10 year reflection

Untitled designLet me start off by thanking everyone for their continued support over the last ten years. Thank you for the keeping her memories alive on her memorial, it means a lot to our family. Everyone lost a little something in their hearts the day that Susie passed. I decided to write a 10 year reflection in honor of my sister. A lot of people think that I have never dealt with my sister’s passing. While I have nothing to prove to anyone, I have. Everyone deals with death in their own ways. There is no right or wrong way to cope. The stages of grief are universal and be experienced by people from all walks of life. Everyone spends the time they need going through each stage. Continue reading

Winter Fun!

Oh, what fun it! Winter is almost officially here. I know it’s been a while since my last post. Between, Halloween, stomach bug, Thanksgiving and a 3 week inner ear infection I am pretty much back up and running!

I love to reminisce and look at pictures from the past of our family. Here is kind of a before and after. This was our family in the late 90’s.

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Hello Fall

Hello Fall!

Its about time, we hope you bring some cooler weather because this summer was just way too hot!

I created a Fall bucket list for our family, we always seem to check off everything on this list, but now with a baby and mommy brain, I thought by “actually creating the list” it would keep us on track.

Fall Fun List

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Maternity Photo shoots

Woohoo! My 3rd post in 3 days! I am on a roll! I have so many more “pending posts” but the hubby and I are finishing up what we thought was going to be a month project, now turned into a summer project. I have also broke out the easel and started painting again. Its been a hectic but fun summer. Stay tuned…

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10 years

I meant to write this post sooner, but again life got ahead of me. June 13th 2016 marked the 10 year anniversary since my grandmother’s passing. I seriously do not know where 10 years went?? It feels like yesterday we were just celebrating her full life with friends and family. So today, I am dedicating my post to my grandmother. She passed away at the age of 82, and while I would love to have her here today, I know she had a happy full life. Hope you enjoy the photo’s that I gathered over her 82 years!

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Guardian Angels

So I would never really consider myself a “spiritual person.” Sure I have my own religious beliefs, but I am also one to not talk religion. I can probably say that I somewhat believed in “signs” from up above, but never actually had one appear right in front of my face, until now.

My husband and I always say that my sister Susie is our daughter’s guardian angel. At times my daughter reminds me of my sister with her blue eyes and auburn hair. I know if my sister was here on earth she would be the best damn Aunt there was. So thankfully, my daughter will always have Susie for her guardian angel, still the best damn angel there is.

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New baby, new ways (update)

My friends always said that families change when you have kids, but I never bought it into it. I thought they were crazy. I have great relationships with both sides. Nope not me! I started to see the changes during my pregnancy but just thought it was my hormones. Then my precious little girl was born, and the changes were so evident. I began seeing things that my friends talked about, but I never believed. Continue reading

Our Announcement

So its official, we are going to be parents!!!

We are due October 17th, 2015!

easter2We made the announcement on Easter weekend to all our family and close friends. Everyone was really excited for us. It was super hard to keep it a secret until 12 weeks but we did it! We told a few of our close friends very early on and we told our parents after our 8 week appointment. Continue reading