Sunday, May 15, 2011

come shop with me

Today I thought I'd try something new. Today we are going to go etsy shopping together. I don't know if you know about this site but, if you don't you should. It is absolutely great. I spend many an hour browsing through their vast amount of shops finding trinkets among trinkets for great things. I have bookmarked over a hundred stores and have them in many files organized to my liking. 

Well today I was frustrated about how many of them were no longer organized on this laptop. I have found more stores but did not file them properly so, I spent some time going over the stores I have and have found a few forgotten items that I love and thought I'd share.

Fantastic are they not. I love the colors of the quilt and can just imagine laying down on it with the grass and a picnic basket wearing the lovely black dress. Just magnificent. 

Then that print, it is just so cheerful I am thinking of getting it and putting it on the wall across from my bed, what a lovely message to wake up to. 

Oh, and of course thee fingerless gloves! I love the roses and the color they are so perfectly fall. Waking early on a fall morning going out and sitting on the porch clutching in my gloved hands a warm mug of hot-chocolate. Bliss I tell you! Bliss.

Hope you enjoyed shopping with me!


And I Love Him.

This past week has been rough for a number of reasons. I am so happy I have him.
He is amazing. I know he will always be at my side helping me through life and loving me perfectly.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Mothers.

(written on Mothers Day....opps!)

I am very blessed to have two awesome mommies! My mom who grew me, taught me, and loved me my whole live as well as my mom-in-law who has accepted me with open arms and loves me very much. I feel so lucky to have these amazing moms in my life loving me and my husband very much. Thank you!

Thank you mom for loving me and wanting me before I was even here. Thank you for caring for me from the moment I took my first breath, really even before. Thank you for teaching me how to clap my hands, crawl, walk, talk, sing, dance, make friends, tie my shoe, how to empathize. Thank you for being  there through all the moments. 

Thank you for being there when I cried, and I cried a LOT. Thank you for showing me how loved I was when my peers showed me anything but. Thank you for having the wisdom to know when I had enough, when I was done, and when I justed needed to be home. Thank you for allowing me to flourish. Thank you for allowing me to become who I am. Thank you for trusting me.

Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to do better. Those moments where I didn't feel like I could do it you were always saying that I could. You knew me and knew when I just needed help believing. 

Thank you for letting me be dramatic, even though you already had enough drama in your life, who wouldn't with five little ones.

Thank you for letting me grow up, fall in love, and move so far away. You had so much to do with who I become and I am so happy that I had you to direct and lead me. I love you so much Mom!!!!

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Mommy two, Thank you for loving my hubby and teaching him and growing him into the man I am married to. Thank you for loving him even when he was a little bugger because, he was. Thank you for showing him what love looks like, what compassion is, and what empathy means. He has all those down and because of that is one of the most amazing people I know.

Thank you for letting him do some growing up on his own in Cranbrook, if it weren't for that I wouldn't have met him. I know this was one of the hardest things you had to do but, I am so happy you did.

Thank you for letting your little boy marry me. 

Thank you for accepting me and making me part of the family. Thank you for loving me and showing me so much love. Thank you  for being my mom when I miss my other mother. Thank you for making my birthday special when I really needed that. Thank you for raising a son who knows that birthdays are to be celebrated! 

Thank you for loving Ben and me!