Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just a few more days

It's only 2 more days until Carleigh's party and 3 more days untnil her birthday. I have been planning and planning for this party and I am so tired! I think I could sleep for a few days after this!

I have pretty much finalized everything. I just have to finish making the rest of the favors and the table confetti for Saturday. I will do that tomorrow. Today I made the majority of the favors, which took quite a bit of time! Good thing it was slow at work so that I could work on them. I called the cake lady and the balloon people and ok'd everything with them. It's a good thing I did because the cake lady never got the email I sent her. She'd been having some trouble with her email, but all is well now!

After work I stopped by the local florist to drop off the silk flowers for them to arrange for the vase on Carleigh's headstone. I could have easily done it myself but I have enough to worry about and finish. I also ordered 2 fresh flower arrangements for Saturday. Oh my gosh, they are gonna be so beautiful! Then I went to Walmart to pick up the rest of the candy I needed to finish the favors. While there, I saw a purple tote with a star on it and I just had to have it so I bought that too.

I picked up Kyndra from the sitter and we went home and napped. We woke up when Anthony got home around 5pm and then I left to go to the outlet mall to find us something to wear for Saturday. We each are wearing something with purple in it. While in the children's clothing store, I found a onesie that had a rainbow on it and I just had to buy it for little rainbow. :) I told Anthony that no matter if this baby is a boy or girl that they're gonna wear that onesie! lol He complained that there was a little pink in the rainbow. Oh well!

Then I had the online bible study tonight but I only stayed logged in for about a half hour because my battery was low and the phone was gonna turn off. And here I am still up, trying to do a few things before I go to bed and wake up tired again. Don't worry, I'm heading to bed in a few minutes.

My plan is to go to bed earlier than I have been tomorrow so that I can be rested for her party. But we know that things don't always go as planned so we'll see. Got lots to do tomorrow too, especially around the house-sweep, fold clothes, etc. Plus, if I want to do a slideshow I need to work on that. Haven't started that at all.

As far as how I'm really doing with all of this....ask me later. I'm too tired and busy to really care right now. I don't have a lot of down time to think about things but when I do I get a little teary. Most of the time that is when I'm in my van driving and listening to KLOVE. Just continue to pray for us to get through the weekend. And I do plan on doing a post next week with some thank yous. I'd do it now but I figure it's best to wait until after the busyness has settled down and I have recovered with some sleep.

20 comments:

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

You sound very busy, but for a very special little girl. The party is going to be beautiful. You have put so much into the detail to honor Carleigh - how special. A mother's love is amazing!
I love the purple clothing you all will wear - or purple in it! And the onesie sounds cute. Boy or girl - they will look darling!
Enjoy your weekend! This is a special occasion - I pray for it to be beautiful!

Jen said...

very busy mama :).. you are doing a great job in celebrating Carleigh's life..It is so easy to get all wrapped up in sadness around their birthdays and angelversarys..but what you are doing is just awesome.. I can't wait to see pics next week.. praying for your sweet family this weekend..((HUGS))

Lori said...

Lifting you up (and praying you get some good sleep soon!)
xoxo
BTW--an itty bity baby boy won't mind a little pink one bit!

croleyc69 said...

Praying for you so much and will always. Yesterday the kids and I mailed your package. Hoping you get by Saturday. The kids all worked hard on something special for you. Marie thinks it's neat that Carleigh's Party is on her birthday. We all wish we could be there. Just know we are thinking of you. Sounds like a great time. You take care and get some rest and just know we are praying for you.
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

P.S. I love the onesie sounds cute wait til you see what Jennifer made. She did it all on her own. :)

Monica said...

Sounds like a beautiful party for Carleigh!! Can't wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have left no stone unturned to make Carleigh's party a wonderful one. I wish you peace as you go about the weekend
doing all you have to do and feeling all the emotions that you are sure to have.
God bless, Sarita

Rikki said...

Wow you have been very busy. Im sure all the running around is going to be worth it when the day comes :) it is going to be beautiful. I will be thinking of you and your family and especially carleigh over the coming days.
Xxx

Jennifer Ross said...

I can't believe how busy you are! You are going to be so happy after you get all ready for Carleigh's birthday. It sounds like you have done a great job getting everything perfect. I'm sure that it will be perfect too! I really wish that I could be there.

I have got to see a picture with that sweet babe in that rainbow outfit! :}

The McDaniel 3 said...

I will be thinking about you this week. I am planning on releasing Balloons on Carleigh's birthday. I will take pictures and send them to you! I will be praying for a sense of peace for you and Anthony and that you are able to rest tonight so that you can be awake for the party to morrow and not just exhausted! I can't wait to see rainbow in the onsie! All my love and prayers~Monica

belle said...

it's going to be such a wonderful party!!! LOVE the onsie:D and i too adore KLOVE!!! it has kept me going for 7.5 months now.....

With Out My Punkin said...

Its going to be a beautiful party! I remember planning Christmas with Kasey, exhausting, but SO worth it!! Make sure someone is taking lots of pictures!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Sending love and prayers...sounds like it is going to be wonderful...

Just Breathe said...

Holly, I am keeping you in my prayers. I pray that her party will be beautiful. Praying for your comfort during this difficult time.

brigette said...

Good luck for the party. It sounds like its going to be fabulous!! Sending hugs and prayers your way

AKD said...

You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that all of this activity keeps you busy enough that it helps you get through the next several days, but I also hope that you have enough time to cherish Carleigh and yourself. Hugs.

Mary said...

Praying for you Holly, as the busyness stops, I think your heart will engage more with missing Carleigh. Praying...

Michelle Karr said...

Praying for you today!!! Enjoy Carleigh's day!!

Sue said...

Hi Holly,
I am thinking of you and your family this weekend. I know Carleigh's party will be fantastic, you've put so much thought, love, and effort into it. I hope it brings nothing but wonderful memories that you can look back on and smile. I admire you for this wonderful celebration for Carleigh. When it was Matthew's 1st Angelversary, we decided to go away and not celebrate...I didn't want to feel disappointed if people didn't remember...how sad.
(((Hugs))) to you for strength this weekend.

Nicole said...

Holly, I hope the party is going well. Youve had so many wonderful ideas to make it really special. I hope that you are surrounded by loved ones this weekend and that you can all mourn and celebrate Carleigh together.

I am glad that you are staying busy but I hope that you dont fall apart later next week, when the busyness dies down... that can be the most dangerous time, when you are alone again.

Praying for you this weekend!
Nicole

Elizabeth said...

I will be thinking about you and Carleigh tomorrow on her first birthday. *hugs*

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