Sunday, January 3, 2010

Word of the Year and Other Random Ramblings

I know, I know, I don't post much these days. Here's a  quick card I made for my mom, trying out the new Stampin Up cling mount stamps.

My sister Samantha, a SU demonstrator and me, a CTMH demonstrator.  She has persuaded me to make the switch!

A gift bag I made for a very precious friend.  If you have been keeping up with my other blog, you know that I'm a lousy gift I stick to bags most of the time!

The Fab Four

I just returned from a second 2009 visit to Vermont to see my mom and my three sisters...we like to refer to ourselves as The Fab Four. I also got to meet my wonderful new sister-in-law, Beth and saw my brother for the first time in over ten years. I got to travel the back roads of Vermont with my adventuresome sister Jessie and marvel at the winter wonderland of Vermont.  I enjoyed late night crafting with my talented sister, Samantha.  I got to spend time with my mom and nieces and nephews. I spent some time with my best friend from high school; and  I got to see other high school friends - some that I hadn't seen for two decades!  It was a good visit. A fun visit.  It was also nice to return home to my handsome husband and amazing children.  They picked me up at the airport and I could sense some anticipation in the air.  When I walked in the door at home, I was surprised by welcome home posters and banners and streamers, a handmade card, dark chocolate, flowers, a purple heart shaped cake and lots of hugs.  My house was immaculate.  And I had a precious letter from my 17 year old daughter.  "Mom, " she said "While you were gone I realized how much you have always been there for me, to laugh or cry with, to encourage me or give me wisdom.  I can honestly say that you are my best friend."  Wow.  Is there anything else in the world that can compare to words like that?  I don't think so.

Last year, I decided on a Word of the Year.  A 2009 theme, if you will.  I wrote about it HERE.  I've decided on a new word for 2010. A new theme. Willing.  Willing to try new things. Willing to share my craft room (Scott has decided it is a great place for puzzles and drawing since the lighting is so good.  We're gonna be 2010 craft room buddies. As long as he doesn't mess with my Cuttlebug...) Willing to admit when I'm wrong.  Willing to become what God wants me to become.  Willing.  To be shaped, molded and changed.  While I am 100 percent satisfied with my life right now, I don't want to become complacent...I want to be willing to be what and where God wants me.  Willing.

Happy 2010 to all of my wonderful blogging buddies.  I appreciate you.
Marie with a :-)


SamieVt said...

Willing ... ah, what a beautiful beginning to a new year. I am willing to explore myself and others and embrace their differences. I am willing to love who I am despite my faults and do the same to others. I am willing to gratify in our creative differences ... what a list I could compose. Please continue to guide me dear sister! I love you with all my heart.

Sarah said...

GREAT word!!!! You guys are such wonderful people!
Your card is FABULOUS!!!!!