Thank You so much to my good friend Holly for giving us the tickets. I was able to take Bee and her best cousin, Ryleigh, to the show. In fact the day we went was Ryleigh's b-day. What great memories the two of them will have. Thanks again Holly!
Since Brooklyn is confined to home and I have the rest of the week off, I decided that I should post and update you all on 'what's up' with us. Fall has been way fun for us; the leaves, friends, canning, Halloween, playing with friends, and just hanging at home. The girls are good. Brooklyn has this nasty H1N1 bull crap along with croup and some viral flu. We have had some scarey days with her but I am sure we are on the down hill. She loves to go to day care and play with Ms Wendy and the kids. It has gotten to the point that she doesn't even cry anymore when I drop her off. She waves goodbye and says "C YA!" Bee just loves going to school and learning. She comes home and talks about her day and how all her friends are mean to her and how she hates Jessie, but in the long run she has a great time with school. She likes to tell stories about her friends being mean to her, but it is the other way around. Bee likes to be the boss and when they don't want to do what she wants them to do, she says that they are being mean! GO FIGURE! Work for me is going good. I really enjoy what I do, but realize that it won't be forever. Not that I want to be on my own just yet, but I now if I want to do that I need to find a better job that pays more and has longer hours. I have decided not to do the extended program after school anymore...my girls need their mom at home! It has been nice to be home for awhile, not that I want to have Brooklyn be sick, but I have gotten a lot of stuff done. I do, however, look forward to going back to work on Monday. Here are some pics of some of the stuff we have done in the last litte while. Hope all is well with all of you!
I haven't blogged for a long time and thought I would just give a little shout out! The title of my post may catch some of you off guard, but that's okay. I have a cousin who was expecting and at 25 weeks delivered a 1 lb. 4 oz. baby boy. With complications with her BP he came that fast. His little feet were half an inch wide and he looks just like an angel. Over the past three weeks he has gained 5 oz. and is doing really good. He is getting his mom's milk and retaining it well. You are probably wondering why I am telling you all this.....well as a mom my heart goes out to my cousin. I am not sure I would be able to hand what she is going through. I went over to see her the other day and she is sooo strong. She said to me, "I know with all my heart that Heavenly Father gave me JT because he knew I could handle it. I know that he doesn't give me things that I can not handle." What a strong woman my cousin is. I am sure that I would be a wreck if JT was my son. Leaving the hospital without your baby and watching all the other mothers be able to would kill me. It makes you look at life and realize how special life is!
So, I have made myself a bracelet that I will wear until little JT comes home or maybe forever. I had a hard time trying to figure out what to put on the bracelet or what it should mean. My cousin has incredible strength in dealing with this that I thought 'Strength' should be the theme surround it. So I googled the word 'Strength' and colors today trying to find what color is attached to 'Strength'. I came upon a great web sit that listed all the colors and their meanings. This is what I found:
'When I think of orange, the colors of fall come to mind. It is still warm, but the cold of winter will be upon us soon. Orange is strength and endurance. It will keep us warm until the signs of life stir in the frozen land once again. Orange is vibrant and warm. Survival and Strength.'
'In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.'
The bracelet that I made has JT's initials in it and lots of orange colored beads. So, to my cousin who has great strength in having to go through this hardship in her life and to JT that he may have the strength he needs to continue on his journey.
Wow, about me huh! I am a mom with two beautiful girls; Bethanie 5-year-old and Brooklyn is almost 2. I love the winter snow and the summer thunder storms, sea turtles, watching storms come in from the mt. tops, the mtns. and camping. Things I love: my girls, music, fam and friends!