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Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'm Blue..

But not in a sad kind of a light it up blue for Autism Awareness month kind of way. I wore blue every workday and surprised myself with how much blue I actually do have, and it was nice having that daily reminder all month.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

giveaway winner

The winner of the snack bag giveaway is Laurann. Email me to get your prize. Thanks for playing and happy earth day!
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Giveaway

Remember these?!?

Do you want one?!?

In honor of earth day and my attempt to persuade everyone to be a little greener, I'm giving away a re useable snack bag here and my craft blog. Usual rules apply.

enter on both blogs (extra entry)

Enter by Sunday, April 24 at 2:00pm

Sunday, April 17, 2011

gumdrop wreath hung

It's finally on the door. I'm pretty scared it will be on the ground when I get home tomorrow. It's so cute, but I'm not too sure I would recommend making it.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Bye Bye Birdies

Tragic story...violent winds must have knocked the baby birdie eggs out of their nest...all of them. Is it weird that I'm really sad about it?
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Much Needed Lessons

The blog world is full of all kinds of great things...funny pictures and videos, craft projects, fashion ideas, friends,and even a lot of lessons.

If you're in the mood for a few of life's lessons, check out these links (Caroline is from my home town and currently lives with her darling little family in South Africa as Christian missionaries) (Amber is a friend of a friend and now my friend. I think she did this post just for me...seriously)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birdie Update

Craziest thing ever. We're up to 5 baby birdie eggs.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011


Spring might not be in the air but it is on the front the wreath. Not sure what we're supposed to do about this.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Light it up BLUE

Autism has touched my life in so many ways personally and professionally. April is Autism Awareness Month. The Light It Up Blue campaign is part of spreading awareness. Prominent places like the Empire State Building were lit up blue over the weekend and people are encouraged to wear blue and other things to participate.

i got this amazing shot of the empire state building all lit up blue from a random blog i read. you can check it out here and here and read the funny story of this photo

My work is lighting it up blue with balloons, blueberry muffins, and a few other things. We all wore blue yesterday. One day isn't enough for me. In honor and celebration of Autism Awareness month I'm wearing blue to work every workday this month. I don't have tons of blue so this could get interesting.

It's spelled wrong!!!! A mistake has been made.
The word doctors and neurologist use to diagnose our children is autism.
But it should be AWEtism!!! Just think...
AWE at my child's progress. AWE at each accomplishment.
AWE that we've been blessed to be part of a miracle.
AWE to see God's hand at work in my child's life.
AWE to meet such wonderful people.
AWE for each little step in the right direction.
AWE for the love I never knew I had.

It's not autism...It's AWEtism!!
--Donna Copper

don't you just love that?!?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One of the Little Tykes

I LOVE my job. I work with the cutest little tykes and their families.

Cole is one of those little tykes. He started having seizures at 10 months and was diagnosed with epilepsy. He recently went out of state for testing. The doctors determined the cause of his seizures. They started him on new medication and discussed the probability of brain surgery. If everything goes according to plan, Cole will have brain surgery soon. You can read all about his story here and also read about opportunities to help (silent auction, 5k, concert). The cost of the surgery, travel, etc. is pretty high. The blog world is full of so many sad stories, but this one has a potential for a happy ending. Head on over to his blog and help out if you can.