Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Current Thoughts

Loosing Kiersten this week brought back all the hidden emotions from loosing River. I knew I hadn't fully healed from River's death and I know I never will. But, I didn't realize how much I was holding in. I wanted so badly to help the Jones family in any way I could. Through helping others I see myself start to heal. Yes, I will always be emotional over loosing my amazing niece and I will never get over it. Getting over means forgetting. I don't ever want to forget River, just as the Jones family never wants to forget Kiersten. My heart hurts for her family and friends, I remember the pain so clearly. I would never want anyone to carry that pain with them. I will always be grateful to everyone who reached out their open and loving arms to me and my family to help us heal. I know the Jones family does too. They are overwhelmed with love and kindness from others who are so willing to help them heal. I love our community, I love how we look out for each other and care for one another.

Youth is so fragile. Take care of your little ones. Be involved in their lives. Love them for their faults. Point them in the direction of progression. In the end they will be more than willing to take care of you.

Depression is real. It physically hurts inside. It's a spreading disease. If you feel someone you love is depressed, reach out and hold them and just listen. If you yourself is depressed, there are people who love you so much and are willing to listen and help you become strong again.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

M.E.'s First Trip to Disneyland

I kept telling myself I would never take a baby to Disneyland. But in all honesty it wasn't that bad. M.E. slept the majority of the day, and when she wasn't sleeping, she was eating or just being her giggly happy self. She never seemed to fuss at all. I don't know how I got so lucky. I was expecting the day to just be awful.

Robert and I were able to do two adult rides and then we went on four kiddie rides with M.E. We first got pictures with Chip n' Dale.

Then while Robert and I were on Indiana Jones, Granddad and Grandma took M.E. to meet Winnie the Pooh, Eyeore, and Tigger too!

Then we went to see the new baby goats at Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo. Then off to Fantasy Land to ride Casey Jr., Dumbo, and Small World.

After all the Fantasy Land fun, we headed over to California Adventure to ride Tower of Terror and eat lunch. This is the super cute face I got while I was eating.

We went back over to Disneyland to get a picture in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and jump on the Jungle Cruise. Lions, and Tigers, and Elephants! Oh my!

When we got home, M.E. was sooo tired, she slept pretty well that night.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Help Out a Charity

Hotels Combined is a company wanting to donate money to charity. And it’s totally free - you choose the charity, they donate the money!
In order to spread the word about the company, Hotels Combined are currently donating money to one of three charities when you mention them on your blog or become a fan on Facebook.

How You Can Help

So, here’s how you can help charity of your choice.
Mention them on your blog and Hotels Combined will donate $20 USD to your chosen charity (just email them with the URL and your chosen charity)
Become a fan on Facebook and Hotels Combined will donate $5 USD to your chosen charity (simply sign into Facebook, become a fan, then post a comment on their Facebook profile indicating your choice)
Donating to charity couldn’t get much simpler (or cheaper) than that.

I had Hotels Combined donate to: