Tuesday, August 18, 2009

3 Years Ago Today!

3 Years Ago Today I saw this lil face for the very first time!

And from that moment on my life was changed
I loved more than I'd ever loved before
I saw the world in a total different light
I was a mommy for the very first time
He was mine, sent from God
To take care of and love while he was here on earth
But on this day
August 18,2006
The farthest thing from my mind was how long he would actually be here on earth with me.
I never thought that I'd out live him
The only thing I can remember was that I was so excited to finally see his lil face (he was beautiful) and starting our lives together.
Our new lives at that!
Things would no longer be the way they were. I'd make sure of that.
I would love him like no one else ever could
I would teach him everything I could
It was no longer about me
Cuddly, Soft, Happy, & Silly...Very Silly.
Gavin & I had such a special bond.
Yes he was my first born
But he was also my very best friend.
He pulled me through every single day.
Smart amazing lil man of mine.
A short 21 months later he left for heaven
And again my world would never be the same.
This lil boy has changed my life a million times over in his short life.
And there's no one I miss more than him.
He brought so much sunshine into everyone's life
And still does to this day.
I still learn something new from you every single day.
I miss you and love you more day to day.
Your mommy I'll always be.
And I thank God for that!

Christmas 2006

Gavin Turns 1

Baby Shrek

Halloween 2007

Gavin & Myriah 2008

My Lil Son & I

Spring 2008

Josh & Gavin

Gavin & Ella 2008

(Thanks to Brian Thomas for sharing the below poem with me today)

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times

And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you

But the reason why I'm broken,

the reason why I cry is how long must I wait to be with you...

I close my eyes and I see your face

If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place

Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways

The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know

But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same

Cause I'm still here so far away from home

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bored Out Of My Gord!!

With my house decor that is! I've spent most of my day in my big chair looking at blogs and house decor! In the midst of Vick's Tissues and Buggers! (Yes we're sick) And While I've looked at all these wonderful pictures it has occurred to me that I am completely bored out of my mind with my decor! I want so much more! So I'm gonna start re decorating my house! All will have to be on a dime so my creativity will be needed! And let me tell you my creative juices are flowing! Here are some of my favorite things I've found today! Keep an eye out for the befores and afters of my house! Time to make the way I feel about my HOME a reality....

(Above)-I love how comfortable this room is! And I like how they have curtains deviding the dinning room and the living room!

(Above)- This used to be an old ugly painting! They just painted and distressed the frame and then used chalk board paint to paint over the picture its self!

(Above)- This bathroom is amazing!

(Above/Below)-This is the cutest lil way to use a shed! I want one so badly!

(Above)- Is it obvious yet how much I love Tiffany blue?

(Above)- This is so bold but I LOVE the look!

(Above)-These appliances are Oiled Rubbed Bronze! They are amazing!

(Above)-Love the yellow pillows! There's nothing about them that doesn't make me smile!

(Above)-I need to put Josh to work building these for me!

(Above)- This stair case blows me away!

(Above)-There's something so cozy and romantic about this table!

Hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I did!

Where I live is a reflection of who I am and how I want to live. It is my home - an extension of my soul. It's where my spirit rests and plays. I share it with the people I love and that makes all the difference.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I'm in a Mod Podge mood! Here is the first of many projects! I absolutely love the way this turned out! It used to be white with a hot pink stripe! I had some wonderful help from my good friend Carly at 1000 Memories here in Sierra Vista! This is my inspiration for my future living room decor! Working on three other projects that will be presents for some close friends!