Holidays



A fond goodbye. An excited hello.

A fond goodbye to a beautiful year that was full of firsts and unexpected surprises.

A heartfelt thank you for all the kindness you have shown me as I learn about and grow my business.

A whole lot of love for these goobers, who inspire me every day to be more “me”.

A bunch of kisses for this guy, who smiles through my hare-brained ideas and loves me anyway.

A heck-of-a-lot of excitement and anticipation for an amazing year to come.

What are you excited about in 2012?

 

 

 



spooooky

Just popping in to share some of the decorations I have going on around here. I got smart this week and decided to bribe the goobers. For every 5 “chores” they did (Put this away, put that in the trash…) they got to put up one decoration. Now, my house is clean and decorated to boot! (Score one point for mom!)

How’s your Halloween decorating coming?

PS You can print your own bunting just like mine here.



nine years.

As of today, that’s how long Jacob and I have been married.

We met in junior high, at a track meet where he was the fastest 800m runner I had ever seen. I knew he had a thing for me when I teased him about something and he spit his mouthful of carrots on me. (I know, right?)

In high school, we were the only two sophomores in an AP US history class, so naturally the teacher thought we should study together.

We did.

Then of course, we did that awkward we’re-holding-hands-and-not-dealing-with-anyone-else-but-are-we-really-dating phase. You all know what I’m talking about.

He got spooked. Told me we weren’t dating.

I told him that was dumb.

So we dated. Then during our senior year of high school, we weren’t dating anymore. We graduated, went our separate ways for several years, but kept in (snarky) contact via letters. Yes, real letters. Not email.

When we finally met up again, we were dating within a month, and married within 6. It sounds fast when I put it that way, but really? It had been a long time coming.

As of this spring, I’ve known him more than half my life.

As the years go by, I realize more and more how lucky I am. He’s my sounding-board. My stability. He bends when I am stubborn. Gives when I take. Isn’t afraid to say no. And yes. Encourages my dreams. Makes them possible. Works hard. Doesn’t complain. Humors my crazy.

He even brings me Heath Klondike Ice cream bars when he runs late night errands. (And if that’s not love, what is?)

I love you babe. Happy Anniversary.



freedom, baby

Phone picture. Obviously.

A blue raspberry pina colada Sno cone, a barbecue, a carnival, fireworks, and a whole lot of Popsicles. I ask you. What could be better than the 4th of July?

Freedom to do all these things, and the safety and security I have always known living in this amazing country, that’s what.

Happy Independence Day, United States. I sure do love ya.



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