I cannot believe how quickly a year has gone. I started this blog on January 1, 2010 with this picture and have since posted many, many pictures of my little girl. I wanted to use this blog as a way to connect with others and to record the important moments of our lives together. Like this and this and who can forget this. 2010 has been a year of many changes for my little family and I am looking forward to 2011 being a year of growth, prosperity and knowledge.
To my dear sweet daughter,
I want to thank you for coming into our lives,
your father and I are truly blessed to have you as our daughter.
You are a very sweet and loving little girl always caring for your dolls
and making sure we have an abundance of tea and cereal.
You are always happy to sit with us and read a book or have a tea party.
The first several months after you were born were very tough
because you were colic and I never quite knew what to do.
I am amazed what a difference a few months have made in you.
You are a wonderful napper and you sleep the night unless you are sick or in pain.
You fall asleep talking and you wake talking.
Every morning we are greeted by open arms and a huge smile.
I wanted to write this letter because time seems to move so quickly
it is easy to forget things. So many things have happened in 2010.
You started the year at 6 months old barely rolling over.
Within no time at all you were crawling, pulling up, standing,
walking, running, hopping, marching and twirling.
Your baby coos and calls that turned into mommy and daddy
have now evolved into full sentences and it seems a new one appears every day. .
My favorite being "my daddy, where did he go?" complete with the
shoulder shrug and hands out to the side.
Your new favorite is puppy.
Your first food was bananas and the list of favorite foods have evolved over the year.
You like carrots, broccoli, chicken and anything covered in tomato sauce.
You have just discovered Junior Mints and it was love at first bite!
You love to give hugs and kisses and you blow a kiss and wave goodnight
every night before you go to sleep.
You are a very smart little girl and also a little bit stubborn!
You love your shape sorter but get very frustrated when you can't get the blocks to fit
into the holes you think they belong in.
I can already see us working on your homework together in a few years
with you getting frustrated, saying you can't do it and storming off
only to return finish the whole thing and get an A+.
I am really looking forward to next year I think we are in for a lot of changes,
a lot of fun and a lot of memories!
I am truly blessed to be your mother, you have given me more than you will ever know.
I Love You Stinker,
I have had a fun blog year but I am so excited for what is to come with my businesses, my blog and especially my family.
I want to thank you, my readers for being with me along this journey and say hello and welcome to my new followers.
In the spirit of giving I would like to do a giveaway. I have been very blessed to be a winner in several blog contests this year and so I would like to give a gift to a few of my readers.
My husband, a carpenter, and I are a great team. I tell him what to make and he does. So I sent him to work a few weeks ago with a prototype for a wood jewelry easel and got back well, almost what I was thinking of, after a few revisions we had the finished product. This is what usually happens so he is used to it. I went to work decoupaging the easel with pages from a vintage dictionary. I think this would be very nice at a craft fair, retail display (which is how I am using it), or on a dresser to display a favorite necklace. I haven't seen anything else like these out there so please don't copy.
I am going to be giving away 2 of these easels (each one is different) to 2 lucky readers,
I am also giving away the Three Leaf Necklace to 1 lucky reader!
If you have made it this far in the post here's how to enter:
1). Leave a comment below including your e-mail address.
If you would like to become a follower that would be awesome but not required to win.
That's all you have to do to enter but wait there's more, if you would like an extra entry
or 3 do the following:
2). Share the giveaway on your blog
3). Share the giveaway on Twitter
4). Share the giveaway on your Facebook page
For the additional entries you must leave a link to your blog, tweet or facebook page in a separate comment for it to count.
I wanted to pick the winners on January 6th because it is Little Christmas/Epiphany but I will be at the salon late SO I will randomly pick the winners on January 7, 2011 and they will be notified by e-mail and here on my blog. If the winners do not contact me within 1 week I will choose another name.
Happy Holidays and a blessed and Happy New Year to you and your family!