Thursday, June 13, 2013

Coming back home but still moving forward!

Well it's been a year since we moved to Texas and I can honestly say we gave it a good try but it is just not working out here for us. We have decided to move back home to California. I knew leaving our families behind would be hard, but man we didn't realize just how hard it really is. Texas is so new and exciting to us that it was an adventure we jumped at, and I wouldn't say we regret it at all, it's been a lot of fun!

It's also been very difficult being away from family. I never realized just how much we depended on that support. I will never take for granted always having a babysitter in California that is for sure! Our children have a connection with our families there that is unlike any other, and it's become so difficult hearing our eldest son Blake ask to go home almost every day this entire year. When we told the kids we were moving back they were so excited the first thing they wanted to do was call Grandma and Papa. Not to mention they are totally in love with my niece Alara who I am missing sooooo bad! My brother and sister also live in California as well as the rest of my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and two of Garett's siblings, so we have a huge amount of family there. Garett and I are also so very excited because you know California is home to us, even though Garett was born and raised here he has really taken to California as well. He misses his Mom and Dad (who also live in California) like any adult kid would.

I am so thankful for the friends I've made and for getting a chance to meet some of Garett's family here. So very thankful we got to be here recently for Garett's grandfather's passing, I will never regret this move because of that.

So now it's time to move back home and I am so happy we still own our home in California as I don't want to live anywhere else. It's like restarting an old journey but the right journey, and I can honestly say I don't ever want to move out of state again lol unless our families are moving with us.

Anywho just thought I would break the news to everyone, the big move will happen end of next month I can't wait! I will miss you Texas, but I am sure we will come visit sometime.

My studio will also be closing of course and my last event there will be the Gypsy Ball once we get the new dates settled. Thank you everyone for following our crazy journey!


Below are random pics from our last visit in California, pretty sure I will be disowned for this..oh well!
My Sister Terri, Dad, and Me

 My Sister in Law, Aine, Brooke, Alara, and Blake
 Brooke and some weird guy that just showed up, jk my brother John.
Blake and Beckam with Grandma Demma

Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 3 June Journal

Day 2 complete!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Daily journal & Videos

June 2013 Daily Journal 

Hello everyone! Just a quick little share today.I created a June journal to document the whole month of June 2013. I have big plans for this month and wanted something to remember the adventure. I will be doing a youtube video every day this month as I complete a page in this journal. I'm so excited about it and I hope you'll stop in and see what I'm up to.
"I love torn edges"
I added some fun 7Gypsies clips to my pages even though those pages have not been embellished yet, gives me that feeling of accomplishment, like my book is coming together. (Yes I'm a strange bird in that way!)
I love adding any kind of metal embellishment to my covers, texture is so fun to play with. The cover is very clean and simple, but who knows I may add something to it along the way.
Here's a peek at my first page for June 1st. I haven't added the photo for today yet..eeep..I will though, I just haven't taken it yet and I have an idea for the first photo. I'm going to journal on the little tabbed ATC card by 7Gypsies.
 The photo will go on the left in the photo below. You will see it finished in tomorrow's video I am sure. :)
Thank you all so much for stopping in today, I love hearing from you all so please leave me a comment and let me know what ya think. Have a wonderful weekend!