Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
As usual I am back, apologizing for being among the missing. Summer 2010....a blurrrrrr......
I literally didn't post for a whole summer. Not intentional by any means. The girls, Chris, and I had an amazingly relaxing summer really. No concerts to report, no vacations...instead we dealt with health issues, but were able to relax through it all. But through all that went on, the one thing that came out of it all is that the family unity that we sometimes don't always feel among the five of us was restored, revived, and renewed. Things always happen for a reason and trying to find the positive among this summers happenings that is what I found when I dug deep.
The kids summer was amazing filled with fun filled days by the pool with Grammie & Pop. They played with friends, spent evenings playing manhunt, and went without a care in the world as summers should be. For that I am grateful. I am grateful to have parents that live a few streets away and are always there for me and my family whenever needed. I am grateful to have friends that make my world happy. I am grateful to do what I love for a living and able to put it aside while I cared for myself and my family this summer. My days may feel endless sometimes, but, I am grateful for the amazing life I have been privileged to live.
In July I went in for a hysterectomy. The date became closer than anticipated when they pushed the date up by two weeks at the last minute. Olivia spent her days waking up early and going to her high school soccer practices everyday. Right before the final week of practice she was running and fell and broke her leg. Not a great way to start high school. And then to top the summer off, Chris DeLuca had gastric bypass surgery in August, and is doing really, really well. He stayed in the hospital for three days and again my mom & dad stepped up to the plate. As of now he has lost over 35 lbs. (i'm a little jealous!)
But now I am back to teaching, designing, and holding the monthly crops for Scrap-en-dip-ity. I am loving the newest products that are coming out after CHA and have lots of class ideas in my head!
Keep checking back to see what I am up to and where I am teaching next!