Thursday, December 27, 2007

How Can it Be?!?

I can't believe 2007 is almost over. Where did the year go? Every year seems to go faster and faster. Sometimes I wish I could push pause on life...just to enjoy everything around me.

Our Christmas was wonderful. The girls let us sleep in until 8am. Talk about a happy Mommy! :) My parents spent the night on Christmas Eve and we went to Church that night and then out to dinner.

My brother and his soon-to-be bride came over for Christmas Day. We had a great day and Katie is now the proud owner of thirteen Webkinz. {yikes!} If you haven't gotten into them at your house {yet!} look out! My little one hogs my laptop and can play all day. {Of course I limit her time on line!}

So, Christmas is over, the decorations are packed away, and I'm sitting here thinking of all the incredible things that have happened this year. I am so incredibly blessed. It brings tears to my eyes to think of everything that has taken place this year. Here are just a few things I'm thankful for: {in no particular order...}

1. First, the health and well-being of my family and friends. Kirstin still has her headache (she's had is since March 2, 2007 at 10:30am).....but, with medications, the pain is reduced to a dull ache most days. We are so blessed to have wonderful of her meds would be $350 a month without our insurance!

2. My home and where we live. I've visited so many places (especially this year!) but I am so grateful to live where I do. Our home is so centrally located...(I have two Costcos within a 2 mile radius!) I have to admit, though, that St. Pete, FL is my home away from home. If I had to move, that's where I would go! (And they have some incredible scrapbook stores!)

3. I'm so thankful that I live in a country where I can believe in God and I can freely go to Church. It amazes me that this is a freedom not every human being has. My faith is so incredibly important to me.

4. My husband. A man I have been with since almost birth....(well not quite, I was 16 when we met....) He keeps me sane. He takes great care of me, the girls, the bills, the grocery shopping, the laundry, the cleaning....{I told you he was great!} Ken is even willing to travel with me....what a trooper. He makes sure I have bacon every morning and for that alone, I will always cherish him. God was thinking of me when he created Ken. I couldn't do what I do without the support Ken provides. I love him so much (even though he won't let me have a puppy.....) :)

4. I was able to realize my dream and was on QVC a few times this year. I joke that I live so close to Hollywood, yet I have to fly across the country (PA) to be on tv. ;)

5. I have a job that I look forward to every day. That probably sounds silly, but I truly love my job and find myself thinking about it 24/7. Not because I have to, but because I want to. What a blessing it is to have a job that I want to do. :) In fact, my kids tease me that I even have a job. They say I'm just 'playing' or 'scrapbooking'.....not working. ;)

6. My parents! They are the best. And as Grandparents, they are even better. They take my kids all the fact, they are all at a hotel in Laguna Beach, right now! Next week when Ken and I are in PA, my Mom will have the kids.

7. UB was found! I still can't believe a rescue dog trained to sniff out lost pets found my precious tortoise. (For the full story, check out my blog mid April 2007).

I have been blessed so many times this year. Too many to count.

My prayer for my friends is that you will be blessed as well.

Here's to a wonderfully delightful 2008.

Look out, world! {grin!}


Saturday, December 22, 2007

I finally get to Share with you our WONDERFUL News!!!!

Remember in my last post I hinted to some wonderful news?!? Well, I finally get to share!


the most




to happen to,

Inque Boutique!!!!

Junkitz founders Stacey and Kenny Panassidi are joining forces with Inque Boutique!

Can you believe it?!? Stacey and Kenny are now on the Inque Team!

Woo Hoo! I am so thrilled to have them on our team. :)

They are the reason I flew to Florida last week. We had a five day Pow-Wow on so much! We worked until midnight, planning the new releases. We got to know them really well (working side by side for that amount of time will do that!)

They are great!

I can't wait to share our new products with you! CHA Winter....Look out! There's a new team in town! ;)

Stacey and Kenny, welcome to our team.

Big hugs!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas is a week away?!?

My husband says I'm in denial.

I've purchased two presents so far, and Christmas is a week away. How did this happen?!? Just yesterday I was eating Thanksgiving dinner! I finally ordered my Christmas cards....YESTERDAY! I have to go pick them up tomorrow. Yikes. I'm in trouble.

Lucky for me, my incredible and wonderful husband has done most of the shopping. ;) AND the grocery shopping. Wow. I love him!

I just got back from a five day trip to Florida for work. What a great time to travel. Ha! ;) Although, I did have a wonderful time. Got to meet some new friends.

Here's a picture of me at my favorite place in Florida...

It's Twistee Treat! They have the most YUMMY ice cream. AND it's sugar free! (or so they say!) ;) Anyway, I got bubble gum soft serve two days in a row. The big joke was every time I said (or someone else said) Twistee Treat, I would clap....It's now called a 'quad clap'. I do it often, whenever I'm excited, so look out! ;)

I have more photos to share, but they are on the other computer. I'll upload more soon...

Big news is on the way...and NO I'm not preggers! ;) {ha ha!}

Big hugs to you is keeping me busy, so I might not be able to blog until after Christmas.

I pray that you are all blessed,



Monday, December 3, 2007

I'm such a bad blogger!

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted last. Yikes!

I just had to share something funny that happened today...well, funny to me....and horrific to my ten year old! ;)

Every other Monday I help in my little one's fifth grade classroom (for an hour...). Last week, I showed up, thinking it was 'my' Monday, and lo and behold, I was wrong. So, I peeked in the classroom, said hello to the teacher and went home.

So, I show up today, to do my civic duty, and my daughter comes up to me with a look of horror on her face! {Imagine what I'm thinking....}

She then whispers to me....
"MOM! You wore that outfit LAST MONDAY!"



I'm so sorry. {hey, it's a cute outfit!}

What's a Mom to do? ;)

Now, if my fourteen year old would give me my clothes back, maybe I wouldn't have to wear the same outfit twice!

I can't win! {wink}

Gotta to a choir concert...more soon....