Saturday, February 18, 2012

Birthday Celebration

What an amazing day! Filled with family, friends, love, happiness, tears, pain, remembering and living out the day our Elias passed one year ago. My heart is still full and so blessed because of this celebration we had. It was just awesome! The balloon release worked out better then I thought and I loved seeing those balloons fly away.
We raised $395.00 for March of Dimes!!!! Way above what I would of imagined! We received the items in the picture above for the pregnancy care center. We got 12 sleepers/outfits, boppy, crib bumper, 5 boxes of diapers, 12 packages of diapers, 5 blankets, 7 pakcages of wipes, baby food,stuffed animals, two handmade hats and several lotions, baby wash items!!!We are so thankful for each of you who gave so generously and in remembrance of our sweet Elias.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Winter Days

The kids and I headed out to the zoo a few Saturdays ago for winter days. We had gone in January but I had forgotten my camera:( We had a lot of fun seeing all the animals and enduring some really cold temperatures. What great memories!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You Are Invited!!!

Okay so I have worked really hard on this little invite and I can not get it to be any bigger. After two days I am giving up:(
Here are the details!

WHERE: Grace Church (sanctuary)
52025 Gumwood Rd. Granger
WHEN: Saturday February 18th 2012
TIME: 10am
Please join our family as we celebrate the life that our God has given us. Elias Andrew Barnes was born on Friday, February 18th 2011 at 6:21am and walked into Heaven 17 hours 4 minutes later at 11:25pm. We would like you to join us, not for a reflection of his death, but for the LIFE that was given to each of us. We will celebrate by having a time of worship and prayer followed by a balloon release.
We would be honored if you would bring with you a donation (diapers in all sizes, wipes, baby clothing in any size or gender or any type of baby care item) in remembrance of Elias for the Pregnancy Care Center or monetary donation to March of Dimes, Team Elias.
"For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mothers's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
Psalm 139:13

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Moms Day

Last week at Ethan's preschool they had a day for Moms to visit and be with their kids for the morning. It was fun to hear the good morning and good bye songs and see exactly how his day is. Ethan has the privilege of going to school with his good buddy and cousin Daniel. Ethan loves that he gets to be at school with Daniel. The picture of the two of them is too funny! Aunt Carrie is teaching for another teachers medical leave for nine weeks so Aunt Amy stepped up and spent the morning with Daniel. The kids had made cute books that the teachers asked them questions about their Mommy's. Some cute things that Ethan said about me:
I am 16 years old.
I weigh 30 lbs.
My job is working out.
Moms favorite job at home is playing play dough.
I love my mom because she is nice and funny.
Melt my heart...I will be keeping this book forever!!!

Birthday Parties!

Ethan was a very lucky birthday boy this year. We celebrated his birthday THREE times. On his actual birthday he opened gifts from Corey and I and of course had ice cream cake! Ethan got a new leap pad and loves exploring and learning how to play and use it. Mom is learning too:)
We celebrated with Corey's family on the Sunday after his birthday. Corey's brother and sisters birthday are one day after and four days after Ethan's so it worked out to have a combined party celebrating all of their birthdays. I forgot my camera but Grandma Barnes had a lighting McQueen and mater cake and Ethan got a new scooter that he has gotten great at riding.
Then the next weekend we celebrated with my family for Colson and Ethan's birthday. We had a football theme and the boys loved it.
We are so blessed by family being so close and able to celebrate times three!