Sunday, December 27, 2009

And lest you not forget...

Dear Erin-

This year has been one that I know you will forget in the future year.  The reason I know this is because...well you have forgotten the finer details of every year so far.  We aren't sure if it is becuase of the fast pace that you choose to run your life or an early bout of alzheimer's, but none the less writing some things down to remind yourself of 2009 is a good idea.

Don't ever forget the health of your children during this year.  How the doctor still doesn't know at least one of your children because they are so rarely unhealthy and how even if there were a medical necessity there was insurance to provide for those needs.  And never forget how your husband was able to find the medication necessary to take the pain away from his long term injury.  How he lost weight only because he was able to move again, and how even though he frustrates you at times - has been more active with the girls enjoying the pool and wrestling on the carpet with them without wincing in pain.

Please don't ever forget how you were blessed with more work than you needed at times.  Not only for yourself but for your husband as well.  For the different training opportunities that you both had to furthur your jobs and the many customers that you were blessed to have been brought your way.  This has not always been the case.  And in the grand scheme of things this has been a rather easy year financially.

Don't forget how you never had a vehicle in the shop.  There was never a need for major repair or accidents regarding a vehicle.

Don't forget how this year we didn't bury anyone in our family or group of friends and how at this very moment  you don't have to worry about a terminally ill friend or family member.

Don't forget how your children served those in need this year.  How our church provides opportunities for them to actually show others how God loves them through acts of kindness and serving.  Never forget how happy this made them and how proud you were that they were so wonderful towards others who were in need. 

Don't forget how God orchastrated the sale of a home and timing of Sean's settlement to show that even when Sean was in pain and we questioned His goodness, He had a plan.  This still remains something that you are in awe of this year.

God has been good, that is no doubt.  We don't deserve his goodness in our lives, marriage and family.  We are blessed beyond measure and give GOD the glory!

Praise Him in 2010!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's HERE!!!!! It's HERE!!!!!

My brand spankin new hot of the presses spring/summer 10' catalog!!!!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and can't wait to get out and show everyone! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Before and After

Before(literally...I think RIGHT before he started the Biggest Loser Competition)

And this was just a few minutes ago in our living room...p.s.-Sean needs new clothes, pardon the baggy jeans!

Friday, December 11, 2009

How 12 weeks can change your outlook

My husband is a fighter. 

When he was a pre-teen and teen he was an actual fighter, and his ring of choice was inside the walls of a judo studio.  I didn't know him then.

He is still a fighter.

He fought through the pain that he was in during the time that he walked on torn ligaments to ensure that our family was still provided for.  I had no idea how much pain he must have taken head on.

And he continues to fight.

On Wednesday Sean will go through another step of his recovery for his ankle injury when he undergoes a pain block. 

In the meantime he has fought through another challenge.  His very last weigh in for the local Biggest Loser competition is tomorrow morning! As of tomorrow morning he will have lost 51 pounds in 12 weeks!  Crazy right?  I know!  I had no idea just how competitive he was.  I thought I was WAY more competitive, but he has proved yet again just how much of a fighter he is.  For me...I don't honestly care if he wins!  I am the winner!  I have learned SO much about my husband during these last 12 weeks, and I am just bursting with pride!

So wish us luck!  I am taking the girls out to see the results tomorrow morning at 11:30am so that I can get some pictures!  I am THRILLED to have the opportunity to show the girls that hard work pays off, and will update when I get the results.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowy Days Make Me Sleepy!

But unfortunatly...snow days don't make Grace I must stay awake with her :)