Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last Day

How is it possible that we are heading into the 4th of July weekend?! And two more weeks until I turn 30!! Holy moly!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Matt's Grandmother went into the arms of Jesus tonight at 9:05pm. We will miss her terribly. I will miss seeing her all of the time when the kids and I go for walks. We would stop and see her several times a week when the weather was nice. We would see her not as often in the winter but still stopped over for short visits. I am so sad to think of telling the kids in the morning. The kids kept drawing her pictures and wanting to go and see her to make her feel better.
Please pray for Matt's family.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Family Update

Matt's Grandmother is one strong lady! She's trying to keep her promise to Rob that she'll still be here when he comes back on Saturday afternoon. I pray that she can do it, but like I said, She's a strong woman so if anyone could, it'd be her!

Another member of Matt's family, Whose nickname is Brownie, passed away last night around 10:30pm. He fought a hard battle with cancer. I remember Brownie from when we both worked at W&J, he was so vibrant and always poking fun at people and making them laugh when he would come into the office around lunch.

I'm trying to help with everything going on as much as I can but I don't want the kids to see MomMom like she is so I can only help if Matt is at home. I've made food to take down and am going to make more to try and make sure that Debbi is eating and taking care of herself while she's caring for MomMom. Talk about a strong woman, Debbi is amazing and is doing everything she can with such grace. I so wish that there was more that I could do to help. My heart just aches for everyone, I'm trying to put my own feelings aside, but that's a whole other post.

Keep praying for peace, comfort and strength for everyone.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tough One

Today is going to be a tough day. Matt's Grandmother is going to meet Jesus very soon and it's very hard on everyone. Please pray for Matt and his family.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Quote of the Day!

"If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them."

Saturday, June 11, 2011


The more that it sinks in that my engagement ring is gone forever, the more upset I get. I just can't believe that it's gone. I have been looking online at a new ring but all I want is "my" ring. I won't have any trouble getting a ring that looks just like it because I had a solitaire but obviously it just isn't the same. We were talking about having my diamond reset since I couldn't get it resized and we had even looked at a few settings and I was ok with getting a new setting for it before I lost it. But I just don't even want to go and look at rings. I just want my ring back. :-(

Friday, June 10, 2011


I apologize for the scattered, horribly written post - but after reading this post, you'll know why. We came home from Hatteras, NC today. We had a blast at the beach! The kids loved the beach and literally ran around non-stop for hours. We would get home from the beach and jump right into the pool, and Grace and Evan were like little fish! We went onto the beach in Frisco since the beach was super flat and there were amazing tide pools for the kids to play in. We went onto the sound side of the island on Thursday and we found a lot of hermit crabs that the kids had a blast playing with! We went to Ocracoke on Monday and ate a Howard's Pub, then did a little shopping and hung out on the island. All of the kids slept on the ferry ride back to Hatteras.
The ride home this morning was interesting, we left at 3am and got stuck on the only road off the island because of a fire. We were stuck there for almost 2 hours, which made our 9 hour ride home almost 11 hours. The kids were troopers and did really well in the car.
One of the bad things that happened while we were at the beach was I lost my engagement ring. I'm beyond upset. I have lost weight and it was getting loose and I shouldn't have been wearing it. I took it off before we went to the beach every day and then Thursday morning was crazy and forgot to take it off. We were on our way back to the house when I realized that I only had my wedding band on. I never resized my wedding band, it's still a 5-1/2, but I had my engagement ring resized because even after the twins were born my fingers were so fat that I thought they'd never get smaller. I'm just sick thinking about it. I keep thinking that maybe I'll end up finding it in the car or in one of the bags but I'm 99% sure that I lost it on the beach/in the ocean.
My lost ring is nothing compared to other news we found out while we were away, and the reason that we came home a day early. Matt's Grandmother, who we call MomMom and is Rob's Mom, is very very sick. She only has a few days left. I always take the kids for a walk and go to visit her. She always has cookies for the kids. They sure love their MomMom. We haven't told the kids anything other than she is very sick. MomMom has made the decision to come home from the hospital tomorrow so we will all go and visit with her tomorrow at her house.