So I had to dust a bunch of cobwebs and freshen up the place a little bit.. but it's good to be back in my blog home again. Seven to eight months ago, my time online greatly decreased.. then a few months later, I kinda fell off the edge of the scrapbooking scene altogether. I wouldn't doubt if some of you thought I croaked or something. Well, I didn't.. I'm alive, well and could not be happier!! :)
Here are a few things I did within those 7-8 months, I...
Lost 50 lbs :)
Met and started dating a kind, super sweet and handsome hunk.. Joel :)
Walked about 4 miles almost every day with Joel during summer and fall
Fell in love with above handsome hunk.... *happy sigh*
Started working a 2nd job to make some extra $$$ for Christmas
Accepted Joel's marriage proposal in November *happy sigh*
Bought this house, isn't it pretty!?
Moved two households into one
Started attending church regularly again
Planned a small intimate wedding for Joel and I
Chose designs and purchased furnishings for the new house
Painted the house
Made curtains for the house
Became Mrs. Joel Beard on Jan 12th! We're so happy :) :)
I inherited a 19y/o stepson, 17y/o stepdaughter and two more family dogs
As his wife, I became co-owner of Joel's successful businesses
I was a bridesmaid in my younger sister's huge wedding in Chicago in February
Worked hard to finally pay off my car
Joel and I recently traveled to northern Wisconsin to attend my grandmother's funeral where he also officiated the service
And lastly.. I organized a surprise party for Joel's 44th birthday last week, inviting all of our closest friends and family. The house was packed! Joel once told me he's never had parties for his bday, just dinner out. Well this girl has always made sure that everyone in my family has a celebrated birthday so Joel got a big surprise
A lot has happened since I disappeared several months ago! Busy busy busy.
Time has zoomed by so fast with all the events, I've barely had time to blink.
But most importantly,
I'm thee happiest gal on the planet.
Joel is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Not only are we crazy in love, we are each other's best friend.
I thank God for him every day.
Now that house hunting, 2 weddings, a funeral, moving 2 houses, house painting/decorating, the big holidays and everything else are behind me.. I can now once again focus on the fun stuff.. papercrafts!
And in the new house, I have my own scrap room!! When we were house hunting months ago, one of JOEL'S top criteria was that the house we chose had to have a room just for me and my crafts. *happy sigh* I love this man :) Side note: It's kinda funny that my last and previous post featured my tiny scrap area in my old small apartment lol. I can't wait to take photos and share my new room!
Anyway.. so I'm just itchin to get started with scissors and paper! I have missed scrapbooking and cardmaking sooo much!! I haven't made a single thing since November! I'm looking forward to posting projects on my blog again, hopefully later this week, and I hope that you'll visit me again.
I've really missed crafting, blogging and admiring other scrapper's work.
I'm sooooo glad to be back!! :)