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catching up

catching up

It’s Friday and no blogging from me!
It’s been a crazy-good week, and moving rapidly into the weekend! We are blessing Capri Sunday, so my mom and dad are coming for that! I have tried to get tons done so that I could spend some time with them and not feel like I needed to be working. Unfortunately, even when I get so much done, I find myself faced with still more that is needing my attention. Usually, at the end of the day, and I more disappointed about what I didn’t get to, than I am happy about the things I crossed off the list! How backwards is that? This week I have made a conscious effort to be pleased with what I have been able to accomplish. I put in 15 miles this week. This morning was my best run by far and I think that was due to a really good long warm-up. Once I started running, my legs felt strong, and I was able to run my entire route without stopping. That includes the last ½ mile that is uphill, and usually where I poop out. I am noticing improvement. Without a doubt, my hour of exercise is my favorite hour of the day. this morning I was flooded with ideas on the 3 challenges I was focusing on. ran without the ipod this morning cause it was dead, and it totally paid off. 

Wednesday Capri, Emily and I spent the day in Seattle with Stacy and Addie Julian (Stacy just adopted this beautiful Korean baby girl that is pictured below), and Paula Wessles of Big Picture Scrapbooking.
was such a treat to meet Addie… she is so beautiful, petite and so
sweet. Oh, and a lot more content than my little angel. They are a mere
one month apart..it was so fun to see Stacy with her baby. They are
both so blessed to be put in each others’ lives.  so picture us all
crammed in a mini-van cruising Seattle! We were a sight!  We did a
little tour of the market area, and it was as charming and delightful
as I always imagined. We ate lunch at this restaurant right there in
the market over looking the water- it was up high and the view was

all the fresh veggies, fruit and fish was amazing..
i loved it! but you wouldn’t catch me kissing the fresh fish!

We had some great girl-time as well as so much accomplished on designing my classroom for Big Picture and the ever-continuing details of my class “A year to Remember”.  including nailing down a very fun secret that I am dying to talk about… and such a thrill for me.. but I CAN’T TELL… and it’s killing me.  I will suffice it to say… it’s something that even I never would have dreamed up… it just happened. Dang-it’s cool. And when I can tell, you will understand why it’s so cool, and why it’s killing me not to tell! (you will notice if you go and look at what is included in my class, it says surprises galore).



Capri doesn’t have to dress warm much, but loves her little pink hat! (mom might love it more).  Both girls were very good in our travels!

(here is a little sneak peek at the calendar and the new IRON ON that i just got from the factory to test that is for the class! it looks awesome!)

I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on in the household. We are in the midst of decorating capri’s room, and finishing the photo collage downstairs… eric is up to his painting magic.. and it’s going to be so cute.
I just found out that I will be making my QVC debut next month! I will let you know when as it gets a little closer. Janet Hopkins is coming next week to work on samples with em and I for the air date, as well as catalog samples and finalizing 2007 education! But I mention Janet because I have to brag about her cause she probably won’t brag about herself… Janet is this totally awesome scrapbooker and has recently officially joined my team as our education coordinator. After many years in the full-time work force, she had her 3rd baby and decided to leave her much loved position. I am thrilled to have her on my team- but the bragging is this… if you go into Michael’s in the ribbon section they have all these beautiful new image-banners at the tops of the shelves giving ideas for using ribbons.. and janet created many of the projects! They are all stunning… I just saw them for the first time today when I was in Michaels. You have to go check it out, cause there are some CUTE gift-y ideas that might come in handy as Christmas approaches!
Ok… back to work.

  • jen

    3 November, 2006 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Capri is adorable!!! love the hat too… you are an inspiration- 15 miles this week!!! i am going to run after i have my baby girl in 2 weeks… if you can do it, i can do it!!.. at least that’s what i’m telling myself right now:-/

  • Angelique

    3 November, 2006 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Your baby is just beautiful! That little hat is too cute!!!
    Seeing the Market makes me miss Seattle SO much!!! I love it there!
    Looks like fun!

  • Kim

    3 November, 2006 at 7:26 pm Reply

    It sounds like you had a blast in Seattle! So fun! And Capri and Addie are both adorable. Love the little hat Capri has on! And I can’t wait to see the surprises for the big picture class…I’m looking forward to it.

  • angela

    3 November, 2006 at 7:38 pm Reply

    ughhh the anticipation of the BPS class is killing me…I can’t wait to get started! oh and that hat capri has on is just too cute for words!

  • ali

    3 November, 2006 at 7:51 pm Reply

    I am SO excited for this class Heidi – and I loved being able to meet your sister last week. She is awesome.

  • Amy

    3 November, 2006 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Oh I am sooooooo excited for the BPS class. So glad I signed up and can’t wait!

  • alison

    3 November, 2006 at 9:13 pm Reply

    i can’t wait to see what you have planned for the BPS class. i just signed up for my really early christmas gift. eeeeeeee! capri is too adorable for words.

  • DisneyCyndi

    3 November, 2006 at 10:42 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to see you on qvc. And the girls look too sweet in their pink.

  • Ksea

    4 November, 2006 at 1:58 am Reply

    WOW! Can’t believe you were up in my neck of the woods! Seattle is great, but the traffic is very awful and that is why I do not go up there very much. LOL! Glad you had a good time, though. And that hat on Capri is adorable!
    BPS….oooohh…. I can’t wait! However, I did try the iron on letters on another project with your iron and it didn’t heat up very well so I tried with a regular iron and it was a disaster, let me tell you. So I am hoping that the iron on comes already ON the calendar.. LOL!!

  • tracy

    4 November, 2006 at 4:49 am Reply

    Can I tell you how excited I am for your class next year? It is sure to make 2007 “a year to remember”!

  • robin

    4 November, 2006 at 7:38 am Reply

    both girls are just beautiful – i have a friend that adopted once from china and is very seriously considering another one…

  • Jennifer Kirk

    4 November, 2006 at 7:43 am Reply

    I can’t WAIT for your BPS class! You’re teasers are making me very anxious for it to be January!
    I also can’t WAIT to see what you’ll be offering on QVC! How cool! If you’re coming to Studio Park you’ll only be about a mile away from my house 🙂

  • Vee

    4 November, 2006 at 7:57 am Reply

    Capri and looks so adorable in her cute hat
    I can’t wait to get that calendar!! counting the days until it online some where
    have a fab weekend

  • PROLIX from la Normandie

    4 November, 2006 at 8:00 am Reply

    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

  • Michelle

    4 November, 2006 at 1:26 pm Reply

    Capri is glowing in her lil pink hat! qVC, HuH? Now it will just be that much easier for me to get my HEIDI fix without leaving home or sitting at the puter!!

  • nancy in ks

    4 November, 2006 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Heidi – what training program are you using? Did you find one online? How many miles are you running at a time?
    thinking about doing a half mara.

  • vicki f

    4 November, 2006 at 2:56 pm Reply

    i missed your blogging. but i understand. glad to hear about the training. what an exciting time to go and visit stacy and addie. what wonderful pixes. i love seeing your travels. can’t wait until the class. i signed up and can’t wait. i know you are so great at surprises. and they are well worth waiting for. i remember all the great ones from ce. the babies are going to grow and be as great of friends as you and stacy.

  • MaryJo

    4 November, 2006 at 4:02 pm Reply

    can’t wait for a yr to remember!!!
    u make it so exciting!
    now qvc? rock on!
    the girls are adorable & if it hasn’t been said enough that hat is the cutest.

  • Marilyn

    4 November, 2006 at 7:23 pm Reply

    Your little Capri is so beautiful and it looks like you had such a great time with Stacy. I am so excited for the BPS class, I can hardly stand it!

  • May

    4 November, 2006 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Is it January yet? I can’t wait for this class! =)
    Such cute babies, and I’m so glad you got to have some fun and spend time in Seattle. Love that place!

  • Jolene George

    4 November, 2006 at 9:47 pm Reply

    WOW….you girls have been having some FUN! How great to be able to spend time with Stacy and Addie tooling around Seattle. I’m excited that you’re so excited about all the fun new things you’re doing. :o) http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Trina

    4 November, 2006 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Heidi…Capri is so adorable. Love seeing the change in after seeing her at CE. Glad you had fun in Seattle. You were so lucky the week you came it was beautiful here…no rain. This week in another story! I work in Seattle and that would have been funny if I had ran into you here!!!
    Can’t wait for BPS…Oh surprises…can’t wait. I am not one to like surprises I can’t stand this anticipation!!!

  • Bethany

    5 November, 2006 at 11:08 am Reply

    You are going to be on QVC??? Yeah!!!! I cannot wait! Please keep us updated as soon as you know when, and I won’t miss it!

  • Karalynn Tyler

    5 November, 2006 at 12:29 pm Reply

    My sweet baby Anna is exactly in between the ages of Capri and Addie- this age is so wonderful! (Anna has the same outfit Addie is wearing in that photo!) Looking forward to the QVC appearance and the surprises you have in store!!!

  • Misty D

    5 November, 2006 at 5:25 pm Reply

    I am SO envious of all those who get to take your class! We’re trying to pay stuff off so I can’t right now 🙁 But I’m sure I’ll catch you sometime! Maybe you can share some projects on your web site after the class??? I’m sure it will be a blast! I can’t wait to see you on QVC too!! Maybe there will be a little Christmas $$ available for some shopping!!!

  • Yvonne

    5 November, 2006 at 8:03 pm Reply

    It’s so fun to drop in and get my “Heidi fix.” I miss being in the biz, and have enjoyed watching you catapult! You’re the bomb! I really miss the old Memory Lane days. Wishing you the best…

  • Angie Nichalson

    6 November, 2006 at 6:05 am Reply

    Hi Heidi..I am so excited to see your products on QVC. The scrapbooking hours are so AWESOME on that channel. Can’t wait to buy your products on your program…better start saving now because I am sure I will WANT EVERYTHING!!

  • kcpea

    8 November, 2006 at 9:22 am Reply

    Can’t wait for the surprises that you have planned for us!! AYTR will be my first online class and I think it will be wonderful. I loved your message on BPS, that was what put me over the edge to sign up.
    Wouldn’t it be cool if you designed a t-shirt for the people in the class!! Maybe through Cafe-press or something! That would be a great thing!!
    Can’t wait for everything to start. It’s like waiting for Christmas morning when you were a little kid. LOL

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