Sunday, August 19, 2007

fun to celebrate

Proud owners of memory lane, pa

It is fun to celebrate something that you work so hard at day in and day out.

I got to do that this weekend as the store I co-own had its second anniversary of opening on Aug 19, 2005.

2 years seemed to go by very fast. I sometimes can't believe it has been 2 years, when you are in the day in and day out it doesn't seem to move that fast. When you are there 5 or 6 days a week it just seems like each day comes and goes. Then it has been 730 days later and you are celebrating 24 months of your life.

It has been an interesting 2 years. Scrapbooking is a wonderful sport and I love it so much. That is the one factor that keeps you going each day, the love of it.

As I reflect back over the past 2 years, there are great times. Every time someone walks in the store and is so happy to be there. Every time someone tells me how important the store is to them. Every time someone says it is the best scrapbook store they have ever been to. (never get tired of that one).

It is a labor of love also. This weekend I missed my family, I don't like to be away from them on the weekends. The weekends are our time to be together. With Kate's schedule during the week and leaving at about 5 am and coming home around 8 pm, doesn't leave us much family time. Everyone has their own stories about how hard it is, whatever they may be doing. I know intellectually that I am doing what I want to do right now. But the heart doesn't always follow the mind in that department. My heart just missed my two loves this weekend.

So tomorrow will be one of my last two Mondays of summer with Josh. We are going to hang out, play some Yahtzee and have some fun. I can't believe school starts in 2 weeks. He is going into 2nd grade, it just doesn't seem possible.

A big thank you goes out to all the ladies that came and spent some or all of the weekend with us at the store. It was great to be in the crop room just listening to the the laughter and all the great girlfriend time going on.


  1. Congrats on the anniversary! Sorry I missed the celebration, wish I could have made it. You guys rock! (and your hard work is sooo totally worth it!)

  2. I had such an awesome time at MLPA (but what else is new?) Thank you for loving this hobby so much and creating such a cool place. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Congrats MLPA!!! Such a wonderful store, just wish it was closer!! Or maybe not, cause then I'd be there everyday! LOL

    I had a great time on Friday!! Thanks for making me feel like family!!

    I can't believe school is starting in less than a week here!!

  4. congrats on 2 years! wish I could have made it, but if I had brought the "ick" to the store as a birthday gift my name woyld have been mud! I shall make a date for nest year! Trish