My plan was to celebrate Sophie Grace Maui turning three this month. I was going to make a big deal of it on facebook and have a mini champagne toast at the store and make it special. But then as I was doing my taxes and looking over my old receipts from years prior I realized something. Sophie Grace Maui turned 3 weeks ago. For some reason I always thought it was at the end of March, but in reality it was in the beginning. So Happy Birthday Sophie Grace Maui, I'm so sorry I missed it!
I decided that the very least I could do was reminisce by posting the photos we took in the very beginning...Still do this day lighting is our biggest dilemma..
Sophie Grace Maui, actually called Sophie Grace Designs, started as a little kiosk in Whalers Village Kaanapali. Notice that it's dark in the photo? That's because I used to be open 10AM-10PM all day everyday. I'm so glad that's out of my system. At first I didn't mind being there all of the time. But after a few months it wore on me. Greg and I used to have dinner there most nights, taking turns helping customers. And on the days that we got rained out we would pack up the beads and sit in our teeny tiny ohana/garage that we rented and make jewelry together.
God has been very good to us through our little jewelry adventure and I wouldn't change any of it (even the hard parts) for the world.
P.S. We finally had a photo shoot of the new store so I will be posting those next week.
P.P.S. In case you were wondering about my last post: Sophie is back to normal not throwing tantrums and not climbing out of her crib.