Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Operation room

No, no this is not my bedroom. It just gives you an idea that "Operation room" meant bedroom and or living room. You see in less then four weeks Carole will be in her new home with her new husband and I will be home redecorating her old horsey bedroom into my living room.
I am quite excited about this part of Carole leaving me! I can't wait to get my hands on her room and turn it into my own. One thing I am in dire need to do before the wedding is to take down her horsey border and put new border up. I just think seeing the horses on her wall after the wedding may not be good for my heart!

So....please give me ideas suggestions anything. For my new mini apartment!! ;)

Monday, May 23, 2011

26 days

26 days is a little to soon for my liking. I just can't believe that it's now 26 day till my baby sisters wedding.

I enjoy when people write on my blog and tell me they like reading my nook on the web because I am real.

I do try to be very real on my blog and even though I choose to be private in some regards and only give you the tiny bit of light to a situation and say pray I still define as being real. Because who really wants the whole world knowing everything about everything? Not me that's for sure.

Although, there is other things that I share where I turn on a lamp to the subject instead of a candlelight.

One of those "lamp" type of posts that I have been sharing more often is the fact that my sister is getting married and now that we are down to the wire I have a hard time just going in her bedroom.

The tears threatened to come when my seven year old nephew Patrick came into my room and stared at Carole's in the next room. "Why is Carole's wall's empty?" I had been sitting on my bed relaxing from Aaron's graduation party but as soon as I heard his voice I looked at his sweet face. "Cause, she is moving hon..." I said while I bit my bottom lip. "When she marries Mark?" He said still in his tiny voice. "Yes, bud." He fingered with Carole's butterfly beads that to my dismay she hung in our "shared" doorway years ago. "You know Aunt Carole said I could have these when she gets married." I laughed under my breath picturing Patrick (All boy) going down stairs on the day of Carole's wedding with her butterfly beads. "Yes, hon I remember that." He smiled his cute Patrick smile and looked back at her room. "Will you make this a play room for us?" I smiled and said "Sure, hon I will put some toys up here for you guys." "Thanks Aunt Ginger."

I really hope I am not boring all of you with my ramblings but I need to write, I need that outlet that healing bond to my heart.

I have promised all of you for months of updates on the wedding I honestly don't think I realized how busy I would be. So these are a little late but here Carole is sending her wedding invitations out a few months ago.  One of these day I will have to show you a picture of the invite! It's beautiful. Hint: the same designer who does my blog did her invites!! ;)

Here she is picking out ribbon and other fun stuff for the day of her wedding. I can't hardly believe how fast time is flying. Our Maid Of Honor and bridesmaids dresses are finished and they look beautiful.The hairdresser who is doing Carole's hair has been working on it today.
Soon you will be seeing pictures of the big day I can hardly believe it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Water Works Begins Now...

Oh, wow I think now it has finally hit me.

My childhood is over.

This baby is graduating high school on Saturday. My sweet humble brother who is now an honorable man of God.

This sweet toothy grin girl is going to be saying "I do" on June tiny month...

And this girl...the one frowning at the camera is holding on to every little memory she can.

And here we are now. With one added blessing our family's true keepsake that keeps us on our toes and our smile always on our faces.

My dear friend Mackenzie surprised me today with my blog makeover and her sweet message. I soak it all in and seriously I felt like I was going to cry!

I know...when did I get so sentimental?

I think it was the pictures on the top we all looked so old even my Jeremy.  And in that moment it finally sank in our childhood is gone.

My mom always told us to cherish being a child. "You can only be a child once." She would say. I would always look at her like she had ten eyes and said " I know." Inwardly I was thinking well when will it be over? When will I be an adult?

I am here to say that being an adult is not all that great. Oh don't get me wrong I have a blessed life and I love it fully. But I sure miss my childhood days.

I miss the feeling of being up at 11:00 at night and feeling all grown up. I miss the way the wild flower would tickle my nose when I smelled it. Or the way I felt in my daddy's arms.

I miss being the boss big sister to Aaron.
Or Carole's hero when something went wrong.

I miss our late night sleepovers in the sofa bed in the living room with popcorn somehow landing between our toes and fruit juice splattered over our summer pajamas.

I miss our screams and our giggles.

I long for the days where I cuddled on my mom's lap as she stroked my hair or the many sleep overs I had at my mimi and Papas.

Instead...I am here.

Forced to look at the bedroom next to mine being invaded with moving boxes. Seeing furniture we used to share being brought over to the apartment that will be hers in a month...

Stuffed animals being given away to charity, dolls being bubbled wrap and stored clothes being in bins and I look at that old familiar room where the memories are taken over my brain and I think "How?" How could my sweet Carole be old enough to be married. How is it that my kid brother is graduating high school? How is that I am older enough to have a full time job?

I now understand it. Mom, I finally get it. We only have one childhood.

               Don't rush it. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We Love You Ginger!

Hello everyone!  This is Mackenzie, one of Ginger's many friends.  I have been wanting to give our one and only Ginger this Blogiversary gift for the past month....but unfortunately life and my job got in the way.  But I finally had some spare do this blog-over for her!

We all love you Ginger and we wish you a Happy (belated) Blogiversary!  Hope you like it!

Your faithful 'bloggie peeps' and Mackenzie : )

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday!'s Friday....YAY!

I thought I would grace all of you with a picture of my growing Jeremy! I.Just.Love.Him.

So, what are all my bloggie peeps doing this beautiful Friday.

I will be going out to eat in a bit.

I then will be at the school's talent show!

And yes my kids are doing something!

I will be fun!

Have a very great Friday!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Winner is....

So I jumbled up some numbers and I choose one....

No, really I did.

The winner is number ONE!

Funny isn't?

So...number one...I will be sending your package shortly!!