Let's talk suicide

If  you are fallowing along with my blog then you know that last December my family suffered a huge loss. My big brother took his own life. A moment that forever has changed my life. The wounds are still raw, I still pick up the phone to call him all the time. I think about things he is missing everyday. I can not imagen how life with ever be normal again. He did leave behind my nephew. A bubbly 5 year old who just started kindergarden. I know someday he will put the pieces together and realize the situation, I hope though with your support, by that time will have a much better understanding of suicide and prefentable things in place. To help make that happen there is a great program called AFSP.IN THE UNITED STATES, a person dies by suicide every 14.2 minutes, claiming more than 36,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S., the third leading cause of death among those 15-24 years old, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio economic status. Im participating in a walk in October and if you are able would you please make a donation to our team. Even if it only lets one more person asnwer one more call that might save one more life I can tell you personally one person saved will cure tons of broken hearts for those of us that get left behind.
My personal goal is $150, our team goal is $1000  even if you can only donate $1 it will go to save the life of someone who is truely lost in one moment of weakness

Tea Parties and Aprons

Well today marks a very big day in our house. Brooklyn started Kindergartner!! Two down Two to go!! But before her first big day as a real schooler, she got to have a pretty awesome time with her besties at a tea party on Saturday. Her best friend Maddy hosted the party at her house and it was a huge it. The girls got to decorate cupcakes, drink tea, and of course rock the leotards as fashion (if you have a ballet/gymnast 5 year old you totally understand that!) As a hostess gift I made all the girls aprons, since the one I made Brooklyn for Christmas was something the Grinch himself would have made I was pleasantly pleased how these ones came out.

Cute fabric right?!! Did you know walmart has fabric? I don't know if all of them do and we hardly ever make our way out there but I saw this fabric Friday night and knew I had to make it into aprons for them. They match on the front and have different colors on the back. Brooklyn picked which girl got which color and then wrapped them. She had a hard time picking but ended up with the blue one. The neck strap was sewed in one side and then Velcros around the other side. The ties pulled back in the middle to bow in the back. I wish I would have thought to make a pocket on them, but since I stayed up till 3 making them they are happy with them and for now I will be too.... until I can get Brooklyn out of hers and sew one on while she is sleeping... mauhahahaha