Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Todays Wrap Up

Firstly some lovely Lola pictures

This one was taken by a friend who lives in the south/west of W.A. Nearly all our family holidays when I was little were taken down there. It is far and away my most favourite part of the world. Ahh, I want to go there now!

A view

How do you feel after spending time with a group of your closest girlfriends? I always walk away from an evening/afternoon/day with them feeling so happy and lucky and inspired and excited. I had a very fun evening with a few of the girls tonight. I love that we all talk hurriedly so we can fit as much into the evening as possible and drag it out as long as we can. We make lots of plans to catch up again soon but we never see each other nearly enough. I love that I walk away from those evenings with sore cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. I love that my friends inspire me.

Tonight was even more special because it was a Meet Me At Mikes workshop. I love love love all things Meet Me At Mikes, the book, the blog and the shop. I was so excited about meeting Pip Lincoln and learning Gocco. Pip was absolutely lovely and I was completely starstruck! So silly! I really wanted to chat craft and blogs but instead came over all shy! How are you around people you admire? Hopefully braver than me!

Monday, September 28, 2009

More people thinking of Lola

From my gorgeous friend visiting New Zealand

These three photo's all came from the one family. Parents and two kids all thinking of our lovely Lola. How Wonderful xx


Happy Monday or not so happy Monday?

I am a ball of contradiction today! I am so happy that I will be able to include Lola in such a beautiful way on Sunday. The photo's I have received so far are just lovely. (There is still plenty of time to get a photo to me if you would like to, I just need enough time to have it printed for Sunday) Thankyou everybody for thinking of Lola.

On the other hand, today is the start of my very last week of maternity leave so I am very anxious about what is to come. When Lola was first born I thought giving myself 5 months off work was generous. I thought I would be well on the way to healing by now. The reality is, I am not. I am still hurting and missing her so much. By giving myself 5 months off I feel like the end of next week is my deadline, it is time to move on now. I now realise that is never going to happen but I do need to learn to live with the hurt and missing.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More love for Lola

Wildflowers in Canada

Can you spot Lola's name in the message?

Packing up time and look what transpired

I've spoken about the little gang of girls we have in our group of friends and how I had looked forward to seeing them all, including Lola, growing up together. It was poignant to see the next two little girls playing alongside Lola's name. Much Love
Ella and Lola

Evie and Lola


Friday, September 25, 2009

Love for Lola

So clever from my cousin. I hope you can see it, the stars spell Lola

My best friends lovely children

A family effort by my Uncle, Aunty and cousins, sweetness

p.s. The deck is useable for tomorrow! Yay!! Only a few finishing touches to put on to it. Brendon was amazing today, so proud of him and what he did xxx

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Love, love, love

I'm not sure if you can see it but the heart is made up of the name Lola and all around the outside of the heart it says 'Always in our hearts'. Simply beautiful, the picture and my friend who did this!

This one is especially impressive because I couldn't take a photo like this, my floor is way to filthy thanks to patio reno's!

Hard at work

What a spunky little man!

This one is a bit tongue in cheek. My uncle goes for Collingwood and Brendon goes for the Kangaroos. It made me laugh a lot!

So lovely

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

and one more for today

my cousin sent this one through just now and we LOVE it xxxx

A little more love


Makes me homesick for Aunty Leannes baking! xx

In the office

From Nana Jess

From one missing mama to another

How clever is this little fellow

Cute much?


Awaiting a new babe and thinking of ours

So pretty

Plenty of room for more xxxxxx

Do you have any idea

just how amazing and special these pictures you are making/taking/creating are? Let me try and explain. I have a very special wooden box that we call Lola's memory box. This is it

Inside this box is every single card, letter, trinket, gift we have been given in Lola's name. I also have in there the blanket she was wrapped in straight after birth, a copy of the music from her funeral, a copy of a newspaper from the day she was born, an album of photos from the 24 hours we had with her, some pictures Jackson drew for her among other things. All of these things are so precious to us because this is all we have to remember her by. I dont have a massive file of photo's on our computer like I do for Jackson and Millie or her favourite toy worn from being loved, or any loved clothing. All I have is that box and everything in it.

In our darkest moments of missing I touch everything in the box, read all the letters and cards, touch the gifts, look at the photo's and listen to the music. All these little things pull me through to the lighter side of that dark moment. They make me smile, they remind me. Each and every one of these photo's being sent to us now is giving us more memories to fill Lola's memory box. While I dont have photo's of Lola as she grows up, what I do have is memories of just how many people have been touched by our oh so sweet little Lola. These photo's are just priceless! Thankyou from the bottom of my broken heart!

Look at these little pieces of wonderful

By Liv

I just want to kiss this little foot



Made with love by Jaclyn

So sweet

Zoe sharing her fairy garden

Ewan sharing his burger rings

Kobi sharing his blocks

A candle burning for Lola

See that little doll? That is Amelia's most precious thing xx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A great big smile

spread across my face when I found this in my inbox

By Emma

In memory of the most sweetest of babes

Here is a little taste of what we have so far

Autumn in London, the colours are beautiful and remind me of Lola (she was born in Autumn)


From the lovely lady who planted this seed in my head

Charlie and Lola Dominoes, perfect

How sweet are these blocks!

Check out the very cute little nose peeking over the table

Some very sweet little people

Thankyou people, you make my heart sing!
Feel free to post your pic on your own blog too, you might inspire somebody else to join in xxxx