Made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will;
To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.

Side Note:
The fork. or Also known as "A Dingle-hopper" Reminds me of one who not only had amazing hair (that I would pretend I had as I swam in our pool as a young girl) but also for me represents a young woman who loved learning about everything and anything. Who pushed past barriers and boundaries to find her place in this world. In this industry education is key and you are always always learning. Everyday! And with that requires perseverance to reach goals. The industry of beauty is all about testing, pushing and surpassing barriers and boundaries. This industry is truly SWEET!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008


For those who know me best, you'd guess right away why I love Feb. 14th. And it's not because of what our friend Matt Gibbens says about me! (theres only a pinch..... or more of truth in that! Although I am a very lovey dovey person! ) ;P
The truth is, I'm a bit obsessed with hearts. I've loved hearts since I was a little girl. I would draw them on my homework, Kyle Murphy's papers in 2nd grade when I'd pass his desk, in my peanut butter sandwiches, doodle them on my note books, sign them with my name and I notice them in clouds and rocks, I collect them in jewelry, and whatever I can get my hands on, and once I even wrote a poem about all the diffrent hearts there are.
You can always find some great thing in a heart shape during the "Love Season".
We don't do anything crazy at our house on this day. Just happy jestures.
My hubby granted me a pedicure, which I'm way excited for. I love it when my feet are super cute! And he made me a personalized CD. He said I had to figure out the "meaning" behind each song. So it's like a puzzle of love! or a test??? I'm not sure which.
For Branden, I gave him his own package of Reeses hearts and the gift of me not spending unnessisary money.
For the boys, their own piggy banks shaped like sports balls. Nothing says love like lessons in savings!!
And on this day you get extra special love from those who love you most and you can give out extra special love without it being weird. So from me to you..................
I'm just going to say it!


Michelle said...

You always have the best posts!! I love reading need to do them more often:) Glad you had a wonderful Valentines Day. I am very impressed that Branden made you that was very thoughful. I am jealous of your pedicure...I haven't had one in a looooooong time. But summer is just around the corner and that is the perfect excuse. Anyways...I see that you are doing the Hickley Challenge also. It's very motivating having the chart on my is a great reminder don't ya think? We'll I guess that's all for now. Love ya!!

The Gibbens said...

Matthew thinks that you only remember him saying that because you are obsessed with him (he's as humble as he ever was, can you tell?) Well... I can't say that i share your love of hearts- but I can say that you are in my heart oh friend of mine! We played Rook the other night with my parents- and it made me think of you guys- remember playing? Wish you were still next door!