Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

So excited to ring in a new year! I just love the hope and promise that a new year brings. So much to look forward to in the new year. The snuggle time a snowstorm brings with an unexpected day off, and the thrill a fresh spring day brings after a long Michigan winter. Summer fun and camping and the crisp feel of fall in the air with the holidays looming on the horizon. There is much to look forward to for our family in 2012. We have new niece or nephew arriving this summer! I so love planning a layette to send that matches the new baby's nursery. New plans are underway to expand the reaches of Laurie Lou Studio and new merchandise, too. This year also brings the promise of living for my Dad and enjoying the things he used to before he fell sick and needed a transplant. We are so blessed that he has this extra time and is responding so well to the new liver and kidney. Happy New Year and may blessings be many in 2012!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sweet Sixteen

Well she did it, she went and turned sixteen. Such a sweet girl she is, and such a hard worker. We went with a Parisien theme since she has recently discovered a love of the french language. So this year she is taking an accelerated 2nd and 3rd year combined french just so she can go to France as a junior next year! When she sets her mind to it she accomplishes whatever she wants! So proud of you Bailey! Happy Birthday my sweetie pie!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Girls Weekend in Montague

Omg the best time ever at the beach even though it was a blustery 24° in Montague. My girlfriend invited us to hang this weekend for some time away from our numerous kids and what fun we had in this beautiful beach house. We dubbed our selves the Rah Rah girls as our daughters all cheer for the high school competitve cheer team. Its rare for such great bonding time especially since 2 of us have 4 or more kids (Julie has 5 including a set of triplets) ! There is always a sporting event to attend or for me the possibility of a craft show which the one this past weekend I was wait listed for thankfully! I felt so guilty going but I found my patience while I was gone! Amazing how that happens!

Hope you all are finding some for yourself during this time of year with all the stressful hustle and bustle. I can face the week ahead with a smile as my daughter turns 16 yikes! and last minute presents to prepare and ship! Have a great one!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Its craft show week

I spent Saturday in lovely Hartland Michigan and met some great people. Caught up with my sister-in-law who was nice enough to help me out. My mother in law is helping me out tomorrow here in Plymouth at the Farrand Elementary Santa Shop and we always have grand time cackling away. What are you doing 18 days before Christmas?

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Girl time in Lake Forest

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Bailey and I had a great time on a girls only trip to Chicago over the Thanksgiving holiday! We used my new phone to sneak a picture of this cool bike in the store window in a Lake Forest bike shop. It was my favorite robin's egg blue and had great slashes of orange in retro designs with a groovy white seat and handle bars. The only thing I didn't love was the 900$ price tag. Yikes! More later just wanted to try posting from my phone, and yeah! it worked! Now off to finish preparing for my show this weekend, in Heartland Michigan. Wish me luck!