I Think We’re Really…

There are so many things I think of when I see this statement.

Making Pipe Dreams a Reality

I think we’re really headed into a new year filled with lots of dreams ready to be made a reality. After all, I invested in the theme package that I can use to create websites for others (and even spice up Tidbits of Experience.) I just have to take the time to learn the best way to use them because they are not as easy to implement as I thought they would be. I’ve also got more time to really dig into all of the other things I’ve invested in the past three years and really learn all of those neat things.

Del has invested in his wood working business. I believe with every ounce of my being that it’s going to really take off this time. You think there are cool things all over Pinterest made from pallets now. I can’t wait to show off what Del creates from pallets now that he has the proper tools and space to really let his crafty skill come to life.

I believe with every ounce of my being that 2014 is going to be the year that Del and I turn our pipe dreams into something far more than we imagined them to be. We are 100% on the same page and working together to make it happen. The kids are even on board and excited to see where this ride takes us.

Have you jumped on the bandwagon and started making one of your dreams a reality?

Possibly Losing a Loved One Soon

I think we’re really going to have to deal with a major loss to our family soon, and it concerns me a lot. I’ve been noticing that someone near and dear to our family has been really struggling to stay strong lately. It has been weighing on my mind a lot. I try to not let her know how much it bothers me to see her like this. However, it does!

She’s like my best friend. We fight from time to time like only true friends do. Yet, we are able to talk about anything. She’s truly a remarkable person. Her heart is actually made of gold in my opinion.

She may meddle in my business far more than I would like, but that’s her nature. She doesn’t do it to really get on my nerves or to be nosy. I honestly believe she does it because she wants to know how she can help to make things better.

She’s one of the craftiest people I know. I can only imagine what she could have done with her skills had she known how much of a value they were when she was younger and much healthier. I look at all of these fellow crafting bloggers sites and wish with all my might that she was healthy enough to share her skills on my site because they are truly well worth showcasing.

I feel that when her time is up things will NEVER be the same around here for any of us. This place won’t feel as homey anymore. Its amazing how one person can make a place feel like home and not even realize it? She’s literally dead center in all of our lives. Shoot I can’t even stay mad at her long even if I tried (and believe me I have tried.)

I hope she is with us for a long time more, but with her condition as it is I fear it may not happen. However, I will say this she’s not going down without a fight. I believe she’ll hang in there as long as she possibly can. She is making the most of the time she’s given in her life and those she loves. I just some of those people would appreciate her and all she does far more than they do!

Sometimes there are never enough words or actions to show someone how much you love them.

Growing as Parents

I think we’re really growing as parents. We’re getting more creative with our parenting tactics as our kids grow up. We’re learning what works and what doesn’t. We still have plenty of things to improve upon, but I’ve noticed our patience level seems to be growing.

Our kids are making me proud again. Today was a prime example, I had to take Misty to get her shots, and was concerned about having to handle them and her. However, they stood up against the wall with and kept their volume down when they were talking. They behaved the entire time we were there. Lately that’s the way it’s been when I’ve taken them anywhere with me.

Now at home that’s a bit of a different story lately, but they say when they are most comfortable that is when a child will do as they please. I do feel though that they have greatly improved since Del’s been home again. It’s been so nice being to enjoy laughing with my kids again and not feeling like I’m constantly having to correct them all the time. It’s amazing what having a man in the house will do for kids. (My hat goes off to single mothers!!)

I think we’re really wanting to know what you think of with this statement.





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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

15 comments on “I Think We’re Really…”

  1. I love this post and can say thank you so much for sharing it. I lost my mom a couple months ago and so my thoughts and Prayers go out to you and her to. I wish you the best in the Blogathon as this is how I found your blog. But I enjoyed it and look forward to visiting again soon. Have a Happy New Year.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sorry to hear you lost your Mom. It’s never easy. It took me two years to fully accept her passing. I look forward to interacting with you during the Blog-A-Thon and beyond.

  2. I hope you have an amazing year!! Praying that you will get to spend as much time with your loved one as possible. Losing people is always hard but when you see it coming, it helps you to never take a moment for granted.

    • After losing my Mom to cancer, I refuse to take any moments with anyone for granted. I try to push those around me to treasure their time with their loved ones as much as possible. Even if we’re healthy we’re still not guaranteed another second of life.
      I hope you have an amazing year as well.

    • I hope things look up for her too, Lynda. I don’t really even like thinking about my life without her in it. I was literally in tears just writing about her.
      I’m eager to see what he does too. I’ve got my camera ready to take pictures that’s for sure. 🙂

  3. Crystal, I always enjoy and look forward to your posts. I especially enjoy the reality of your posts, good and bad, you seem to always find the positives. Here is to a New Year, a new start!

    • Thank you Heather. I do try to look at the positive, but I don’t always succeed. 😉 I totally agree we are headed into a new year with a new start and I’m actually quite eager for it. 🙂

  4. You have some great ambitions, but have also seemed to have backed it up with knowledge and ability and the desire to achieve y our dreams, All that added together should equal success. I hope your year 2o14 end with you being just as excited about your endeavors as you are right now.

    • Thank you for the well wishes. I hope our time is well spent too.
      I hope our dreams come true too. 🙂 They are worth having though that’s for sure.

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