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.