Wow it has been a long time since I posted on my blog. So much has happened in the last 5 months. Many changes in our household. Some are great. Some not so great. But that is just how life goes.
I created this little chicken card to send out to my family and some cold friends in the Midwest. I used all my old unloved Spellbinders dies. They were so anxious to come out and play. How could I refuse their pleas. I chose the egg, banner, hearts and a circle punch for the eyes. I embossed the body with my heart folder. Just a simple creation packed with love.
I have spent a great deal of time back home this fall and winter. My dad has not been well and we had some quality time at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. He has gone through rehab now for a stroke and surgery for a brain bleed. It was some scary times. Hug on your loved ones every day. Each day is a blessing. Christmas day I shot this photo as we walked to an outdoor hay ride. My dad usually drives but my brother stepped in this year. We always freeze but sing at the top of our lungs and then come back to the farm for hot chocolate. What could be better than that?
I also started on a weight loss/get healthy journey last January. I have had amazing results. When you are my age it is extremely difficult to lose weight but I am on track. I also started working out at a Crossfit gym and have made so many wonderful Christian friends. I think God pointed me in the right direction on this one. But then again doesn't he always. Lastly I am so proud of this bunch. They are all my pride and joy and it is a blessing to be their mom.
Hopefully I still have few followers out there. I know many of you have emailed me or messaged me on Facebook wondering where I have been. Quality family time. Hoping that 2014 will be a better year for my family but still feel very thankful for what I have and what is yet to come.