Friday, October 31, 2008

The whole shebang!

Ok everyone, grab a coffee, put your feet up because here they are.. the full photo shoot of my family done by the amazing Randi Gallant! I was so excited to see the link in my email this morning I wanted to call her and thank her right then, but of course, it was WAY early, so I had to wait until Noon.. but none the less.. I'm tickled pink about the images and can not say nearly enough about Randi Gallant and her wonderful talent!!

So with no further ado..

Click here and enjoy!!

Love you Randi! You rock!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Family - A professional shoot by photographer Randi Gallant

On Sunday, October 18th, My family and I had our first ever professional family photo shoot with and amazing photographer Randi Gallant . What a wonderful talent she has! It was so easy and the kids had tons of fun as well. Below is a link to a preview of my beautiful family. And while you are there, take some time to look at Randi's other gorgeous work! You won't be disappointed. I know I wasn't!

Click here to view a preview of our Family Photoshoot!

Thanks again Randi! You are a true photography genius!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Morgan

Dear Morgan,

Today would have been your 11th birthday. I can imagine how beautiful you would be. I can see your smiling face glowing with joy at the sight of a big cake burning with candles. Your long beautiful hair pulled to the side so that you could bend over and blow out the candles. I wonder what wish you would make this year. Would you wish for world peace? Or something more attainable like a new cell phone? Or maybe a family vacation? I will never know.

I hope in heaven you are celebrating with the Lord and that he will give you big birthday hugs and kisses from me. I'm sure they will be more sweet than anything I can imagine.

I will see you again, my beloved daughter, and until then I will keep you in my heart.



Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So it's a short work week and this is only my second day working, but I'm EXHAUSTED!! Today was one of the most stressful days at work I've had and it wasn't even "people" related but more like technology related. Nothing went right and I had a boss who is out of town waiting for documents I just couldn't for the life of me get sent to him the way he wanted. I think I put more stress on myself though than he actually put on me.

In the end tho, like all things, it worked out. So my question for all of you reading is this... Why, when we know deep down that everything is going to work out fine, do we get so stressed out? I, for one, have struggled with this question for a very long time and still can't come up with an answer. Maybe one of you out there in cyberspace has the answer, and if you do I would love to hear what you think.

Today's Thankful Thoughts:

  • Forever, my fiance, Ben
  • A soft bed with warm blankets (bet you didn't see that one coming)
  • Blogspot - a place to express myself
  • My fiance's family and their love even tho we don't know each other as well as we would like.
  • Beautiful fall colors

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Crochet? Really?

As I was driving this morning ( most of my good thinking happens when I'm on my way to work) I again was pondering the subject I would blog about today and it struck me that the title of my blog is "Crochet Crazy" yet I've never blogged about my love of crochet or my current projects.

Now some may say that the title (and screen name I use for email and on Ravelry and on my business cards) may indicate my love of crochet but I think it more accurately describes the way my closest friends and family think of me.

I crochet every free moment I have. I do it because I love it. I love the feel of the different yarns passing through my fingers; I love the idea of something beautiful and functional evolving from a single strand of fiber; I love the peace it brings with the rhythmic motions that crochet inevitably evokes. My greatest joy is giving to those I love something I poured a little piece of myself into and seeing their faces light up with thankfulness.

I'm currently working feverishly making adult, teen and baby hats, scarves, booties and the like, for upcoming fall craft sales to help finance my impending wedding. And although I must admit I feel a bit under the gun ( the first sale being only 2 weeks away) I still find joy in the art and the thought of someone receiving one of my hand made items and wearing it in good health makes me smile.

Today's Thankful Thoughts:

  • The love of my life, forever and always, my Fiance, Ben
  • A good fresh haircut
  • The sound of rain on a metal roof and the ability to hear it
  • New friends
  • Old, but none the less dear, friends
Take a moment and think about things that you are thankful for today.. I bet you'll be surprised by the effect it has on the rest of your day :D

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

See this always happens ( and thankful things)

I have great intentions. I really do. But you know what they say about good intentions? Well.. I'm not going to say it. I'm sure it's on the web to look up if you really don't know.

But seriously, I start a blog ( or something of the like) get all fired up about it.. do it faithfully for a week or so (if I'm lucky) then I let life get in the way. Is this a fatal character flaw? I don't know.

I do know this - A great many times we let that monster called "life" get in the way of the really important things. Like spending time with our children or spouse; giving of our time to the needy; time spent in prayer. There just always, always, always seems to be something "better" or more important to do other than what we "should" be doing. It makes me sad to think of all the waisted moments spent surfing for the next crochet pattern, or watching the latest hot TV show or .. anything really, when that time could, and should, be spent creating a legacy with our lives. Weather or not we have children or a spouse.

Todays Thankful Thoughts:

  • Forever, always, with all my heart, my Fiance
  • The smile on my son's face after his first Jujitsu class
  • The peaceful look on my beautiful daughters face as she sleeps
  • Dog kisses
  • Peace - as brief and fleeting as it may be