Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
BIG GIANT SPOILER if you are my Swap Partner!!!
I am finished with my very first set of swap boxes!!!
I had SO much fun putting these together!!!!
They are just jammed full of tiny treasures - At first they wouldn't shut, so I had to make sacrifices!! I had such a difficult time deciding what to take out!
I tried to gear the boxes towards my swap partners while keeping in mind what the "Inspiration" for the boxes were...
My Swap Partners were...
And for Pam...
My very Own Petite Inspiration enjoyed watching me and "helping" me work on these beautiful treasure boxes as well. For me that is one of the best parts of creating....watching my kids as they create right along side of me!!
See her back there??? She was peaking through on all the pictures...
Monday, June 21, 2010
Jacob and I waiting for the 2nd Championship Game of the Day!
This is going to be a 3 part series with one change-up thrown in...because I can't wait to show you a sneak peak at my Petite Inspiration boxes!!
Yesterday was a BIG day here!
*It was my now 10 year old son, Hayden's Birthday
I am her mother, I get to do that once and a while!! After all I labored for 3 very long day with her!!
She caught the line drive to short-stop and then threw the runner out at first! So exciting!!! She was on cloud 9 and so was her father....couldn't have been a better Father's Day gift!!!
Good Thing because I didn't exactly arrive to the party with a gift...Sorry Honey!
One VERY happy family...
missing one very well loved boy!! Hope your having fun at Camp, Hayden!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
However....my daughter's team won their Championship for the entire NCLL (North Calvert Little League) last week and will be playing for the Championship of the entire County tomorrow night. I love her coach, he is a wonderful, soft-spoken, supportive man who has taken these girls all the way to the very top! It is our first year with this team and I am so impressed with them...it brings tears to my eyes to see her out there. I get so choked up seeing her up there on the mound or out in the field and have to stop talking...NOT talking, that is a BIG accomplishment for me...
I see the power she possesses up there and I glow from the inside out. I have always worked towards my daughter being strong and powerful and independent...she is completely in her element when she is on the Softball field. (Her true love is baseball, but the "men" say she has to play softball...big bullies!!)
When did I get sooooo OLD!!!
Monday, June 7, 2010
This is going to be for my oldest daughter....it had beautiful golden hues and creamy white lace with millinery flowers edged in pink and green. The music sheets are from a love song....I scored TONS of sheet music at an auction a while back. No pun intended....
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I can't stand how fast time is flying by! I don't know where it has gone! I handled it better this year, last year I cried every time I said she was turning 13....was a turning point in my life as well I guess. She is growing up so quickly! She is about an inch taller than me now, not that this is a huge accomplishment..I am pretty short, and probably growing even taller!
She will be going into High School next year...something I am surely not ready for!
Friday was also the 8th Grade Formal....Big NIGHT!! It was so fun to help her do her hair and make-up. She looked beautiful!!
I had to stop myself from doing the math on how quickly other Big Nights would be here like Prom and leaving for College and a Wedding....it all happens so quickly!!
Happy Birthday Baby Girl....
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
July 1999 - June 2010
Tonight we said goodbye to a member of our family. Our very loyal, unbelievably gentle American Bulldog, Henry.
He greeted everyone that came to our home with a smile. I can't tell you how many times we heard the expression "...what a cool dog!!"
He was a King in our book. An amazing creature - not just an animal but part of our family that will be very missed.
He chose us, and we were the better for it. He protected us, played with us, kept my husband company on the fishing pier, always knew when I was going to have a baby (labor was immanent when Henry came to sleep by my side of the bed)..... even saved one of our sons lives - twice!
This past Friday he was diagnosed with Bone Cancer and we have been fighting with the emotions since then of losing him. We chose to have him put down at home, in our backyard with us by his side.
Lily - in true Lily manner - covered him in Glitter because she wanted The Sparkles to be able to find him when they came down from Heaven. Sparkles (the stars) are all the little Heaven Fairies (Angels) in her book and they needed something shiny to see where he was.
AS a PSA: Henry has not "passed" in this picture...she sprinkled him with Glitter right as the vet got here...don't want you to think I am morbid!!
There were a lot of emotions and many different ways that they were shown, my husband was a mess, my boys were stoic, my oldest daughter distraught and my youngest just wanted me.
For me, it hasn't sunk in yet. I am sure it will when I don't see him sitting in his favorite chair tomorrow....
Sleep peacefully my Henry Dog...you will be forever in our hearts!