Friday, June 25, 2010

So if we were at the beach,it must have been Friday ...










We are back on track for our Friday beach day.Although,Miss Zoey did have a summer cold of her own this week.Actually started last week and instead of seeming to be better,her cough sounds down right yucky.She was not quite her happy little self today.You could see it in her eyes.In fact,you all could probably see it in her eyes for yourself.Just click on her picture and it blows the picture up a bit and you can see her left eye is a bit "floaty".Leftside=stroke side= extra lazy when she his feeling down.But no worries, off to Carpinteria we went and can I tell you how much I love it there?I mean I really love it.Super relaxing and I just love watching the kids soaking up the sun and doing their carefree kid stuff and of course there is people watching.I am a huge people watcher.Lots of people watching material at the beach.As an added bonus this week our friend Seana and her little guy Logan and his buddy JP,happened to be there as well so it made for an extra special day.Suffice it to say it was another beautiful Southern California day at the beach.

We finished up the day at a cute little candy shop in the heart of the charming town of Carpinteria,Robitailles.Wow.So much to choose from.Everything you could possibly imagine and boy did I live and breathe the old adage,"like a kid in a candy shop".I am not sure who enjoyed the pitstop more,me or the boys.Yum.

So that is about all.Well,except for this little tid bit. That isn't going to end up being a short little tid bit to explain:Without going into too much detail,I have decided to start another blog.This blog,Little Wonders will remain in place.How could it not?This is Zoey's space.Primarily Zoey's space, at least.This blog has evolved into a place to share with the world and with anyone who wants to listen,her story.A story which has become a testament of strength and perseverance and a gift to all those who choose to tag a long.I want to keep all who love her and pray for her, up to speed on all the wondrous things she is doing.I mostly want this blog to be the place a person or a family finds, when they too have come to the "edge of all the light"they know and I want Zoey and her amazing, resilient spirit to be their "solid to stand on".I entertained,for a brief moment,taking this private,but in the end,knew I couldn't.So,the next logical choice was another blog.And why,you may ask,am I telling you all this?Because,with the private blog, I can only take along 100 readers.Seems like a lot at fist glance but really,not so much.What I need to know is exactly how many would like to be "invited"?"Invited",sounds a bit formal doesn't it ... not my word though, but bloggers word.Maybe,I need to tell you what exactly the new blog will be about for you to decide.And I would, if I knew.And I guess that is the point.Not entirely sure.Maybe a bit more about me.You know,the person I was before I became the me of today.And probably lots about the me of today and how I am finding my way through this crazy life as a middle aged mom of 6.Did I just say middle aged?Probably and most likely,more family stuff.And we got a lot of stuff.Maybe I just cut out a vast majority of potential followers with that broad and brief description.Hard to say.What I do know,is this:

In beginning another blog,my reasoning is two fold.1.This space,Little Wonders, is like scared ground to me and I never want to taint that with anything.Ever.2.I have a very complicated extended family situation.One that would leave the Lifetime Channel drooling.Not trying to make light of it but that situation seriously leaves me with no other choice,at this time,but to go private.So,if you are interested in riding the crazy train with me,let me know.You won't be forced in staying.You can bale ship at anytime.No hurt feelings.I have come to realize in my advanced age that I am not everyones cup of tea.And,may I say,for what seems like the first time in my life,I am okay with that.Here's my email,witchypoo4@msn.com.I know,weird email.Don't ask.Dates back to me being in love with a boy named Jimmy.Anyway,let me know and I'll let you all know when it's up and running.Sounds like some covert operation doesn't it? Or perhaps someone who needs to not think so highly of themselves.I prefer to think the former.

26 comments:

Becca said...

Heather, I'd love to join you at your other blog if you'd have me. I'm just a friendly lurker really but I've been following you and your beautiful girl for a while and I'm kinda attached now :)

The VW's said...

Zoey, sick and all, you are quite the bathing beauty! I love your adorable bathing suit! Get better soon sweet girl! Heather.....your Friday beach days are great! Hope you can continue this wonderful tradition! Love and Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

looks like a great day and time at the beach! Hope Miss Z is doing better
Aunt Bluebelle

Katie Epstein said...

HI Heather...looks like you guys had a blast at the beach. We'd LOVE to join you one Friday in carp or any beach for that matter. Kaden would be SO excited to play with Joe and Jake at the beach and go boogie boarding. Call me or email me at katieepstein@yahoo.com and let me know if you want companions...

And...do you want followers on your new blog that you see at school? If so, I'd love to read your new blog...if not...I understand that too!

Rochelle said...

Love the Fridays at the beach. What a fun, family time. Yep let us know when you have the other blog up and running we will join too.

Denise said...

Great pics of the beach...some place I know Ella won't be visiting this summer thanks to her broviac line. But secretly I am a little happy as I haven't gotten my bikini bod ready yet anyway (will I ever?) Glad you guys had a great time. And, duh, of course I want to follow you into your crazy other life that you have given me a teasing glimpse into :)

dayna said...

would just love to be "invited" to your new blog..have so enjoyed Little wonders!

Runningmama said...

Love the beach pics! I would love to be invited to follow your new blog!

To Love Endlessly said...

Beach side beauty, sick or not! Sure do wish we lived closer to the beach. Looks like Fridays are going to be wonderful in your neck of the woods. Hope she's feelin' better soon.

Kelli said...

We love the blog and would love to follow your new one as well...great pictures of your family at the beach!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

LOVE The pictures. Ahhh, I love the beach and seeing Zoey there enjoying it is like Heaven. I would also like to follow you on your other blog too. You're an amazing and gifted writer and I'd like to join you in your journey. :)

Gracesmommy said...

Heather I'd love to follow your new blog. I don't comment often, but look forward to reading your posts and seeing pictures of your amazing girl! Her smile lights up the page!

I am sorry to hear that she's not feeling well though and will continue to pray that she's back to her self in no time.

Thanks for always sharing with us so openly.

Cammie Heflin said...

Count me in! Zoey looks precious! When I was in SC I told my mom that I have definitely done my kids a disservice by not living by the beach!

MOm said...

Is everyone sick or what? School gets out and BAM! We just went through the entire family with some awful cold/flu thing. I'd love to follow a new blog, but since the invites are limited I'm also happy to get the scoop from my mom : ) I've been so lazy about my blog lately, and it's partially because I feel like a lot of family/personal stuff doesn't necessarily belong on the www for various reasons. Maybe I will go private too, and then get back to more regular posting.

Mo

Anonymous said...

Heather,

I would love to be invited to your other blog...I have been reading here for a while I came over from Larkins Place about the time Miss Zoey received the Leukamia diagnosis...my girls are just a little older than your "big girls" and I would love to learn more about you!

Glad you had a great day at the beach!

Ami G.

Tasha said...

Heather...I would love to be invited to read your new blog...I check your blog daily and love hearing about Zoey and your other beautiful children...

Googsmom said...

Great pic's. {{{{{HUGS ZOEY}}}}

Bea Braun said...

What an adorable picture with Zoey right in there with all the boys! Heather you and I are the same age and quite frankly "middle-aged" and "advanced-age" are not appropriate terms for us fabulous 40 somethings! Vibrant and full of energy and life are much better (or so I tell myself - lol :) I would love to be part of your new blog if you have the space. Your journey and your amazing writing style and very inspirational.

Tina said...

Beautiful picutres! Love Zoey's beach wear.

Would be honoured to be allowed to follow you on your new blog and get a glimpse of your other life, you have me hooked anyway.

My email is christina.mitra@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Heather-I would like to be invited to the new blog. I miss you guys. I might have to check out jetblue! I hope to talk to you soon! Lisa

Amanda said...

I'm just a silent follower who stumbled across your blog one day, many moons ago. I've since grown quite attached to you and your beautiful family, and always look forward to seeing a new post from you. That being said, I'd love the opportunity to learn more about you and how your family came to be, but I totally understand if you'd rather not invite a complete stranger into such a private place. Thank you for allowing us to continue knowing and growing with Zoey!

Tracey said...

Heather, I would like to be invited if possible. I have been following Little Wonders for a very long time. You and your family an inspiration to all Mothers.
Tracey

tish said...

Loved the photos of my Zoey at the beach amidst all those BOYS!

Count me in for your new blog; you inspire me!

Love to you, Zoey and all the other beautiful Needhams!

Michelle said...

you know friend that no matter how much I might go MIA I always want to be a part of any ride you a your family may be part of! I've missed you guys so much but trying to find my way through all the changes I've been faced with some days not even recognizing my life any more...we'll catch up soon. Know I love you very much!

Kele@ said...

Haven't commented on my favorite blogs much, but have peeked in and when I did happen upon this a week or so ago, it was 98 degrees and miserable here, then when I came back a few days ago, we were on our 5th day of rain... so you see, I can only partially be happy for you guys having this kind of fun, the envy just gets in the way!!!!! ;-)

christine said...

gHeather, I would love to be invited to your new blog. I am a friend of Bruce and Barbara's, have known Bruce since I was a little girl and he was a "new" pharmacist. I have been following Zoey since she was born and find inspiration in her life and your words. You are an amazing writer and an even more amazing Mom.