Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016


.....and then there are days.

This last year has been filled with days. 

Of joy. 

And gut wrenching heartache. 

And endurance. 

And joy. 

Today was a day of joy. 
All of my grandchildren. 

11 of them. 

Nick and Lynsey's
Lexi 8

Matt and Tara's
Josh 16
Jaren 14
Justin 11
Jessica 10

Nate and Sara's
Krew 9
Kendrix 7
Locklyn 1
Leighton 3 months

Cameron and Guen's
Teddy 3
Timmy 8 months

My heart is filled. 

We gathered for a blessing of Leighton who made her entrance 2 months early. 
But today she thrives. 

And cousins became fast friends.

And this week we are babysitting for parents who need some help and a break.

Krew     Kendrix   Lexi

They didn't last long in the car ride home.
Tomorrow two more come.

I think Uncle Matt is pretty taken by this girl. 

My kids have grown into wonderful humans.  

And I'm proud of them everyday.

Today was a best day. 

A day of joy.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


In all of our imperfections and craziness

We are still family. 
Uncle Matt getting acquainted with his two nieces. (The Irish Twins)
Lexi being surprised by Sophie. 
Cute grandsons. 
This one is almost 16!!!!!
And this little leprechaun turns 10 on St Patrick's Day. 

These two watching the tribute DVD of mom's life. 
Great grandchildren singing at the funeral. 

Here are a lot of us. 

We aren't perfect. 

But we are family. 

Such a legacy to a sweet matriarch. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


We buried a great lady yesterday.

Howie's mother who was nearly 96 years old. 

She had been alone for 36 years after her husband died. 
She found joy in her family and in service to those around her. 

She had a sharp mind until her death. 

It is hard to mourn, she was so ready to be reunited with her husband. 

We will miss her. 
But we know we will see her again.