Thursday, November 3, 2011

long time no blog

it's been a while. i've been given a bigger workload at work lately so i've had no time to blog (yes i blog at work). so i guess i'll pick up where i left off....
the week we got back from lagoon tragedy struck in the life of my very dear friend. she was 36 weeks along in her pregnancy and she went to the doctor and found out that her sweet baby  had not survived. she went in the next day to deliver her beautiful baby girl, and later that week they had a beautiful graveside service and laid baby kynlee to rest. my friend has been through a lot in life and then to have this put on her as well breaks my heart. she is the strongest woman i know, and a fantastic mother to her 6 year old boy. this experience that she has had to go through really threw me for a loop and has been on my mind constantly since it happened. life is hard, and for some it's really hard. i try not to take a moment for granted because we never know when our whole life will change in an instant......
on to happier things. at the beginning of october we hit our 1 year mark for being in our house! for a whole year we were trying to get our house built and it seemed like it took FOREVER, and now the year that we have lived there has flown by.
we celebrated halloween. it was very low key. no trick-or-treating, but we did dress stone up and take him to grandparents houses, and i dressed up for work....

 my cute little mickey mouse. he is at a stage where he doesn't want his picture taken and won't sit still. so these are the best we have.
 and i was an ice princess....
 yes, i was crazy enough to wear my wedding dress as a halloween costume. and it was awful! wedding dresses were not made to be comfortable...and mine is not. but it was fun to dress up. brandy and i got together early that morning and helped each other get ready. we had fun.
the costume didn't turn out as i had planned but oh well. i think we look pretty cute.

my little one turned 2! and we had a little party for him. he was spoiled to the max from his aunts, uncles, and grandparents. and now he's all grown up!
he went from this
to this:
and now to this:

he's so big and smart! he can spell his name, sing his abc's, count to 15, knows all his colors and shapes, and can speak in full scentences! where does the time go?
that's our life in a nutshell recently.....

3 comments:

Holly said...

Isn't it a great feeling that you can still fit into your wedding dress after 5 years and having a baby! :)

Crazy how time flies and how big your little guy is!

Chelsi said...

In July one of my dearest friends lost her little boy five days before he was due. I know how you feel. I know those thoughts. They still haunt me. I've been surprised how much her loss affected my thoughts and emotions, it is such a devastating thing to watch someone you love go through.

Mariel said...

I love your blog, and have a question for you…

“Or so she says…” has long been a proponent for adoption and foster care. In the coming month, I will be launching my new Adoption and Foster Care page. I am looking for any blog posts, written by women ‘who know,’ to be featured on that page, and possibly the homepage of the blog, as well.

If you are willing to share any of your blog posts about adoption on that page, could you please send me the links to those posts? Also, if you would like to have some of them considered for a front page feature, please include a photo of yourself (with or without fam) and a paragraph about yourself, to blend into the top of the post (written in first person.)

Also, if you know any other women or blogs that are willing to participate to help promote adoption/foster care, please share!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com