Friday, July 31, 2009

She's Here!

The Currey family is thrilled to announce the arrival of Mayla Lynn Currey. She arrived this morning at 6:58 am weighing 8 lbs 2 oz. She is absolutely beautiful ~ brown hair, sweet little cheeks. She looks so much like her big sister Emma and has certainly captured the hearts of her brothers.Jennifer is amazing! Within hours of Mayla's arrival, Jen had already showered, changed back into normal clothes and was walking around as if she were ready to bake a cake. She even had the Pediatrician doing a double take, asking if she was going home today.For those who are wondering, "Mayla" is a kind of waterlily...a fitting name for the beautiful little flower that bloomed today.Congratulations Currey family!
With joy ~ Karen

Monday, July 27, 2009

bees and butterflies

Here are some pictures of our celebration on Saturday. We literally have hundreds of pictures so it has been hard to pick my favorites but here goes!

Our cake! As you can see bumble bee's were the theme for the party. I even spent several hours decorating the cake myself. Those bees were fun to make but took a lot of time. I just kept thinking about how much Timmy would love them! (But I didn't make the cake! I ordered one that was blank for me to decorate)

In Timothy's memory we released 60 live butterflies! They were beautiful and it was fun to watch them fly away. Some even stayed for a short visit while they landed on clothes and rested on hands . One thing that was really fun was that they continued to fly around the rest of the afternoon and we were able to watch them and continue enjoying them the entire party.

And then we just had a ton of fun together! Check out how many people wore their Timothy t-shirts!

Tomorrow is Timothy's birthday. We have a some more fun planned and I will share more in the next couple of days.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

remembering and celebrating

Today was a big day for us. We had a wonderful celebration with our family and friends for Timothy's first birthday. I know that his real birthday is not until Tuesday but we decided to have that as a family day and spend today with the friends and family that have been more then awesome throughout Timothy's life and loss.

I will post more later but I was asked several times today how I was doing. I had a great time and as long as I didn't think about why we were all together I was fine. But as soon as I started thinking about the fact that we were having a birthday cake with out a birthday boy I would start to get choked up. Then I would change my focus and try to just enjoy all of the fun activities. I wanted today to be a celebration not a memorial. I will save my tears and frustration for Tuesday...but today was wonderful.

I can't wait to post some pictures but I'm too exhausted right now. I hope to post those tomorrow.

Can't wait to share how we decided to honor his memory (it was the one time I did get a little choked up).

Thanks to everyone that has supported us. Some of you I see daily, some occasionally, many I have never met, but all of you have helped me in many ways. I appreciate every prayer that you have shared, every email, every card, and every hug. You are a wonderful support group that God has blessed our family with!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mocha's shower

I have wonderful friends! They have walked this road with me every step of the way and I'm so thankful that they have been my support system. They gave me the best "Mocha" themed shower this weekend! Mocha was showered with lots of love and tons of gifts. I must say that she is going to be the best dressed girl on the block.

Look at just a few of their creative decorations...

We had many moments of laughter, lots of oohs and aahs, great food, and a wonderful devotion about rainbows. Of course I almost fell into tears when I found out that everyone at the party was celebrating our little rainbow baby as well as remembering and including Timothy.

One of the best moments was when I found out that a close friend drove many hours just to celebrate with us. She (with the help of other friends) had been planning the surprise for weeks. I was shocked and thrilled. Thank you so much Erin for joining us!

The "PPC"
(I don't recommend even trying to guess how we got that name...CUZ I'm not telling!)

My wonderful and fun family crew

The devotion duo
(Both traveled a long way to celebrate with us!)

Most of the gifts...some didn't make it into the picture!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's coming...

I can hardly believe that it is almost time for Timothy's first birthday.

In just a couple of weeks we will have a 1 year old in heaven. There are moments that it feels like hours ago he was in my arms and times that it seems like years have gone by.

I have tried really hard not to focus on all of the things that I have missed with him. Instead I have tried to focus on all of the little and big blessings that he has given me. But as his birthday approaches it is hard to keep focus.

I miss him so much.