Olivia and Abigail have become such great friends lately. Over the past year, Olivia has struggled with jealousy a lot. . .A LOT, so this warms my heart like you can't even imagine. Olivia asks to help feed her, gets her a drink, reads to her and they love to play together. Too precious!
Ok, maybe I should back up a bit. Our new dog is at least 30 years old and sat on my grandparents' fireplace all of my life. I loved this dog so much.
This past weekend, he came to live with us, on our fireplace. I don't recall him ever having a name, but we have officially named him Jackson after my grandpa and grandma Jackson. So happy to have him as part of our family!
I received my first Mary Kay pin at my meeting last night. I took the Mary Kay oath and I'm also officially a star consultant. I am LOVING it and am so excited! I would love to practice on some of your beautiful faces! If you live in town, contact me for your complimentary facial at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, of course, I'll throw in some samples to find exactly what you are looking for! You can also find my website on my sidebar. It is at www.marykay.com/jglunt.
Mary Kay is releasing a limited edition vanilla sugar satin hands on November 15th that I'm really excited about! Contact me about how to get your hands on one!
Abigail turns one year old next Wednesday. Next Wednesday! When did that happen? It seems like she has been a part of our family forever and yet it seems like I had her yesterday. Sounds cliché, but it's true. She is going to be walking before I know it! We are having an alligator party since we call her Abigator. Isn't it funny how you can't really choose your child's nickname ahead of time? It just sort of happens? And she's our little gator. LOL!
Here is her first birthday outfit that we had made.
Tootsie roll pops are basically her favorite thing ever. I don't let her suck on them for a real long time because I don't want it to break off the stick. Boy, does she scream and cry though when you take it away! Haha!
I unexpectedly gave birth at 23 weeks to micro-preemie twins on August 27, 2007. Olivia Paige weighed just 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Logan William weighed just 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Our sweet Logan passed away after 1 month and 1 day. After 105 days, we were able to bring Olivia home. She is our miracle, our survivor, our joy. . .
On November 20, 2012 we welcomed little sister, Abigail, into our lives. She was born at 35 weeks, but only spent 8 days in the hospital before coming home. We feel very blessed. To contact Ryan and Jodi you may email them at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You were the perfect little boy Of whom we always dreamed. Did you know we had your name picked out? All along or so it seemed.
You even had your daddy’s hands So miniature in size. In life we never got to hold you Or even see your opened eyes.
We had so many plans for you. Did you know you are a twin? I wanted you to grow up together. What a pair you would have been!
I wanted to take you to the park And push you on the swing. I wanted to teach you how to walk, And read and write and sing.
I wanted to show you a fire truck And let you ride upon a horse. I wanted to take you to the zoo To see the giraffes, of course.
I wanted you to watch cartoons And play video games with dad. And you and I would take a nap Oh, the times we would have had.
But, your mommy’s plans were not to be. “I have other plans,” God said. “You won't be playing in life’s playground You’ll be playing in heaven instead.”
And although I ache with sadness And in my arms I long to hold. I’ll see you again in heaven When my story on earth’s been told.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light They are miracles, here on earth So bold, so strong, so wise And bring to life a sense of worth For those who lack great size.
Some of this life’s smaller treasures Are the ones which matter more Than the larger joys and pleasures That we have grown to adore Volume is not as essential As the gift that lies inside Smaller souls with much potential Who shall never be denied.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light These children, while born premature Are testaments of worth Their spirits bold, their futures sure To ever bless the earth.