Very full this year. And by the time I finish, you'll understand why you haven't heard from me in a while! We began the month of December with one VERY excited four year old, one excited-but-didn't-know-why one and a half year old, and an Elf on the Shelf. And yes, the Elf is noteworthy, because he became a part of our family this year. Literally. As in, my four year old Hailey is still asking for him every day (he leaves on Christmas Eve to go spend the rest of the year with Santa) and telling God in her prayers every night how much she misses him.
Kookie Krums began the month of December holding our breath, wondering how the current economy would effect holiday sales. We spent the rest of the month trying to breathe . . . in between keeping up with all of the orders and the frantic baking, arranging, baking, arranging, and more baking!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to every last customer, from the one who bought over 120 bouquets to the one who tried a bite of our cookies for the very first time. We adore all of you, and are so grateful you let us be a part of your holiday celebrations and gift giving.
We ended December with one VERY sad four year old - we couldn't stay in California after Christmas and had to leave Papa and Grandma behind - one tired one and a half year old - AND . . . one very new member to our family, a sweet almost-three year old girl! I know . . . I told ya you'd understand! Mid-December I received a call on a Friday morning saying a little girl was coming available for adoption, and needed a home today. Those of you who know me personally know this phone call has been a long time coming, much awaited, my heart's cry, and oh-so-anticipated. Our sweet new addition has just fit right into our family. She didn't miss a beat with the chaos that is our lives in December, and the three little sisters are just in love with each other.
Our arms are full, our hearts overflowing, and we are greatly anticipating this new year with the newest version of our family, and a business that - thanks to each of you - is thriving despite what the "experts" tell us. I personally wish each of you great things for 2009, and hope this year is full of amazing moments, precious memories, and a lifetime of smiles.