Sunday, April 29, 2012

Look Who's Having A Special Day ..............

Today is a very special day at our house.

It's our precious Rainbow baby , Little Miss Carly's 3rd Birthday !!!

Three yrs old today I still can't believe it.

She brings such joy to our family & always a Smile :)

Today as we celebrate her special day , I thank God for all my lovely children the four on earth with me & those four who fly above me in the sky in Heaven.

Happy Happy 3rd Birthday Carly Lorraine Croley.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wow & Great Job Little Sister

My sister she is really Awesome. I only have one but she is still the best.

Back in January she went on a diet after a group of ladies started a weight loss game. Everyone put in $ 25 dollars & at the start of April it came to a end. Whoever lost the most weight won the pool of money which totaled $ 225 dollars.

Well guess who won the money ~ My Little Sister , Colleen.

I'm so very proud of her. She lost 52 lbs & is still losing. She walks 5 miles a day. Watches what she eats & drinks lots of water. She told me a lot of the others were going to the gym & working out but she just did it on her own. She eats what she wants just watches her intake.

I'm so very proud of her. Jeff her hubby gave her a extra hundred dollars & she just went shopping last weekend for some new clothes. I can't wait to see her when I go back home.

Congrats Colleen !!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Remembering & Missing You 31 Years Later

I love the color purple , I so love purple roses............

I remember when you used to buy them for me & oh how they made me smile.

I seen some pretty ones in the store the other day , I thought of you.

Oh how I miss you !!!!! There will always be a part of me that loves you even though I have moved on.

I wish so much things would have been different.

31 years ago today I lost you forever. A party / a tragic car accident. I learned that everyday , each minute or second is sooooo special. I will always care & your never forgotten.

Sending so much love to Heaven today & always.

Love Me :)

If your wondering I lost a boyfriend in High school to drinking & driving. I still miss him even though God had other plans. This taught me so much & I share our story praying no one has to go through this type of loss. It's prom time & so many choose to party it is so not worth it. Just remember Don't Drink & Drive.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Today I was a pretty happy Mom !!!

I try to be everyday but some days it is better to just put that smile on & do the best I can.

Today was lunch bunch day at school. I love going spending time w/ my kids. Sometimes I do the one on one on there day they have set a side but today I did all three children. Jennifer eats at noon , Ridge eats at 12:30 & Thaniqua eats at 12:45. Ridge has band on his lunch recess so I had been outside with Thaniqua. I came in & of course Ridge was w/ his friends & some girls :) . I gave him a couple extra snacks & talked. I went to get up & Ridge stood up & gave me a hug & kiss. I was shocked. Most of the kids at the table said Ridge you still kiss your Mom. Ridge said I Love My Mom & she took time out of her day just to see me. I love my boy !!

Last Thursday morning I had to speak to another teacher about Ridge's payment for his upcoming trip. When I was walking down the hall we met a few teachers , then we met a sub teacher who knew the girls. Ridge was outside with his friends. We talked & Mrs P went on to tell me she didn't know Ridge was my son. She told me when she was subbing for his class about six weeks ago Ridge along with a few others had been talking so she had to get after them. That day after class was over Ridge went up & told her he was sorry for talking. She was shocked that a student would say anything being that she was just a sub. I was very proud of him , she told me you should be. I guess she even told the office that day she was so blown away.

So being a parent is tough at times & times I wonder if those kids are really listening to us. After hearing something like that makes me Smile :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Cloud ..........

Walking to school this afternoon I noticed this cloud , a pair of angel wings. God makes everything beautiful , just think this is a preview of Heaven.

I just love looking at the sky everything God makes.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Five Minute Friday ~ Together

I found this blog hop & thought I would join in. Sometimes it seems like all I have is Five minutes.

Five minutes to just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not. Kind of like how the rest of my life is at the moment.

Want to join me?

1. Write for only five minutes.
2. Link up by clicking on the button.
3. Go leave some comment love for the five minutes
who linked up before you.

It’s great , give it a try and see. Here is the topic ~


GO .........

I look forward to the evenings at our house , WHY ????? We are usually all together. Most of the time we are all at the dinner table together. I feel that is important. Family time , together time. I know it doesn't always work that way but as the children are growing up and one day will be busy at school things , college one day , we won't be able to do this.

I love our times together , even though sometimes together through sad times or bad times but I thank God for all the wonderful people in our family. I know after moving 2500 miles away from family I wish so many times we were TOGETHER. I also know just as I miss people & family far away one day God will have all of his family together in Heaven & I so look forward to that.


My five minutes for today.
OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Spring

Love it ...............

Monday, April 16, 2012

Afternoon Walk with My Son

Yesterday was one of those Mother/Son moments I will treasure for quite a while.

Ridge & Mom got to spend about 3 hrs together. It doesn't happen to often seems like I'm always tied up w/ my girls. Don't get me wrong I love them but Ridge being older gets the back burner. Well yesterday I needed to return a pair of shoes I had got Ridge earlier in the week. It was really nice out so I told Paul I just wanted to take the walking path. I thought I better get back to my walking since when the kids go to school I usually get 4 miles in a day. Well Ridge decided he would go with me. I was happy it was going to give us sometime to chat. We had a good time lots of laughs & some serious chats. I love that boy so much.

Today was also the first back to school for the kids since Spring Break has been going on. This will be Ridge's last quarter as a grade school student. WOW !!!!!! I'm excited for this step in about 8 wks. Fifth grade graduation & then Middle school. Funny thing about yesterday Ridge was pretty happy just to have Mom to himself. He said sometimes the oldest kid is ok but sometimes I miss having my Mom around like when he was younger. So this morning as we walked to school Ridge leaned over gave me a kiss on the cheek see ya at three this afternoon. I'm so proud of the person he has become & still growing. Glad for our afternoon walk.

So everyone is at school & I'm leaving in a hr or so .......... can't wait to hear all those stories from days at school.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Five Minute Friday ~ Goodbye

I found this blog hop & thought I would join in. Sometimes it seems like all I have is Five minutes.

Five minutes to just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not. Kind of like how the rest of my life is at the moment.

Want to join me?

1. Write for only five minutes.
2. Link up by clicking on the button.
3. Go leave some comment love for the five minutes
who linked up before you.

It’s great , give it a try and see. Here is the topic ~


GO .......

Life is full of Good - Bye some are long , some are short. I don't really like Good - Bye but then I just leave things in God's hands. It is not always easy but I know that is the right thing to do.

I have had my share of Good -Bye's in my life. Good or Bad I try hard to trust God & know that he has a plan for it all.

I have said Good - Bye to four children , so hard.

I said Good - Bye to my Dad , Grandparents & other loved ones & friends who wait for me in Heaven.

I say Good - Bye to my children when going to school or anywhere they don't go with me. Most of the time I don't think of goodbye as forever gone but see ya.

Can't wait til Heaven & I say my final Goodbye to this world.


My five minutes for today.
OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Break Almost Over ~ Really .........

Wow I can hardly believe I'm typing this but we have tomorrow Friday & then Saturday & Sunday then it is back to school. Our three week break is over .................. but I know the kids are ready. They miss there friends and teachers. Ridge told me last night that he really missed his teacher can't wait to see her. I'm glad to hear that.

Well I still have them read over the break at least 30 minutes a day. Most of the time they just do it on there own. This is a few of the pics I snapped while over the three wks. We had birthdays to celebrate & such so it has been fun but most of all we were together just hanging out.

I'll miss them being home but I think we are all ready. It's gonna go fast school is out June 14th & of course Ridge will be graduating to Middle school. I'm happy but sad my son is growing up. It's a part of life but he does make me proud all of them do.

Oh yes I do have to share this , Carly was looking out the window & she said " Mom there is a couple birds outside . " I looked and sure enough there was. I asked her Carly how many is a couple ???? She said " Two ,, Mommy " I was surprised she knew. Pretty good for almost being three.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

My Loves all of them.


I found this cool picture online & had to share it.

I love the quote too. :)

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Feelings & I Miss You

This morning as I was thinking of my sweet friend that lost her child yesterday & saying prayers for her this morning , I looked at the picture of our butterfly. It's so beautiful , so calming at times but then ..........

there are moments I wish I had more than the butterfly to look at it. I'm sorry it hurts & not a day passes that I don't think of them all four of my sweet babies in Heaven.

Its just been birthday season at our home w/ one to go this month. It makes me stop & think a lot of how different things should be. I wonder what my kids look like ?? I know for sure there were two boys & Ridge always wanted a brother. I feel like my body robbed him of that. I wanted all of them , we all did. It just isn't fair some days.

Oh Mommy misses them all of them. I will never stop until Heaven. While I have days that are worse then others I remember this favorite verse of mine.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

Even though today I'm so emotional thinking of a friend & remembering , I'm so blessed we all are but ............


Monday, April 9, 2012

Sad Times but God is Good

I love this quote & have heard it so many times.

Lately I have had sadness not really in my life but in a few of my friends. It's been loss losing someone they love. I have a Huge heart but I'm always willing to listen to be there for them. I know sometimes just having that someone to talk to means the world.

My Stitches of Love project I received a email from a lady I had already done a stitch for. She lost her Rainbow baby at 15 wks. My heart sank but at the same time it made me smile that she found comfort in my work. Keeping her close to my heart while she waits for answers on Why this happened ??

Our landlord her Dad passed away on Friday morning. He has been sick & yes it was something they knew would end up like this but it is still so hard. My landlord last her husband in a car accident 13 yrs ago & the anniversary of his passing was not that long ago. Saturday I spent some time with her just talking. She got to see him Thursday before he passed & they all had a good day. I'm thankful & so is she for the great memories. Keeping her close to my heart.

Then today a dear friend on Facebook that I have never met in real life lost her second rainbow baby at 12 wks. So hard so raw I know that feeling to well. She also lost her first child to so please keep her & her family in your prayers.

So today this quote came to my mind & with yesterday being Easter. Even though we lose , they are always with us , a part of us & most of all there will be a wonderful day when we will be together again. Thank you God for your sending your son & the gift of life forever with you if we believe.

God is Good through it all.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sending Happy Easter Wishes to Heaven

I'm not a Huge fan of the Easter Bunny. I love the fact that there is Chocolate on Easter but I don't get carried away. My parents took me to egg hunts & such but we didn't get to carried away. Don't get me wrong my kids get Easter baskets & color eggs but I want them to know what the day is really for.

The true fact is Jesus rose from the tomb & we will live forever with him One Day. I can't wait.

I found this image online & Wow it looked perfect for all those children in Heaven so I added the wording. My kids thought it was just great.

So this is for the children that wait in Heaven for the rest of there families to get there.

We Love You All.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thanks & Happy Easter

I wish you all a blessed, safe, and HAPPY EASTER. Give thanks to God for all you have for without him we would be lost.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jennifer's Birthday Cake

I found this idea on my favorite site. I love baking & so decided we would try it for Jennifer's birthday.

One square cake pan and one round pan.

This is what Jennifer's Birthday started out looking like

This was the end , Jennifer wanted to outline it w/ Jelly beans which she did herself. It was so Awesome !!

Thanks again Pinterest !!

Oh & Yes someone took the bowl off the counter while I was spreading the cake mix in the pans. I guess she decided it was her turn.
Made for a cute picture Carly :) My little helper

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