Tuesday, January 18, 2011

There's A Little Elf in All of Us!

There is a little "elf" living in all of us. It encourages us to be playful, to laugh, to smile and most of all to surprise those around us when they least expect it.

Bella Boo is a good example of how to be spontaneaous. She never ceases to surprise me with her antics, her licks, her nose-on-my-nose confrontations. She makes me laugh at how silly life can truly be!

Three lovely ladies, one friend, one sister-in-law and one sister-in-law-to-be, are throwing a bridal shower for our daughter and her fiance this weekend. There will be plenty of surprises for the bride and groom even though the shower is not a surprise. How lucky the bride and groom are to have so many people care so much and want to help them get started in their new life!

Bella Boo is not invited to this event but has already planned on sending along a gift that she knows will make Kris and John smile. She is that type of puppy...always thoughtful! I just wonder how she will get those sloppy kisses in a box.....better yet, a tail wag or two and then a run around the table hoping for a game of chase!

Either way, this will be my week to finally sit down and stamp a few cards out. Play time for mom is harder to come by then play time for Bella Boo. I am so looking forward to the next few weeks with as much anticipation and joy as the bride and groom. I am happily the "mother- of -the -bride" and look forward to sharing my life and my dog with the groom as I become "a mother-in-law" for the second time.

As I see it, I have the four children I have always dreamed of ..... now I only hope I can be the "mother" or "friend" that they need and that all our lives are filled with laughter, love and a life full of happy surprises.

The "elf in me" wishes you a day wrapped in laughter and love as Bella Boo and I get our stamp pads out, our creativity and our groove on for the festivities to come!

Laura Anne and Bella Boo


  1. You have a beautiful attitude about your role as a mother-in-law. I am so happy for John, he is beyond blessed to have you!


  2. I would like to go on record that I would like to have Bella at the shower. I'm just not sure we could prevent all the guests from sneaking her cookies or trying to sneak her into their purses!

  3. Bella Boo did get to attend the shower and was showered herself with hugs from all the wonderful women who came to celebrate John and Kris.

    Thank you all, for the beautiful gifts, the kind words and all the support you give me as a mother, mother-in-law, and hopefully friend as we continue our creative journey.

    You all Rock!