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Friday, November 22, 2013

My Dear Friend Shelli

My dear friend Shelli has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In order to have her life saving double mastectomy she needs to raise $3,000 before the 3rd of December. We have raised $910 in just ONE DAY! If anyone who reads my blog would like to help, please do! Every dollar counts.

Shelli is the mom of one and the wife of Alan. We are praying that it hasn't spread, but the cancer has grown rapidly. It is the size of an egg. Thankyou, so much to all those who donate.

You can also find her page on Facebook. :) Please join us in prayers and rejoice with us during the happy moments.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One, Two, Three....The Precious Steps to Our Current Boy Bleu

I looked forward to my third child for 7 years. 7 years I daydreamed, helped other mama's birth their babies, and finally I thought it would never happen. Happen it did at the tail-end of a very long unemployment for my husband. I was scared to death with the what-ifs.

New life blossomed within my very own body for the third time in my blessed life. The boy I had no knowledge of, other than a sweet baby I craved, grew and pushed my body to its very limits. I prayed through the pains, the sleepless nights, the heartburn, the everythings that pregnancy brings.
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I woke one glorious day and knew my new sweet baby would be in my arms soon. I rushed towards Texas. I rushed towards the place I would nest and birth my baby. New life rushed. It rushed along with me like a bride running towards her deployed husband returning home. I had nothing on my mind or in my heart but the desire to be a mother, again. I wanted that baby. I wanted to know if it were a he or a she. I wanted to name this person. Kiss those baby lips puckered in a cry. Smell my baby the way only a new mother can. Nothing, not even the midwives could slow me down in my desperate pursuit. I was on a mission, on a journey, and I needed this little person NOW!

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The pain a force to only give into, because without the payment the reward is not as sweet.

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The comforting of other women who have journeyed along your path. Just the way it is meant to be.

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In that secret part of your mind screaming to God to make it happen now. The desire for it to end. The act of bravery on the outside and weakness on the inside. Mind rushing. Pulse quickening. What have you put yourself into? What were you thinking.

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The dear midwife friend you chose to walk you down this storm, looking into her eyes, leaning on her wisdom, seeing your victory through her even before you have crossed the line and burst through the ribbon. It doesn't loom so very far now. There it is. Right up there. She saves you, dashes in to toss a life line. You go with her into that next part, that very hard part, because you have no choice. It is forward or nothing. It is what it is. So you follow.
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....and there HE is! OUT! Perfect! Chubby! Another boy! Three sons! This is who I worked so hard for, prayed for, ached for, and he is mine! All mine! ....for just a time. ....a sweet perfect time. ...so thankful for this time.
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The hush hush of labor ended and the hub bub of the real work beginning...
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Offerings from big brother.
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Greetings! How do you do's! It is so very nice to meet you!
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I was in love, in a snap, in a heartbeat. Our hearts beating apart from each others.
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I marveled over each and every day with him...and he grew...
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His face my everything...and he grew...
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He found this world curiouser and curiouser...and he grew...
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He grew my older boys up...and he grew...
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He played...and he grew...
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He explored...and he grew...
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He cried when the fun was over...and he grew...
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He showed so much love back to us...and he grew...
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Curious and nosey...and he grew...
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He went wherever we took him and loved every moment...and he grew...
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..the days rushed by and I look and see this 3 year old darling. Grown so perfectly. My green thumb completely evident in his beauty. I made him. His silly self. His joy for each day. "Mommy, the sun is up, no more sleep!"
"I love you mommy, I love you."
"I love ribbits Mommy, I love Ribbits."
"I went swimming, Mommy."
"I want a Kipper cake, Mommy."
"Let's eat out, Mommy."
"ChuckECheese, Mommy, Yay!"
"Me no like this show, Mommy."
"Me watch tv, Mommy."
"I paint, Mommy."
"My birthday, MOMMY!!???"
"PaPa is home, Mommy!"
"You read book, Mommy."
"No knitting, snuggles."
"Outside, MOMMY!"
"Call Nan, Mommy."
"Remy is mean, Mommy."
His every thought including me. His eyes always searching for me. He is mine. Just for a bit longer.
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How to show you all who he is and what he is to me? My third was born and then today I look forward to celebrating his third birthday. I said this last year on his birthday post. I feel like he was born yesterday. I do baby him. I do. He is so little and so sweet to me. I haven't rushed him like I did the first two. I couldn't wait for each milestone with the first two. I slowed down with Noah. He is my blonde one. My blue-eyed one. My third one. My Baby Boy Bleu. My Bumble.

Happy day to you sweet Boy Bleu!!!! You are my joy!!!! I hope your day is perfect just like you! Thankyou for choosing to venture here into our lives. Thankyou for choosing us!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Independence, Anyone?

With Independence Day on its way I had this little shoe on the brain. I found the time to make them last night. Aren't they darling?

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I wish I had time to make up some more!

Friday, June 21, 2013

~Baby School - Puppies Theme~

Noah has enjoyed this more than anything we have ever done.

We started off with bathing a real pup. Since we have four of those I picked the easiest one to bathe.
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We then made puppy cookies for our pups.
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If you would like to make them:

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

1/2 cups water (add more if needed)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup oats

Blend all of the wet ingredients.
Whisk the dry ingredients.
Mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture to form a ball of dough.
Roll out and shape.
Place on non-stick lightly greased cookie tray.
Cooking time in my oven was 10-12 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

I set up a puppy vet and groomers salon for him on his table.
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He wasn't happy about the puppy being sick.
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He made him all better and covered the booboo with a bandaid and gave him some food.
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Next up he groomed a puppy. He liked it much better than the real thing. He didn't like the soap and mess when we bathed Piper. He pretended to squirt the soap on, massaged the fur, and towel dried her.
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I even made up some little sticky hairbows for him to tape into her hair. It was so fun!
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He worked on his puppy color pages for a while.
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Noah finished his work with some snuggle time on the couch with Piper. She is our most snuggly dog, too.
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He feeds his pups a treat he made each day and he has been much more loving to them or aware of them since we started this together. It was a blast and it was like playing pretend with my best friend Heather that I grew up with. We did things like this all the time. :)