Sunday, September 30, 2012

Successful Day

I have had a busy weekend babysitting, but I got off a few hours earlier than expected today, so I was able to finish up a few projects that I had either started, or just bought the supplies for.

So here they are:

 First is the I Love You Because frame that I have seen on Pinterest.  The glass acts as a dry-erase board and you can write why you love your spouse as a little surprise.  Can't decide whether this will sit on the counter or be put on the fridge with magnetic tape, but it's finished!
The idea was from here:
Second is the Menu board that is also floating around Pinterest.  This one took me awhile longer, but I am pleased with its progress.  Each day has a clothespin and the meal is on a laminated card.  The top box holds all the meals and then when they have been made, they go into the bottom box until the top box is empty.  
This is where the idea is from:
Lastly is an idea that I got from a dear friend who is also struggling with a loss.  She showed me the incredible poem and I printed it on the pink scrapbooking paper and added the heart.  I am hoping to find a butterfly to add instead one day.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

That's Mr. Chase To You

Having cats is a lot of fun, but dressing them up is even more fun!  With that said, I would like to introduce to you the newest teacher at Central, Mr. Chase (complete with his shirt and tie)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Facing Fears

You may or may not know that I am deathly afraid of blood and needles.  When I just had my procedure a few weeks ago, I asked them to take my blood while I was put under so that I didn't have to be awake for them taking my blood sometime this year to check my thyroid.  They agreed, which I was thankful for, but actually took my blood while I was awake and before I was put under, so mission failed, but hey, I lived.

With that said, Jason and I just took two big steps.  The first thing that we did was sign up to be on the National Bone Marrow Registry!  Our kits just came and we are excited to get them finished and sent back so we can be available to help as soon as someone needs us!  We were SO thankful when they found two matches for Kadence throughout this process, so we figured we would do our part!

Next up is giving blood!!

All for you Kader <3

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


If you know me, you know that we've been facing some really difficult challenges in our lives lately, but the support that we have received is incredible.  From cards and flowers to meals and gift baskets, the thoughtfulness of our friends and family have been astounding.  I wanted to take the time to personally thank everyone that has been thinking of us and praying for us during this time and also to those who have taken the time to write a sweet card to us and send your love!  We will be forever grateful and we love each and every one of you!  We are so lucky to have you in our lives!!

 Thank you Kellee and the Junebugs for the adorable picture!!

 Thank you Cassie for the amazing mug!!
Thank you Karli for the bag-o-goodies!!!
 Thank you Rauhausers for the plant!
 Thank you Mom and Dad for not only both of these bouquets of flowers, but the crock pot of Chicken Corn Soup!!
Thank you Lindsay and Shaun for the delicious basket of goodies!!  (Some are missing from the picture because we already ate them!!)
 Thank you Amanda, Sarah, Jess, Kristin, Debby, Tina, Lindsay, Karyn and Rachael for the thoughtful rose bush and K stepping stone (complete with Kader's favorite-- PINK!!)
 Thank you Junebugs for my beautiful flowers!!
 Thank you Ashlee, Aaron, Patty and Andy for the gorgeous flowers!!
Aunt Lee Lee, Jeff and Karli for the awesome Brown's basket!!

 And thank you to SO many people who flooded our mailbox with love on SO many days with the most sincere and heartfelt cards!!!
Thank you (in no particular order... just the order that I pick the card up in):
-Amanda, Sarah, Jess, Kristin, Debby, Tina, Lindsay, Karyn and Rachael 
-Mom and Dad
-Emily and Tyler
-Greg and Deb
-Aunt Beth and Joe
-Julie and Ann
-Katie and Michael
-Caterina and William
-Ashley and Anthony
-Dana, Matt and the boys
-Brittany, AJ and Aliceana
-Clay, Andi and Bryson
-Kayla and Ted
-Beth and Tony
-Danielle, Nana and Noah
-Melissa and Tim
-Aaron, Ashlee and Maui
-Aunt Lee Lee and Jeff
-The Rauhausers
-Red Lion Junior High
-Sarah and Ben
-Scott, James, Ann, Dan, Nate, TJ and Holly
-Colette, Lea, Gloria, Amy, Deb, Julie, Steve and Drew
-Tom and Margaret
-Chris, Allison, Matthew, Austin and Dylan
-Stan and Debbie
-Grandma Barton
-Stacey, Mike, Tayler and Austin
-Gammy and Pappy
-Aunt Buppy, Brent, Taylor and Jordan
-Amanda and Mike
-Billee, Jon, Steve and Kristin 
- Chad, Courtney, Braden and Isabella