Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear Hubs,
You are amazing! Thank you for being my rock. 

Dear Jen,
Can't believe it had been so long since we got to visit. Glad you came to town.

Dear Erin Condren,
You did it again! Another year to plan and no disappointments on your part:)

Dear iPhone 5,
Sorry I just got your older no so cool sibling a few months back, looks like I'll have to admire you from a far.

Dear Fall TV,
YAY! Sweeps week, can't wait for the weekend to watch all of my fav shows from this week.

Dear Paypal,
I would really like to print my own international postage labels from home, can we work on that please?

Dear March,
Can you hurry I have 2 awesome trips scheduled and I'm ready!

Dear Private Practice,
I have to say, I never would have guessed! but I loved all of it!

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Thankful Thursday

So many things to be thankful for...

I'm thankful for my amazing husband, without him I'm not sure what I would do. I thank God everyday for putting us together. 

I'm thankful for my parents, no matter how often I talk to them (sadly weekly now) They are excited to hear from me and listen to my silly jokes. 

I'm thankful for my church, The Austin Stone is amazing and every time I'm there I feel His presence. The music moves my heart and God speaks.

I'm thankful for my job, in a time when some many are without. I have a job I enjoy, oh and I get paid to snuggle babies. 

I'm thankful for all of the amazing friends I have made through blogging. I can't wait to meet some of you @ Refresh in March.

Linking up with:

Thankful Thursdays Buttona punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

The Fontenot FourElf House Chronicles

ButtonThursday Link-Up

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear Elle Dee Designs,
I'm so happy that you are keeping my busy! I think its time to get us some help. I promise I'll work on it.

Dear Blog,
I can't say that I am sorry enough, I hate that you are so neglected. 

Dear Tisa,
You are working too hard at your new job and I miss our daily emails. 

Dear Rachel, My hair stylist,
You rock! I love my cut and I love my new color. Thanks for making my day.

Dear Crystal Light,
What would I do without you. 

Dear Gym,
I think we can agree that our relationship is best when we met during lunch and after work. This 0600 meet up seems to end up in my forgetting my bra, and going to work with my bikini top under my scrubs. Just isn't going to work out for me. 

Dear Dino Hoodie,
Who would have thought you would ever be so popular?

Dear Mom and Dad,
I miss you!

Dear Hubs,
I'm very proud of you for working so hard, dedicating your free time to school. Thanks for still making time for me.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Letter

I'm back! I hope for good. Probably not everyday, but maybe a few times a week. I just have so many things on my mind and I need somewhere to get them all out! Fridays are my favorite post. Its the one post that starts early in the week and is added to all week long as inspiration finds me. 

Dear Tisa,
I have had too much fun these past two weekends hanging out. So glad you are my bestie. 

Dear Hubs,
I wish I could make it all better. Being sick on top of stressed is no good. Boo! I'm very proud of you!

Dear Snacks,
i love you, but you gotta go.

Dear Jen,
Good Luck today on your Boards! You can do this!!

Dear Groceries, 
How did you get so expensive? $220 on 1 shopping trip? That's straight up crazy.

Dear Gym,
Why does my favorite call have to be right before lunch and right before I get off of work. Move it down back 30 minutes and I'd be there everyday!

Dear Mom and Dad,
I miss you! 

Dear Sewing Machine,
We have a serious date for this weekend. You know what I'm talking about, 4-0 Dino hoodies  to make!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Craftcation anyone?

I know that sounds funny, Craftcation, as in Craft/Vacation? Yes it is and so much more too! We did it, the bestie and I have bought tickets, booked hotels and would be packing our bags if it wasn't still 6 long months away. I am really hoping that time flies by.

Craftcation Conference - Craft Convention and Small Business Conference

To get the full skinny click {HERE}

I am so excited that I am having a "girl's weekend" away from home to craft and learn tons of insights on how to grow my business into something even more amazing! The full line up of workshops won't be out for a few more weeks, but I spent some time yesterday looking through the workshops from last year and trying to get a feel for what I would like to attend. 

Each morning they have Deep Stretching or Yoga, I'm totally there, but my bestie/roomie has already told me she will be drinking her coffee on the beach until I am finished...Maybe I can talk her into it, I do have 6 months. 

Workshops vary from Business Accounting {totally there} to Canning and Preserves {probably not my thing so much}.  Tons of Social Media for your Business, Website Building, Sewing and don't forget about the 80's Dance Party Social. All in all I have been looking for something like this for a while and I couldn't be more excited. 

The icing on my cake...It's on the BEACH! That's right Ventura California here I come. 4 days at a beach front hotel in the Spring. I can't think of a better conference to go to. I better start working on my outfit for that 80's party now so I can get it just right;)

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sweet Words to My Ears

My husband has a friend, a coworker that he has gotten to know over the years we've been here in Austin. He is a nice man with a lovely wife. We have had dinner with them a few times and Hubs has spent some time with his coworker socially. 

For some background, My husband has grown amazingly in his personal walk with Christ in the past years. He amazes me daily with his love, dedication and steadfastness to focus on Christ. He is open with his faith at work and in his daily life. He enjoys conversations where he can share a sermon topic or a scripture with his friends. Recently the men he works with have asked questions, some have started to read their Bibles more regularly. There is one that stands out...

My new prayer
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Back to that special couple, My Husband recently received the follow text message:

It's a new day and I am a new man in a different place than when you last saw me brother. I thanked God for placing you in my life when I prayed last night and this morning he told me to honor him by letting you know this. He wants you to know that you lead by example in the way you live your life and that your example has been noticed and is a blessing to me. I want you to know this and to know that I am now "all in" thanks to people like you. Keep doing what you are doing because it works. God bless you and Lani.

Wow! As you can imagine Hubs and I were not expecting this! I cried, I was so happy for this man. A phone conversation soon followed this text and Hubs came to find out that recently the wife of this sweet man had also declared her faith in Christ and chosen to live for Him. She was overseas undergoing IVF and leaned of Christ in her time of weakness. Sadly it was not successful and no baby was to come of the treatment. Yet she did not turn away, she continued to read her Bible and reach for Christ.

 I am happy to say that months later, both this husband and wife are now living for Christ and soon will have a beautiful child coming that they will be able to share this love with. 

So the lesson of this story is that your everyday actions matter, your language, your attitude, the love you show a stranger, everything! you never know what impressionable person is watching and listening. Don't you want to influence them in a positive way?

Haha. I love this.
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