Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Then she discussed with us the many potential options we could use for making our jack o lantern. (This was a pumpkin that Regan and I made a while back. We used felt to make the body parts and then attached Velcro to the pumpkin and the felt. This way they can change it out and have fun with it.) Then we decided what we should turn our pumpkin into!
We had to put off our jack o lantern creating until tonight... Regan's lesson ran a little long. wink! So, we started it first thing today when the kids got home from school.
Come on... were you really that surprised??? I mean this is the Presley house and almost everything in some way comes back around to be about Disney or Disney Land. wink!
To my dear sweet children:
I love you to the moon and back.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
"and please bless that everyone LOVES watching me tomorrow in the primary program.
Please bless that everyone has fun watching me...."
She is excited about the Primary program tomorrow... Can you tell???
She even asked me to make her a new hair bow to match her new dress that her Nana took her to get this week.
Oh, I love that girl!
Friday, October 23, 2009
My sweet little children are fast asleep in their beds.
Jason is playing baseball on his league.....
and my house is quite. I love it!
With all of this quite I had time to sit with my thoughts.
I thought about how hard this week has been, how hard this year has been.
I thought about how wonderful today was and what a blessing it was to see Collin fall asleep tonight with a smile on his face.
I thought about the phrase "Come what may and love it." in a talk given by Joseph B. Wirthlin.
It is hard to "Love" our challenges BUT often times it is our challenges that help us to see more clearly the beauty that is, that has been in our lives the entire time.
Today, after a hard week, we had a beautiful day.
It made me stop and think tonight of all that I am grateful for today.
Here are just a few.....
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
No naps over here. wink!
I had seen these SUPER cute necklaces on ETSY that I fell in love with BUT I didn't want to pay 100 BUCKS for it. So, I thought I can do that!
The best part is that all of the material that I used is green!!! I was going through my old fall clothing and taking out the things with holes and stains. I was bummed because some of them were my faves from last season.... SOOOOO I turned them into a fun FAll necklace!
What do you think????
(Hey, don't judge me.... I haven't had sleep in days and no makeup ... Yes, I look a mess!.. wink!)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Then on Monday Jason's wonderful mom (Nana) offered to watch the kids over night so that Jason and I could celebrate our ten year anniversary. I am one lucky girl!
I can't even begin to describe in words how grateful I am to be married to my best friend. We have had ten AMAZING, hard but amazing years together.... here's to an eternity. I am one lucky girl!
If all of this fun we had been having wasn't enough.... there was more!!! I was in charge on the kid's school carnival and was VERY overwhelmed. I called my Mom an begged her to come down and help out... and guess what ... she did!!! I am one lucky girl!!!!
While my sweet husband was setting up the heavy tables and all of us PTA moms were doing the grunt work my mom was volunteering in Regan's class. I don't know who had more fun. The kids called her Miss Poppie! (I love it!!!) The carnival was a HUGE hit and I could not have done it with out my wonderful husband and Mom!!! I am one lucky girl!!!
If all of that fun wasn't enough it didn't stop there. What is a better stress reliever than shopping. I am so proud of my mom she has lost thirty pounds!!! Her wardrobe is to big and she needed some new clothing. Oh, I had so much fun playing dress up with my HEALTHY, skinny Mom!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I went to the funeral of an amazing ten year old boy, Collin's friend.
I watched a slide show of pictures accompanied by the song Baby of Mine from the soundtrack of the Movie Dumbo.
Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine
Little one when you play
Don't you mind what they say
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine
If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give just for
The right to hold you
From your head to your toes
You're not much, goodness knows
But you're so precious to me
Cute as can be, baby of mine
The pictures were beautiful.
Wonderful memories captured for his family to treasure forever.
I sat next to a friend, a mother who also has a special child.
We cried together, prayed together, and walked to our cars holding hands.
When I pulled up I was greeted by my sweet little girl running to me.
It was just what I needed.
I hugged her.... tight.
I walked in to find Collin smiling.
I hugged him... tight.
We then did the thing that I needed most.
Time together as a family... making memories.
I am grateful to know that my family is forever.
I am grateful that a day that started so heart breaking could end so beautifully.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday morning I received a heart broken phone call from this sweet little guy's mommy to let us know that he had passed away early that morning. It is a good thing for him, his last days were pain filled and heart wrenching, but we will all miss his very sweet smile. We will miss you Jon!!!
It has been a hard week for me. I know that it is about quality of life rather than quantity for Collin BUT I don't think about the quantity part... I just want to enjoy today and how can you do that if you are always worried about tomorrow?? Well, when we loose our sweet friends it makes me think a lot about things that I normally try not to.
Regan is just brilliant! wink! I am amazed at how quickly she is learning to read. I volunteer in her classroom ever Tuesday and boy it is a whole new world!!! I can tell you anything about IEP's, therapy, or home care BUT I am clueless about sight words..ect. So, this has been a new learning experience for Regan and I both. On my first day of volunteering Regan and I dropped off Collin first and as we were headed to her classroom she looked up at me and said "Mommy you better hurry you don't wan to be late on your first day of school!" Oh, I love that girl!!!
I have so much to write about BUT I can't right now. So, I thought I would start with this and hope to write more soon! wink!!!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Our winner is Mandy!!!
(Regan picked the number. So, it was don fair.. wink!)
e-mail me with your address and I will get it in the mail!
I am soooo excited that it is finally Fall!!!
I LOVE fall!!!!
I had SOO much fun making Regan's spooky hair bow last night!! (Oh, and he is just the beginning!! wink!)
Here's the deal ladies... if you would like to purchase your spooky friend let me know.
They will cost $5.00(add an extra dollar for head bands.)
With all of these great feelings about Fall I can't help but feel compelled to give one of our spooky friends away.
Here's what you do...
(3 ways to enter to win)
1. leave your name
2. tell me your favorite thing about fall (with name)
3. link back to this on your blog (then leave a comment to tell me you did it.)