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I noticed I haven't taken any pictures of myself in months!!! So after my sister begged me for days I finally gave in and did a mini-shoot with her. The hubby took the pictures and after me and Amanda went through and deleted hundreds of pictures we finally agreed upon a few of our favorites. So here ya go!!!!
P.S. It's good to know I'm not the only girl who is very critical of her pictures. After hundreds I only manage to find a few I like... Craziness!!
I have lived in North Dakota for 3 years and have just now gotten around to sledding. Because we are fabulous and do not own a sled we made use of the top of Kaylee's toy box. Hey, it's on the floor, not being used all the time anyway, why not? First time I went sledding I went down the back porch stairs and Joseph took an instax photo of it to add to my goal book. I'll share those pics later (this means I'm too lazy to scan them right now) :) For now you get to see our little adventure in pics!!
Kaylee getting all suited up :)
Obviously she hates the cold, oh that look!!
Hayden and Joseph using the toy box lid to go down a snow hill... Hayden loved it!!
She did NOT love it...
Kaylee and Aunt "mana"
The boys stayed out for hours while the girls went in and got warm!
P.S look what I found and of course stocked up on....MMMMMM
Have you ever gotten a letter that really touched your heart? I received the sweetest snail mail letter from a blog friend. It seemed to come at the most perfect time. I asked her if she minded if I shared it with my readers and she said it was fine. So here is the sweet letter that made my week!
How are you doing? It's very grey outside and a chilly 40 degrees outside. I am distracting myself by looking at extremely overpriced dresses. You know how we do.
Anyway, I just wanted to write and tell you how amazing you are...in lieu of a Christmas card. "Cause "Happy Holiday" doesn't sum up everything I have to tell you.
Okay, I know that sounds soppy and this letter is not supposed to be a goop-fest, but it's true and I wanted to remind you. Especially because I know you're stressed out right now. So this is a, "Hello, you're wonderful!" wake-up call.
I'm really proud of how far you've come this year. No year is perfect...I know 2010 has been difficult. It was hard on me too. We all had some crushing lows and our fair amount of anguish, but despite all that, I think you've done really well. Remember the start of the year and how unsure you were about everything? This year has had so many moments of sickening instability but you have shown yourself to be a big glittering diamond every time. Every time!
Look at everything you've done! You have changed so many things about your life for the better. You've adopted new and more empowering attitudes, cut negative people from your life and achieved heaps.
Honestly, when you think about how you felt this time last year and contrast that to how your life looks today, you will realize how well you've done. It has been magnificent to watch. You are so much stronger than you think you are. 2010 has been a testament to that.
I'm glad you didn't let people get you down this year. I know that sometimes people said or did things which shook your confidence and made you feel like you were walking a wobbly tight-rope, but I think you overcame it SO well. You haven't let it shake your confidence in humankind and that is really beautiful.
My favorite thing about you is that you are living life YOUR way and doing the best you can. Your story is your own. You don't allow other people to persuade you to give up your dreams. You have a shining vision for the future and you're making little steps there every day. You don't allow people who "don't understand" to get you down, you just leave them behind in your glorious wake. You have faith that they'll catch up when the time is right. It is so awesome and delicious.
I think that when you are doing important things, the universe will throw challenges at you to see how serious you are. If you give up, it obviously didn't mean that much to you. The universe will give your dream to someone else. But you haven't given up. You keep forging ahead. You are so lionhearted and full of love and hope.
Brave love warrior. dream architect. infatuation queen. disco menace. psychedelic ghoul. bunnyhead genius. You are all of these things and so much more.
You are such an inspiration to me and everyone around you! We are so glad you are here. You make us really happy.
Now I have a challenge for you!!!! I challenge YOU to write a sweet "love letter" to anyone... it can be a friend, blog buddy or family member or if your feeling really froggy it can be to a complete stranger randomly in the phone book. Just a little something about what they mean to you or maybe something uplifting to bring joy to their day. You will feel so good writing, addressing and putting it in the post and I'm sure they will feel the same reading it :)
Anyone who purchases a January Sponsor spot will get a February Sponsor spot FREE!!! Yep!! You heard correctly!! I'm also putting sponsor spots up a bit early! The day after Christmas, anyone who purchased a spot will be up a week early :)
I finally got around to taking pictures of my Love Birds painting. My second piece of artwork from Wendy. Eeeek!! I love it!!! I rearranged my craft wall a bit so it's less cluttered. Now I just need to have a case made for my Momiji's so they aren't all squished on my shelf!! I'm so in love with my craft studio right now!!!!
P.S I have an early Christmas present for whoever buys a January Sponsor spot from my shop :) I'll be announcing more details tomorrow!!!
P.S.S I noticed I haven't had a giveaway in awhile... so, there might possibly be a HUGE one in store for my lovely readers very soon!!!
to my "little" Momiji collection is Chiyo. I knew the second I saw her, I had to have her. There was only 125 being sold so I got up early and snagged her before I missed out. She is officially my favorite!!! EEk!!! :) I think this puts my collection up to 63 Momiji's now!!! Wow!!
I'm still trying to think of a cute photoshoot to put all of them in... suggestions??