This past summer I had the pleasure of meeting the delightful Francesca and her lovely family. Francesca is so adorable and now I have the answer on how she remains so cute & skinny!! Marathon running!! Congrats on an awesome 2007 to Francesca and to her family on the new news!
My name is…… FRANCESCA M.
My home is….(location) NORTH CENTER, CHICAGO
I grew up in…. GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR
I am most thankful for…MY GROWING FAMILY… AND VIDEO CONFERENCING. OTHERWISE MY PHONE BILLS TALKING TO MY FAMILY IN ECUADOR WOULD BE INSANE.
The best thing that 2007 brought was… A CHANCE TO FINISH THE CHICAGO MARATHON
Overall this year 2007 was truly about…TRYING TO BE THE BEST MOM I CAN BE
My hopes for 2008 are…TO DELIVER A HEALTHY BABY (I’M PREGNANT AGAIN BUT DON’T TELL ANYONE YET) AND TO HELP SOFIA BECOME A LOVING BIG SISTER…SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME. (sidenote: CONGRATS to Francesca!!)
The thing *I* want most for the Holidays this year is… A PAIR OF COOL BOOTS I SAW ONLINE AND A PHOTO WORKSHOP LEAD BY LADY MARMALADE (I HAD TO SNEAK THAT IN THERE)
If my husband were to get me something on a whim (gift wise) it would likely be… SHOES (THE KIND YOU DONT WEAR WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT AND RUNNING AFTER A TODDLER… THE BEST KIND OF SHOES!!!)
My best gift to give is….PICTURES OF MY DAUGHTER SOFIA
My favorite gift I got as a child was….and because… I HAVE SO MANY AMAZING AND HAPPY MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS GROWING UP THAT THIS IS THE HARDEST QUESTION TO ANSWER. I REMEMBER THINKING AS A LITTLE GIRL THAT THERE WASN’T ANYTHING THAT I WANTED THAT I DIDNT GET. GROWING UP IN ECUADOR WHERE WE HAD SUMMY AND WARM CHRISTMASES, IT WAS GREAT TO SPEND THE DAY OUTSIDE ENJOYING YOUR GIFTS. BUT IF I HAD TO NAME A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITES IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THE BARBIE HEAD THAT YOU COULD STYLE AND PUT MAKE UP ON. DO YOU GIRLS REMEMBER THAT ONE? OF COURSE I ALSO ADORED THE CABBAGE PATCH PLAYHOUSE EVEN THOUGH I WAS A LITTLE OLDER FOR THAT ONE. IN RETROSPECT, ONE OF MY MORE MEANINGFUL GIFTS WAS A PAIR OF AWESOME RUNNING SHOES THAT I WORE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO GO OUT ON MY FIRST RUN WITH MY DAD. WHAT CAN BEAT THAT???
My dream for my children’s holidays are…FOR THEM TO BE AS HAPPY AND AS CARE FREE AS I WAS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.
Lucky Sofia, she is growing up with wonderful parents and a happy home, Francesca’s wish is definitely coming true!!
Thank you Francesca for your wonderful responses!! I loved working with you and the rest of your family and was so thrilled you all were part of a wonderful Marmalade 2007!
p.s. Goodness, I almost forgot…we leave for a warmer place starting this evening. I will be out of the office starting, oh right about now 🙂 until Tuesday afternoon. I *may* update the blog from the land of mice and talking ducks but I’m not certain about that. If I don’t get back to update the blog before Tuesday… keep warm and have a safe weekend.