Tuesday, June 29, 2010


These views are beautiful.
It almost makes me forget about my van.
They sure do look better than my van!
The weather was awesome...70's and 40's in the morning.

(Can you tell we're freezing?!!)

It's amazing to look at God's creation.

Breath-taking and beautiful!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

a sign that we're done traveling...

Yes...we are D.O.N.E. traveling. First, my Grandad passes away and then we are in a wreck while in Colorado. We were stopped and a Dodge Ram truck plowed into the back of us. The police said she didn't even hit the breaks and was going around 25-30 mph. Me, along with 2 other ladies were sitting the back seat. We are SO lucky that we walked away with no injuries. God was watching over us and protecting us for sure.
So...we had to leave it in Colorado. It's a mess. We don't know what is going to happen for sure. Probably totaled and we'll have to get a new one.
Nice, huh?!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The reason we went to Pennsylvania was to celebrate this amazing woman, my Great-Grandma! It was her 90th brithday!

Wow...what an accompishment!
She's great! No major health concerns.
Funny, witty and still very with-it!
I hadn't seen her since I was about 8 years old.
She had lived in California until this past year.
It was so good to see her!
I'm going to guess that in 10 years we'll be celebrating her 100th birthday!
This was supposed to be a 5 generation picture. My grandma was at the hospital with my Grandad. (We might photshop her in there!)
4 grandchildren with their grandma (oldest to youngest from L-R)
2 of her 6 great-great grandchildren! (Cole was not really cooperating!)
Even though this trip did not go as planned, I'm so glad we could be there to celebrate the 90 years my Great-Grandma has had!
It was amazing to me how she can remember stories. She had a few of me that she remembered way back when I was only 4 years old!
I love you Grandma and I'm so glad we got to see you again!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 months

This sweet little boy is 10 months old. I can't believe that in 2 months we'll be celebtrating his first birthday!

Things to remember:

Cole has 2 teeth...the 2 bottom ones. He's working on the top 2!

He pulls up to everthing and is walking behind anything that will move!

He sleeps through the night...most nights. Except when he's getting those darn teeth!

He naps well!!!

His smile will melt anyones heart!

He's happy most of the time...most day!

We LOVE him so much! He is truly a blessing in our lives!

Monday, June 21, 2010


On Saturday, my Grandad went to Heaven.
And even though I know it is a better place and he's not in pain or suffering anymore, it's so hard.
In fact, it stinks.
I hate death. I know it's selfish, but I do.
The last time that I saw him was 3 years ago when he came to meet Eli!
I was so looking forward to our trip this past week to Pennsylvania so see him and my Grandma again and for them to meet Cole.
Needless to say, he did not get to meet them.
We got there Tuesday and he passed away on Satuday morning.
I did get to see him and tell him that I love him.
He didn't know I was there, or he didn't acknowledge it. (Maybe he could hear me??!!)
I love you, Grandad.
I miss your smile, your laugh, the sound you made when you gave us a kiss when we were little!
You were a man of integrity.
You loved your family and did everything for them.
You mean the world to me and I miss you so much.
I can't wait to see you again.