Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holidaze

Yikes.... it's been over a week since I wrote. I have nothing exciting to say, and yet I've been pretty busy at the same time, and that is just a bad combination when it comes to me writing here.

Friday night was my mom's neighbors Cookie Swap Party, where she collected toys to donate to the hospital in memory of Jack. It was really really nice - she had put beautiful butterflies all around her house, and even had butterfly cookies decorated with a J, for my little Jack. It was a very nice party, and such a nice thing to do.

The other toy drive is still going, and there is definitely still time to order a toy! The response has really been amazing so far, thank you so much to everyone who has sent in a toy or plans to drop one off next weekend. I may actually get to help distribute the toys to the children on Christmas Day, which will really mean a lot to me. It will be hard, i think, but something I would really like to do.

Jack is everywhere it feels like lately... I just think about him constantly, and it seems like other people do also. I've gotten so many really nice emails from people lately telling me how much they've been thinking of Jack.

We chopped down our Christmas tree LAST weekend... tonight I am still trying to put the lights on it. I just have no motivation this year. I will get it done tonight if it kills me... which it might since it's almost midnight already.



Today we had professional pictures taken of the girls. My friend's husband did them again for us - he took our pictures back in February and we loved them. I'm sure this is news to no one, but it is WAY easier to get pictures of 4 month olds than it is of 14 month olds. It was like trying to get two crazy monkeys in dresses to pose for pictures today - but I'm sure Matt got some good ones and I'll be sure and share.

Now I'd better get back to the Christmas lights, which I have officially deemed THE.WORST.JOB.EVER.

9 comments:

AmandaStuart said...

Hi,
I spent an entire afternoon reading your blog a few weeks ago, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about your family or your precious Jack since. I am in awe of how beautiful your children are, and how handsome Jack was... even though he was so little, his personality is so visible in every photo!! I am a nanny for a set of triplets who were born at 28 weeks; they've had their struggles, but are all healthy at age three. I think of your family now whenever I see them.
I admire your strength and your honesty and I am grateful that you take the time to share your thoughts with all of us. Thank you.
Amanda

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

Wish us luck, we are getting pictures done this weekend....

rachael said...

we still haven't even gotten our tree...and i haven't pulled boxes of decorations out yet either. i am totally slacking this year!

that is awesome that the toy drive is going so well, and i really hope you are able to deliver the toys!

can't wait to see the pics!

DollBaby said...

My little girl has the same pink jacket. It is so warm and soft! Love it!
Your girls are so cute.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

My DH is an ice hockey fan and has the same jersey as your hubby. :)

As always, your girls are cute as pie.

Good luck with the decorating, I'm sure it will all come together for you.

Millicent said...

Hope the decorating gets done ok. I am lucky that my hubby did it this year while I was away with the kids for 3 weeks. I thought of you and the girls and Jack often while I was away. For the first time in a long time I heard "No One" on the radio. That song will forever remind me of Jack. I like to think it is his reminder to me to slow down, relax and focus on the important stuff. Happy holidays to all of you...

Kitty Laird said...

1. so impressed you all have a tree
2. so thankful to see the girls using bottles. I've been feeling like a lousy mom for not making the switch yet...
thanks for the pics and so happy the toy drive is going well.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that your girls are adorable, I always think of Jack, and you and your family.....Thank you for sharing pieces of your life.

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Hi. Just wanted to say I was stuck in traffic on the way home tonight. It was raining, we were hungry, and the baby was getting irritable. And then Alicia Keyes came on, and I was taken back to the weeks of Jack's hospitalization, and I began to sing and cry and think of you and PJ and the girls. And so I talked to Seth about Jack, and how blessed we all were to "know" him. Praying for your peace this holiday season.