Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay, so I lied!

I know, I know...I never posted a picture of that haircut (going again tomorrow to get it cut and highlighted -- yes, I admit that my hair color is partially fake). Not gonna promise to post a pic -- if you're on facebook, you can see photos of me there. :)

I keep talking about doing better about blogging, but still I suck. Maybe it's because I don't have much to write about. Maybe I'm just lazy. Or maybe I have too much to write about (yeah, that's not it). I guess once I have kids I'll do better. :) No, I'm not pregnant. That I will post on here right away. :)

My 30th birthday (December 13th) was AWESOME! Walter and my friends threw me a surprise party the end of November (Scavenger hunt -- Chicago Cubs and Bears theme -- ROCK ON!). My sister is amazing -- she went around town hiding clues THREE DAYS AFTER HAVING A BABY! That's incredible. Maybe one day I'll be as cool as her. ;) The day of my birthday was busy but great -- lunch with the fam at Egg Harbor in downtown Naperville, Walter surprised me with our own mini-celebration, Growth Group Christmas party in the evening. I am so loved and so blessed.

We had a wonderful Christmas (celebrated with BOTH families that day -- kind of crazy!) and a fun New Year's Eve/Day.

I am so excited for 2009 and all the possibilities. Even with the slow economy, my jewelry business continues to thrive. I've reduced my hours at Livingstone to spend more time focused on it and to clean the house -- he he. Plus, I'll be able to go to Women's Bible Study at church (for those of you who might not know, this is HUGE because I tend to avoid women groups where I have to share, etc.). With the regular hours Walter has with his new job, he seems to have a new lease on life -- rested, less stressed, and enjoying the time with me. It's SO great to have him around. The end of February, we are going on a Carribean cruise -- SO PUMPED!! It will be great to get away. This replaces the Alaskan cruise we were supposed to go on this past September and had to cancel at the last second.

This past Sunday, Walter's brother, Mario, and his wife, Micki, came over to hang out (Mario was painting our laundry room -- AMAZING painter...I can give you his number). Micki and I get along super well. We had a lot of time to talk and it was AWESOME! I'm thankful for her.

Not sure what else to say...I'm supposed to be working...my nieces are ADORABLE...my friend Amanda has one of the cutest babies ever (he he -- I know you're one of the only people who read this blog!)...Julie's girl, Kate, is precious (shout outo to my other reader)...

Oh yeah! We have our Regional Rally for my Premier Designs jewelry business this Friday and Saturday in Des Moines, IA and GUESS WHAT?! They asked me to sing at it!! I'm so excited. Pray for me -- I sing Saturday afternoon. :)

Seriously, God has bless me with amazing friends and an amazing Growth Group. I have really begun to experience for the first time what true Christian community is -- they have surrounded Walter and I with love and care.

2009 is going to be great. I can tell. I can't wait to see what God has in store this year.