Sunday, November 29, 2009

A day of blessings.

Hello friends!
First and foremost I must apologize for my absence.
I never realized just how much time my new business would consume and I have a totally
new outlook on life!
Hats off to all the working moms out there (AND single moms!)
I don't know how you do it.
I feel like I am doing it all, but none of it well :(
This really bothers me as I strive for excellence in all arenas of my life
I know once the store has been open longer we will get in a better routine, in the meantime I am just thankful that God has blessed us with
a flourishing business in these tough times.
It's amazing how busy we have been and how our community
has welcomed us with open arms.
There are other furniture stores in town but we are trying to create a niche and be totally different from them. So far it's definitely working!
I haven't scrapped or done anything creative in weeks and it really is taking a toll on me.
I long to create, I've even been dreaming about it at night!!
Once I get these 42 loads of laundry done I just may have a few spare minutes...
We'll see.
How was everyone's Thanksgiving?
Mine was perfect.
My mom made the turkey this year so that was a big relief
I was just in charge of sweet potatoes, hash brown casserole, cranberry sauce and my famous caramel apple pie...
Gobble Gobble!

My kids...I tell you

Someone needs to teach them that it's not polite to dance until dinner is over.

Here are my sisters and mom and I

After dinner was over I turned on my favorite iTunes playlist and we all danced berserk around the house! I would post some pics of myself dancing but those were all promptly deleted.
Champagne will make you do some crazy things!
Here is Mia and Aunt "Boo" though..

Once we were all tired from dancing we sat down and played several games as a family
We just got Pictionary Man, what a fun game!!
The box said ages 14 & up but once it got to the kids turns we just made a list of easier prompts for them to draw and had them draw one from a hat

I have so many things to Thank God for this year, some simple and some not so simple
In no particular order here goes...
my amazing supportive husband, running water, a cozy bed to sleep in, healthy and beautiful children, the talent God has given me, my 2 sweet dogs, the privilege of living in the United States, my fabulous camera, my safe vehicle, Scooter's coffee, my washer and dryer AND dishwasher!, good music to listen to, good books to read, the new Target that just opened by my house!, safe schools for my children, the amazing teachers at our Montessori school, my friends- in real life AND online friends, oh, and paper and scissors :)
May you have a blessed day and take a moment to count your blessings.


  1. Sooooooooooooo happy the business is GOING GOOD!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the photos!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Good to "see" ya again! Glad to hear business is going well and thanksgiving was such a blast!

  3. Loved reading you post and I so want the recipe for that PIE!!!! YUMMO!!!! You are truly blessed and so are we to have you!!! Love ya girlie!!! :-)

  4. WOW That is such good news, to hear your business is going so wel!! Hope you will find a way to get back to your scraptable!!! Love the pics of Thanksgiving, you all look so happy, I know dancing and champagne is not such a good combination, hahahahaha!!!! Love your thankfull list, we are all blessed aren't we?

  5. Hey Tara- I totally understand what it feels like to be so busy you cannot scarp. Working mom here. However your own business requires even more time. But it does sound like the business is doing well and as your said that is a blessing in these times. It will all come together! Have a great week!!

  6. Hey girl! Congratulations on the store. My mom and I have been wanting to come by. Being a working mom is not the easiest I'm sure you are doing a great job. I hope to be able to see you soon. I miss your energy. You constantly inspire me! :)

  7. glad to see you posting. i've missed reading your updates. :)

    anyway, glad the business is going great! how awesome for you guys!

    LOVE the thanksgiving pics! your pie looks delicious! :)


  8. Yay! You are back among the bloggers! Glad that your business is off to one big bang, but I really hope you get some time to play and create real soon!

    Looks like your Thanksgiving was really fun... and you, your mom and sisters are all so beautiful! Oh, and I got a good chuckle from your comment about being thankful for the new Target! Amen to that! LOL!

  9. i have been wanting pictionary man...i love the regular one so i know i will love that one....

    glad you had a good turkey day and your kids are so damn precious!!

  10. im so glad that you had a perfect thanksgiving, i love the pics!

    Im so happy for you that your business is going so well! It sounds like it means a lot to you and youre putting your all into it, that is wonderful! :)

    I'm sorry you dont have time to spend more time on your hobbies though, I know you will again soon. :) You're doing a great job!

    I hope all is well with you!

  11. Great pictures! Glad your business is doing well, hopefully you will able to get back to the other things you love soon. :)



blogger templates | Make Money Online