a Hobby Lobby! But of course, we could go to actually visit... just teasing...
In fact I called Kathy last week and told her that we don't need to take our usual trip to Hobby Lobby when we come for Thanksgiving.... we have our own! And I'm thinking I may get a few extra visits from my sister Ginny in Wisconsin now that I have a Hobby Lobby!
So needless to say, Miranda and I were down-right giddy wandering through the isles of Hobby Lobby. It's huge! A crafter's delight! I could have spent HOURS... and yes, GOBS OF MONEY... but there is always tomorrow... and the next day...
Oh and always be sure to upload your 40% off coupon before you go. AND they have a rotation where everything is eventually, at some time during the month 50% off! I'm serious! Check online each week!
Welcome Hobby Lobby! We'll be seeing alot of each other now!