Tuesday, November 30, 2010

25 days of giveaways!!! Day 1

First of all I would like to thank you for visiting and participating in the giveaways this year.  Last year, when I had this crazy idea, I never thought it would turn into something like this.  It was much bigger than I ever thought and it brought a little bit of happiness into some very dark days for so many of us.  It also connected me to many new moms who were on my same path.  This year I am in a much better place.  Oh I still miss my Sophia & Ellie with all my heart, but things are different; easier somehow.  I know those of you who are new to this journey may not believe that things will ever be easier or that you will ever feel better, but you will.  I still have my moments where the pain is so intense, but I am still better.  Better emotionally, but just better in general for having these sweet, beautiful babies in my life.  I really do feel so lucky to be their mommy.

Okay, okay enough with my babbling!  I know what you all came for…

The FIRST day of giveaways!  Today there will be two places to visit and enter to win something special.  Go on over and visit Florence’s mommy, Jeanette, at Lazy Seamstress and look at all the lovely things she makes!  Wow, I wish I could be her for just one day…she is sooo incredibly talented. 

Your second stop is right here…my blog.  I’m not giving away anything from my shop today…you will have to check back later for that.  I have something very exciting…I don’t even really want to tell you what it is!  Maybe I’ll just keep it for myself!  Okay, well I can’t do that because its really not mine to keep. 

I ran across a wonderful site one day, Simply Silhouettes.  I was looking around at all their wonderful items and saw a link to My First Silhouette, ultrasound art.  These wonderful people turn ultrasound pictures into beautiful works of art.  Need I say anymore?  How amazing is this?!?!?  A way to capture a true picture of my girls.  Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE their sketch, but to have a real picture would be amazing!!! 

Okay..back to the giveaway!  I’m really not one who likes to ask people for things, but I thought, “What do I have to lose?” I contacted the company and they so generously agreed to donate an 8x10 gallery wrapped canvas for this giveaway!  (Thank you Angela!!!)  Isn’t that amazing?  (okay I have used amazing way too many times in this post!)  Here are some examples of what they do:

See…I told you they are AMAZING!!!  Go on over and check out their lovely sites.  But, before you do, leave a comment here and tell me how wonderful this artwork is…I will randomly choose a winner soon, so hurry and see if you can think of another adjective besides mine to describe these pieces!

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow to see where to go for the next giveaway!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

25 Days of Giveaways!

I have the schedule done and sent out to everyone, but I am missing some e-mail addresses!!! If you plan on hosting a day and haven't heard from me, please e-mail me asap! I know I am missing these lovely ladies:

Mrs. A from What's Cooking...or Not
Lost for words
Jessica from 4 Plus an Angel
Mary from The Youngs
Heather from Two in Heaven One on Earth
Mindy from Dear Henry August
Crystal Teresa from Blessed To Be Broken

Check back on the first to see who is hosting the first giveaways...yes there are TWO!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

i wonder...

if babies born at 21 weeks will ever have a chance to survive.

I hope so, I wish they would have 19 months ago.

Today is prematurity awareness day and it has my mind spinning. Just thinking all the what ifs again. I know it doesn't do any good and I know I will never have the answers, but I still think them. I still want to know if there was something that could have prevented my preterm labor. I wish there would have been...

I wore purple today and asked a couple friends at work to do so too for me and my girls...they did. I was also touched that a couple more friends who I didn't mention it to, but read my fb status wore purple too. There was just a handful of us, but they did it for me, for Sophia & Ellie, and that just makes me...happy, I guess.

So the 25 Days of Giveaways is happening and I will get the schedule set up and e-mailed to those of you who are hosting a day as soon as I can, hopefully before Thanksgiving. The first giveaway will be December 1st, so mark your calenders!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

25 Days of Giveaways!

In case you haven't heard, the 25 Days of Giveaways is definitely happening!!! Please help to spread the word and grab the button for your blog! (Thanks Angie for the artwork and thanks Fran for helping make the button!!) If you are interested in hosting a day, please let me know. I am sooo excited about one of the giveaways I am doing...you will have to stay tuned to see it, but I really don't know how long I can keep it a secret!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you for making this possible for the second year. xx

Friday, November 5, 2010

heavy heart

I have a heavy heart…I suppose I always will, but sometimes it just hurts more than others and I don’t know why.  I think it is just grief’s nasty way.  I should be excited, I should be happy, I should be anxious…tomorrow I am meeting some other blm’s and I really am excited, but I still hurt too.  Maybe it is the closeness of us all (if that makes any sense) that has my mind wrapped around my girls and unable to let go.  I just miss them, I just want them here, I just want them out of the ground, I just need them in arms, safe and sound.  I need to wake up and this all be a horrible nightmare, but it’s not going away…ever.

So, tomorrow…I am going down south to meet Rachel, Bree,  maybe Tiffany, and a couple other’s that I don’t think I know yet.  I am so excited to be meeting these wonderful ladies face to face.  

25 Days of Giveaways is definitely on!!!!  If you commented about hosting a day I have you penciled in (that’s a lie, I haven’t planned any of it yet, but I will) for your day to host a giveaway.  I will be contacting all of you soon and I will kickoff the first giveaway December 1st.  So glad you all are looking forward to this again, as I am too.  Please help to spread the word so we can brighten everyone’s days this season.

Love you girls!! xx, Mommy