It’s Friday and no blogging from me!
It’s been a crazy-good week, and moving rapidly into the weekend! We are blessing Capri Sunday, so my mom and dad are coming for that! I have tried to get tons done so that I could spend some time with them and not feel like I needed to be working. Unfortunately, even when I get so much done, I find myself faced with still more that is needing my attention. Usually, at the end of the day, and I more disappointed about what I didn’t get to, than I am happy about the things I crossed off the list! How backwards is that? This week I have made a conscious effort to be pleased with what I have been able to accomplish. I put in 15 miles this week. This morning was my best run by far and I think that was due to a really good long warm-up. Once I started running, my legs felt strong, and I was able to run my entire route without stopping. That includes the last ½ mile that is uphill, and usually where I poop out. I am noticing improvement. Without a doubt, my hour of exercise is my favorite hour of the day. this morning I was flooded with ideas on the 3 challenges I was focusing on. ran without the ipod this morning cause it was dead, and it totally paid off.
Wednesday Capri, Emily and I spent the day in Seattle with Stacy and Addie Julian (Stacy just adopted this beautiful Korean baby girl that is pictured below), and Paula Wessles of Big Picture Scrapbooking.
It was such a treat to meet Addie… she is so beautiful, petite and so sweet. Oh, and a lot more content than my little angel. They are a mere one month apart..it was so fun to see Stacy with her baby. They are both so blessed to be put in each others’ lives. so picture us all crammed in a mini-van cruising Seattle! We were a sight! We did a little tour of the market area, and it was as charming and delightful as I always imagined. We ate lunch at this restaurant right there in the market over looking the water- it was up high and the view was spectacular!
all the fresh veggies, fruit and fish was amazing..
i loved it! but you wouldn't catch me kissing the fresh fish!
We had some great girl-time as well as so much accomplished on designing my classroom for Big Picture and the ever-continuing details of my class “A year to Remember”. including nailing down a very fun secret that I am dying to talk about… and such a thrill for me.. but I CAN’T TELL… and it’s killing me. I will suffice it to say… it’s something that even I never would have dreamed up… it just happened. Dang-it’s cool. And when I can tell, you will understand why it’s so cool, and why it’s killing me not to tell! (you will notice if you go and look at what is included in my class, it says surprises galore).
(here is a little sneak peek at the calendar and the new IRON ON that i just got from the factory to test that is for the class! it looks awesome!)
I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on in the household. We are in the midst of decorating capri’s room, and finishing the photo collage downstairs… eric is up to his painting magic.. and it’s going to be so cute.
I just found out that I will be making my QVC debut next month! I will let you know when as it gets a little closer. Janet Hopkins is coming next week to work on samples with em and I for the air date, as well as catalog samples and finalizing 2007 education! But I mention Janet because I have to brag about her cause she probably won’t brag about herself… Janet is this totally awesome scrapbooker and has recently officially joined my team as our education coordinator. After many years in the full-time work force, she had her 3rd baby and decided to leave her much loved position. I am thrilled to have her on my team- but the bragging is this… if you go into Michael’s in the ribbon section they have all these beautiful new image-banners at the tops of the shelves giving ideas for using ribbons.. and janet created many of the projects! They are all stunning… I just saw them for the first time today when I was in Michaels. You have to go check it out, cause there are some CUTE gift-y ideas that might come in handy as Christmas approaches!
Ok… back to work.