Thursday, January 03, 2008

It is 2008! and 2 years of blogging.

I can't believe about 2 years ago I started blogging. I was reading some of my first post here. Boy what a difference 2 years will make in ones life.
What makes you happy in one moment can bring you nothing but pain in another. Now this doesn't happen over night, but with time and things not being as they seem, it sure can. It is a little like a relationship, say a marriage that goes bad. It starts out so wonderful, you are so in love and lust with someone , or something that it is all bliss. Then when you get down to the nitty gritty, true colors and all that come out. Only the strong survive, and you can only hope you see what is coming before it swipes you up against the head.
Al righty then...on to present day.
WOW 2008!!!
Josh will be 8 years old one month from today. I will be running a GREAT Scrapbooking event in about 14 days. It will be a bit different this year from last year, as we had Ali Edwards up here last year, it was a bit busy and crazy. This year it will be much calmer, and it will be so nice to have the ladies I have coming this year. Looking very forward to a great event with great people!!!
Then it is off to Chantily, VA for Scrapbowl 2008!! Will be seeing some great people, Donna Downey, Kristina Kontes and of course going with 12 of the best girlfriends ever!!!! We are in for so much fun, the stories I am sure will last for a long time.
In April, I am going to South Carolina....or is it North? To spend a great 3 days learning and expanding my art at Donna & Bill's Inspired Art workshop!!! Just had great news that my buddy Steph is going to be joining me too...which is just making it that much better. Working on one more to come with us too!
Then the creme de la ALASKA!!!! I just can't wait for our family to go on this trip...a trip of a lifetime, something we are looking forward to, and something we will cherish every minute of.
So those are the big things....all nice and easy and all have already been planned booked and we just have to get on the planes and we go.

So here we go into 2008, I have chosen a word for the year..."Simplify" I am going to journal about this this year, it will have many meanings I imagine. I have already begun to do this.

I am now home, working on my online store, running the retreat company. I love having the time to do what I want to do and be able to do it for myself and my family. It is so much better to be doing all the work and reaping all the rewards for it, rather then doing the work and having others reap it. It makes my life so much more simple to reach goals for myself, while not having to answer to anyone else. I love that I still get to see all my friends, and customers. I love going out to meet them with goodies or having them stop by the house. I love having little impromptu crops at the house, and having workshops. It is so great to keep living your dreams.

So 2008 is looking great. Kate will turn 50 this year, and I am sure we will celebrate in a great way! (I have a few ideas )!!

Well back to inventory....packing for S.A.V.E. and living life!


  1. Sounds like you have some great activities planned for the new year, enjoy each and every moment of them, you deserve it!!! I will "ENJOY" watching you "SIMPLIFY".

  2. Sounds like the start of an amazing year! Good Luck! Alaska- can I fit in a suitcase, do you think! LOL

    Great pic too!

  3. What a fun time ahead! Been enjoying ctching up w/you on your blog...lovin' your pics, and we are rockin to GHIII also!