Wednesday, May 11, 2011


*he♥rt wood. It's this neat? a friend of ours cut a tree in their yard and this was it's shape. So cool.
*I still find it amazing how the internet has allowed me to find some of the best friends I could ever ask for. I understand how weird it can sound, but I am so thankful for the friendships I have made through this silly computer. Yes: real, tangible friendships.
*our Sunday School teacher is having a little girls tea party this Saturday. This has been in the works for a long time and is finally coming together this week. She's even making dresses for all the girls! I went over yesterday to 'help' and they are turning out so cute. It's going to be fun. I've been asked to take some formal pictures for the event so I've been scouring Pinterest and the www looking for inspiration on tea and garden parties. It's good for me to have a project to focus on right now. What will I do come Sunday??
*grieving is such a funny thing. For me it seems to ebb and flow...come and go. Mostly I'm fine. I go about my day smiling and laughing and doing things like normal. But it's still lying right there just barely under the surface. Sometimes it feels like if someone comes along and touches me I might just burst. But I hold it together. It seems to come right when I turn the light off at night and turn over to sleep. I could have fallen asleep reading, but as soon as the light goes's like it's just... there. Present. Sadness. Anger. I expect it might be like that for a while.
*Please don't think I'm wallowing in sadness or anger. I'm not. I'm simply just stating that I am still grieving. The summer after high school graduation one of my best friends lost her mother. She was so sad. And I just did not get it. Not fully. I just don't think you can until you go through it.
*my girl and I have been spending lots of time together lately. It's archery practice season. So the boys have been going to bow and arrow shoots on Monday's, Wednesdays and sometimes even Friday's! I'm glad that Pete and Jake have that. And I'm glad me and Megs get some girl time. But dang...3 nights a week?!
*We are currently waiting for them to come home from Archery practice. But I am listening to Adele radio on Pandora and it's awesome and Pete wouldn't really like it so I guess that's a good thing. Me 'n Megs are singing out loud.
*Summer fun--free kids bowling! Check out this link and see if there is a bowling ally near you (there's tons! every state and Canada) From May to September M-F 9-5 pm everyday kids bowl 2 free games! All you have to do is sign up and they send you coupons in your email every Sunday. (you do have to pay for shoe rental though, but that's not bad) Plus you can also buy a family pass for 24.99 and for all summer you can go every day and play 2 games. That's a HUGE savings. Bowling is EXPENSIVE y'all. You can have up to 4 adults on your family pass. So that's mom + dad + grandparents or babysitters or whoever. It's a deal.
*Mothers Day was nice. My mom came down on Saturday and spent the night. Megan wouldn't leave her alone and was so happy grandma was going to sleep in her 'underbed'. You know, the bed that is under the other one. :) I'm so thankful for my mom. She is.....amazing. She's taught me so much. I think what stands out the most to me right now is that she is incredibly level headed and has SO much class. And she's brave. In situations that most people in her place wouldn't even have the guts to show up to, she walks in and holds her head high. Because it's the right thing to do. I love you mom. I want to be like you when I grow up. :)


nicole said...

-that is awesome!!
-i totally get that too.
-fun! can't wait to see them.
-i'm sure it is a process. just remember that it is ok to go through it however you need to. still thinking about you lots!
-girl time is awesome
-sounds perfect. love love love adele!
-totally checking that out.
-very sweet. mamas are the best! lovely photo of you two also!

Jude said...

wow. I just "get it" on SO many of these points! I can still be ok, and then think of something involving my gramma and I am sobbing.
i cried when I told Micah about your dad, and he didn't even ask "is that one of your cyber friends?". He knows who you are :)

Have a fun tea party! Can't wait to see pictures!

Brown English Muffin said...

That's a nice reminder of how beautiful life is that the tree grew in the shape of a heart.

This might help with Sunday School project at least to ferret out ideas.

I think that's what scares me the most that I really "don't" know what it's like to loose a parent until it happens...and I only have one to loose.

I ♥ Adele!!!

When I grow up I want to be just like my mother as well....hmm I wonder when I'll grow up!! LOL

Jude said...

i know i left a comment on this... hmmm...
oh well. love the heart wood. and the pic of you and your mama :)

Anonymous said...

Haven't read your blog in a while. And then today you made me cry. Corey Ann, you are 10 times the person I could ever hope to be and I wouldn't want it any other way.
xoxo, Mom

Brown English Muffin said...

awwww your mom is soo sweet!

I just came back looking to email you a thank you about your comment on my blog but I couldn't find the email button, but I got to see this nice little comment from your mom so that made me smile!

I wanted to say thanks for that reminder...there's me trying to go full force as usual as opposed to taking it "slow and steady" so as to not get burnt out.

You're right as long as I gradually make better choices I don't have to worry about everything....

I did end up buying baked beans this weekend especially when I read up that I'd have to soak beans for 4-8hrs...I mean who has that kind of time, you'd have to know you wanted beans for dinner two weeks in advance!!!