Skip to main content


If you remember back a few weeks, I announced that on 1/6/2011, we'd be expecting a little bundle of joy.  And then, almost 2 weeks later or 9 weeks in our minds, we had to turn around and announce that our little bundle of joy wasn't going to be joining us this time around.

Well, a few weeks later, I was searching for a gift for a friend who is expecting their bundle of joy.  I went round and round with ideas, hoping to find something creative, meaningful and maybe even personalized.  I found a number of things on etsy that fit into that category, but ended up going with this:

It fit all of my needs for the gift requirements and Alyson (and Dave) both loved it!

But, to my point.  When I was searching for this gift, I came across this necklace....

At the time and even now, this necklace just means a lot to me.  While I don't think that I would personalize the circle underneath with a name or anything and there would only be 1 stone to represent spud, the whole thing just touched me.

You can find these necklaces here at the CT Jewelry Design shop and after working with Carolyn, I would recommend her shop to anyone!


I'm Molly said…
Those are beautiful! I just saw something similar and bought it for my cousin who was tragically killed in March. I wanted to be able to give her mom something nice other than a sympathy card.

It is at
Josey said…
i LOVE ct's shop - I have a BELIEVE necklace from her that I wear all the time!
Oh what a great gift....those are really cute. Went to the website and there are so many cute designs. Great website!
Alyson said…
Thank you again!! I love the necklace!! I can't wait to wear it when Nolan arrives!!

I like the believe one too. So neat!!
CT said…
Jill - Thank you so much for the wonderful post and kind comments from you and your readers. It is truly appreciated. Keep believing and it will happen for you...I just know it. - CT

Popular posts from this blog

that nightmare

Time is passing and permanent/next step decisions AREN'T being made about where our marriage is going.

Not because of anything other than HOPE....

Hope that these changes are real.  I can't deal with an act anymore.  I'm done with those fake attempts.  It just won't work for me.  I can't.

Hope that he really wants to change.  Because he's the only one that can make that decision for himself and not anyone else.

Hope that a new normal is really a possible option.  And not just a glimmer of something that will eventually be shattered and destroyed.

Hope that we could work through all of this and actually land on our feet.  But he has to want to do those things and my guidance won't help him.  He's got to want to do them on his own.  I can't help or ask or guide.  He has to do it.  Alone and with the help of God.

Hope that the narcissistic behaviors are being dealt with in positive ways and won't resurface.  With the help of prayer, guidance from h…

my little model...

There is a blog that I follow of a photographer that I saw at the Delaware County Fair. Her studio is near my home town and her pictures are very vibrant. I enjoy looking at different aspects of photography and I like seeing how didn’t people capture pictures and scenes… I guess you could say I’m envious.

While following her blog, I saw a post that stated Calling All Furry Friends and immediately responded. I have always wanted to have Toby get professional pictures done but I just fear that I wouldn’t pick the right person to capture his personality.

Anyway, as you can read in the link above, there were a handful of photographers at Megan Morgan’s studio and they were all going to be there just to take furry friends pictures.

Of the people that were there two have uploaded their pictures and Toby is in them!

First, Megan Morgan’s blog: Weekend Workshop

Then, Holly McCaig’s blog: Dogs Everywhere

They all captured some great pictures and I can’t wait to get my hands on them so that I …

Starting here..

I know that I haven't really updated this in a long while. I apologize. In the moments it was hard enough to survive, let alone write about it or find time to write about it.

With that said, I've told people over and over again that I'm going to write again, just not sure where to start.
So, today, I'm starting here.
My mom is terminal.  
Words that I cannot believe have to leave my mouth or my fingers.
She's been battling Ovarian Cancer for well over 10 years and this last year or 8 months+ have been just the worst.  Her body is being consumed by cancer and with every day that passes we are just another closer to losing her.
She's fought this whole time and continues to beat the odds that the doctors have placed before her. She's set goals and surpassed them and when the doctors say something, it's like she mentally tells herself that it's just NOT going to happen and she flies by those measurable items.
She's been a rock star and I have known …