Friday, May 06, 2016

A Little Story...

Here's a little story about this coat I would like to share:


Jd and I are high school sweethearts, so we have been through many fashion changes in the 2 decades we have been together. One day we decided to get matching Starters Jackets, know that I was a Florida State Seminole fan in high school and never really was a North Carolina Tar Heels, but Jd was, so whatever.

After a while we had decided we should get different coats, because matching couples are so lame. But, we became pregnant and lost a baby boy we named Nehemiah Christopher Reyna. (This would have been any of our older children's name had they been boys.)
After our loss we just could not give up these coats and my husband still wears his North Carolina hat religiously, just for the simple symbol - N.C. 

 


Saturday, April 30, 2016

March for Babies 2016

Another year has come and gone for the March for Babies!

It was a little cool this mornging, after having been raining for a few days before the walk. We had a quite a few walkers this year, that always makes my heart happy! We raise $953.00!

Enjoy a few pictures below of us before the walk, during the walk and at the Memory Mile.










We are truly blessed to have so many supporters! Thank you all for participating!


Friday, January 01, 2016

Reflections of 2015

Here I am again, posting about my amazing points of the year that God has ever so graciously allowed me to enjoy!
We missed a lot of family this year that could not make it for the holidays, but we still had a blast.

~ January ~ 
  My baby boy turned 4 years old


 ~ March ~
 My pretty girl turned 12 (very front center)


~ April ~
 Celebrated our Lord's Resurection with family - here are some of the grandkids



 Our Family Team this year for March for Babies


My beautiful girl went to her first prom with her best friend Tory 
and I made her dress - my first formal dress, was not perfect, but she loved it
 

~ May ~
Last Day of School - they were excited to start Summer Vacation
 
 
~ August ~ 

First day as a Senior and 7th Grader


 I do not have a photograph of me accepting my 15year service award, so I added the next best thing - not many people my age can say they have been at the same job as long I have.
 

 ~ September ~
  Went to homecoming with her best friend Tory (our adopted son)
 

~ October ~ 
We enjoyed a beautiful evening lighting luminaries in memory of all 
the little angels gone to soon.


 Our donations for the hospital, we made smocks for 
the NICU to go along with our usualy tunics, hats and buntings  



 We celebrated our 8th Angelversary for Nehemiah


This beautiful lady turned 18
 

~ November ~
 Thanksgiving was a blast! Since my brother worked on Thanksgiving, we celebrated with my mother-in-law (here with the kids)

 Here is a little of the clan from my mom's Thanksgiving


~ December ~
 
My precious Christmas presents


     Family portrait on Christmas Eve


My children getting ready to ring in the new year!

We had a blast watching movies and stuffing our faces full of good food.
Here is a Toast to You and Your family this New Year from our Family!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

8th Angelversary

I know I say this every year, but I cannot believe it has been 8 years already since I gave birth to a sleeping angel! 

I woke up this morning to take my daugther to work and then go to the local Dollar Tree to get some boxes for our donations. When I returned home, my husband had warned me "not to make a big deal when I get on Facebook". So, I sat down at my desk and was getting ready to do listen to my church's online sermon when I thought I would check Facebook first....

Well, I was ugly crying by the time I had read through what he had written me, along with all of the sweet comments. Here is a screenshot of one of the posts he left me:


Here are the donations boxed up and ready to be delivered in a little bit. My parents usually join us in the evening for balloons and sparklers, but they are out of town this weekend. But we plan to still fire off our sparklers and eat cupcakes. 


I posted this little tunic because I just love the vintage look to the fabric. This is one my mom made. 
 
The patterns for the tunics and buntings are from Angel Outfitters.
(There are some knitted hats at the bottom of the box my mom made too).

 

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 15th - Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day

For Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, we attended the 9th Annual Wave of Light here in our hometown. 
 

It was so peaceful and calm this night. There was no wind and it was quite warm. Seeing all of these luminaries lit up for all of the babies gone to soon, makes me sad, but I know we will be together soon. When I think of that, it makes my heart happy. Just to know that Jesus and my son will be waiting to greet me at the gates of Heaven. 





Thursday, January 01, 2015

Reflections of 2014

This is one of my favorite posts to do every year! 
Looking back on the year to see how far we have come and the exciting things we were able to partake in. 

January
Celebrated this little fellow's 3rd Birthday. 1.12.14
 

March 
 We celebrated this little ham turning 11! 03.03.14


April
We did our annual March for Babies Walk
Team Nehemiah 04.26.14


May
I got baptized and when our Pastor asked if anyone else wished to partake, my baby girl got up and decided to do so as well!

we added these two little cuties to our family
Hercules and Hermes

My baby girl is a published poet!!


June
Last day of 10th grade...time is flying with this high schooler 

Last day of 5th grade...no more Elementary School


August
First day of school...
Junior and 6th Grader


September 
My first Race for the Cure 5k with my baby brother! 

My baby girl and her daddy before her first middle school dance.


October
We attended our local annual candle light vigil. 10.15.14

Celebrated Nehemiah's 7th Angelversary by donating buntings, hats and tunics to our local hospitals. 10.18.14

Celebrated this beautiful gem turning 17. 10.21.14

 
November
Celebrated Thanksgiving with all of our family. 11.27.14


December
Celebrated Christmas with the best gifts given to us. 12.25.14

12.31.14...Ringing in the New Year!!
From our family to yours, May you be blessed this new year and remember Jesus died for our sins so we may have eternal life!