It’s been too long. As 2013 is coming to a close, I thought I’d post just a few words here on this dusty old blog. This has been a hard year for many of us, and I’m welcoming 2014 with open arms. Are you? A lot has happened that I have not written about. K got pregnant after 15 months of TTC. We moved into a new home. Cael turned 3. Lachlan turned 5. I entered the Dirty Thirties! And, right now, we are awaiting the arrival of a new baby boy. K was due Xmas Day.
I’m hoping 2014 will bring a desire to write more. It’s so hard to find the time these days..and most of the time I don’t know where to begin. Know that I wish you all a happy and healthy 2014 – may this be the best year yet for each and every one of you.
This morning, with heavy hearts, we are remembering Caemon – who was taken much too soon. His strength, his gorgeous smile and his sweet voice brightened the lives of so many; he was such a beautiful soul. We are grieving with Timaree & Jodi for the loss of their precious baby boy. Please know, we love you both so much and are sharing in your pain today. Sending you strength and love.
Please send all your love and light, prayers and support to them HERE.
You can make a financial contribution to the family HERE.
Hello? Is anyone there? There is a lot of dust that needs to be cleared away on this blog, eh!? I will work on that and hope to be back with more words soon. But, for now, we’re still alive and well. Our boys are growing fast and I’m continually amazed with them. They are the light of my life. This morning, when K went to vote, Lachlan insisted he go with her. After she cast her vote (allowing him to actually do the VOTING part on the screen) he proudly proclaimed, “I did it Mama! I voted for B.arack O.bama!” Quite a few people turned to look at him, as the place was verrry quiet. An older lady came over to them and said that it was a moment she would always remember and how she was so uneasy this morning going to the polls. After seeing him she said her mind was at now at ease and she commended K for how we were obviously raising him “right”. Proud Mommy over here!
Time has flown since I’ve updated you all. We have a 2 year old now AND an almost-4-year-old. Can you believe it!?? Here’s proof!! xo
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Will you PLEASE share? We need to blow the Reproducing Genius girls away with our support for their son, Caemon:
Alright folks, t-shirt orders are a GO as of RIGHT NOW to raise money for Caemon. $20 each including shipping to you. PLEASE tell ALL your friends and family. We have until NEXT FRIDAYto get as many orders as possible. All you need to do is buy ONE t-shirt (or more!). Can you do that? 100% of the profits go to helping Caemon. I want us to be able to sell a TON of these. Please post on your blog, email your friends, share with your family and coworkers, post on your wall….etc. You can order YOUTH XS (2-4), S (6-8), M (10-12), L (14-16), XL (18-20) or ADULT (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) t-shirts. Accepting orders NOW through next Friday August 31st. Please email me at email@example.com with your order (size, quantity & mailing address) and I will email you back with the paypal address to send payment to. Let’s support Caemon!!!
Represent the USA or Canadian Olympic Teams this July with T-Shirts we have designed!
Unisex tees $20. Youth (XS, S, M, L) or Adult (S, M, L, XL) – includes shipping within the USA. Add $2 for 2X & 3X sizes. Add $5 for shipping to Canada. Orders specifying tee color, size & mailing address must be received via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 9am EST July 23rd for mailing out July 25th. Payment must be made at that time – you can pay securely with a credit card via PayPal. Please email me with orders and to get payment information and questions. Spread the word and show your country’s Olympic pride!
Happy Easter folks! Well, a day late, but it’s the thought that counts right? I hope you all had a great day celebrating with your families. Do you have any Easter traditions? The Easter bunny came by our place and left the boys baskets filled with milk chocolate bunnies, bubbles, mini chocolate eggs, rubber duckies and a few dvds. Lachlan was very excited! Sunday afternoon we had an Easter egg hunt in our backyard. Lachlan made out like a bandit! He found a whole basketful! It was made me so happy to see the excitement on his face….he was so proud of finding them all…and they were in some tricky spots too! (Side note: Cael found FOUR!! ).
The birthday girl had an awesome 30th birthday bash! Unfortunately, it rained (boo!), but we moved the party indoors for a little while, then were able to head back outside again. Folks stayed until midnight and, most importantly, K had a blast! Our pergola is complete (K and her dad built it themselves) and we have been enjoying being outside with the boys more often. We planted yellow jasmine to climb the sides of the pergola (eventually will cover the top we hope!) and have hung up a few ferns. We put up two hammock swings as well and Cael is IN LOVE. That’s all he wants to do when we’re outside now! So happy we have a little getaway in our yard…… here is a photo without the swings up…..
K is starting to get really busy at the t-shirt shop, thanks to several blog folks for sending business our way! We appreciate it and I love that you guys are supporting local small businesses such as ours. As always, if you have screen printing needs (12+ pieces or more, and price breaks at large quantities) please shoot me an email. We are all word of mouth and do not go off of a website. We can design something for you or work with what you have and ship throughout the US via U.P.S. Ground. Email anytime at lachlanandcael at hotmail dot com.
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