Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I promise I'll be back to blogging soon, but for now want to wish everyone of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and enjoy your time with family! I will be spending this Thanksgiving with my fiance's family and can't wait to share the holidays with all of them!

Small business Owner

Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel

Being a small business owner wasn’t something I saw in the cards for myself but when my art career really took off during college it just made sense to go this way. Now I own a small art gallery right in downtown Chicago and business has never been better. I’m definitely learning as I go since I don’t have any formal business training (I went to art school) but I feel like I’ve made more good decisions than bad at the end of the day. Everything from credit card services to the utility bills to hiring for the spring season is in my hands and that’s a really scary but freeing feeling. I love having so much responsibility and knowing that the choices I make directly reflect in how much I earn – not to mention going to work everyday and working with art, which is my true love! I’m so happy to have found my dream career at such a young age and to know where I’m going in my life.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Getting On With Life

Well time has flown by and I have been so extremely busy. We had a great summer and did a lot. I have a lot of BIG news to share with everyone!

I did leave my husband and we have divorced. It was the best decision for everyone involved and it went smoothly. Though we attempted to maintain a friendship that didn't work out well. 8 years was hard to walk away from but I am in a much happier place now!

Now that you know I am divorced I have even bigger news...I am getting married!!!! After leaving my ex I started dating a co-worker who treats me and the kids wonderfully. I didn't know there was this kind of happiness out there. It's a fairy tale! He makes me happy. After a few months of dating he asked me to marry him and I said yes. So the date is set for February 25, 2012! I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life w/ such a caring and considerate man. He has truly shown me what it means to be loved unconditionally. His family is equally as amazing as he is.

As you can see from the picture Lexi has learned how to ride a horse and volunteered her time at the horse farm. She does the volunteer work there for the love of the animals and her merits in ROTC. She has been doing extremely well and is a much happier little girl. I did not appreciate her turning 16 in June though.

Braydon on the other hand just had to go and have a birthday just yesterday and turned 13! All my babies are growing up. Now all the kids are teenagers and it's killing me. We had a great time celebrating his birthday with my Fiances family.

So there is a little of what has been happening. Still so much to say but I'd be writing all day. Anyway the good news is, I am back to blogging! Yay! Can't wait to catch up with all of you!