Saturday, June 6, 2009

This and That

What a great day! We spent the morning at the park with some good friends. We love this particular park as we actually get to see some nature there there. Today we saw quail and baby quail, baby bunnies, ground squirrels and lizards. Fun!!
Then we ate at McD's and then this afternoon we went over to some other good friends. Just a great day.
Here's a few photos from the day~

Sam's mom made the shirt that Belle is wearing. She is just so talented. Belle also worked hard to get her babies all "posed" for a photo. LOL!
Lately I've just been so overwhelmed with life...and not really wanting to create. Finally after really soul searching and evaluating everything, I have made some decisions.
My kids and family always come first. Always have but seems I got very wrapped up the past few months in my stamping and didn't spend as much time with them. I guess that's how I was dealing with Sam leaving...that and spending money. LOL!
I also have decided that I am not a multiple design team person. I so appreciate the different teams accepting me on their teams but I stepped down from two today and I will not be applying for anymore. Even if the requirements are minimal, I still worry about them and well, I am just not cut out for it. I am staying on Susana's team as I just {heart} her and her store.
I am slowly feeling more "myself"~~finding a routine and a balance to do all I want. Just bear with me and thank you to everyone for your support.
I would be so lost without the blogworld!
I also will be adding a few more personal posts to this blog as it's just too hard to keep up a separate one for personal stuff.

14 comments:

Jacque said...

What darling children...and Danni, you are so wise to have made that decision...Family comes first no matter what...they grow up too fast to overlook the small things...Big hugs for you...Jacque

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, the kids are adorable.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Hey hon....so sorry you are feeling overwhelmed! Family should always come first, and you should always do what's right for you. I'm so glad you're staying with SCACD though!!! Looks like you guys had a fun day...I haven't seen any quail since I've been back. I LOVE those birds, they are just the most adorable! And now I'm craving McD's....{{hugs}}

Angie said...

Thank you for sharing your day,
Its so nice to see the children,
especially when they look so happy,
and can tell by the way your typing that you are as well,
Sorry you are stepping down from a couple of places, but you wont regret it and the children wont either,
Hugs
Angie

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh sweetie. i know exactly how you feel and there's only 2 of us here. sometimes it can be overwhelming, but you're doing a super job and i / we are here for you.

thanks so much for sharing these awesome pictures. you have 2 of the most gorgeous kids i've seen.

big hugs,

Kim said...

Danni, you are so smart and definitely have your priorities straight. Your family is so beautiful and they are so lucky to have you as their mom. Enjoy your summer!

Justine said...

These are great shots! I understand what you are talking about. I feel for ya and I am sooo not looking forward to Dave's departure. I think they have to keep him home now until Aug because he is over optempo, meaning by Oct, he will have been gone more than 9 mos the past year. But they have filed a waiver to allow them to go over, soooo yea love it dont you...
HUGE HUGZZ

Tammi said...

I've always wondered how some that are on so many DT's do it, that would be a bit stressful and just to much work especially having a family. It's nice you got to go out with your kids and friends and enjoy the day! Oh I love quail and the little babies that follow, so cute! TFS the pics, they are wonderful. ~Hugs

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful pictures Danni, glad you had some fun time with the kids! You're right, that's what's really important!
We can get so caught up in crafting or even blogging and suddenly everything else take a backseat! I admire your decision! It's all supposed to be fun...right?
take care
Blessings Maria

Anne said...

Lovely photos of your children, what a good idea to have rocks for kids to climb on in the park.

PS Love your new-look blog, very summery

melissac said...

I love when you share pics of your kids!! I admire your ability to recognize the need for change and making it! Blessings and Hugs!!

Michelle said...

Danni - you gotta do what you gotta do and it sounds like things are working out for you. I know how hard you struggled with the decisions you made so obviously they were the right ones! I like reading about the personal side of you - I think you are a fabulous artist but you are also a mommy, wife, daughter and friend -- so we should see those sides as well!

Jaspere said...

The kids are just precious. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kristie said...

I missed this post the other day since I saw the pictures already.

I am happy to hear that you are feeling more yourself and you have done the right thing by stepping down so you can refocus your energies where they are needed.

Love the new blog background!

Hugs!!

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