Now I know you're worried that I'm going to say I'm quitting. Don't worry...I'm not quitting, just getting ready to take a bit of a break. You see, Christmas is Eric and my favorite time of year. We try to squeeze every minute full of activities that we can...then when the kiddos go to bed just take some time to be together. Not that we don't do that all year, but we try really hard at Christmas to be present with our family and makes some good memories. So during the past few weeks I have been getting nervous. As soon as the kids are in bed I am working trying to get all these orders done...and let's just say my house isn't as clean as it used to be and on more than one occasion my husband has had to search the unfolded baskets of laundry for socks and underwear! :) Then there's Avery's birthday in December and I'll also be planning my friend Leah's baby shower that is the first week in January. Plus I want to get some business items in order so that when I start up again I'll be better organized and spend less time doing what I need to do to get your items to you in the quickest time possible. AND it has pretty much been decided that I'm going back to teaching next fall and I only have this year to be home with the kids. All that added with all the thinking I've been doing since my friend MaryKay died made me come to this decision.
I will not be working on any custom orders during December. If you have a party in December or early January that you would like custom items for, you will need to order them by November 15. Any custom orders taken after November 15th are not guaranteed to be mailed until January 15th.
Now, you ask anyone and they'll tell you I'm HORRIBLE at saying no when it comes to others asking me to do things for them. Completely and utterly horrible. And the thought of missing out on some orders or disappointing people is already making me more than a little uneasy. But this time I am going to stick to my guns....for my family...for my sanity...and for these huge bags developing underneath my eyes! :)
What a boring post, huh? I better throw in a couple pics of the fam to make it a little more interesting...
Did I mention Becks learned to walk last week?And here are the kids at the pumpkin patch:And for those of you who I know read GOLDENSHOP's blog and read her entry about me sending her a pic of it snowing here on Sunday...
Yes, that's snow and my nice facial expression is due to the extreme winds that accompanied it. It all melted when it hit the ground, God Bless America. But I'm guessing there will be some padding under those costumes for warmth on Friday night!
Back later with more deor!