I love this time of year so much! It is such a great way to end the year with gratitude. This year has been a year of many blessings. First I am thankful to God for teaching me how… well how to do everything! For being patient with my human weaknesses. Even when I forget to seek his help, He still helps me. He has never ending patience, a virtue I seek daily. I would never be who I am today or ever dream to go on without that spirit in my life. I don’t mean to sound preachy, I just am so greatful for the support and love of God.
Next I am thankful for Craig. My husband is so amazing in so many ways, I could never even begin to scratch the surface. Any of you who have had the chance to talk to him I am sure can sense a bit, how great he is. I am so honored that he chose me. He is the best husband, and father to our children I could ever ask for. I don’t like to brag because I have seen many sad woman who have very difficult marriages and men in their lives and I feel very sorry to see this and sometimes I feel guilty that they don’t have the kind of man that I do and if breaks my heart because I feel every one deserves the love that God intended for them because we are all His children and He loves us equally and wants happiness for us all. SO… if you are a male and reading this, go home with flowers tonight to your wife and show her much you love her!!!!! I LOVE YOU CRAIGY!!!
I am grateful for my children!!! They are my teachers. Every good part of me is because of them. Every weakness I did not know I had is because they brought it to my awareness and allow me time to improve without judgement or lack of patience. They just keep loving me unconditionally. They are so cute and so fun and so smart and so silly and so happy and so loving ect……. This week they are so sick. Why does this time of year have to be so full of sickness. Urrrgh! My only hope is that someday when they are all grown with their own families, they will look back at these years with happy thoughts and memories of the good times we have had. I hope I give them the foundation they need to make it in this crazy world we live in! I love you Isaac, Leah, Logan, Macie Jane, and Lily!!!
I have to laugh at my baby in this picture. She looks stoned and her enormous bow is pushing her ears out. I love it!! This picture was taken in the dark and that is why it is a bit grainy. It is all my fault for being late.
Next I have to say how thankful I am to the many people who help with Persnickety!! We could have never accomplished this dream without all of you. I wish I had pictures of you all but since you won’t give them I guess I can’t show you off. Don and Mom, you two are amazing and so supportive of our dreams. We obviously could not have pulled this off without you. Mike and Jenny, what amazing friends and supporters you are!! I can not thank you guys enough for trusting our craziness and vision on this thing. You never questioned us or doubted in us. If you did we could not tell Thanks to you for all you do. We love you. Jen, you have been so fun to work with on so many levels. I am sure you are not reading this because you are a computer tard and you rarely get on, but you have been such a blessing and contributor to the company!!! Your gifts of art and your fashion savvy self rock!!! I love what you give and your enthusiasm so much and know that you were sent to us from God!! Plus you are the single funniest person I have ever met and keep me rolling even when you are not around. I love you tons!!! We make a great design team together. Jaime and Shyanne…. You girls run this place. Imagine Persnickety without you. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA. We’d be dead!! You give so much of who you are and make the difference down there. Thanks for sharing yourselves and many, many talents. I love you girls tons and hope you stay forever!!! Linda, Sara, and Jennifer, I am so glad to have your help. I don’t think I will need to be locked up in a padded room after all because of your help with production and organization. I know this is turning in to a way long post and I could go on forever about all of the people I am grateful for. Life is so great and I feel so very blessed to share it with all of you. We could not do it without all of you people who support us. We have had such an overwhelming response to our little company that I just want to say thanks! We hope your girls smile when they put on our stuff. We designed it with that in mind.