Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Dad

My Dad has been an anchor in my life. He has taught me so much and has been such an inspiration to me. About 5 years ago he started having some problems and after a whole bunch of tests, they are pretty sure that he has ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. This has been really hard to watch. My Dad had always been so strong and the one I could call for anything.

I am grateful for the time I have had with my Dad. I have had many opportunities to work with him and spend time with him. I followed in his footsteps by attending Snow College and loved it. We worked together in the summers at Fetzer's while I was growing up and then got to work for several years together at Dunford's. I loved having lunch with him and seeing him everyday.

He taught me to love music and pursue my talents. He has always been there to support me in all my performances. He helped me through my divorce when things were tough. I knew I could always call him. My Mom and my Dad are my best friends.

One of my favorite memories is when, my Dad would watch Home Alone. I would laugh harder at him laughing then at the movie. His whole body shakes when he laughs. His laugh is very contagious.

I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to my Father. I get to two days a week with him and help him do the things that he can't anymore. His attitude amazed me. I love him so much and am not looking forward to saying goodbye. I don't want him to suffer but I also don't want to let go either. At least I know that he will be welcomed back home by many others who love him as much as I do. I will be a very happy time for him.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Tickled Pink" was created to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month (May) but Close To My Heart has chosen to let you get started a little bit early! You can place your order with me beginning on Wednesday, April 15 through Sunday, May 31 (while supplies last).

Included in kit:
  • 1-My Acrylix "I am" stamp set ($22.95 value)
  • 2-12" x 12" Floral B&T Duo Paper (1 with glitter-$1.18 value)
  • 2-12" x 12" Striped B&T Duo Paper (1 with glitter-$1.18 value)
  • 1-12" x 12" Blush Textured Cardstock (.63 value)
  • 1-12"X 12" Crystal Blue Cardstock (.63 value)
  • 4-12" x 12" White Daisy Textured Cardstock ($2.52 value)
  • 1-12" x 12" White Diaisy Textured Cardstock Die Cut sheet ($1.32 value)
  • 1-Mini-Medley Accents-White Daisy Collection ($7.95 value)
  • 1-Foam Texture Tool ($2.49 value)
  • 1-Cutting Guide and Instruction Brochure ($1.00 value)
Total Value: $41.65

There are a few ways you can get this beautiful kit:
1. Place a minimum order of $60 in stamp sets (exluding K size and Stamp of the Month) between April 15 and May 31 and receive the kit FREE. If
2. Purchase the Tickled Pink kit at just $34.95 (almost 20% less than the kit value). If you're placing your own order online, use item number CC1004C). Limit one free kit per order.
3. Sign up as a new Close To My Heart Consultant between May 1 and May 31, 2009 and receive the kit absolutey FREE.
4. Host a Home Gathering between April 15 and May 31 with minimum sales of $400 and receive the kit absolutely FREE.

So, pick which way you would like to get it and email me right away. I'm more than happy to help you purchase or EARN this kit ABSOLUTELY FREE. (

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Celebration!

Our weekend started with Brad bringing me home flowers. I love roses and he said one was for every year we have known each other. He is such a romantic. Then on the morning of our anniversary we went to breakfast and then went shopping. You have to understand this is not one of Brad's favorite things to do. (Teeheehee) He actually gets quite stressed. We went to 7 different furniture stores and looked at a lot of furniture. He is so cute because we talked about going back to Hawaii for our 10th but we decided we would get new furniture instead and stay close by. We have needed bedroom furniture for awhile but it always got put off. We found a lot of different ones we liked but finally found one we both loved. Then he even surprised me with a new mattress set as well. I can't wait for Tuesday afternoon when it will be delivered. Yeah!!! From there we picked up one of my favorite foods (Caferio) and took it with us. He wouldn't tell me where we were going and said it was a surprise. He had reserved a room at "The Anniversary Inn". We stayed in the "Phantom of the Opera" Room. It was so awesome. He even brought the movie to watch while we were there.

It was a wonderful weekend and we even got to spend Easter with the kids! I have to admit that is was nice to get away, however I did miss Dawson and Samantha. I can't wait for another 10 years to pass. I love being married and love being a wife and mother. I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for the many blessings in my life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Our 10 Year Anniversary

This is us ten years ago.

Our Handsome Ring bearer

Our Beautiful Flower Girl

What I remember the most is Brad came to pick me up really early in the morning. He was so nervous that he accidentally hit the panic button instead of the unlock button on the car. The neighbors knew we were up and moving. Teeheehee! We had so many fun times that day. Brad is so funny and during the ceremony he kept looking at his watch. (He wanted to know the exact time we were married.) The sealer finally asked him if there was somewhere he needed to be. We could not stop laughing. Every year he asks me again at the exact time we were married. (8:47 a.m.) He is so cute! I am excited for this year. He has made some plans and won't share them with me. He just keeps saying it is going to be a surprise! I can't wait.