Monday, August 23, 2010

First day of school...

some would say summer is over, but not me!  Here in Texas, I know I can still use the pool for two more months!!!!
We got the kids off to school just fine...Morgan is a JUNIOR and Caleb is a 7th grader!  Hard to believe - I remember when I took them to the first day of Kindergarten and cried all the way home.  Of course, I took NO pictures this morning; I just do not have it together this year.  Maybe I thought if I stayed in denial it wouldn't happen?!? 
So, back to the routine.  It won't be long before we are going to Jr. High basketball games and watching track meets, and I am ready for that!!!
I headed to Houston yesterday for the Willow House meeting - I was so excited about meeting our CEO!  But when I hit the southside, the freeway was completely closed down!!!!! I think it was for construction, but I have never seen the entire freeway closed during the day for anything!  Needless to say, I did not make it around to the meeting.  I guess I could have gone, but I thought an hour late was just too much.  I will get some new info from the company and pass it along, but I can tell you this...

The new Willow House business model is exciting!!!  It will really open up our earning potential, and the products are beautiful and high quality!  I am excited about what is coming with this company!!!

Have a great day...we will see how this first day of school ends...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It is HOT...

all across the South this summer!  We are having 100+ days here in East Texas, but it's a good excuse to get in the pool. 

I can't believe it's only two weeks until the kids go back to school.  I am in no way ready for that!  I do love fall and the fun decorating, not to mention football (GEAUX, Tigers!) and watching my kids play basketball, but I MISS summertime when it's gone.  I love longer days of sunshine, the feeling of freedom, and yes, even the HOT heat!  It makes me want to move to a beach in the tropics somewhere.  I think I could handle it!

Last weekend, Morgan and I went to a wedding.  It was one of Meggan's friends from school that got married, and Meg had hoped to be here for it, but got the call to go to Georgia last week instead.  However, Morgan and I really enjoyed seeing some people we haven't seen in a long time.  It was just crazy, seeing all of these girls up there, one in a gorgeous wedding gown, some in beautiful aqua bridesmaid dresses, and the others all dressed up.  I mean, I remember when these girls graduated from Kindergarten!  And I don't FEEL that much older LOL!  They have all grown up to be beautiful young ladies, but it certainly doesn't seem like that much time could have passed by!!!!

In Kari news, she is improving daily and getting stronger!  She still needs a transplant - likely heart/lung - but her kidneys are much better, she is off dialysis, and they are removing many of her "hookups" so she can walk around and move more freely.  Praise God!!!!  Pray that she continues to improve and gets the organs she needs!

This week we'll be at it hard, and spend next week trying to get everything ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Willow House..

is officially up and running today!  I have a new website address, and I LOVE the content and the design.  Please be sure to check it out.  I will be posting pictures and design ideas here and there.

This NOLA bucket is one of my absolute favorites in the new catalog!  There are so many beautiful products, with great design ideas as well.  A Willow House party is more than just selling my products - it is a design experience.  I hope to be able to share it with you as well!

NOLA Bucket
In family news, Meggan, Emalyn, Iceman and Layla all made it safely to Georgia yesterday.  On Monday, they got a call that a house was available, so she hightailed it out of Texas yesterday very early.  Thanks to everyone who prayed for their safe travels!  It was a long trip, and they were tired, but so excited to see Jacob and their beautiful new home. 

The rest of us are working and trying to stay cool in this 105 plus heat index! 

I am very excited to be meeting up with some old friends from school tomorrow evening.  It should be interesting!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend getaway...

was fabulous!!! My girls and I spent the weekend down at Surfside with my best friend.

 It was so relaxing - just walking out on the beach and hanging out all day!  It was a HOT, gorgeous weekend for it.  Emalyn played in the sand, we layed around, walked up and down the beach checking out the other houses, and read on the deck with a margarita.
This is the life!

It was hard to come home!!!  I have decided that I was probably meant to live on the beach, so that's a goal I am working towards.  In the meantime, I think I've found my new vacation spot!