Wednesday, November 30, 2011

30 Days of Thankful ~ Day 30

Day 30 ~ Today I'm thankful for everything I might have left out. I'm thankful for so much. Today I'm breaking the rules & adding a extra one. Today is my parent's wedding anniversary if my Father was still alive they would have been married for 48 yrs. I'm thankful for there happy marriage. Getting to have them together all the time while I was growing up. Seeing them handle the good and bad times but still stay together.

Happy Anniversary to my parents.

I know if my Dad was still alive they would be together today.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bluebell Books ~ Short Story Slam Week - 15

I'm joining in with Bluebell Books and writing a short story or poem about the image above.
Join in if you would like.

The Hourglass can mean lots of things. I remember the little one my Grandma had in her kitchen to time things. I remember watching the sand run through and then whenever it was it was done.

Now that I am older I look at the hourglass and think of life how we are just like a dot at the end of a pencil when our life began.

How each piece of sand is a part of our life , some fall quickly , others take there time. But in the end this life is over on earth.

Some days I want the sand to never end just keep flowing but then I don't control my life God does. I just wait and wait to see what a new day brings. Knowing that there will be a day in Heaven where no more pain , no more tears , no more sadness just life forever. We will have time forever & ever.

The hourglass will be no more.

Project 365 - Day 333

Little Miss Carly told me she was tired and fell asleep in front of the TV this morning. The only part of her that was showing was her toes. Too cute & this is the way she has been falling asleep lately. Paul told me his Dad used to sleep the same way. Don't worry I do check on her a ton to make sure she is breathing.
Silly Carly :)

30 Day of Being Thankful - Day 29

Day 29 - I'm thankful for my rainbow baby Carly Lorraine who is 31 months old today. She is such a joy as all my children are. I look at her think just how much she brightens my days & is just a pure joy to be around. I love her so very much.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Project 365 - Day 332

Thaniqua and Jennifer got to go see the Nutcracker yesterday afternoon. The sweet neighbor lady bought the girls tickets and they went after church. They really enjoyed it and had so much fun. It was just across the park from where we live. :)

12 Days Starts Today , Check This Out

12 days full of ideas on how to honor your child this Christmas season with contributions from mothers around this child loss community.

Be sure to follow along.

I have entered a post & it will be posted on her blog Dec 1st. I'm so excited to find other ideas for this special time of year.

This starts today so be sure to click the button below ~ Have a great 12 days of ideas.


Our Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was awesome we had a great time. Good food & time to relax.

Our Menu was Turkey & Ham , Mashed Potatoes , Stuffing , Homemade Rolls , Cornbread , Sweet Potatoes , Corn , Jello , Potato Salad & of course Cranberry Sauce.

Also I made Pumpkin pie , Dutch Apple & our wonderful Spanish neighbors gave us a pecan pie.

Just before we ate the kids wanted to go around the table and say what they were thankful for. Well it was Ridge's turn & he really made my day. I never know what he is gonna come up with. Here's what he was thankful for ~

I'm thankful for having siblings in Heaven. He said I wanted a little brother but I know I have at least two waiting in Heaven not everyone is that lucky to get to meet a new brother or sister when I get there. He also said I can't wait to see if they like me so we can play together. I was in tears what a kid he is ..................

Saturday morning Paul had to go to work until noon but overall it was a great weekend.

Hoping your Thanksgiving was terrific too.


30 Days of Thankful ~ Day 28

Day 28 ~ I'm thankful for good sleeping children & staying in there beds. Even as babies my children slept well. Once in a while we had some issues but overall , Awesome !!! It helps when parents have to work or even as myself a stay at home Mom we all need good rest.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Project 365 - Day 331

Thaniqua and Jennifer made this house out of foam stickers that our sweet neighbor lady had. It was a kit something like a gingerbread house kit.
Turned out really great. She is really crafty and invited the girls over to spend some time and have fun. They even made homemade Christmas cards for all of us. :)

30 Days of Thankful ~ Day 27

Day 27 ~ I'm thankful for Patience. I'm so glad that I have some. It takes a lot for me to get really upset. Being a Mom or just general life , it is something you really need any day or at any given moment.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Love this

Tonight I took a few moments on Pinterest & found this ..............

Love this my feelings exactly !!


Project 365 - Day 330

Paul needed a new stocking & we got his favorite !!
He loves Coca-Cola !!!


30 Day of Being Thankful - Day 26

Day 26 - I'm thankful for my only son " Ridge " on earth. At only 11 yrs old he has a great head on his shoulders , wants to write a book someday. Also he has a great outlook on how to treat a girl. I hear all the time how many new girls he likes , Lol, He knows there can only be one. Also my first born & we share a lot of wonderful adventures together.


Friday, November 25, 2011

30 Day of Being Thankful - Day 25

Day 25 ~ I'm thankful for not liking to Black Friday Shop. I love a good deal but not being around rude people. I went grocery shopping today and that was enough. It's sad how some people choose to act. People forget the true meaning of Christmas. :(


Project 365 - Day 329

Smokey the Bear ~ better known as Carly !!!

I just love that little girl.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you ..................

Hoping it was so blessed & wonderful.

From all of us at The Croley Gang

Project 365 - Day 328

My pretty TURKEY !!!!

It did a great job suntanning !!!

It tasted pretty good too. :)

30 Day of Being Thankful - Day 24

Day 24 ~ I'm thankful for all those places that give a free Thanksgiving meal to those that are homeless or can't afford a meal. Thinking of all those people today.



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Busy Day & Thanks

It's been a busy day , the day before Thanksgiving usually is. I got up at 5:30 am & really haven't stopped. I love it though I really do. Cooking and baking are just something I always liked to do. I remember one time going out to eat for Thanksgiving and it just didn't feel the same.

Anyway I have pies done , some cookies baked & potato salad almost done. I'm making Homemade dinner rolls tomorrow along with all the other goodies but some things you just can't do ahead of time.

We are just stayin home & spending some great family time Together. Paul's sister's that live here really don't talk to us but that's ok I know we will have fun. I'm pretty sure Paul has to work this coming Saturday so it will be nice to have a couple days together.

So tonight I will just relax and have some things the girls can help with when school is out.

I know that I have been writing what I am thankful for since the month started but I'm especially thankful for everyone that stops by my blog. I enjoy your comments but more than anything your friendship.

So I have to leave to get the kids soon plus a few other things so I wanta say ,

Thank you for being you ~ Happy Thanksgiving , stay safe & enjoy all that wonderful food.

Also for the record Carly is doing a great job at being the cookie tester , Lol

Love that little girl.

30 Days of Thankful ~ Day 23

Day 23 ~ I'm thankful for all those wonderful people in my life that may not be blood related but have always treated me like family. It means so so very much. Love ya all , your amazing & more.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Project 365 - Day 326


30 Days of Thankful ~ Day 22

Day 22 - I'm thankful for music. Sad or Happy mood it can always make me feel better. So many songs I love remind me of so many people or times of my life that are so important & just hearing that song can make my day.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Project 365 - Day 325

I love Winnie the Pooh & today I went out to my mailbox & look what I found.......
A Thanksgiving Card from my Mom !!!!
I miss seeing them on the holidays so nice of her to send us a card. I'm so thankful.
Love you Mom !!!!

30 Days of Thankful ~ Day 21

Day 21 ~ I'm thankful for Nick Jr. Carly has learned so much from this channel & you know even I don't mind watching it w/her. We have shared a lot of fun times singing those little songs together.

I'm also not the type of parent to just sit her in front of the TV but we sure have a great time. I can get a lot of my work done & Carly gets to learn.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Project 365 - Day 324

I love this My Jennifer.

If you read my post yesterday , I was so thrilled I was going grocery shopping alone. No kids , No hubby just some me time. Well Jennifer begged and said I promise I will help & be good. So yes what happened she got to go. We had a lot of fun & when we were back by the milk & such in Walmart , Jennifer said " Mom please take my picture." It was so cute and of course I had to put in on Facebook. I think Jennifer thinks she is a star , Lol
It was just a cardboard Doughboy but too cute.

I didn't get my alone time but we sure had fun.


30 Day of Being Thankful - Day 20

Day 20 ~ I'm thankful for being able to TALK , sounds silly but I'm glad that I can talk about anything with my children. Nowadays it seems like children know so much more than I did at there age.
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