Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wyatt, Ethan, Chandler and Kendall and Mary

Wyatt Daniel
Wyatt Daniel 8/8/2010-8/21/2010 
our little monkey 
"A persons a person no matter how small" -Dr. Seuss

Ethan Daniel  
Ethan daniel ~ 1/24/05 
My little dragonfly darting in and out of my life to quickly

Chandler 2004

Kendall ~ 1998 

(photos 1/25/11 1-11)
Both chandler and Kendall were our "little brown stars"

Mary Lynn ~ 12/94

(photos 1-6 2/9/2011)

My beautiful butterfly and sweet baby feet
"What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." -Helen Keller
Mommy loves and misses all her angel babies!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

25 Days of Giveaways - Winners listed!


I am seriously lacking motivation today to come up with some fun way to pick the winners. So, I just called up my DH at work and asked him to pick two numbers between 1 and 36. If you posted on FB I just added your name after the blog comments . And the winners are #4 and #17.

Congrats to Rikki (Eli and Jett) and Teresa (Sienna)!
Please email me with your addresses and which item you want. If you choose the ornament, please let me know your desired wording!

Today I am so grateful to be participating in the 2nd Annual 25 Days of Giveaways. Thank you Tina so much for putting this together.

So I decided I will have two winners (bereaved family members only please) for my giveaway. The winners will have the option to one of the following:

An ornament similar to this one. I made this one for my triplets in 2007 for their 1st Christmas in Heaven. I haven't decorated one since so hopefully I can still write straight! You will be able to pick the wording. The ink is heated dry in the oven, so it does not come off once it is baked.


Or you can choose a $10 gift certificate to my shop. Nothing like a flower or two to help brighten your mood. These can be worn by all ages. If you don't like to wear hair accessories, you can also wear them on your shirt or jacket. And if that still doesn't work for you, I can also send this gift certificate as a gift from you to another BLM who could use a little cheering up.
Two winners will be chosen by random around midnight on 12/19/2010 and items will be in the mail Monday. Hopefully they will arrive in time for Christmas.

To enter leave a comment here or on my FB post. In your comment please just write the name(s) or nickname(s) of your angel(s)...I enjoy "hearing" their names..."Flying together"


Leo Magee who sadly grew his wings after 2 hours on the 4th of October.

Carter John

Carter John Chipman was born on June 21, 2010 and passed away from SIDS on Sept. 18, 2010. Carter you will always be our Little Dude!!


(photos 29-36 12/18/2010)

My finished Christmas card...including my angels.

Just thought I'd show you all the finished product ;) Notice the bottom, right picture...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This Holiday Season...including our angels

It has been very cold for California and therefore our Monarchs are not emerging very fast. If you have requested a release please know you have not been forgotten. I promise each release is unique so with that we just need to wait for nature to do its thing.

So...while we are waiting for the butterflies emerge, I thought I'd share what new annual tradition I am going to do this Holiday season to include my angels. Shutterfly is offering free Holiday cards to bloggers...how cool is that?!?! Their Holiday collection is so amazing too. So, what a PERFECT time to start this. Since my loss I haven't sent out Christmas cards. I think my grief at that time of year is too overwhelming for cheery cards. Do I sign all of our first names without the triplets' names? Do I sign all of our first names including the triplets' names? Or do I just be more vague and just sign them "theMcConathys" to avoid the subject all together? So I was thinking how else could I include them? So this year I will add three butterflies to our cards in memory of Jaxon, Colin and Courtney. I can't wait! They are going to be breath-taking! I think I will add the butterfly to a Christmas ornament similar to this...

As I browsed through all the different designs I found it difficult to choose one because so many are perfect for our family. I think these are my top picks though.

You can see the whole holiday collection HERE.

I was also thinking about their calenders for the grandparents. What a great gift!
You can see them all HERE.

And I am thinking my husband needs a new personalized mug for work with all his children on it. He would absolutely love it!
HERE are some more examples...

If you are a blogger you too can get 50 free cards! If you wish feel free to use the butterfly ornament picture above in it as well ;) . Check out the offer HERE. If you don't have a blog don't worry right now they are having a great sale and all cards are 20% off!

Here is to a peaceful Holiday Season to you all and to all our angels <3.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Riley Ann

Riley Ann Connell
Born sleeping on 7/9/10 at 24 weeks
To our little angel ...we love you so dearly

(photos 58-66 11/5/10)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

David Scott

David Scott Stroud
2/17/2010 - 2/20/2010
We held you in our arms for a little while But we hold you in our hearts forever

(photos 61-71 10/27/10)

Willow Ann

Willow Ann Scott. She was born and left us on 9.24.10.

(photos 55-63 10/25/10)

Lawson Joel

Lawson Joel  
Jeremiah 29:11 
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.  "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
(photos 17-33 10/25/10)

Kaden Allen

Kaden Allen Larsen Born With Wings August 27, 2010

(photos 1-16 10/25/10)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Catharine Ellen and Isla Mckenzie

Catharine Ellen Manser
'A butterfly counts not months but moments, and yet has time enough'
(photos 135-146 10/20/10)

Isla Mckenzie Manser
'Grew her butterfly wings to join her sister on 9th September 2010'
(photos 159-165 10/20/10)

Jamiz Thomas

Jamiz Thomas Leavert he was already born an angel on 8/29/10....
(photos 148-158 10/20/10)

Dakota, Bailey, Rylee and Jaydon

(photos 31-37 10/15/10)

6-4-00 to 6-6-00
(pictures 36-41 10/20/10)

(pictures 21-29 10/20/10)

6-3-02 to 6-13-02
(pictures 13-20 10/20/10)

Aiden Kenneth

Aiden Kenneth
Forever chasing puppies and catching butterflies in heaven.
(photos 1-12 10/20/10)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christian Lee

Christian Lee Stamey. I lost him on August 27,2010...
(photos 16-23 10/13/10)


November 12th

Photos (3-9 11/15/10)

Reagan Addison

Reagan Addison Butterfly Daugherty-Watthuber, was born June 3, 2009. She lived for 70 peaceful minutes.
Greatly missed by Mommy, Daddy, Big Sister Kendall and now Little Brother Callan.
You are always in our hearts.

A Butterfly Lights Beside Us

A butterfly lights beside us, like a sunbeam... and for a brief moment her glory and beauty belong to our world... but then she flies on again, and although we wish she could have stayed, we are so thankful to have seen her at all.

(photos 35-44 10/13/10)

Riley and Peyton

Riley Malloy (2/11/10)
(photos 1-15 10/13/10)

Peyton Malloy (8/19/10)
(photos 1-11 10/10/10)

"An angel in the book of life wrote down our babies' births and whispered as she closed the book 'Too beautiful for earth"

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 4:6-7

Michael and Baby Wheeler

Baby Wheeler
March 2009
We love you and miss you so much! You will always be our little one!
(photos 14, 28-34 10/11/10)

Michael Noah Wheeler
January 27, 2010
We love you and miss you so mch! You will always be our angel baby
(photos 15-27 10/11/10)

Hawkins Lee

Hawkins Lee Bowman, Jr. Our sweet baby boy. At only 5 weeks, you changed mommy and daddy's lives more than you could ever imagine. You were our first, and will always have a piece of our hearts. I cant wait to hold you again, and smell your sweet little smell. You will forever live in our hearts. Love: Mommy & Daddy

(photos 35-44 10/13/10)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Alexander Rivers

Alexander Rivers Trimble. He was born on July 28, 2010 with Potters Syndrome and lived an amazing 5 ½ hours

(photos 13-23 10/7/10)

Kennedy Kate

Kennedy Kate. Kennedy was 22 weeks gestation when she was born on October 22, 2009.
http://kkbutterflywings.blogspot.com. It is called on KK's butterfly wings.

(photos 1-12 10/7/10)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Flying Together

Thought this might be fun (for the bereaved parents and the non-bereaved as well)...print out this Monarch and take a picture of the picture in the sky of where ever you are. Post the picture on OUR Face Book page with the city, state, country of where it was taken. Let's see how far and where this butterfly flies.

Flying together ♥ Never ever forgotten...forever loved.

Here is an example from Jackson, NJ, USA (thanks Tami)


Nancy Howard
July 29, 1972 - July 8, 1994

For nine months I carried you under my heart waiting to hold you...for the rest of my life I will carry you in my heart until we have the rest of our lives

(photos 17-21 10/3/10)

Skylar Tianna

Skylar Tianna Brooks
"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, and for a brief moment, it's glory and beauty belong to our world. But, then it flies on again, and although we with it could have stayed, we feel blessed to have seen it" in memory of Skylar Tianna Brooks.

(photos 12-16 10/3/10)


Ryan was born on Sept. 17, 2010 and spent two beautiful hours with us before getting his wings. I sent a donation this morning and cannot thank you enough for what you are doing for families.
September 17, 2010
Forever in our hearts

(photos 76-82 10/3/10)

Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Bauer
Born August, 23rd 2010

(photos 5-10 10/3/10)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Stillborn on Aug 18th, 2010
Angels Unaware
Oh, the longing we both had,
To be a mummy and a dad.
We put our hopes and dreams in you,
He hoped for pink, I dreamed of blue.
but for you God had a different plan,
One we may never understand.
We were visited by an angel,
Though we didn't know it then.
You were the answer to our prayer,
Our Angel Unaware.
We hardly got to say hello,
Before we had to let you go.
God breathed your name and called you home.
So briefly here, so quickly gone.
But in the stillness of the night,
My empty arms still hold you tight.
We were visited by an angel,
Though we didn't know it then.
You were the answer to our prayer,
Our Angel Unaware.
In my mind I see you running.
Chasing bees and butterflies.
Soft hair gently blowing.
Healthy cheeks, laughing eyes.
In the quietness of the morning,
When the mist hangs in the air,
I hold you close within my heart -
My Angel Unaware.
How can I miss someone so much,
I barely had the chance to touch?
Yet, as you grew inside of me,
I learned how strong a love could be.
I knew you for a lifetime -
I'll love you for all of mine.
We were visited by an angel,
Though we didn't know it then.
You were the answer to our prayer,
Our Angel Unaware
…Author unknown…

(photos 21-25 9/30/10)

Solomon Isaiah

God, I always thought I would hold my son on my lap and tell him about you. Now I'm asking if you will hold him on your lap and tell him about me..   Thank you Lord for our beautiful angel, Solomon Isaiah...   We love you and think of you everyday, angel boy.... You are missed and loved so  much...

(photos 39-47 9/30/10)