Friday, July 30, 2010

A project is underway.

New flooring has been purchased for the porch! I would say to look for before and after photos in the coming weeks but I don't think we took a before photo and now its not really "before" anymore. If you haven't seen our porch, picture a stuffy, storage place for recycling. That kind of smelled funny.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I am so very glad that brooke chose Roald Dahl for book club. Normally I can't read during my night shifts, as it makes me too tired. But I am very motivated to stay awake for reading this book! And, because I can't NOT throw a little Willa in, she accompanied me to the library for the first time today to pick up the books. She loved it!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sending our love to Baby Sam

A few months ago, I posted very briefly about Baby Sam Bennett. With a very heavy heart, I share with you all that she was fitted for her angel wings last Tuesday, at 9 months of age. Such a HUGE message of love, hope, and strength in such a TINY package. There has not been a moment in my life the past week that I did not think of the Bennett family and of Baby Sam and of heaven and of angels. There was an article in the Journal Star today about Baby Sam's friend, Baby Morgan, who also passed away from the same genetic disorder, spinal muscular atrophy. Baby Morgan's parent's were quoted saying that they treated every day with Morgan as if it were Christmas or her birthday, as they knew that time with her was so precious and so limited. It makes me wonder why we don't all treat all of our days this way? With our babies, our older children, our spouses, our parents, our pets, our friends...? So that is what I learned from Sam and Morgan, and that is my new goal in life. God bless their families and friends who sill stay on this earth awhile longer to spread their message of love a little further.

I wanted to share a link to the blog posting that contains pictures of the pink balloon release that was held Friday evening, in honor of Sam. The photographers, Holly and Jared of The Moment It Clicks Photography, donated their time and talents to capture these beautiful moments for the Bennett family. We were so glad to be a part of it.
the moment it clicks photography
If you meander your way a bit further down their blog, you will also find a little snippet from the pictures they took at brooke and Brian's wedding! They do amazing work.

ps. sorry, I realize a blog post with no pictures is boring, but I got a little wrapped up in trying out new backgrounds and now its late and I'm yawning. But rest assured that had there been a picture, it would have been of Willa.