Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Words-Only Wednesday

Tonight I sit on the eve of a major life change. Tomorrow I close one chapter to watch another one open. Tomorrow I will say good-bye to people I’ve learned to call family. Tomorrow I take a chance. Tomorrow I take a risk. Tomorrow I take a leap of faith.

About 6 weeks ago I informed my current employer that I was going to be departing. Tomorrow is that day. This is the place I met my husband. This is the place I literally walked into the day after graduating college. This is the place that has given me once in a lifetime experiences.

I know there are people that cannot understand the decisions Dan and I have made. I know there are people who cannot understand risk. I know there are people who do not get leaving stability, career growth and benefits.

The thing about life is that things change and I believe that is a part of the journey. If you don’t me well – I definitely have always been blessed (or cursed depending how you are looking at it) with the entrepreneurial spirit and for as long as I can remember I’ve told myself that someday – I’m going to go after it – for me. Today is that day.

Now don’t get me wrong – I have the support of a set of amazing parents (who believe in me) and a husband who has encouraged me to follow my own dreams as well and without both parts, none of this is possible.

So, as the next chapter opens I’ll be graced with the opportunity to run a spin-off division of my parents company. It’s a risk – and not just for me.

But I believe in myself, I believe in the opportunity and I believe it’s the right time. No doubt tomorrow will be emotional but let this be a lesson for Connor and my children to come – take the chance on yourself. You may succeed greatly, you may fall flat on your face, but it’s ok to dream and it’s ok to believe in bigger, greater things and go after them!

Hello new chapter…I’m expecting great things from you….

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tying the Knot

Guess who are celebrating a recent engagement?!?

Congrats Uncle Keith and the soon to be Aunt Sarah!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Special Day for a Special Friend

Saturday July 2nd we celebrated the wedding shower of my dear friend Jenny Harz.  It truly was a special day for a very special person.   Jenny and her fiance Joe have supported Dan and I in so many ways and while they live in New York City and we are here you would think there is no distance at all when we are together. 

Invitations by Design by Dina (personal information blocked out)

 Beautiful Flowers!

 Cake made by Jenny's brother!

 All smiles!!
 Helping Aunt Jenny open her gifts!

 College Friends!

Cannot wait for the wedding!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Welcome to the World Paige!

Paige Lauren Zukowski was welcomed into the world on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 2:26 AM. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and 19.5 inches long.

I had the honor of going to visit her in the hospital, St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, IL, on Saturday late afternoon.
She is beautiful and perfect in every way!  I spaced and didn't get a picture with her but she was the star are some photos of her!

Just as I was leaving, Paige's proud big brother Luke was arriving!  Loving this family of 4!  Hope to see them again really soon!!   

Friday, July 1, 2011

June 18, 2011

On June 18th, 2011 we gained a new official member to the Sacco side of my family!  I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked but here are a few from the day.

Congrats Gabe & Amanda Sacco!!