Sunday, November 29, 2009

Eyes that smile

Is this a face an auntie can resist? Her entire face lights up when she smiles...her eyes even smile. How darn cute is this girl. I'm just LOVING being an aunt, LOVING having a baby in the house, gates, car seats, strollers, diapers and all.

I think I'm in trouble....or at least hubby is anyways........a whole other week to enjoy this precious face!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Journey, New Blog

Cyn, you catch on Yes, there is a tidbit on my sidebar, and well, time to make the official announcement. I'm beginning a new surrogacy journey, and with that a new Surrogacy blog. If your interested, here is the link!

Friday, November 27, 2009


That's really the only way I can describe my week...with it's ups and downs. Very tired, very busy, and I got my niece here with me during the day as I'm babysitting for the next two weeks.

Hubby got pulled over in the car because he didn't have a sticker AND couldn't find the registration papers. Okkkkaaaayyyyy. He got a warning. Police went back to his car and typed in our plate numbers and says theirs no registry on it for this year, that the plates expired in July.

Weird, I KNOW I put a sticker on there, I know I paid for one. Check the file cabinet, thankfully I'm sort of organized, yup, I paid for one, I think, the reciept is not clear. But I swear I did.

So down to the licensing office today, guns ablazed, ready for a big arguement that will sound something like:

"I paid for a sticker",
"we don't have it on record ma'am"
"that may be so, but I paid for one and here's the reciept"
"I'm sorry that's no good you'll have to get another"
"What! You have got to be kidding me!"

well, all that conversation know when you get all worked up and think of what your going to say and what you expect them to say in return?

all of it was a waste. Weird...

She looks up my plate and says "yup you paid" so the conversation went something like:
"yup I see you paid"
"but the police says I didn't"
"well it's here that you did so they must have made a mistake"
"but they typed in my plate and nothing was there"
"well they must have typed it in wrong"

Ooookkkkaaaayyyyy............okay, thank you. So I need another sticker, someone must have stolen it off the back of my van, "$7.00 please", and that was it! New sticker problem solved...and by the way, the registration was in the van to begin with, with proof on that that we did pay...ahhhh, my sweet completely dependant husband, what would he do without me?

Thank God for you think the cop lied and there really was proof we paid when he typed in our plate number? Do you think just a warning was his way of saving face?

So a down turned to and up.....gotta love roller coasters. This was the way my entire week word, WEIRD!


Decorate the house.
Decorate the yard.
Decorate the bus.
Decorate the heart....and yes, gotta decorate the blog.

The holidays are coming, just check out my countdown ticker below, 27 days! My favorite holiday of the year.....squeal!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nat got new lungs!!!!!!! I'm so excited for her and her family, but she will continue to need our prayers as her fight on the other side continues. Wishing you all the best and all prayers being sent your you Natalia and your family. See my blog below if you wish to follow her story of inspiration, love and life.

Also, it has come to my attention that not always is it enough just to sign your donor card, you can register your wishes to donate organs at this site:
for Ontarians. If your not in Ontario, visit this site:
it is a post on Natalias blog on how to locate a registry near you.

Thank you to the family that donated for Nat and her family, through your own sorrow and loss, you helped save another, that IS a TRUE gift. And to all those out there who have donated or agreed to let their loved ones donate, it is a remarkably selfless act of kindness and love.

Thank you.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Have you signed your donor card?

I got lots to post, lots to catch up on...but today, at 4:45 in the morning, I just want to ask you...

Have you signed your Organ Donor Card?

For the last 2 years I have followed a courageous story of a women fighting for her life, a friend, a blogger, and fellow mother and wife, fighting with CF, awaiting new lungs.

If you don't know her story but would like to, you can go to her blog:

it's a frank and honest blog about her struggle to stay alive for her husband, and baby, and her amazing look at life, even in the middle the most difficult moments. Follow along.

The point of this blog, YOU can save lives, sign your donor card today, talk to your family about your wishes, give the gift of life.

Have you signed your donor card today? I have.