Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Run Down

We are at it again....The Handmade Dress (the pattern business that is) is growing so fast that we are having quite a time keeping up with all of the stuff that goes along with it! I have slowly been pushed out of my sewing space in the loft because of gigantic printers, desks, boxes of paper, and packaged patterns. I handled that pretty well for a while. I think. Back in the summer we had to move a lot of the office stuff (a bigger desk, Pam-the paper folding machine, and the printer downstairs to my bedroom because, well, even the loft wasn't big enough anymore. Then a couple of weeks ago when we got that terrific news from the doctor I told my wonderful husband "Sorry hunny, I need a cradle, not a desk, by my bed soon. You're going to have to build yourself a room in the attic.You need a real office." And he agreed. Of course. So the Attic is under construction once again, and the president of the company will soon have his very own office right next to the sewing loft! And I will have my sewing loft BACK!!! YAY! Ben says that he hopes to have it ready sometime in the next couple of weeks!

We also started school a few weeks back and things are going really well. Tim is in the FIRST grade now! We are using Bob Jones, like we did with Molly, and he seems to like it just as much as she did. Molly has moved up to Switched on Schoolhouse (it starts in THIRD grade) and so far she is LOVING it. She says that she wants to do SOS from now on, so I think that's a good sign. Maddie is doing some pre-school work while I teach Tim every morning, and I think I may have an early bloomer on my hands! Thank goodness! I'm looking forward to spending next year with her, it looks like she will be a breeze.

 By the way, the doll you see in her arms up there is "Jake". She's been lugging that big ole thing everywhere since we told her about our newest addition. You may be seeing him again, so I thought that I should introduce him. :)

Another thing I wanted to tell you is that the next post you see here will be posted from the beach! Family vacation is coming up in a couple of days and I am so excited! Not only will we have the whole family there (my parents, his parents, and all of our siblings) but his brother Daniel, and his wife Cristina, along with our precious nephew Luke, will be meeting us there after their flight home from Romania!!!!! We haven't seen them in over SIX MONTHS because they have been in Romania visiting her family, and I am sooooo pumped about seeing them again this week!! I can't wait to kiss that baby's little face! He was just a few months old the last time we saw him! It will feel so good when they are home again and we get to see them all the time.

The next time you see us we will be in flip flops and sunglasses! :) And when we get back maybe it will start acting like fall around here -it isn't supposed to be in the 90's all week this week so things are looking up! I hope you have a great week friends! xo, Sam


Goosegirl said...

How very exciting!! I am so glad your business is growing and you are all doing so well. The new addition looks lovely!
Any news on Bulgaria?

mickey said...

I was wondering-- I wanted to try SOS for science but I am afraid of losing everything if the technology goes phffft. Is there some way you keep that from happening or has it happened? I currently have a 6th and 9th grader.

Renata said...

It's wonderful that you'll be able to get your room back!!
Have a lovely time at the beach & with your family!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on the growing business and Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your blog. Thank you!

Earlier this summer, you inspired me to sew a dress for my little sister. I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures: http://meltintall3.livejournal.com/10826.html#cutid1

Thank you again, and God bless!

Firefly Hill said...

Sam...congrats on everything!! The baby...the business ...all of it! You deserve every happiness..