Christmas is Coming

Well I just don’t know how the time passes so FAST! I remember my mom saying, “just wait till you get older, it starts to fly by!” Oh dear, I guess I am older now. Anyhow this morning is busy busy, trying to get out the door, pack, cook, make sure everything is done, emails returned, forms sent, sort of morning! Probably shouldn’t even be posting on the personal blog, but hey I realized I hadn’t posted about christmas yet! 

Here is a quick shot of the christmas cheer, and of course my partner in crime, Lola. Wish I had more time to post about all the Christmas Decor, but like usual I have procrastinated to the extreme! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. We will be with my family in Pullman, and as soon as I get home I am going to will time to slow down so I can enjoy every second of it! Pete has already made me promise to not talk or think about work while we are down there, Just love that guy. Anyway, Merry Christmas!


Rose, Pete, and Lola too



Remembering a Rainy Day

Today I was remembering my Grandpop. It has been almost a year exactly since he passed away. Last year we also lost my Uncle Gary. I miss them all the time. When we went over to Seattle last January for the memorial service, we stopped to visit where my Dad grew up. The damp drizzle that is the Puget Sound surrounded us as we watched Dad  take  a few moments to remember his old home.

I loved so many things about my Grandpop, his laugh, his smile, his winks. He loved his family so much, even though we did not get to see him very often. Remembering that day on the water, after the service, I have a feeling best described as homesick. I am not sad, I am not regretful, just wanting to see my Grandpop and hear his laugh again.

Christmas is always my favorite time of year, but also the time I miss those the most who made it so bright. I think it is good to get a dose of grief early in life, as odd as that might sound. I miss my Grandpop and Uncle Gary, I will always feel the loss of their life, yet I remember them with love, and choose to keep loving those I have in my life. I understand now, more completely, how each day is a gift.

I guess I have a better grip on not taking my life for granted. I am only given so many days to walk out my calling here in earth. Today I am remembering, that my home is not here, that all the world and earthy things will pass away, and the only thing truly eternal is the Lord. Jesus’s words in John 10:27 ring in my mind.

 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” 

I love and miss you Grandpop. I am glad you are with Grandma now, Merry Christmas.

Time Flies.

Six Months ago today, Peter and I were married. I can’t believe how fast the times goes!  Now it’s almost Christmas, life just keeps on moving. I am trying to enjoy every moment of this time in our lives, just the two of us figuring out how to love each other better every day. I feel extremely blessed to have Pete as my husband, and am looking forward to what lies ahead for us in the months and years to come. Enjoy a few photos from our special day this past June. To see our full wedding blog by the amazing Ifong Chen click here.

What I’ve Been Up To

As some of you may know, I have decided to do the Bridal Festival this coming January here in Spokane. I am very excited about it. I have been spending lots of time preparing my marketing materials, organizing my ideas, and psyching myself up! My friend Kelsey Grauke of Kelsey Grauke Interiors is helping me design my vendor booth. You should all check out her site, she’s awesome! Here is just one of the new pieces I have for the booth, also looks great in my office work space right now, and someday my studio. Just LOVE the color! Tiffany Blue anyone?

In the weeks to come I will be working on cranking out more albums, accordion books, fliers, and searching the thrift stores and shabby chic boutiques.  Thanks to all of you who are helping me make my vision come to life.