Friday, January 28, 2011

change is good!

No. 1- 'Enjoy the little things'
it's been 3 years
(of blogging-well, i really haven't been a very good blogger. more like 'when i have time' blogger...).
i think a change is needed.
this is one of my lil' gals i sketched for the Sketchbook Project 2011 + here (coming soon... i still have to post my work on my profile).
i love this quote from Robert Brault, "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the BIG things."
it's so true. i know that it's easy to take things for granted, esp. in our world today.
but, i'm going to really work harder this year to make things count.
to take more risks. to make things happen. to do more things. to enjoy life more.
you much of my life really is filled with those 'little things' + to me those 'little things' end up being those very 'BIG THINGS' in my life.
1st. step, changing my header. i know it seems so minor. but to me, it's a step closer to one of my goals. this is allowing me to move in the right direction. to change something, do something differently. this is a for the hard part...following through. how about you? are you doing what you want? is there something that you want to change? i say...go for it...what do you have to lose but those wasted days...start something today and start ENJOYING!
hmmm... let's see what's in store for this year...ok. DEAL! until next time...have a sweet weekend!
au revoir xoxo

Thursday, January 27, 2011

make a wish...

today is your 'other' birthday.
happiest day to you, Pop. enjoy another sweet day...
love you...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happiest 70th +14th Birthdays to Papa + Isabel!

01.24.11 Happiest Birthday to my Poppy. You're 70 today. You actually have
2 b-days.
The next one will be this Thursday 01.27.11. You'll be 69.
Crazy, huh?
It's a long story and it all had to do with the mix-up when you first came to this country.
If it weren't for you and Mom, where would I be?
Where would all of your 5 kids be?
You and Mom sacrificed everything and came to this country with nothing.
You knew no one, you had nothing.
Now, look at you. 5 kids. 9 grandkids and
A whole lot of living...
Thank you for working so hard.
Thank you for never giving up.
Thank you for all you do for us.
Thank you for loving us.
We are so very proud of you...My munchkins, Tim + I adore you.
You deserve the best in life...
Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and more birthdays to come!
mahal kita, your 2nd born...


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

January~a new beginning...

*Package of Love to Dionne~ PIF + Bday gifts
Happy New Year!
Hoping everyone enjoyed all of the sweet Holiday Season in 2010.

A lot has happened since my last post.

I'll try to post some pics soon.

2011 has already been hopping with events:
  • 1/1-brought in the new year @ home (pics to come)
  • 1/3-sent a kindred spirit (Dionne) an overdue package of love* (see above pic)
  • 1/3-spent time w/ my sweet family @ Chicago's History Museum (pics to come)
  • 1/7-wow...celebrated 17 beautiful years of wedded bliss with my sweetheart (actually we'll be going somewhere nice 1/29~more later)
  • 1/8-my dear folks celebrated 45 years of wedded bliss (pics to come)
  • 1/1-1/14-my family + I fevorishly worked on our Sketchbook Project journals
  • 1/15-hosted a brunch @ my house for my niece+nephew's 1st Holy Communion (pics to come)
  • 1/22-hosting another brunch @ my folks house for my Pop's 70th + sweet niece's 14th birthday
  • 1/29-attending a Winter Whirl event celebrate my Pop's 70th and me + my sweetheart's 17th wedding anniversary...
  • working on decluttering studio + home
  • working on upcoming art projects
  • working on self-improvement projects

    This is a brand new year and I'd like to update this journal of mine a little bit more often. I'd like to discover new artists/blogs and continue to become inspired. I'd like to continue to improve myself. I'd like to enjoy more of life. I'd like to capture more beauty in different ways. I'd like to start something exciting...this is a new year, a new beginning...

Welcome I come, ready or not...