Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Time for an addition....

This very minute we are sitting in our living room. 7 of us. It's cozy, we will just put it that way. Bringing Kyle into our home has been nothing less than pleasant. He is still a little distant and I can see there is some deep thought going on, but overall it has brought the best out of everyone. The boys are all sincerely happy that he is here. He can stay - as long as he wants. He is a great kid. I am proud of him - he has managed to keep his flair AND follow our rules. He is respectful and kind, and fits in with the rest of the Magnuson clan. Now it is time for an addition. One more bedroom, and a dining room is in order. Looking forward to accomplishing that in the near future...it is beyond time.

We are SUPER busy at Unity! Our pad printer has arrived and the images that it imprints on our stamps are incredible. We have some tuning up to do and within days we will be able to consistently complete each and every order that comes in. We are running a small night shift to keep up with the demand. We have 9 saws running, cutting our images with perfection. High quality is key for the success of Unity - our product is beautiful. I couldn't be happier with the way everything is coming together.

Now, the only thing missing in my life is MY MOTHER. That little absence will be filled tomorrow. She is FINALLY coming home from Florida. I miss her terribly and it will be splendid to have her back in Minnesota. Sunday my parents will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. How fabulous is that?! Chris and I are going to cook a gourmet dinner in celebration of the occasion. Hopefully we will get through the day without a hitch. He cooks in a neat cleanly manner and I am complete chaos. He measures, I dump, He stirs, I whip, He cleans, I toss, He has a plan, I just dig in. We could easily do a reality cooking show called "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen". He tolerates me fabulously...I give him a ton of credit.

Loving Life...looking forward to each and every day! I actually heard myself say this out loud yesterday...something I NEVER thought I would say - " I LOVE MONDAY" - Is that weird? I am surrounded by unbelievable people each and everyday. My design team, our help at Unity, our family, our friends, even the random interaction I have on a daily basis. A huge THANKS to each of you for making my life a fabulous place to exist everyday!

Story time for Sawyer - He is ready for "Winnie the Pooh Adventures", it is calling our name!

"We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself."
R.J. Baughan


Anonymous said...

Awwwww, Angela....
I am soooo touched by your post ...
I wish the very best for you in these multiple transitions!! Blessings to you ... on many levels. I'm hoping & praying for you. Best wishes in may ways.


Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

So Sorry to have my post 'above' appear as "anonymous"!! eeek!

Jackie said...

Hi Angela,
Ran across your blog and have really enjoyed "catching up" with what you have been doing! Happy to hear everything is going well with your business...and inspired by your quotes :)