Today is my oldest daughters birthday and I am headed to the airport in a just a few hours to fly home. It is worth getting just three hours of sleep so that I can be home to be with her and my family. I will be headed to church right after I get home. This is what grounds me and gives me so much peace in my life. We are having a birthday party for Taylor today at our home. I love family events. I love that my family loves getting together and spending time together.
I could not be proudier of this sweet girl. She is not only my daughter but one of my closest/bestest friends in the entire world. We talk every single day and I am proud of her and how STRONG she is. If you take classes from me- THIS cutie is the one who kits the kits. She does awesome and goes above and beyond to make them organized and precise. She has had a hard year of learning, growth, disappointment and change because of her divorce. I have seen her become stronger and wiser and BLOSSOM. Life is oh so GREAT for her now. She is single and happier then I have ever seen her. One day when the time is right I know she will marry again.
So HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday Taylor- we love you so much!
NEWS.... ZACH made the NTIS baseball team and is going to fly to Cary NC to play in less than 3 weeks. I love you son and am happy for you. This will be the second time that he is going to play in this tournament. He is excited to go to North Carolina and eat the yummy food there! My husband Ty is going to take him since I will be going to S. Africa right after the tournament and my husband felt it would be too hard for me to to to NC and home for a couple days and then the LONG journey to S. Africa. I think Ty and Zach just wanted dad and son time. I love that they are so close!!!!
I want my CUTE husband to know that I miss him. I am in the hotel room and I taught all day today. I was in between classes and my phone dinged... I had a text. I quickly looked at it to see a text from Tyler. It simply said... " I love and miss you." I truly believe that LOVE grows and after all these years I am more in love with him daily.
Guess what???? Hannah Home Accents is just ONE REASON why I love IL and that I agreed to come back. So here is the date:
March 7th and 8th 2014
(will be teaching brand new projects with the TCD new CHA W products debuting in January in Anaheim, CA)
THANK YOU to everyone who came to the workshops. It ended up being a GIRLS WEEKEND for me. When I wasn't teaching I was able to connect with friends and enjoy great conversation. During the workshops I was able to reconnect with my friends and get to have many heartfelt conversations.
This is just one of the workshop classes adn some of the girls were missing. Yes, they were so welcoming and kind.
I love giving away prizes and hope everyone enjoyed the extra goodies. This beautiful girl won the TC Xyron Adhesive Class kit. She was excited!!!!!
I was inspired by being here. Karin... you are a nut in a very good way. Theresea you are the first ANTIGLITTER girl that actually scrapped all the glitter off of the product. HA! So many funny conversations and good times.
I love each and every one of you. I can't wait to see many
of you at Scrapfest. THIS group is made up of PURE awesome girls. Can I be in your club?????
Look at this wooden plaque that Cherie made with my new Masquerade Party collection (& another with Memorabilia collection). These projects were amazing!!!!!
Cherie I love that you use my products and I really appreciate the support. YOU are a sweetheart!
Okay these two girlies made sure I ate and had me laughing A LOT... Christine and Michelle... I had so much fun and I enjoyed the conversations. I truly feel like I made lifelong real friends this weekend.
This was taken in front of the restuarant we ate at tonight. I am always looking for PHOTO OPS. Next time I am here... I definitely want to come back to this restaurant.
Life is short... embrace every single day and take crazy photos. This is my first photo ever with a Donkey and a white faced man. I will always remember this fun weekend. Thank you Dana... you are the real deal and I so appreciate your support!