Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Heart...

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling) .
i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you .
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Friday, November 18, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am Thankful...

#18: I am thankful for - family fundays. I LOVE them and we try to do something family orientate every other weekend. I am so thankful that we have a lot to do in our area from expensive to free. Last weekend, we went hiking at one of our favorite places. The were millions of leaves on the ground, the smell of fall was very prevalent and we were together, just the three of us. I really enjoy our "alone" family time together. I can't wait to do it again!!

Happy Friday from Claire and I. It's a super windy day (again) in our area but who cares, when the day is Friday! We have a pretty easy going weekend. We are going to do a little light Christmas shopping, check out a vendor show ( that I don't have to work), celebrate Eric's mom's birthday at one of our favorite pizza places and then Sunday, I have a vendor show (hoping to make a ton- fingers crossed!)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am Thankful...

#16 - I am thankful for our neighborhood. We are close to our friends and family. We are walking distance to restaurants and shopping. I wasn't sure if I could ever call northwest Indiana home but it's really starting to grow on me!

#17 - I am thankful for the website "pinterest"! It's SO much fun and SO overly addicting. I've gotten some amazing ideas from this website! It's a great place to show your style and who you really are while find out about others! Check it out for sure: www.pinterest.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I am Thankful...

 I am Thankful...

#15 - I am thankful for going back to Nebraska for Christmas! I'm so excited to see my family - my nana, uncle, aunts and cousins! We always have such a fun time together and there are tons of laughs with plenty of tears attached! I am so thankful that Eric's company allows him so much time off! I so looking forward to Christmas this year!

This is from Christmas 2008 - Eric, Me (baby Claire in womb), my brother Kyle and my two cousins Madison and Mckenna

Monday, November 14, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am thankful...

#12 - I am thankful for: Grandparents, mine and Claire's. Although I only have one living grandma "nana" left, I had the honor to know all of my grandparents and 3 great grandparents. My grandparents were amazing. I miss them every single day. I missed them the moment I was pronounced, husband and wife and I missed them even more July, 10th 2009 - the day I became a mom. I am so thankful Claire has 4 great, caring, loving grandparents that would do anything for her at any time! She is truly blessed to live so close to both sets. Although my grandparents didn't get to hold Claire, I always remember something I heard when I was pregnant and sad that I didn't have all my grandparents to share in this special moment. Someone said, "Do not worry or be sad that your grandparents aren't there to hold your new born baby along side you. Know in your heart that they were the first ones to hold your baby, they held your baby before you!"
I truly believe that! I know that my Grandma Jean, Grandpa Andy and Papa Lowell all got their snuggle time with Bug, they checked her over they held her in their arms until July 10th 2009 at 9:39am occurred and then they sent her to me! I know now that my grandparents are our guardian angels and let me tell you, they are probably the best guardian angels in Heaven!

#13- I am thankful for: Technology. Sometimes I wounder what life would be like with nothing, no cell phones, pagers, emails or video games. I think it would bring us back to a time when people focused on each other but today in 2011 we couldn't survive with out technology. Our government, banks and lively hood thieve on technology! Although technology annoys me a lot sometime, it's an amazing, ever change thing!

#14- I am thankful for: Cameras. I love photography, it's so much fun! I love taking pictures of Claire! I am so one of those people that believe in printing out prints! I have two photo albums filled with Claire's first 2 years of life and now in a couple months I will be making a 3rd. I feel that is important to have something physical to hold on to, to look at and cherish through out the years! I love my camera, one day (when I'm not cheap-butt) I will get all the cool pieces to go with it or a new better one all together!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am Thankful...

Day #11 - I am thankful...for chocolate. That's right, it was the best thing (in the food world) ever invented. It's amazing when you have a bad day or if you have PMS. It's good eating it plain or mixing into things! I'm very proud to say, "I love chocolate"!

TGIF! We have a nice relaxing weekend planned. We are having a play-date get together tonight with our friends. Claire is super excited to see her buddy, Micah. She kept saying all day yesterday, " Micah morrow!?" One of our friends birthday is tomorrow and we might head downtown Chicago to celebrate with them.  Today is thankfully a little warmer then yesterday. It was weird to see the first snow flurries of the year. Everyone was so excited but truthfully, I am just not ready. I love fall too much to be anxiously anticipating the 1st real snow fall of the season (which is suppose to be worse for the Chicago land area then last year, yay!). Tomorrow is suppose to be almost 60 (fingers crossed) they are right! I'm hoping to get out and do a little hiking at one of our favorite spots before the evening festivities!  I hope everyone has a great Friday and an awesome weekend!!

PS - So weird, I've starting working on our X-mas cards. Come on, it doesn't seem like Christmas is NEXT freaking month!!

My cutie, C.C. - 28 months old!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am Thankful...

#9 -  I am thankful for: For Eric's job and all his hard work he puts forth to allow me to stay at home with Claire the majority of the day! He is such a hard work and I know it shows at work. He has been reward and I can't wait to see where this job takes us!

#10- I am thankful for: The will power and the ability to save for a down payment on a home. It will take us a little bit but we are saving every month. It's stressful some times but I know the outcome will be well worth!

Today is my Friday! Today is a relaxing morning/afternoon with baby girl and then 3 hours of work tonight! Should be interesting, we had a weird/stressful day yesterday at work! I'm just happy that a nice 3 day weekend is around the corner. Tomorrow I'm doing a product study that I was contact for. It's for powdered drinks! 20 minutes I get to try new drinks and in the end, I get $30. I think that's a fair trade!
Happy Thursday Everyone!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am thankful...

#8- I am thankful for: Eric's parents. They have helped us out in the past and generally they are very caring people. Claire adores them and I am thankful for their relationship with each other.

Today is cloudy, windy and rainy. Lovely, I know. It's the perfect nasty fall day. It's one of those types of days when you don't want to leave your house or get out of your jammies! It's a snuggle on the couch with Claire type of day. Sadly, I can't do that. I have work and then another Miche party tonight! 4 Miche events in 4 days has made my mind mush! I am thankful for the parties and events because they are paying for everyone's Christmas gifts! With all the money we have saved, I'm actually really excited to Christmas shop this year! 
I hope everyone is having a good Tuesday. Hopefully where you are it's a beautiful fall day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am Thankful...

I am Thankful...

#5: The house I live in. There are so many people out in this crazy world with out a solid, stable roof over their heads!

#6: Our friends! Our friends are amazing people! They can make us smile in a second and I know they are always here for us if we need anything! I love them all!

#7 (Today's): Miche. I'm so thankful that my home-based business is doing well and will be paying for all of our Christmas presents! It's a lot of work but so worth the reward!!

This past weekend was CrAzY busy but Saturday night we decided to take Claire to her 1st live theater performance. It was a super cute play, one that she could understand: "Seussical the musical"! It was all about Dr. Seuss. Claire is a huge "Horton Hears a Who" and "Cat in the Hat" fan so we knew she would love this. It actually kept our active two year old's attention for the majority of the play. In intermission happened, she was upset! She said, "No more Cat in the Hat? Please more!" We explained that he need a little break but he would be right back. She said, "okay" and went on to something else. I love the way a two year old thinks!
I really hope Claire has a understand, love for theater like her momma does!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Here's to a fabulous Monday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011

We had a great Halloween! Full of Boo at the Zoos to local Halloween parades! Trick or Treating was one of Claire's favorite things! She was SO excited and kept announcing her excitement all day long! This year she was the cutest little cupcake I've ever seen! Once I heard about the cupcake outfit, I knew that's what I wanted her to be. Two of my favorite things all rolled into one: Claire and cupcakes! I love holidays that are full of amazing memories! I can't wait to see what every Halloween has in store for us! I just know that every year keeps getting better and better!

Here are some pictures from our Halloween adventures:

C.C. and I out and about Trick or Treating
Our little cupcake on Halloween night.

Boo at the Zoo with her buddy, Brayden

Halloween Parade

I am Thankful for...

I know it's the 4th of November so I will just make sure to do 4 "I am Thankful for" today. I think this is a perfect way to make you think hard about what you are truly thankful for in your life. No matter how big or small, I think it's important to acknowledge it!

I am Thankful for:

1. My husband, I could do what I do with out him. He is my rock!

2. Claire. There are no words to describe how much I love her and am thankful for her. She's amazing and is truly a miracle from God. I am so blessed to have her in my life!

3. My Parents. They have helped us out so many times since before Eric and I got married. They are amazing and I love them so much!

4. Our Girls. They are the sweetest most annoying dogs you will ever meet. Claire loves them and they love Claire. They are part of our family and I love that!

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