I am making it a priority to write each day for the entire month. I am making my thoughts and feeling and will bind the pages into a mini book. This is the first five days of November.
I hope you are joining me in doing the same. I like to write mine at night before I am too tired and am more relaxed and can reflect on the day. It is truly my gratitude journal and I have so much to be thankful for. I like that I am documenting the every day too.
I know if I'm not journaling then I will forget so many of the things that goes on in my life and family.
I wanted to share a photo from Halloween-
I had to share this adorable photo of Maxson with his friends from the playgroup. Maxson has the red sash on his head. He was a pirate. Such cute boys... I love these priceless photos.
Also, this weekend Gentry became engaged. I have a very tender place in my heart for Devan. As Gentry expressed... I had a dream after she mentioned him to me that they would get married. I had never met him. I admit, I looked him up on facebook and then went to his music blog. His music is so beautiful and brought me peace. It was crazy but I did feel so strongly that she needed to date him more. He is so kind hearted and thoughtful to everyone he meets. My boys love him too and our entire family agrees he is so very good for Gentry.
I am so thankful that Devan and Gentry have found each other. Gentry is finishing up her 3rd year of college and Devan will graduate in April. They are looking to get married in May. Gentry will be still be going to BYU to finish her degree and Devan is going to get his masters degree.
Zellie is 11 months old this week. How can time go by so fast? She is a sweet little girl. I am seriously trying not to even think about them leaving Utah in a couple of weeks. Kayla wants to move to be by her family. We will miss so much of seeing them growing up and them knowing us- that is the hardest part. My husband is having a really hard time. He has the sweetest bond and connection with Maxson. Okay... gotta stop talking about this. It works out... right? I know there must be a lot of you who have to have a long distance relationship with grand babies.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure to travel to San Diego, California to teach.
I always fly Delta because I get two free bags. This helps me since I ship my kits directly to the store but bring various projects and all my class supplies with me as checked luggage. TSA know me by name (not really) but they do KNOW my bling pants go off every single time.
My time at Ever After was really amazing. I had three sold out workshops (thank you so much girls) and everyone was so excited for the weekend. We really had a great group of women. I simply adore these sweet girls who came. They inspired me in so many ways. I loved the warm sunny weather and enjoyed my time with Camille and her family. I am most impressed with her son Zach.
They were so sweet and helpful the entire weekend. The store is loaded with TC- Christmas Cottage, Vintage Finds and Now & Then collections. I can't thank them enough for having me visit again!
Camille had the store FULL of my products and signs to welcome me.
I got to see so many of my friends that always come and get crafty with me. I love that I KNOW these girls. I love the enthusiasm and the stories. I am finding that www.mycraftchannel.com just might be an addiction for some of these girls. Ha!
This just might be my "biggest" supporter. This is Fern. She was in the hospital for EIGHT days and got out and came to my class the next day. She said "nothing was going to keep her from coming to see me and take my classes." She takes my workshops every year and I would have missed seeing my beautiful friend. I was worried about her and kept a careful eye on her. Thank you Fern for being you and making everyone happier by getting to know you. You are loved!!!! Keep getting better and take care of yourself.
This is a panorama view- of the class. So hard to get all of the women in ONE photo but I tried. I was missing one of the tables too.
I have to say that I'm so grateful of my adhesive line with Xyron. When you love something and believe in something it's golden and special. The TC Pink Mega Runners sold out so fast. Crafters seem to love the size and the pink color-cuteness. The TC Sticker maker is my go too for smaller papers and ribbon. I love mine!
These are the traveling girls... yes, by car and by plane they came from PHX and Canada. Okay... JoAnn, Kim, Shelley and Jennifer- you are way too fun to hang out with!!!!! Can you please come and visit me in Utah? I'm being entirely serious.
JoAnn is really really SASSY and fun. I seriously have always met the sweetest and fun girls from Canada. I am going to Canada next week to teach in Calgary.
The class room is beyond spacious and fabulous!
Saturday night it was time for Mexican food with some of the girls from the weekend. Oh yes, I had the BEST fish tacos (grilled) that I have ever had. We were in Carlsbad, CA. I will be going back there for sure. The best part was these beautiful, sweet, funny and darling friends. Thank you Rosie- for celebrating your special occasion with us.
All caught up... until tomorrow.