Enjoying Life’s Moments:
I have so much I’m thankful for and I enjoy everyday, even through craziness and struggles. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, my life is far from perfect. I complain a LOT (especially to those closest to me), I get upset and angry, I cry, BUT, there is still so much I am thankful for. There are moments EVERY single day to enjoy! I want to share some of the things that have made me smile since my surgery on August 2nd – maybe they will bring smiles to your faces and encourage you to think about some moments that you’re thankful for and enjoy in the everyday!
This perfect Sunset was what I drove home to after dropping my kids off at Dean and Carrie’s to spend the night before the first part of my surgery. Dean and Carrie Duehring have been beyond words the most amazing help and support these past few months. They have gone so far above and beyond doing anything a friend should do. I saw a Home decor project that said “Dark nights turn into new mornings and friends turn into family, that’s what you are” – That’s what THEY are! I don’t know how God put them into my life like He did, but I couldn’t be more thankful for how He works everything here in Wisconsin for me and the kids, but WOW! It’s huge!
The kids playing in the tree while we were getting the van fixed in a last minute trouble we had when I had to drive Britten back to Chicago. Again, timing I could not have planned myself but wow if I can’t say I’m not thankful how that worked out and we were kept safe!!!
I’ve been “Culverized” since moving to Wisconsin, and their icecream (minus the toppings right now) are the bestest thing in the world to recover from any kind of surgery, but especially the tooth kind! Carrie took me for my surgery and I’m pretty sure the first thing I said to her when I was in recovery was “Can we go get Culver’s now?” lol The sweet friend that she is, took me right over and we enjoyed Mint Chip Milkshakes…Oh Yeah Baby! Sean even went out the one night while he was here just to get me a Culver’s Root Beer Float…if you know Culvers, they have even BETTER Root Beer than ice cream and that’s saying a LOT and certainly something to enjoy!
The other awesome blessing and certainly yummy one has been from my church family, Community Church of Oshkosh, WI they brought over SO MUCH FOOD for us to enjoy through recovery and they kept it all soft and just wonderful! This was some SUPER YUMMY chicken Enchiladas that I had to chop up super fine to swallow down, but it was sooo worth it! Just awesome how they really don’t know me that well, but just came to do this. My church family in PA would do meals as well especially after having new babies, but this was just so nice!
These actually SAY “Enjoy the Moments” The new Scrapbands came out that are the Enjoy the Moments Collection in my FAV colors and they are awesome! Michelle and Stacy are the wonderful ladies that own the Scrapbands company, we had a fabulous meal together in Chicago after CHA and we realized we are no longer business partners but now Scrappin’ Family. They are awesome and such an encouragement to me and I’m so thankful that this collection is something that they did! I just LOVE it and I’m sure you will too! You can check it out at www.ScrapBands.com There are 4 Large bands in the collection that are just so perfectly ME! hehee
There had been a LOT of catching up to do with the business side of AboveRubiesStudio.com – and its been almost too much to handle some days right now so I’m trying to step back from certain things and focus on what I love to do most, but today, during the kids last day of VBS, and really my first REAL time out of the house, I went to Starbucks to work! I haven’t had a good: “Starbucks Grande Vanilla Latte in a Venti Cup with a Pump of Toffee Nut and extra Whip” (*insert breath) in a LONNGGG time, I have only had two of these since moving to WI! (and yes I know a Diva order if there ever was one LOL) It was so nice to sit there, in the bustle of a Coffee shop with my fav drink a yummy peaches and cream muffin and my work answering Customer Service emails and catching up where I can! Doing a stressful thing it was least stressful there in that moment and I enjoyed it a lot!
I am getting SO SUPER DUPER UPER excited for Cropped Event! We have so much stuff that I just know is going to be chatting with each of you during the event, posting pics and new videos of different creations from so many awesome and talented designers! We just have so much planned and so many prizes that are going to be given out! There is still SO much work to do its crazy, but with a little more time (just over a month away) it’s all coming together and the Mystery Boxes are almost Sold Out! If you have no idea what I’m talking about you can visit www.CroppedEvent.com. I’m just excited and Britten is coming back up to WI and Carrie and Melissa and Karlee and so many friends will be here having so much fun together! Can’t wait to see you there!
The LAST thing I have to say I’m thankful for and I SO enjoy is:
Comments from YOU all that bring me to absolute tears and joy and thankfulness! I do read these comments and they mean the world to me! Even though they are TO me, I have to repost the link to these comments HERE: It’s beyond words I want to thank EACH one of you that provided the smile gifts – they more than brought smiles and it will be used for nothing but GOOD to those who need it! THANK YOU – You know what you did!
I really would LOVE to see pics of things that YOU are thankful for and that you enjoy! You can post them on facebook and tag Above Rubies Studio or use my inlinkz form below!