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Friday, December 19, 2008


Today only confirmed that little Caylee Anthony is in Heaven. You may remember my post about it but it's been all over the news for months.

This beautiful, innocent little girl will be laid to rest. I am just so thankful they found her. It just kinda hits home and makes you feel so connected especially when you have children not to mention a child her same age and full of spunk just as the videos showed of Caylee.

This little girl didn't want to be famous; she didn't ask for any of this...God rest her soul.

I am taking next week off to be with my kids and my hubby for the first time. I normally always have to work and due to my line of work it's all about end of year closings...but this year I am taking off and I am going to relish in every minute I have with my family. Baking cookies, listening to Christmas music, wrapping presents and just being in this moment with them. My hubby has decided to work from home so we can all be together.

Things are really tight for us this year and who knows if I will have a job next month. I am just thankful that I was able to get my kids shopping done. My hubby and I are not exchanging gifts; this will be the first time in my entire life that I won't be opening a present on Christmas morning but you know what; I have the best gift of all...a husband who puts up with me and loves me for all my flaws and truly loves me...deep down love, kids who see past my faults as a mother and love me more for it. (I am no Suzy homemaker...but I can keep a clean house with the help of my hubby and kids)

I wish you, my friends this Holiday season Love, Laughter and togetherness with your family and friends. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year. Let's all just slow down over the next week and remember what is truly important this time of year...not to mention year round.


Toni said...

I agree with you completely! I wish you and your family the best this season

Gwen said...

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas also!!! Much Love from the Midwest!!! {HUGS}

Whitney said...

Have a GREAT vaca!

The Wife O Riley said...

I wish you a very happy holidays and a very relaxing week.

As for your job, everything will work out for the best, I truly believe that.

Matt and I don't really exchange gifts either. We get such a thrill watching our girls open their presents that it never really matters.

Maki said...

It is so sad to know that her little life's being taken away --- but I also feel that she's in good hand now and I'm sure she's at peace and her soul is where she belongs...

This Christmas will be a little bit different than usual.. But we'll be happy that we're all healthy..

Hipmomofboyz said...

I am still having a hard time understanding how a mother could do something like this!!!
Enjoy every moment you have off next week.

missy said...

i heard that on the news...how sad is that!!!!! just makes me sick to my stomache!!!!!!

and i love that you get to spend time with your family!!!!! THAT is what it is all about. enjoy every second you have with them and have a very merry christmas and a wonderful start to 2009!!!!!! we do not exchange gifts either...it is for the kids and i love to see them smile...but the no santa thing is going to be really hard for me this year!!!!

Whitney said...

Hey girl! I gave you an award! Stop by my blog and get it!

The Blonde Duck said...

Merry Christmas! I hope things work out for you.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Your coming week sounds like the true meaning of Christmas! Perfect.

I was sorry about little Kaley too. May she rest in peace.

...and if we could just have a tad of cooler weather, it would really feel like Christmas!!

Have a wonderful week revelling in your family!

Fifi Flowers said...

That photo is GREAT! Sooooo beautiful! Happy first day of Winter! Fifi

Mrs. Nurse said...

I watch her story on Nancy Grace every night and it is so sad, especially when they show the video of her singing :( . I didn't want this to be the outcome but hopefully it will lead to closure. Sometimes family is all we need :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

So sorry I missed you before taking a break. You have yourself a wonderful & Merry Christmas too!!!!! I hope everything works out for you in the new year too. And you're right, you definitely have the best gifts of all, already.

Tiffany said...

you have such a wonderful heart. i adore your posts.

happy holidays to you and your adorable family!

Angie Seaman said...

This whole story just rips my heart wide open. It's just heart wrenching. :(

Blessings, Angie