Saturday, December 5, 2009


It is that time of year again when we start to plan our resolutions for the upcoming new Year. Honestly, I have never been so ready to say good bye to the past year as I am to 2009. Like so many families.. we struggle with the battered economy and job lay offs... but the heaviest to bear is the loss of my father..I miss him more than words can say.
So I say - Bring on the new year! I am ready. My new year resolutions are going to be a great focus for me. They are commitments that are completely in my control. When followed through..they will bring happiness, better health, and the sense of accomplishment.
Resolution #1 - Better health and exercise..(I make this one every year lol) When I work out and exercise I always feel better.. That truly makes me happy... So back to that!
Resolution #2 - Go out with friends more- Because I love my job .. it is very very easy for me to get quite wrapped up in projects and dead lines. Now some things will never change - lol, but I will definitely make more time for my friends and to laugh alot! This includes my best friend - my hubby Mike. He is awesome and we always have so much fun together.
Resolution #3 - Okay.. this is my least favorite.. but I vow I am going to clean my house on a much more regular basis. It makes me happy when all is clean, but I often face the challenge... hmmm... should I tackle the pile of laundry in the corner or paint some snowmen..hmmm.. Well we shall see how this one goes :)
I am looking forward to being back to a bit of my own routine now. These past few months have not been about me or my work. It was all about my dad..I was able to spend what is now some of the most treasured times of my life with him. He is with me in my heart and always.

I hope everyone enjoys this holiday season with friends
and family. Hold them all tight!


  1. Hiya Shell!

    Gosh, I can't believe I missed this post!!! It is such a touching post - you truly spoke from your heart!!!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season with your baby girl home and all your family surrounding you with ♥LOVE♥

    Love Ya!

  2. Hey Sweetie :)
    Aww thanks.. And I am looking forward being with my whole family :) And you too! Enjoy the season.. and the Christmas break from work too!!

  3. Hear, hear, Shelly! Let's kick 2009 to the curb. Blechk! Bring on 2010!! I love this new bright happy blog!

  4. Hi Shelly!
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I love your resolutions and wish you the best of luck with them. I right there with ya on the exercising and feeling better thing! I KNOW I feel better but it's so easy to slack off sometimes. I'm hoping to be better in 2010 myself.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. I am so sorry for your hurting heart my friend. Your dad is always there, he is just on a different plane and you have to feel his hugs in a diffeent way. But he is there and watching and smiling down on you, Mike, your mom, and the kids. He loves you and love transends everything.
    I love you and have missed you dearly. I was so happy to find you in blog land.
    Love and huge hugs.
    I am very ready for 2009 to be on its merry way myself. I love some of the things I have learned, but I am ready to let it go.

  6. Hi Darla and thank you.. hopefully these resolutions will help a much better 2010.. at least something I CAN control. And Merry Christmas to you!
    Marie..I really really miss you..and thanks.. I do know he is with me.. .in so many ways. In fact my mickey is JUST like him LOL..So I can see him everday in my Mick.
    Love and Hugs to everyone!

  7. Shelly,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

    I totally blog stalked you & I am so glad I found your blog! I wasn't going to leave a comment...but I wanted to give you my condolences and tell you how much I love, love, love the new snowmen set, "Frosty Friends". They are so adorable! Thanks for sharing your great talent! Can't wait to see what's next.

  8. Thank you Valerie.. and thanks for the sweet compliments too. :)

  9. oh boy Shelly I am so with you. Here's to 2010. You KNOW I have a lot more to say about that, LOL, but I will leave it at Merry Christmas - from my heart, sending you everything good!
    And I wish we lived closer so you could help motivate me (in person) with your resolutions - I could stand to work on all 3 of those things too!
    Take care!

  10. Now Beth.. I do think that would be quite dangerous if we lived closer... LOL.. not sure how much work we would get done :)

  11. Happy New Year Shelly, I hope you got all the 2009 projects finished that was on your agenda.

    I am looking forward to you making more graphic sets. I really enjoy all the graphics that you make, you are the best.

  12. My heart goes out to you. May you and your family feel the arms of Jesus around you holding you tightly and His Angels with you everywhere you may go.
    Your creatios and designs are truly amazing, You are very blessed in deed in, a word~~~
    "AMAZINGLYWOW" i just made that up and it still doesn't describe your gift totally.
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  13. I miss you too! I love your new facebook picture. You are so cute.
    It is so wonderful your son will carry on some of your dad's qualities.
    Love and hugs and hi to your darling hubby.

  14. Hi Shell! Hiiiii my dear!

    I've given you a Sunshine Award!! Knowing you and reading your blog, seeing your incredible work, brings Sunshine to me! Please check out my blog to read about it! =)


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  16. Thank you so so much Shelly!!
    Love you sweetie.