Tuesday, 20 November 2012

the sentimental me .....

 I hope you guys aren't getting sick of hearing about the wedding but it isn't long now (3 weeks tomorrow) and as you can imagine there is so much going on and so much excitement.... I think if you have been following my blog you would realise I adore the little details of life... My hazel eyed girls wedding will definitely not be a grand affair but it will have lots of little details that will make it extra special for her and David....  I am so lucky to have 3 days next week just the 2 of us and we are heading down to Byron Bay to walk, talk, laugh, sing and do a little shopping...  While I am down there I have a few little gifts to give her and this is one of them...  They are a set of little stacking rings with the dates of my parents wedding, our wedding and her wedding.....something new to wear on her wedding day.... Under that I have made her a little draw string bag from vintage french linen (with the initials of her nan in pale blue already stitched on the fabric) and then I have over layered it with a gorgeous old hanky that my nan embroidered....I had a similar sort of little bag on my wedding day and this hanky was my something old....  
I must admit I have my days of sheer joy but I also have the sentimental days where I feel teary all day...that this 19 years has gone WAY too fast... 

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I want to be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes
Everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light
And the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
Gives me strength when I'm weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes.....

And when she wraps her hand around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
In my daughters eyes......
Lyrics from the song In my daughters eyes.....

Friday, 16 November 2012

my beautiful hazel eyed boy ....

Sometimes as a parent you just have moments of pure joy..... Andrew was one of those boys who was bullied quiet heavily when he started high school... it was beyond horrible but with a lot of support from the school and him heading into an advanced program....he has really thrived....I will never forget his grade 5 teacher telling me at a parent teacher interview that you don't need to worry about Andrew he will never be a follower as he doesn't suffer fools easily...  Wise words .... and she really did know him... He is extremely independent, sometimes stubborn but has the warmest heart, he is known as the teddy bear at school because he is always hugging people...He is a little sad today because for a lot of his friends this is the last day of school, one of the negatives about being in an advanced program...
He took a friend to her formal the other night and looked so handsome...I am one blessed mum !!!!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Five weeks to go ......

Yes...do you believe it only 5 weeks today till my hazel eyed girls special day...All the major things are really ticked off now but still lots of little details....The wedding is going to have a bit of a blackboard theme.... These are the invitations that we sent out about 3 weeks ago....My hazel eyed girl just loved them....
I need to say thank you for your wonderful support of my new web site...I had such a lovely response and hope to have some more new treats to tempt you all with next week...  
I know a lot of you may not have facebook but if you do drop by Cathy Penton Atelier as I try and update most days with pretty inspirational images or my favourite quotes....  Also visit my pinterest page....a constant source of lovely images I find from all over the world...I hope you are all having a truly, beautiful week.....