I know it looks like a big blob of tulle but it really is a TuTu, Adia is too big to model it and I didn't think it would be nice to have Landon wear it. I found the tute here http://www.skiptomylou.org/http://www.skiptomylou.org/
It was a little tedious to make but overall quite easy. If you have any little girls that would like their own TuTu let me know.
Her blog led me to http://www.januaryfirst.org/www.januaryfirst.org/Blog/Blog.html
This blog is written by a father who's daughter was diaganosed with schizophrenia at the tender age of 6. It records his struggles with a daughter who is severly mentally ill, insurance companies, and the state of California.
I am avid follower of Matt and Madeline who's story made me seriously cry when I first started reading about it over a year ago http://www.mattlogelin.com/ Matt was turned into a single father and widow the day after his daughter Madeline was born prematurely. He has made me cry, laugh, and be totally inspired by his story.
Matt has a friend who's blog I also follow http://thespohrsaremultiplying.com/ I can't even begin to imagine what life is like for the Spohrs after losing their daughter Maddie. This one usually just makes me tear up.
I am not sure why I am drawn to these blogs which are for the most part pretty sad and depressing. Part of it is probably morbid curiosity as to what these people who have suffered so many losses are feeling. Maybe they give me some hope that even when bad things do happen life goes on, it may hurt but we can pick up the pieces and keep going. But I think the biggest reason is that it makes me really APPRECIATE all the the good things in my life that I tend to take for granted on a day by day basis. My kids, our health, my signifigant other, my friends, my family, that I have a job and a home. That I can provide food and clothes and toys and things for my family. It makes me realize that my life is not perfect but it could be a hell of a lot worse.
If you need a laugh you need to check out http://peopleofwalmart.com/ After looking at these pictures I am starting to wonder if Walmart attracts a different crowd of people.
You could also be on the other end of the spectrum and hate Walmart with ever fiber of your being. If you do this is the place for you http://www.hatewalmart.com/ It will satisfy all your Walmart hating needs and maybe give you a few more reasons to add to your list.
If you want to score some free samples, Walmart is always giving away stuff http://instoresnow.walmart.com/In-Stores-Now-Free-Samples-And-Tools.aspx
even if you don't need it, how you can resist FREE???