I am still alive and kicking! I have been spending most of my time on Instagram as it is so quick and easy. You can follow me there at hopeandjoyhome I post often. This last year has been full of babies. Our daughter Hope and her husband Jake had a baby in June. Jocelyn Elizabeth. I got to be in the delivery room and I have been babysitting her once Hope went back to work.She is a laid back sweetie!
Lilah started daycare when I got Joce to watch ( not my choice!) I no longer see her daily but do get in some Nina time. She is so funny.
She will be 2 next week and is a total delight.Her mom got her Master's in Chemistry last month and a job she can do remotely online so she is home with her now!
Hunter is a 4th grader now and so tall! A smart sweet big brother.
So these 3 are what keeps me busy and adds joy to my days. Our youngest Jaxon is now 16 and working on a driver's license! Busy with golf and soccer and friends. He is 6'2" now! Still my baby! He also keeps me very busy hauling him around. I enjoy his company immensely. He keeps me up on the goings on in the rap and music world and I keep him up on everything else! It is amazing how much he knows ..and how little he knows! I can't even ponder him being in college in 2 years..I about have a panic attack! Lol. We are still on Etsy and doing well actually... even with all the changes there. I have started taking online art workshops this year and really have enjoyed it. Always more to learn! We have been busy with our vintage shop and I have been making a lot of new items. I will share some of what I have been up to in my next post! See ya then! Julia
Hi! I am a former SD girl..now a TN woman. I have a great family..wonderful husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters and a grandson. I have 2 Etsy shops, https://hopeandjoyhome.etsy.com is the shop I sell vintage things in and https://hopeandjoystudios.etsy.com is the shop I sell handmade in. I also help my husband with his Etsy shop https://theindustrialfarmer.etsy.com . I love to create! I like to garden but my attention generally wanes about July and it is every man for himself. I am in the process of turning my daughter's former bedroom into my studio and will be posting pics. I love to laugh..drink coffee and eat chocolate..more to come!