Thursday, November 18, 2010

I love my babies!

I promise there is a project at the end of all my rambling! I just want to take a moment and share a little LIFE with you. Our son Caiden was born June 6, 2009 and Calvin October 11, 2010. I have not worked in just over 2 years now and have been a SAHM since Caiden was born. I thought I was going to go crazy at first not working and surrounding myself with people who actually TALK (LOL)!
I remember when Caiden was born (8lbs 20 1/2 in) I was so afraid of this fragile life they placed in my hands. He's almost 18 months now and when I look back and think about everything we have been through as a family and even my extended family I realize how much he has brightened my life.
I lost someone on August 28, 2009  to a three year battle against Ovarian Cancer. My grandmother was a very strong and special woman and faught to the end. She was my mother, well second mother but just like my mother. Her and I used to stamp until we couldn't stamp any longer. I found out I was pregnant with Caiden right before I was laid off in October 2008 and up until Caiden was born her and I spent almost everyday stamping, talking, laughing and sharing ideas. She was my best friend. I honestly felt like someone had ripped my heart out of my chest and that I had nothing to live for when she passed. After taking a moment to breathe and rethink how far gone my mind was I knew I had to stay strong for Caiden and my family. I never would have been able to pull through that hard time without him.

On a more positive note! As I looked back I remember the first time Caiden crawled, sat up on his own, ate his first solid (squash, WHAT a MESS!), stood up on his own and took his first steps. Although Calvin is only 6 weeks old he is surprising me more and more everyday. He is holding his head up quite well and already trying to figure out how to crawl! I am so blessed to have these two amazing boys! We have had bad days. And some days are better than others. But overall I must say I love my LIFE!

Now, about that project I mentioned earlier! Since we played the guessing game on formula for Calvin I have about 5 half full cans of formula sitting on our kitchen counter as I didn't want to waste them. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone using these formulas so I finally decided to get rid of them. As I started rounding them up an idea came to me. Why not decorate them and use them for small gifts or candy jars?! I've only done this one so far but I'm sure there will be more to come as the months progress!

Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Paper: Jolly Holiday DP, Very Vanilla,
Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories Old Olve Ribbon, Rhinestones,
Decorative Label Punch


  1. What a great idea to reuse those containers for gifts. They look so cute! I enjoyed reading your story, too. Thanks for sharing it!