Location: Decatur, GA, United States

Friday, October 3, 2008

Saying Goodbye to Summer

I cannot believe we are closing in on 2009. My baby boy will be turning 1! It seems like yesterday I was trying to shuffle to the bathroom in the hospital holding my C-section incision. I remember breast feeding Cooper for the first time and experiencing the most unbelievable joy. Although this year has been hard for me my life is so much better now that Cooper is here. After I came home with Cooper, I had to spend a week in the hospital as I was diagnosed with Chron's Disease. During this year of trying to cope not only with the reality that this is a forever thing- physically my body has really been through it. I have an auto-immune arthritis that affects my joints and I am on a lot of medication. Still- I would have Cooper again in a heartbeat. Afterall, I would turn over my life for his without even giving it second thought.

So it's with this post I am saying goodbye to Summer 2008. I know I should have done this before my official fall postings- but alas I usually do things out of sequence. Enjoy a few summer pics of Cooper this summer. I've also attached a picture of the most gorgeous basket made by Carol at you would love her baskets! Also, I use this most simple home made potpourri recipe for this time of year for as long as I can remember. That means I probably got it from my mom. It makes your house smell so good.

(1) sliced apple
(4) cinnamon sticks
(5-10) whole cloves

Slice your apples in wedges and put in a small saucepan. Snap your cinnamon sticks in half and add your cloves. Fill the saucepan with water (about 1 1/2 cup). Simmer. I let mine simmer all evening. Be sure to watch it and just add more water as it cooks down.


Blogger Kindra said...

Cooper is so cute! I love the pics you shared with us! Fall is such a lovely time for many reasons. I especially love the thank you so much for sharing your "homey" scent you like to make. I will try it!

My aunt has really bad rheumatoid arthritis. She has had it since her early 20's and she's in her mid-40's now. I think they thought she had Chron's disease at first. She has her good days and her bad. So I don't exactly know what you are going through, but I have an idea with seeing my aunt suffer somedays. :(

Pregnancy in general can take a toll on a girls' body....but oh the rewards are sooooo wonderful. You are so blessed with your beautiful little man. :)

Have a great weekend!

October 4, 2008 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger BuddyDesigns said...

Your son is the cutest little guy I have ever seen... he is so happy! Go check out my blog when you get a minute and you'll see what's headed your way. :)

October 4, 2008 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger misocancook said...

I just want to eat those chubby little feet up!

October 13, 2008 at 6:51 PM  

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