Hi long lost blog. So a lot has gone on the past 4 months. Seth turned 10 and I turned 39 (ewwww). Remodeled a kitchen and bathroom. Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went and we brought in the New Year with a cozy night at home with the kiddos. Then Friday January 11th came and it was the WORST day of my life. My mom passed away. Her heart just simply stopped the morning she was supposed to have hip surgery. Needless to say the past month has been the worst and saddest time of my life. I loved her so much even on the days of my life that we didn't get along. I never knew how much hurt one person can have until I cried for 3weeks straight. My kids loved there "nana" so very very much that it hurt my heart to tell them on that awful day. I gave my mom a beautiful service at our home and so many wonderful friends and family came to celebrate her life. Today is better than yesterday and I know tomorrow and each day forward will get better. It just pains me to never talk to her again as we talked everyday. Thank you so much to all my friends who sent emails, cards, Facebook thoughts and just for being there. This week I am in New York for Toy Fair 2013 for Crafty Bands. It's a nice diversion away from my thoughts plus I love working and talking with all the people. More on New York tomorrow..