Saturday, November 2, 2013

My earrings

I thought I'd share the story about how I got these earrings.

My grandma gave them to me about 20 years ago, I believe. My grandpa got them for her during World War II when he was stationed in France.

The problem was. . .my grandma didn't have pierced ears. So, she gave them to me. It has been kind of emotional wearing them this weekend. I hardly ever wear them (or earrings at all for that matter.)
Just makes me sad. But, I'm so happy that my grandpa and grandma are together again. When my grandpa died in 2011, I believe they had been married about 68 years!?! I think? What a love story! I hope to give these earrings to Olivia or Abigail someday (although Olivia says she'll never have holes poked in her ears.) Maybe my grandma felt the same way?

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Friday, November 1, 2013


Olivia was out of school today, so we spent the afternoon with a friend of mine and her two kids. Her son, Robby, is a year younger than Olivia and her daughter, Alison, is 3 months older than Abigail. So, talk about a fun play date! We decided to head to Botanica, Wichita's beautiful botanical gardens. The fall foliage was so pretty! And their children's garden is so amazing! I had to pry Olivia away from the treehouse.

As my friend, Jenifer, said: Today it's shared bottles, tomorrow it'll be juice boxes and soon it will be coffee.

After twenty years, Jenifer still knows exactly what I need when I'm feeling down. We all had such a great time!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

So many things happening today, I had to switch gears a lot. That was tough. We lost my grandma, like I said, early this morning (between 3-4 am I believe?) Her funeral will be Monday at 10 am. If you are needing more info, you may email me.

Twelve years ago on Halloween, Ryan proposed to me by dressing up as a trick or treater.

Our cat, Tobey, had his third surgery and had three more teeth removed today.

Annnd, it was Halloween and we had Olivia's party at school and trick or treating. I am beat. But here are a few pictures from our day.

I made ghost bananas, witch hats and pumpkins for Olivia's party.

We had quite a bit of snacks at the party and a game and a craft. It was a really good party.

Can you find Olivia in the gym?

Olivia's kindergarten class

Abigail had to talk with big sis about exactly what they were doing.

My cute little ladybug.

My sweet little black cat ready to trick or treat.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Grandma Passed Away

My sweet grandma passed away this morning. It happened faster than we could have anticipated. They assumed we had at least 4 days. But that tells me she was ready to go. She is with her husband and brothers and sisters and parents and her baby boy that she lost. When I told Olivia she said," Great Grandma Wanda gets to be with Logan!!" I'm so blessed to know that Olivia realizes heaven is such a wonderful place!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Grandma

I found out this week that they will be stopping dialysis on my grandma and she will be going back home. Hospice is with her now. I think they give her a few days to a week to live. Thankfully she was involved in the decision and I know she is ready to go home and be with my grandpa. She has always been a great grandma and such a sweet lady. I still remember how many pillows she would put on the side of the bed when we stayed the night. . .even when we were way too old to fall out. My favorite color used to be yellow, so she always saved the yellow cup for me. I didn't have the heart to tell her when yellow was no longer my favorite color. 😄 I am thankful that Olivia is old enough to remember her and I really wish Abigail was able to. She has always been a great mother, wife, grandmother and great grandma. Please say some prayers for her and my family during this upcoming week.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Update on Tobey

He goes in for his third surgery on Thursday for more teeth extractions. We also believe he has a severe food allergy. This could be the reason for all the vomiting. We aren't sure if it is to seafood, wheat, corn, etc. But, we will most likely have to switch to a hypoallergenic canned food for him. He will have very few teeth left after all is said and done. 😔

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