Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bittersweet #1

My darling Baby A just turned the big one. His first birthday was a joyous day, marked with a special breakfast, fun party and lots of love and hugs from his adoring parents. As his momma, I inexplicably felt sad at the end of the day. Once the party was over, the house cleaned up and he was sleeping angelically in his crib, I found myself tearing up a bit. Although I'd had moments during the day, when thinking about my dad grandma watching from heaven instead of down here with us, I wasn't truly sad until the celebrations were over.

We are so blessed to have close friends here in Alaska that celebrate with us. It certainly helps us feel a little less far away from our families. 

I'm only sad because now that A is one, there aren't any more first holidays. I know we still have lots of firsts ahead, but sad we no longer get to experience his initial reaction to new holidays. He's experienced them all now. What a silly reason to be sad; I know! Yet here I am.

I can't thank our friends and family enough for loving on my sweet boy on his birthday, and every day this past year. We are so grateful God has surrounded us with such loving people. And that, dear friends, is something to be cheery about. So cheers to you: thanks for joining us for the journey.
So much cake can be intimidating!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Disney Quotes Quiz

I crafted this super fun Disney quotes quiz, but when you click the "Grade Me" button, it doesn't give you your score. Since technology likes to follow me down dark alleys and beat me up, I've lost this round of trying to get the quiz to work properly. You can see the lovely quiz below, but since it refuses to work properly I'm including the answers at the bottom. You'll have to score yourself.

Disney Quotes Quiz

How well do you know Disney movies, Disney channel and Disney characters? Put your knowledge to the test with this fun quiz!

  1. Who said, "Or do you still wait for me, dream giver?"

  2. Cinderella

  3. "Would you like that? Would you like to yell at some cheese?"

  4. Brave
    Good luck Charlie
    Lilo & Stitch
    Phineas & Ferb

  5. I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream.

  6. Cinderella
    Beauty and the Beast
    Sleeping Beauty
    Snow White

  7. You are more than what you have become.

  8. Lilo & Stitch
    The Lion King
    Wreck it Ralph

  9. The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.

  10. Beauty & the Beast

  11. I lost her once; I'm not going to lose her again.

  12. Bambi
    The Little Mermaid
    Sleeping Beauty

  13. I am on my way, I can go the distance.

  14. Hercules
    Sleeping Beauty

  15. I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.

  16. Hercules
    John Smith
    Prince Eric
    King Triton

  17. With each dawn, she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.

  18. Brave
    Peter Pan
    Winnie the Pooh

  19. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

  20. Beauty and the Beast
    The Lion King
    The Princess and the Frog

How did you score? Let me know in the comments!


1. Pocahontas
2. Phineas and Ferb
3. Sleeping Beauty
4. The Lion King
5. Mulan
6. The Little Mermaid
8.John Smith
9. Cinderella
10. The Lion King