Nothing But Purple: 2016   

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

First Born - Connor Boy

Connor Boy

You are my first born son.  The one I wanted because I wanted to start a family. 

At first I fumbled around, I'm still fumbling around because you are always growing and need to be taught how to be an independent, self sustaining, human being one day without me. 

At six months old you were already too smart for your own good.  You knew what you wanted and you got it. You went after it.

You started walking just as you were turning a year old. That year went by so fast, I couldn't catch my breathe.  We celebrated you on your birthday and had so much fun.

Fast forward to now, already eleven years old, I worry about stuff that I shouldn't be worrying about until you're much older.  I still worry about because you are my child! I worry about whether you will choose to do the right thing versus the wrong thing. I worry that one day you'll choose your dad over me. 

I'm happy to say that I am proud of you for making the choice to finish cub scouts and to continue with Boy Scouts. You will achieve Eagle Scout, I believe in you! 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Origami Owl Spring Reveal Day 1

I love these #charmojis! Charm emojis!

These are just a small taste of the spring collection! Tomorrow is day 2 of the reveal. I can't wait to see more of the collection and share it with you. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Little Leo

Leo is a mixed breed pup. I was told that he was an American Eskimo Spitz/spaniel mix but as he has gotten older  and I've seen a few English Setters, Leo is looking a lot like the English Setter breed.

Last year was a bit rough, although Leo is an easy dog to train, he had to live with a friend, Alicia, who was glad to help me until I was able to find a place that would allow pets to live with the tenants.  He enjoyed the pup he played with but I knew he missed me. Nala was a great friend for him.

I take Leo to the dog park because at my apartment complex there isn't an area for the dogs to run around outside. They have to be on a leash. Leo loves the dog park. He'll run and run and run and never seem to run out of steam until I tell him it's time to go.

Once we get back in the car and moving, he falls asleep right a way.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016 New Year New Adventures!

I graduate from Full Sail University with my Bachelors degree last March! I took myself and my kids down there for a few days. We had a blast. They didn't want to leave Daytona Beach. I am making it a goal of mine to make it back down there again at some point! 

Connor turned 10, James turned 9, then I turned 31. Last year wasn't very exciting other than us going to Florida and my business trip top Chicago in July.  

Halloween came and gone, Thanksgiving too.

Then it was Christmas. Boys had a blast. They enjoyed they're gifts. Our new puppy, Leo is doing wonderful. He's always by my side. He doesn't like when I leave him alone. Leo is an easy going pup. I hardly have issues with him. He listens to me and knows when I'm disappointed in his behavior.

My life as a single mother has it's challenges but I wouldn't be the person I am today without overcoming those challenges. One of those challenges was finally realizing the people I want, not only in my life but my children's lives as well.

I have a new job at Panera Bread. Today was my fourth day. It is different than McDonald's and Papa John's. There are more ingredients to remember what goes on what sandwich and which salad. There's also remembering the different types of breads that are baked. 

I am still an Independent Designer with Origami Owl. My three  year anniversary is this year, I'm excited. 2016 is THE year to join Origami Owl! So much has changed and the 2017 incentive trip is amazing!

My Pepper Girl had to be put down just recently. That was difficult.

I'm not sure how often I'll post but I'll slowly get back into the swing of blogging again. I like to write and have gotten a lot better.

It is now time for me to climb my happy butt into bed. Goodnight.