Let's try to get caught back up! It has been a whirlwind around here, but I'll do my best to recap one quarter of the year in one post - as briefly as possible and with photos of course!
We'll stick with chronological order - how about that? Ready, let's go!
Stella & Dot Holiday Season
October was the beginning of the best selling season of the year and it also happened to be my first Holiday season with Stella & Dot. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I had an average of 6 shows booked each month so I stayed busier than normal. It was so successful but more importantly it was fun, fun, fun!
Wyatt as Michael Jackson & Amelia as Thumblina
with Mimi & Papa
with Mimi & Papa
Wyatt had Michael's dance moves down and was happy to break into moonwalking upon request. Amelia was a cute little Thumblina, but quickly had to change into warmer clothes because it was cold that night!
October brought one of the toughest decisions I've had to make in my life. After working with my mom for five amazing years, I made the bittersweet change to stay home full time while pursuing my growing Stella & Dot business. While we all knew it is was the best decision for our family, I still struggled with the transition. Of course, mom has been so understanding and is one of my biggest cheerleaders. Thanks mom!
Our Home - For SaleWe found a spec home that we really loved and decided to make the jump to put our house on the market. If our home sells, then we'll plan to pursue purchasing the spec home and if that spec home sells before our home does then maybe we'll just build that spec ourselves. We'll see, but I can tell you I am so ready for a basement and a mud room!
It was here before we knew it! The kids were so excited and it really is all about them - it is so wonderful to see the joy on their faces. We did our best to remind them of what the season is really all about, but we didn't bake our Birthday cake for Jesus this year like we have in previous years. We'll have to make sure not to miss that again next year - you'll have to hold us accountable for next year, okay?!
New Year's Eve
Basement and Mud Room here we come! What a way to finish the year! We accepted an offer on our home on New Year's Eve day after our home was on the market for just 35 days. What a surprise!
We celebrated that evening with our bestest friends Kelly and Jansen - again, the perfect ending to an year full of changes that we never anticipated.
We are hopeful and eager to see what 2010 brings to all of us.