Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Homefront News

First off....we want to wish this soon to be new member of our family, Rhyon a safe return from his current deployment to Afghanistan. We're so proud of you!
Hoping these next 7 months fly by for him and us.
Stay safe and we're praying for you!

These to never cease to amaze me. They both just got granted some amazing scholarships for school and some fabulous internships.
Stephanie will be headed to Iowa for the summer.
She'll be doing an internship at Iowa State University.
Thinking I will be paying her a visit...
considering there has to be fabulous antique shopping there!
Melissa will be finally a little closer to home.
She got an internship in Pendleton with NRCS.
Now she'll only be 6 hours by car instead of 6 hours by plane.
You girls make your Momma proud!
Keep up the good work!

This little beauty just celebrated her 25th Birthday!
I can't believe it!
It just seems like yesterday she was the little baby!

And rounding off this week....
Brian turns 22.

Boy these kids are growing up!
Just seems like yesterday they were following me around
like little ducklings.

So proud of them all for all there accomplishments!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friends and Laughter = Happiness

I've been reading a lot lately about the importance of girlfriends in your life for your well being and happiness.
And I completely agree!
I've been lucky enough to meet some of the most amazing women,
whom I consider best friends.
We've come together in this wonderful art world and have made relationships that I am so excited about.
It's not just about art...even though that's how it started.
It's about friendships, families, business and just being silly.

How often do you get that at home in the hustle and bustle of it all???

You can just let loose....and laugh! and I mean really LAUGH!!
How often can you steal cupcakes from someone else's room
(yes Stacy and I did that...thought I was gonna pee my pants from laughing so hard)
stick chopsticks up your nose,
(that was Colleen...not me)
tell silly jokes and laugh! Laugh at yourself and your friends!
Just be a kid again!
I want to thank you all for being a part of this amazing life of mine!
(and thankful my husband gets it and knows how important it is for me)

I've gotten to spend lots of time with these few amazing ladies below
and many more I don't have pictures of.
But these girls're the best a girl could ask for!
Thanks for being my travel buddies and partners-in-crime!

Thanks from the bottom of my heart
for being

Me, Kerry Lynn, Colleen and Stacy
and once the laughing started
there's no stopping it!

Karla, Natalie, and Iva

Our crafting moments!

Our rain soaked day in the Garmet District in LA...totally worth it!

Waiting from yummies at the cafe!

Shea, Debbie, Colleen, Me, Stacy and Natalie
and yes....Birds of a Feather Flock Together!

and notice......we're all smiles! That's a healthy dose of happiness I would say!