We are family
I'm celebrating my 10th Blogiversary on the First Day of Spring, with the St. Patrick's Day observance of 9 years Quit (Smoking) along the way! To mark the occasion, which totally blows my mind, I thought I'd share TEN for TEN.
FOUR - FAMILY
We've experienced tragedy and devastating heartbreak in 10 years, as I imagine almost any family could say.
Celebrate Michael Day came and went without much fanfare two weeks ago. I actually forgot until his wife wrote a small post on FB. It's not a day he really cares to remember or "celebrate," but I reminded him that it's a little different for the rest of us. He has a birthday in a few days!
Illness and fucking cancer have reared their heads.
Sharon -- 1960-2010
Besides my sister, my grandmother, cousins, a stepbrother, aunts, and uncles have also passed away in the last 10 years.
As heartrending as the hurdles and losses are, the never-ending circle of life continues... and there is overwhelming joy... BABIES!
Mack, Addy, Junah
Love and happiness... and goofiness.
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There's plenty more to come... Six to go!
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I'm hosting a Craftsy giveaway. Follow the link below and you could win a class of your choice, up to $59.99 in value.
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You will need to either log in or create an account to enter the giveaway. Entries will be accepted through midnight CST on Thursday, March 20th -- the First Day of Spring and also my 10th Blogiversary! The winner will be chosen (using Random.org) and directly notified (via email with the free-class link) by Craftsy!
Some of the classes I've enjoyed include Natalie Chanin's Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery, Angela Tong's Rigid Heddle Weaving, and Amy Herzog's Knit To Flatter. There's so much to choose from!
If you just can't wait, there's a sale! Save up to 50% off all classes through March 17th at midnight (MT) during Craftsy's Endless Creativity Sale.
I really LOVE your Ten for Ten posts and am looking forward to the next six. Thanks so much for sharing it all!
Posted by: Bonny | 14 March 2014 at 11:03 AM
I'm enjoying your ten for ten posts. Your daughters are all gorgeous! How nice to see them grow and move into more mature relationships with them. I have two daughters and I am loving the way we relate on different levels now.
Posted by: Barbara S | 14 March 2014 at 01:06 PM
Silly family photos are my most favorite kind of photos. You have an awesome family!
Posted by: Carole | 14 March 2014 at 04:54 PM
it's good to have a family that can laugh and cry together... and love those crazy photos!
Posted by: Mary | 14 March 2014 at 06:23 PM
Your family has been through it all and you've shared it with us, the ups and downs, the sorrow and the joy! I feel honored to be a part of your life. Your family is creative and inspiring!
Posted by: margene | 14 March 2014 at 09:11 PM
This is a truly lovely post, as was the previous one. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by: Kim | 14 March 2014 at 10:39 PM