Monday, April 12, 2010

For Today - April 12, 2010

Outside my window...another beautiful sunny day!

I am thinking...about how I miss the community that blogging used to be. 

I am thankful for...4 of my blogging friends returning to blogging!

I am brother.  We are coming up on the one year date of his death next month.  There isn't a day that I don't think of him & miss him.  There are times that I feel like my heart will break when I realize that he's really gone.  It still doesn't seem real.  I don't know if it ever will.

On my important blogging is as a tool to record a legacy of memories, not only for the blogger, but for the blogger's family & loved ones.  I think when we look back at the ordinary days & moments that we've posted, we will find that they weren't so ordinary afterall.  We sometimes don't realize just how special days are, until we revisit them.  My Mom told me years ago, "cherish every little moment, because someday all you will have left of them, are the memories."  I am trying to record those memories.

I am pondering these words..."So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm 90:12

From the learning rooms....trying to learn more about my camera so that I can take better photos.

From the kitchen...quiet for now, but will soon be filled with the noise of me & these two that share my life, as we eat lunch.

I am wearing...white baby doll top & black pants

I am creating...a photo book documenting Emily & her LillyTrixieLilly (again - "Lilly for short", as Emily tells everyone).  Stuffed with fluff or not, just going over the photos makes me teary, as I see this sweet, sweet childhood relationship through the years.

I am relax this afternoon, after having been out all morning running some errands.

I am Bible (on my Kindle) & the Adventures of Little Bear to Elliot & Emily.

I am hoping...more of the former bloggers that I have contacted, decide to come back. 

I am hearing...nothing but the keys as I type.  Emily is quietly decorating a cupcake on the iTouch, & Elliot is playing games.

Around the house...we finished the wood flooring yesterday, so lots to do to get things put back in place.  Feels 'so' good to have this done!

One of my favorite things...watching Elliot & Emily's face when I tell them that an adventure is about to happen. They know that means FUN!

A few plans for the rest of the week...a surprise trip to the dinosaur museum (again) - this is one of those adventures, get everything put  back in place from moving things out of the 2 rooms that got wood floors, shop for summer clothing for Elliot - he is growing out of everything, work on the photo book, enjoy my friends & family.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Since I'm working on the photo book of Emily & Lilly, I want to share 3 pictures from last February.  Emily was concerned because "Lilly isn't feeling well", so she got her doctor kit & gave her a check-up.

Dr. Emily decided that Lilly had to have a shot -

Her final verdit?  Lilly had a thorn in her paw, so she put a bandage over it -

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  1. Happy Monday, dear Judy! What a lovely entry, I almost cried after reading what you wrote about your brother, I am an only child but I can imagine how you feel.
    I am glad YOU are back in blog-land ;) and I missed you, for sure! :)
    A photo book of Emily & Lilly is such a fab idea, thanks for sharing a few shots, so cool!

  2. Hi Judy! Happy Monday to you. :-)
    What a wonderful blog posting. (((hugs)))
    I am glad you are blogging and that you encouraged me to get back into it.

    As always, fabulous photos of Miss Emily and Lily.

    love you! xoxo
    ps I posted to both my blog and SWDB today. :-)

  3. ahhhh, sweet Lilly, she is so cute... and Emily as always is just precious. Hope your Monday is going well my sweet friend. I will be praying for you as you come up to the anniversary of your brothers passing. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Hi Judy,
    I love the pictures of Dr. Emily treating Lilly so cute :) What 4 blogging friends returning to blogging?? Great post Judy as always. Off to watch DWTS.
    Hugs, Dru

  5. Hi Judy, Mondays are hard after a busy weekend that is stressful too. But the Emily Trixillie pictures sure make me smile! Love this background for sure!Hugs

  6. Hi Judy, such a lovely post! I am sorry about your brother, I remember when he passed. My prayers are with you thru this difficult time for you my friend! Emily is a good doctor, healed Lilly in no time!! Hugs!

  7. Hi Judy,
    Wonderful post and as always I enjoyed reading about your day. I am praying for you as you come up to the anniversary of your brother's passing.Your post brought tears to my eyes- losing someone you love is so painful. My thoughts are with you.
    I loved the photos!! I hope Lilly is feeling better!!!
    You are such a blessing in my life and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. We have rode this rollercoaster together for so many years and I thank God for you!
    Have a great week.Hugs.

  8. Hello Judy!
    Thank you very much for reading my latest post and understanding my feelings. You are so kind and thoughtful to leave me such a heartfelt comment. It's friends like you that make blogging worthwhile. I appreciate you!

    Your blog is beautiful and I will be back again soon.

    Many blessings to you and yours. My prayers are with you at this time. ~Melissa :)

  9. Hi Judy,
    I just wanted to thank you for popping into my blog this week and leaving your lovely message.
    I so agree with you that keeping this blog will be a good legacy for our children. I'm terrible at writing a journal - in a book - and always loose interest really quickly once I've started - but doing this, with lots of other like minded ladies is a real treat. I like to visit a few ladies each week to get a flavour of their lives. It's wonderful.
    I shall be thinking of you this coming week as the anniversary of losing your brother comes near. I lost my Mum just over a year ago and know how hard all those first anniversaries are.
    May God hold you near and bless you and your lovely children.
    Lesley x

  10. baby doll top?

    wow you must be lookin adorable :D

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