Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Do you ever wonder if perhaps you might be a chocoholic?

Does the feeling ever sneak up on you that perhaps you enjoy just a bit too much that dark, rich, creamy texture?

I love chocolate. I sometimes get the feeling I have to have it and nothing else will do.

Being pregnant I wonder if I should give it up? But it makes life better and me happier. I guess only those of us who love chocolate could understand that phrase.

I also read in a study that women who ate chocolate while pregnant had happier babies at 6 months than those who didn't eat it.

What is your weakness? Now that I have admitted mine . . .

5 Years

The other day we celebrated 5 years of marriage.

It has been a very good 5 years.

I am thankful for my husband in so many ways:
  • He is very helpful with the kids. 
  • He desires to honor and serve God. 
  • He takes good care of us- and is faithful at work. 
  • He can fix anything pretty much. 
  • He is a good husband. 
  • He is a good companion. . .
Thank God for the blessing of a godly spouse.

We celebrate in Rome earlier this month. But it seemed we should do something the actual date as well. However, Amelija was very sick- with a very high fever. We didn't do much and it is good we didn't have plans. We did look at pictures from our wedding and watch the movie. It was fun to recall the feelings of that day.

And Janis gave me roses too.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


How fun is this? I am featured on Julie's blog today along with some other lovely artists.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jane Eyre

So I just finished reading Jane Eyre. I had seen the movie ages ago and expected I would not like the book because all I recall from it is that it was rather depressing.

However, I was very pleased and surprised how much I enjoyed and loved this book.

I loved Jane's character- I mean who she was as a person. Her strength of determination, her faith in God and her desire to be spotless in who she was as a woman was superb. I was really impressed that despite her tremendous love for Mr. Rochester when she realized he was married to a lunatic she fled. She longed to be with him- but she chose what was right as better than what her heart longed for.

I was surprised by all the mentions of God and an active faith him that were present in this book.

I highly recommend it. It is a bit strange and odd in regards to the lunatic wife in a scene or two. But the rest and especially the latter 1/3 of the book are wonderful.

I also was thinking of young women our days and comparing Jane's strength of character to so many nowadays. It is incomprehensible to me when a lady will give up her entire character and who she is as a woman for the sake of a man. I personally find this hard to understand- I always felt if I were to disregard my morals and beliefs it would be as if I was no longer me- Elizabeth.

Anyhow- Jane Eyre is a book worth reading if you are into classic literature as I am. What are your favorite classic books?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Home Again

So after 3 lovely days in Rome we are safely home.

I am thankful for the wonderful time we had and how well our kids did with their nanny.
I am thankful for God's protection for every one of us.
I am thankful for my husband and the lovely times we could enjoy together in a new place.
I am thankful to be home. Traveling and walking so much while pregnant is VERY exhausting.

More soon to follow on our time in Rome.

For now we are getting used to "normal" life again.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Featured Artist

Back sometime this summer I submitted photos and info hoping to become a featured artist on the site where I purchase my silk.

Yesterday I discovered that I am now listed in their featured artist section. I feel honored and delighted and like a real artist :) Now I just wish I could sell a few things :)

Featured Artist

Off to Rome tomorrow. Yay!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hello Rome and Other Thoughts

So on Saturday we are off to Rome. We will be there until Tuesday evening.

Just the two of us are going- well three since one is hiding.

I know that if I read about any of my friends going to Rome I would be jealous. But the closer it gets the more nervous I feel and the more I don't want to go. I feel confused. I DO want to go and see Rome and spend time with my honey for our anniversary.

But I can't stand the thought of leaving our kids for that long. It will be the first time and I keep worrying about would happen if something happened to us and who would raise them and what if they get sick and on and on.

I am so SICK of worrying- and at times I give it over to God and am ok. But then they are sweet and precious and give me hugs and kisses and want to be with me and my worrying starts all over and I just wish we were taking them with us.

Then other times they are both cranks and crying their heads off and I am so glad they aren't going with us. I feel like I am running in circles. YIKES!

Then there is my shop- last year I sold quite a lot this time of year. This year, NOTHING. I am really sad about this! I try not to dwell on it because it is just so depressing. Especially since I had hoped to make some money before Rome. Boo hoo !

Yesterday I had a visit with the midwife. I am 21 weeks, but she said I look to be 25 weeks. She said this is going to be another big baby. At least as big as Amelija who was nearly 4.5 kg. YIKES!

I ran around Old Riga last night asking in souvenir shops about selling my scarves. I got several contacts and need to show my work to their directors.

So that is all my friends.

Pray for safety for as we travel to Rome and that I would not worry.

Pray for my kids to be good for the nanny and to stay healthy.

Pray for my health. I have a cold and I want to be better by Saturday.