Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kim Nielsen Photography

I met Kim Nielsen recently through a mutual friend.  Not only is she a blast on girl's night out, but is also an amazing well as extremely generous.  She has donated her time and talent to take photos of the kids at ACCDAT and put together a video for the ladies' luncheon.  Here is a preview of the photos she took.  The beautiful blond is my daugher :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

The Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show fundraiser for Conductive Education or A Child Can Do All Things is coming up soon.  Here is the info:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 11:00 am
Brook Hollow Golf Club
8301 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas

There will be lunch and a fashion show.  Sophie and Grace will be modeling (super cute :), among others, and Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa will be the speaker.  It is going to be such a fun day!  Don't miss it! 

If you want to go, please contact me or you can register at the ACCDAT website here . 

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes

One morning last week I was trying to get everyone dressed and out the door.  Grace was going to ACCDAT and Mack, Sophie and I had a playdate with the Villarreals.  Mack refused to get dressed.  Even after pretending I didn't care one way or the other, he would still not get dressed (this works a lot of the time).  

Finally I said, "Mack, if you don't get dressed, Sophie and I will go play with Jaxson and you will just have to stay home by yourself."

He replied, "No I won't!  It's not safe?"

Well, got me there didn't he.  Smart aleck!!!!!   

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm So Behind...

In EVERYTHING!!!!  I just can't seem to get caught up.  No photos of the kids lately....Tax returns (that I have the info for) not finished...My clothes still in the floor....I could go on and on.  I'll try to get my act together soon.  Grace is home sick today, so it won't be today.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Following in the footsteps of some really great mommies, I've decided to implement "Wordless Wednesday" and Shelly today you are it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What Exactly Is Your Okay?

The first weekend of December we were in Oklahoma at my mother's house, celebrating her birthday. It was a nice warm day and there were piles of freshly raked leaves in her yard. Mack and Sophie were running around the yard, chasing each other and then landing in the leaves. They were having so much fun. I was holding Grace and wanted her to be involved. So I held her as we chased the others and then rolled with her in the leaves. It was fun, but it wasn't as it should be.

A few days later, during a telephone conversation, I discussed this day with my mother. I told her how it made me so sad that Grace could not run on her own. I wondered if she was sad. I wondered...even though she was laughing, if she was holding back the same tears I was. My mother gently replied, "Jacolyn, Grace is going to be okay". I was comforted. If my mom says everything will be fine, then it will be.

I think about that day and that conversation quite frequently. What did she mean? What is okay? Does her okay looks like my okay? Does Grace's okay look like my okay? What does God's okay look like? How will we know when everything is okay and as it should be?

Grace and NiNi
As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you...
Isaiah 66:13