Dec 25, 2011

It's Christmas Day Fun

The Diaperheads have been greatly blessed!  Besides what we got for them they were blessed by my parents, Sean's Mom, two Aunts and a dear friend of ours we will call our "Secret Santa".  Thank you MD!  So enjoy some pictures.  Honestly each person sent us money to get them the things they have wanted, asked for and desired.  I have no idea who at this point bought what but I can say the kids were definitely blessed and all are happy! We also used some of the Christmas money to do some fun things with the kids that we normally would not have been able to do such as our trip to the KY Horse Park and a family trip to the movies with popcorn and soda (we never buy anything from the concessions stand so this was a great treat!  BTW the movie "Tin Tin" was GREAT!!!.)    :~)

Gifts from Santa.  In our home Santa only brings one gift and the stockings.  

 The favorite gifts this year.
Santa brought a baby that pees and poos! 
 Santa brought the Angry birds shirt and the DS game!  Oh yea! 
 Jaron excited about caprisuns....actually it was a decoy for a gift.
 Diapers!  For her Baby Alive Doll

 Resident Spy

Santa's gift to Kris! Kris has wanted this dragon FOREVER!  He was VERY happy as you can see!

 Jaron~Very excited about his new Lego and Halo kits.
 Waiting patiently to open his gifts.
 Santa's gift to Eli!

 Modeling her boots!

BTW the kids also got much needed clothes such as pjs, undies, jeans, socks, ect....they were thrown aside in all the excitement! :-)   I love being able to bless my kids and surprise them with EVERY thing they wanted and more.

Dec 24, 2011

Merry Christmas's NOT about the presents, santa, the tree or lights, it's NOT even about spending time with family. It's all about Jesus! It's about the gift God gave us by sending us His son. The Son of God, the only TRUTH in this world. With out this gift all would be futile. Jesus is the reason for our celebration! Tonight we watched "The Nativity Story" with our 4 children and spoke once again to them about the true reason we celebrate Christmas. They had many questions and I am so thankful we were able to answer them. What a blessing we have been given. I hope if you are reading this that you have the hope that only Jesus gives. May you all be blessed! Merry Christmas my dear friends!

Dec 22, 2011

Christmas is coming...

 ...and I am already exhausted.  Thankfully all of the wrapping is done! :)  YAY ME!  Never have I ever had it all wrapped up before Christmas eve.  It is such a blessing!  This month has been full of blessings...large and small, monetary and non-monetary.  God has been so good to us!  This will be a short post with lots of pictures just so you know!
    Haven't been on here much, been trying to do lots of fun activities with the kids and spend every moment I have with them.  I have come to the realization that I NEED to spend as much time with them as I can.  I have always known that they will grow up and out of the house faster than I think but it's hit me that I will have 2 in the double digits this coming year and I want time to slow down just a little.  So this week Sara had her first Christmas dance (interpretive dance) on Sunday during our candle light service and then Monday we caught up with my dear friend Angie and went to see the Southern Lights at the KY Horse Park in Lexington.  We had such a good time.  Here are a few pictures of those events...



 Sara's Dance
 She and the other girls did such a great job.  We are very proud of her!
 Angie and me.  
I look like a wild woman.  It was raining while we were there, 
I was in severe pain with my knee and I kept thinking TAKE THE PICTURE Jaron!
 I love my Diaperheads!
 Kris and Eli.  Kris said he was scared to death.  He had to sit on the camel's hump which I think made him even more nervous.

 The boys and I were goofing off!
 My zaney elves!
 This was the highlight of Sara's night.  She was so excited about riding the pony.  She asked me again if we could get her a horse for a pet. 

Dec 9, 2011

A Message from Kris

A friend posted this video on Facebook and as I watched it I felt as if Kris would want you to know this.  I do know every parent of an autistic child would want you to know this for sure!  I DO!!!

Nov 26, 2011

My Job

So I sorta dropped the ball yesterday...I am going to claim turkey coma on that!  LOL! 
So today I am thankful for my job. I may only work a couple of days a week but it is definitely a blessing to our family!  I care for an elderly woman who has dementia/Alzheimer. She is a sweet woman and the grandmother of my friend Marty who I have spoken about a few times this month.  Such a blessing to care for her. 

Nov 23, 2011

The Taken for Granted Things

TOday the day before Thanksgiving I am thankful for things that we often times take for granted.  So may people in the world do not have the necessities of life... food, clean drinking water and shelter.   I am very grateful for those things as well as these:

* Shoes
* Clothes
* The two cars we have...they may not be glorious or a status symbol but they work and that's all that matters!
*Television - I know strange thing to be thankful for but it does help my children find time to veg out!
*Fenced in back yard
* Internet access (we have had times with no technology available to us and it was terrible!) We rely so much on the internet now days that we take it for granted.  I am thankful for technology for sure!

These are just a few things I am thankful for today!

Nov 22, 2011

9 Months of Heaven

Today I am thankful for the 9 months of heaven on earth that I had 14 years ago.  For 9 months you were growing in secret, kicking, moving, full of hiccups and lots of dancing to your Daddy's songs. You were the twinkle in my eye and you stole my heart as soon as I heard the beating of your little heart. Feeling you dance to the voice of your daddy.   I am grateful today!

I am grateful for the precious moments after your birth of holding your little body, caressing your precious head and twirling your long hair in my fingers.  Kissing your brow one last time.  I am grateful today!

I am grateful for the way God made His presence known the day we placed you forever in his arms.  The way the wind blew and it got warm as we played the dedication song at your funeral and how when the song ended the wind blew very hard and the cold air came back, as if the angles had left with you.  Feeling the comfort of God holding me while I cried into His shoulder.  I am grateful today!

I am grateful for the nurses that were caring enough to place you in the outfit  we brought for you to wear  home and how they cut a few strands of your hair for us.  How they were so caring that they took your hand and feet prints for us.  Today I am grateful

I am forever grateful for those precious 9 months of carrying you in my womb and close to my heart.

Happy Birthday 
Seanpatrick Eugene Kelly

Nov 21, 2011


God always provides!  He is faithful!  Beyond faithful!  He never fails us!  He is my everything!
I am thankful for a God that cares so deeply for the sparrow and yet cares even more for me.  He knows my every need, want, desire and the Word of God tells me that "He will supply all of my needs according to HIS riches in Glory!" (Phil 4:19).  I am thankful for HIS PROVISION!  It may not always be how or what I expect but He always provides!  Thank you Lord!

Nov 20, 2011


I am thankful today, Sunday, because it is a day of worship.  It is a day we as Americans take for granted.  We live in a free country where we can worship in open spaces, in public spaces with no fear of retaliation.  I am thankful that I live in America but I am even more thankful that God has freed me from my sins, has broke the chains of bondage and has set me free to worship HIM!  I love to sing His praises!  I love to worship Him and I love to be in His presence.  I hope today that you have declared that today you will be in a church service and will be worshiping the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!

Nov 19, 2011


 I LOVE SATURDAYS!  I love them because it is the one day of the week that we all generally get to sleep in.  Saturdays are generally days to relax, watch cartoons and snuggle with the kids...well when they let me.  Today I am thankful for Saturdays!

Nov 18, 2011


I LOVE FLOWERS!!!   All kinds of flowers!   Today I am thankful for the beautiful flowers that god has created.