Thursday, November 19, 2009


Oh the conversations I overhear when my girls are playing! Sometimes one of them repeats something that I've said...usually a disciplinary statement. That's always fun. Sometimes they sing songs or quote movies which is really cute.

Presently, they are playing with Barbies & Princess dolls. Rory was making two of the girls kiss. Cami says, "Why are you making two girls kiss? You need to kiss a boy." Rory replies, "Oh I need to kiss a boy. Okay." That's all. Thought it was funny & cute.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Birthdays and other days...

Today would have been my mom's 52nd birthday. She's been gone for almost 6 years and it still seems surreal at times. Fairly often, I catch myself thinking, "She can't really be gone". As much as I am thankful that she is in the most beautiful, wonderful place, sitting with her Savior and has no more sickness and pain, I still so badly want her to be here with me, her family & her friends. I want her to be a mother to her adult daughter who is now a mother, to be a grandmother to her granddaughters, to enjoy the little things together like shopping and TV shows and movies.

It's just another day. There is rarely (if ever) a day I don't think about her, but birthdays (of hers, of mine), holidays, and of course the anniversary of the day she died, are prominent reminders that she's not here. The hurt hasn't lessened at all. I wonder it ever will. I'm sad. I miss her.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Princess Belle & Minnie Mouse had a great time trick-or-treating! We hit up several friends' homes around the area, as well as Hy-Vee and the Trunk or Treat at the Fairview church next to Hy-Vee. Final stop was the fire station near our house for a good bowl of chili, "driving" the fire truck & of course candy. The candy haul should last us for months!

Also, on Friday, Cami had her first school Halloween party. They trick-or-treated through the other classes at school and then paraded outside and waved to the cars passing by.

Her whole class outside

Cameron with some classmates

Our princess & mouse