Thursday, July 9, 2009

{Looking Ahead}

Have you ever felt like absolutely everything in your life is going well? That there's nothing at all to be upset about but lots of things that bring you joy? That's how I feel right now. So I thought I'd share a few of the things that I'm looking forward to that are making me smile right now.

1. Tomorrow Cory and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! Woo-hoo! We have actually lined up a sitter who isn't related to us so we can go out to dinner and maybe catch a movie afterwards. I can't wait!

2. On Saturday morning we are heading to State College for Arts Fest. We've never been to the Arts Fest before and we both love artsy-fartsy things like that. It should be fun! PLUS, we are meeting family there for a cookout. My cousin just had her second baby a month ago and I have yet to meet the little gal OR her big brother. In fact, I see my dad's side of the family very rarely, so I'm really looking forward to spending some time with them.

3. On Tuesday I found out that I was chosen to be on a Creative Team (CT) for a digi designer! I'm very excited about this and can't wait to start scrappin' with her stuff. More details will come once I know more . . .

4. Dixon has started doing lots of new things: he is finally figuring out how to get his thumb in his mouth, he holds his head up on his own, and he smiles and coos a lot. He's so darn cute! It won't be long before he'll be bouncing in the exersaucer, something Cory really looks forward to. (I really don't know why.)

5. The girls are gearing up for a busy remainder of July. Next week they have swimming lessons, the following week they have Tinkerbell Dance Camp, and the week after that is Vacation Bible School. I love seeing them doing activities that are fun and make them happy. I especially love knowing that Cory and I are giving them happy childhood memories.

6. After almost three months of not doing a Tastefully Simple party, I'm anxious to start partying again. My first post-baby party is next week and I can't wait!

7. Speaking of Tastefully Simple, in a month Dixon, my mother, my sister and I will fly to Minneapolis for National Conference. Yippee! This conference is SO much fun and so motivating. I can't wait to go again this year! I'm very blessed that my mother is able to come along to care for Dixon while I'm in session. She did this two years ago when Jen brought Kari along so she knows what she's in for!

8. I've set a goal to lose 15 pounds by Christmas and I'm going to do it. I am! I'm ready to get back to my fit shape and get rid of my soft belly. And I'm really ready to start wearing all the cute clothes in my closet!

9. A brand spanking new HP laptop is being built for me as we speak! My current Dell laptop is almost six years old and is slower than molasses. It takes to do anything on it! I finally broke down and ordered a new HP with a super fast processor. I can hardly wait for it to get here!

Life is good and it's going to get better each day. I hope you have lots to look forward to, too!


  1. So happy for you!! Congrats on the CT and everything else! :)

  2. Loved reading this post! Becky and I are having a great time in New York City! Can't wait to see you and the bunchkins soon!