This week we truly have so much to be thankful for,
not the least of which is my sweet hubby's 50th birthday!
My soulmate, my best friend, the keeper of all secrets.
He never fails to enter a room without a touch , a hug , or at minimum- a "mwah" from across the room.
He is an honest & loyal husband. He is selfless & loves unconditionally.
He never responds in haste. He loves our daughters with a tender strength.
He wipes away tears, listens intently, holds hands, & loves to spend time individually with each one. Never complains, goes to my favorite vacation spot as if it were his favorite one too, lets me choose movies, music, our out-to-eat destinations and....well....basically he lets me choose just about everything. & daily reader of my blog.....
Happy 50th handsome.....
I pray I can spend your next 50 years showing you how much I love you!
Couple of things.....several of you emailed or asked about Caroline's plum velvet skirt. It is from a dutch line Jottum and I purchased it a couple of years ago......& yes , I too would love one for myself!
Each year I have the delusions of grandeur....thoughts that i will be "all caught up" with crafts and projects so that I can enjoy the holidays. Well sure enough, each year Thanksgiving rolls around and I realize I didn't quite get there...any one else feel that way?
My goal really is to simplify my decorations & my goals this holiday season . I love having my home decorated but I want to only use my favorite items, not pull out every single Christmas item & try to find a place for it. That wears me out & usually looks too cluttered in my home anyway.
For months now I have raced out each morning to head to the gym. Once it has started to cool down I really love to spend more time feathering my nest. I can run a couple of miles around my neighborhood & finish much quicker than spending a couple hours at the gym...but i do need to be careful & not put back on the weight i have lost so far! But I want to enjoy my home, plan yummy meals, keep things peaceful so that when my family returns from their busy days their home is a calm haven not a dirty unorganized place where mom is in a tizzy....well, that's the goal anyway. And its also very very important to me that I am spiritually in a place to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
well....here are a few layouts from Jenni Bowlins sept or oct kit...can't remember which & i've already confessed i'm behind...but i'm ok with that!