While we were pregnant with Julianna we took the most wonderful vacation. We spent 10 days in California with nothing but time and places to go on our hands. While we did post about this last year, we visited such a beautiful place… Catalina Island. Continue reading
This one is so easy for me! Though I have not announced it on here…. I have been working on opening an Etsy shop with all of my favorite kid things! Continue reading
This was an interesting option for a 30-day challenge… I looked at it and thought, WOW that’s a lot of information! Continue reading
Our blog was created to keep friends and family updated while we were expecting Jody… It was so difficult to call and tell the story of each appointment over and over! It turned into our grief journey and has since evolved into just about us living on. Continue reading
Today is pretty pitiful… I only have one picture of all of us that was taken last month on the trolly in San Francisco. So here goes….. Continue reading
This one was easy for me… I talk about Jody here all the time. Honestly, he has had the biggest impact on me.
Being serious though he changed me the way that no body else could. I have always said that I would not let his loss define me. While his loss has not defined me, I think that it changed me. I can no longer sit and listen to self absorbed, materialistic people. He has given me drive and a purpose.
Through his loss I learned so much. He is the reason for me to go on in life differently. Most important, he showed me the meaning of so many things. True friendship, love, honesty, self-preservation, and perseverance… the list goes on. I think that in terms of why he is so important has been documented here. I cannot think of anything that I have to say that I have not already.
Peace be with everyone today…
Day 8 – A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Seriously this speaks for its self! I will just go ahead and post these pictures. Nothing needs to be said! Continue reading
Ah, anyone who knows me, knows I am PASSIONATE about food! I have lots of favorites, unlike my lovely bride. I believe that is why she asked me to jump in for this one. Here is a funny story that is completely related. Last month Carla’s sister was getting married. We drove to Folsom, CA before the wedding. Carla had dinner plans with her sister and her friends. I took the kids to a grocery store called Bel-Air. How fitting, after all we were in California. I was asking the bagging guy where I could find a good cheeseburger. He gave the staple reply, “Ah there is McDonald’s, Wendy’s, etc. etc.” I told him that I was looking for something different. He said “Have you ever heard of Smashburger?” I hadn’t, so he gave me directions. Continue reading
Day 6 – A photo of somewhere you want to go.
This one is great… I figure by the title it should only be one picture but lets see what I can get! Continue reading
Day 5 – Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Nicknames are a funny thing in our house. We have a lot and sometimes I have no clue why things pop out of Joe’s mouth. So here it goes… Continue reading