Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It is good to find your Happy Place.

Ah, my cup of coffee in my Starbucks mug and a few stolen minutes to write here. It is the little things in life that make it spin. Sometimes when you are going full speed ahead you miss the days of a slower pace. I do miss writing here, but I am not complaining that my life is so full of wonderful things that I don't have as much time to do so. I love my life and all the wonderful craziness it is.

It is coming up on a year since my life got a little turned upside down and sideways. A year ago I was so sad, angry and confused as to why bad things seemed to happen to me. I was crying almost everyday, I felt that I had failed. I felt very lost . I didn't understand.

Fast forward one year.........

I am not sad, I am happy!

I have a WONDERFUL Family, Kate and Josh are my rocks. They love me so much each and everyday that I can't help but smile.

I run a very successful online scrapbooking store The Corner Store for S.A.V.E. that is shipping all over the world.

I have a wonderful Scrapbooking Retreat Company Scrappin Away Vacation Events that is registering scrapbookers for the January 2009 Retreat where Lisa Pace , Mimi Leinbach , and Jen Starr will be teaching 15 different classes over the 4 days!! It is our 5th Year anniversary and it is going to kick off with a Meet the Teachers Reception on Thursday Night!

I am volunteering more then I ever thought possible. I am managing the concessions for the Football team, coaching football, league rep of the wrestling association and managing the website, getting more and more involved at Josh's school, co-chairing the Holiday Shoppe and Race for education fundraisers.

It is amazing that out of such sadness I actually found my happiness. I couldn't imagine being where I was a year ago ever again. I made so many bad choices to get myself in that situation, but am so happy I had the strength to get myself out of it. Thank you to the few that stuck thru this year with me. My true friends, you are very special to me and dear to my heart. I will never forget all that you do for me. I hope that I can continue to be as good a friend to you.

I love having a place to write my thoughts, it is my happy place!

So on to some FOOTBALL news!!!

Well the team is 5-0!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

The boys are just continuing to play hard and get the job done! This week was a mud bowl. We played in that rain on Sunday. Hot showers and hot soup were in order after the game.

Lexi is doing great. Her and Cricket are now best pals and play everyday. She is sleeping thru the night and having a great time stealing flipflops and running! But with that face you can only pick her up and cuddle with her. Damn I love this little bundle of fur!!

Had lunch with my friends Julie and Sydney yesterday at one of our favorite lunch spots. It wasn't a long enough visit but it was so good to see them. Sydney is 4 and recently developed diabetes. I can see the worry in Julie's face, and she trys to hide it!! But let me tell you about one brave, brave little girl, Sydney is amazing! She is taking this in stride, she is a hero to me. She will get her Mom thru this.
One of my favorite times is when we all sit around at night and Kate helps Josh with his homework. I love the way these two interact and work things out together. Josh is learning so much this year. He comes home everyday with something new to ask me. I love it that he thinks it is all new and amazed to find out that I know the answers. Makes me feel smart too :)
This was Josh's sack in the 4th Quarter this week. He busted thru the line and got the QB, caused a fumble and drove them back about 8 yards!
Oh and this is Lexi, in all her cuteness.....
So I hope to be bloggin more, lots going on this coming month in October. We have 5 more weeks of football, Mom is coming for a visit and of course Halloween!!!

Also , I am going to bring back Giveaway Wednesdays!!!! I MISS IT!


  1. Anonymous3:14 PM

    I am glad you are doing good and enjoying life.
    Your new addition is so cute. Can't wait to see her may have to stop up soon when you are not so busy.

  2. WHEW! That one was a whirlwind of emotions!! Glad you can get your thoughts down! And woohoo Josh and Josh's team...and Coach Mom!! Keep up the good work!

  3. Lisa M. Pace6:05 PM

    Way to go Josh and team mates... the Coach isn't doing too bad either. I love these puppy photos... Lexi sure is a cutie.

  4. Love that picture of little Lexi, she is so cute. We have to do lunch again soon, it was great to catch up. And I know what you're talking about with whirlwind, it seems to be going on here too.

  5. I'ts good to see you happy again. It's been a long road! Can't wait to get Smudge up there to meet Lexi! T