1. I am officially "THE BOSS" since everyone else, & I mean everyone is in Vegas.
2. My sweet hubby is included in the "everyone" (sad, we miss him ssssoooooooo much).
3. My poor, sweet, adorable, awesome Grandma gets to spend almost every single, long, cold day couped up in her house with Ainsley & Addison (THANKS A MILLION is completely an understatement!!).
4. I am & will be a complete blogging slacker for the next couple of weeks (sorry everyone, I am just WAY too busy).
Anyways, I just thought I would give everyone a heads up & apologize beforehand for being a LAMO!!! Enjoy your pre-holiday fun & festivities. Wish me luck!!!
On Friday, the girls & I ran a few errands. I had to go to Country Keepsakes (our local scrapbook store) & I am still shocked at how well Ainsley & Addison behaved. They strolled straight into the "play room" & stayed in there the entire time. Not once were they loud, obnoxious, or tearing the place apart. I was & still am so proud of them! That night Braydan took me to Twilight again. I actually enjoyed the movie more the second time, probably because my expectations were a little different this time. Brayd loved it too which I was excited about. He said he will definitely go to the next three movies with me (Yay!!).
On Saturday Addison performed on Main Street with her singing group. Oh my, she looked sssoooo darn adorable & she sang Up On the Housetop so well. While waiting for her turn, she looked somewhat nervous so I didn't know if she would actually sing once she got the microphone. I was very happy that she did & she was seriously so cute. (Check out how long her dress is compared to everyone else's in her class. She totally takes after me, poor thing.)
Inside there have been more changes, especially in our Design Center. The Design Center is an intimate room where our customers can design their own boots. They will be able to pick every single little detail about their boots such as; type of leather, toe style, heel style, type of sole, stitch patterns, etc., etc., etc.... You get the gist, right? Lisa & Loren Skyhorse of Durango, Colorado are the talented artists who hand carved the beautiful floor tiles in the Design Center. They also tooled the frame around the television. It is an awesome room to sit in. It invites creativity & that is exactly what we wanted, a place where our customers can create their special, one of a kind boot.
Isn't this check out stand the most amazing thing you have ever seen? I have never seen one like it anywhere. It is made of hair on leather & tooled skirting leather. My pictures don't do it justice. It is probably the coolest cosmetic piece in the store. Wow!
As you can tell, I am very excited about our new store. In the two short weeks it has been opened, sales have been better than expected for the time of year & that makes me very happy. Yay!!! I can't wait for the ski resorts to open & tourists to fill the streets of Park City.
Braydan took his first day off in a long time on Friday (holiday scrapbook retreat Saturday doesn't count). We opted to get some yard work done because it was such a nice day. The girls were pumped to spend most of the day outside. Aren't they cute all bundled up in their beanies & mittens? (Sorry about Ainsley's red eyes. I have no desire or time at the moment to edit those babies!)Lately it seems like every night after dinner Ains & Addi head downstairs to get "gorgeous" for their nightly "performance". They spend at least 30 minutes picking out their outfits, putting on make up, & doing their hair. Some days as they make their way back up the stairs it is all Braydan & I can do to keep a straight face, especially with Addison. This night she had on not just one, but two dresses & a concealed skirt underneath those (maybe it was to give her dresses some added volume?!?). They both adorned their brand new snow boots & some groovy hair accessories. Once they are ready, they take turns singing their own original songs & dancing (usually just running around in circles). It is hilarious!!! They are both so dang cute.
I love my cute kids!!! They make my "chaotic" life all worth it.
Addison's class Halloween party was on Thursday. She was sooo excited because this was her first Halloween party for school, it being her first year. She got a bunch of treats too.