Saturday, November 21, 2009


my jack. so funny, cuter than words can describe and just plain fun. there have been lots of tears around here lately, and it was a nice change of pace to celebrate 4 years of life with our little guy today. he is just a bit obsessed with all things star wars. uncle chris sent him a real-life- every-man's boy's- dream- light saber. what an extra special surprise! i made him a homemade from scratch bantha- but it didn't get quite the attention that the light saber got! we love our jack and are so blessed we get to watch him grow!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

saying goodbye

this weekend we said goodbye to a very special man. my grandpa bob. also affectionately known as "poppie" to some. some traveled, some were already there- but we all came together to celebrate the life of this wonderful, generous and dear man. although his death was unexpected and sooner than we would have liked, my grandpa led a full and blessed life. the weekend was spent remembering, crying, laughing,singing, eating!,celebrating and praying. as a tribute and a way to say goodbye we set off 87 balloons - one for each year of his life. we love him, we miss him and our lives won't be the same without him.

Monday, November 2, 2009

memories of my grandpa, a.k.a. poppie.

the lake.
sweet notes always with x's and o's.
homemade macaroni and cheese-with ketchup!
michigan football-
push that pigskin! 
cocktails at 5.
bebe guns and black squirrels.
picnics on the pontoon.
swims out to the raft.
lunch at dons.
murdicks fudge.
double mint gum.
ray bans.
big bear hugs.

i am sad today but you made me so happy. i will miss you grandpa and hope to see you again someday.