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I love my family!

I am a wife, mother of three beautiful boys, and a middle school administrator. At times, I have mistakenly tried to achieve perfection in each role. These attempts always fail miserably because there is no such thing as a perfect wife, a perfect mom or a perfect worker! I decided to relinquished my pursuit of perfection…I can say without guilt that my shortcomings are vast and my mistakes many. Embracing my imperfections and turning my life over to God has been freeing and led to a sweeter life. I found that when I quit trying so hard, that SOMETIMES things magically fall into place and for brief moments I am “Supermom.”

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Toast to Great Friends!

Our sweet friends are moving to another town to take a head coaching position.  My husband has coached high school football with him for the past six years.  It is a bittersweet for us because we are so happy for them that he got a head coaching job, but sad because we enjoy them so much!  They have four boys:  8, 6, and 4 (twins).  Our boys have loved playing Legos, baseball, and touch football after their daddies big games.  We will treasure the memories we have made with them and hope that our paths in the coaching world will be destined to join again. 

I found a great football themed Easter basket to use for the "Congrats on Your New Job" gift.  Their new school colors are red and black, so I used red tissue paper and a red and white gingham bow.  A bottle of champagne and two champagne glasses complete the gift basket. 

I love red & white gingham.  I use it all the time.  It makes great bows for packages.  There is just something nostalgic to me about its simplicity. 

My toast for our friends is for many TOUCH DOWNS to be in their future!!!

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  1. This is so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share this (or any other cute packaging idea) at the Pretty Packages Party!

  2. Awwww, I bet they were so thrilled with your very personalized gift. Way to rock it.

  3. This is such a great idea! I'm going to be sure to shop the after Halloween sales to pick up themed Halloween buckets (like your Easter basket!)So glad you stopped by and linked up!