Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby #2 and Update

My sister Heather is excepting her 2nd BABY in April. Yup that's right I'm going to be an Auntie again. I can't wait, theirs nothing like those sweet little newborn smells. Plus I love that I get to spoil them like she did to mine. So were going to have two new baby's in the same year!!!!!
My nephew Christopher found out that he has 3 torn ligament. So he now is in Maryland. Were he will be having surgery. And then not too for sure what come after that.He of course want to be with his boys and fighting this war.
But I'll keep everyone up to date.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lit bit of this and that

We haven't been up too much. Just hanging out by the lake and enjoying what is left of the summer. This past weekend we had a going away party for a friend of the family. Who leaves for collage in 2 weeks. We had a great time cook-out and all that good stuff that goes along with the lake.

If none of you have had Sweet Corn Charlies you have to get some. Everything they have is so good and sweet. The corn is the BEST, Alyssa loves it. She doesn't want to eat anything but that. We had some corn out of the can last week cause we were out and she tasted it and was like "this isn't Sweet Corn Charlies." We also tried their Salsa and is also GREAT. It's not chucky at all and that's the only way Chad likes it. I'm going to stock up on corn and freeze it so we can eat on it all winter long. Check out their web site for all the location they have.

The girls start preschool in about 2 and half week, they both can't wait. One of them will be gone everyday which I can't wait for. It will give me some one on one time with each of them. And also I think it will make a big impact on Chastity, she's a little stubborn. Not for sure where she gets it from......CHAD.

Couple of week ago we went down to Heather for a few days. Which we had a blast!!! Kim and the girls came over one night for dinner. I love that we can all get together. Spent some time hanging out by the pool, and also got to see a friend from middle/high school Kelly, it was great to caught up with her. I hadn't seen her in such a long time.

We've been working on redoing the family room in the basement. I can't wait for it to be done. The new carpet is getting down today!!!! I think that I'm going to make new curtains.....will see. We've also been getting things around for a garage sale. It's crazy how many things you can have that you really don't need or use anymore.

I talked to my nephew on the phone today. He's in Germany, been there for a few weeks. He hurt his hand awhile back and they had but a cast on and kept him in Afghanistan, but it's not healing right so the sent him there. He had and MRI done on it and they think that something is wrong with his ligament or tendinitis so he'll be sent to the states at some point in time to get it fix right. It's been wonderful having the internet because I get to talk to him at least once a week. And so it's nice to know that he is safe.

Can't wait to enjoy the smell of new carpet for awhile.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

1 year

I can't believe that it has been a year without having Ali with us. 365 days is a lot when you think about it but then when your living it, it really isn't..... I guess. It just doesn't seem like it's been a year in my mind it seems like yesterday. I have had a lot of hard days and lots of good days. But these past few days have been hard. Harder then I thought they would be, or I just thought I'd be okay. I can still cry but I also can smile and laugh talking about her. So many mixed feelings going through my head. I know that we all heal different. In different ways at different times. I don't think I'll ever be over it, it just gets a little easier at times to cope with. I know that others have moved on with their life and have found new things , new hobbies, new loves. Which I'm not mad that they have followed their hearts and moved on I just wish I could have found out about it in a different way. It's sad to say, to know that in time some of those people that were there won't be there anymore. That they decide to move on and leave the life they once lived behind them.

Thank you for all the nice emails, prayers, text messages and comments I really needed them today. It's wonderful to know that Ali hasn't been forgotten. My family, close friends, and I will always keep Ali's memory going.

I have planned things to do today to help me not focus totally on Ali. I know that having my little girls will help me with that. I also planned a dinner with Chad, the girls, and I in memory of Alison tonight. To celebrate her life, talk about her, look at pictures of her. I want our girls to know that Auntie Ali was a wonderful person that she made an impact on so many peoples life's.

I still have bracelets for those of you who haven't got them yet. So please get in contact with me. We want to make the donation soon. And thank you to those that have bought bracelets.