Friday, August 31, 2012
What brings this up, well here he is taking precious vacation days to drive me, my parents and sister to the Royal Wedding. Tomorrow, cousin Bart marries princess Lindsey and we get to be there to share in this special occasion asking with numerous family members. Last night and this morning, he's been driving through remnants of Isaac, this is one trip we won't forget!
Thanks honey for loving all of us...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thanks to Pinterest, I learned that you can draw on an inexpensive plate with Sharpie and make it a masterpiece! Since Mel and Jess are budding artists I thought this would be a good creative outlet-inexpensive and fun! At the store, they each took their time weighing the pro's and con's of each style of plate and bowl. Mel settled on a salad size square plate and Jess a rectangle dish slightly longer than an ear of corn.
Ted and I are truly crazy blessed for each one of our girls has an amazing and caring heart but Jessica-- that kid is something else! She feels things on a different level than the rest of us-she is like a little mother, always jumping up to help someone. When one of us is sick, Jess is at the ready with an extra blanket, grabbing another box of tissues or getting your favorite pillow fluffed just right. I should have known that I was in for something that would tug at my heart when Jess went to work on just a simple elephant.
First there was the simple outline in black of the kind of elephant that can only be drawn by a true seven year old lover of elephants.
I then turned my attention to Sweet Melissa who had completed her work of art filled with the sophistication of a ten year old who is savvy of things popular in this world...
I then looked back at Jessica who had for some reason added fresh green grass along the bottom of her design and was adding some flowers but not just any flowers, that child was drawing forget me nots! I then put together the symbols on her plate-the elephant who never forgets, love, forget me nots...the Alzheimer's Memory walk is coming up soon. Anna has established a team once again, here is the link to my donation page. If you have a dollar to spare please take a moment to donate so that so many loved ones with this horrible disease might be helped.
Forgetting is really the hardest part!