Last year on August 28 our family was all together in the waiting room of our local hospital awaiting the arrival of our newest family member. It wasn't until late into the evening until we were able to welcome Emily Elizabeth Panormios into our family. Ever since that evening she has brought countless blessings and joys to the whole family. Watching her grow and discover new things has truly been a delight. It was our pleasure last weekend to host her first birthday party celebrating her first year of life.
This little girl loves Elmo. Whenever she hears his song, "Elmo's World" she stops whatever she is doing to watch. Her parents could not think of a better theme for her first party---ELMO. Kim (Emily's mommy) and I stayed awake many nights working on Elmo decorations for the big day. I was really happy with the end result.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.