Thursday, May 19, 2011

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Tomorrow would have been my grandpa's 75th birthday, but he left us 8 years ago. I miss him so much I think about him every day. I miss going to car shows with him all the time. I still can't drive past a cruise night with out thinking of him.

I remember he got me my first real mountain bike for my birthday and I was SO excited! I think I was about 10 maybe 11 and he took me to Toys R Us and I got to pick out the one I wanted. I was so excited I wanted to ride my bike home (we only lived a couple blocks away). I road my bike home with my grandpa driving behind me the whole way.

I miss so many things about my grandpa. Even how slow he used to drive every where. Some days I am surprised he didn't get a ticket for how slow he drove. Which I think I may have gotten that from him. I swear I drive like an old lady.

I remember him taking me to get my license the day I turned 16. He picked me up from school and let me drive! I also remember I kept getting in trouble for not stopping long enough at stop signs, he said the way I was stopping was the California stop and I needed to stop and count to 3.

I love you grandpa and I wish you could have been here for so many things. I wish you could have met Joe and been at our wedding. I wish you could have walked me down the aisle. You would really like Joe. Most of all I wish Ava could have had the chance to know you.

Happy Birthday tomorrow grandpa I miss you so much.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My family keeps me sane....

All right here is another shot at blogging!

I have had a lot on my mind lately....... Well actually I always have A LOT on my mind, that's just how I am. I am a worrier to the point of making myself crazy. It also makes me a huge air head sometimes(I have the attention span of a gold fish)! Which I get teased about it all the time. I have always struggled with anxiety which makes me a misserable person sometimes. But luckily everyday I get to go home to this

Joe and Ava. They keep me sane.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I really wish I had more time to update this blog. I haven't been good about it at all. I am going to keep trying though.

Life is good right now. Ava is getting so big. She is so smart. She can already say her alphabet, but her favorite part to say is "QRSTUV". She can also count to 10.

Ava loves her dad so much. She is turning into a daddy's girl it really is sweet.

Poor girl has been getting a lot of ear infections. She got the first one around 7 months old and has had one every month since then. We are now going to get tubes in her ears. It makes me really nervous. March 7th is the day she gets them done. The doctor said it was more risky driving her to the appointment than actually doing the surgery. I am still nervous though.
So this post is just a quick update nothing special, but hopefully I can do this more often. I do enjoy it.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I haven't been very good at keeping my blog updated. I have been busy busy busy! Yesterday was my first mothers day and it was perfect (except the working part). Joe just knows how to make my day perfect. I couldn't ask for a better husband. He made me breakfast in the morning and after work we went to dinner at the spaghetti factory. Which I love but he doesn't.

Ava is almost one and I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She is an amazing little person. Our lives are so different now. Some would probably think our life is boring, but being a parent is so exciting and scary every day. Ava is always doing something new to keep us on our toes. She isn't walking yet, but that doesn't keep her from getting into absolutely everything! Instead of walking she has taken up climbing. She loves to climb on her toys, the couch, me, her dad, copper, orange pretty much anything she can get on top of.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Ava turned 8 months yestderday so I thought I would take some pictures of her. I still haven't had them done professionaly but I do like the ones I took. Hopefully I can get some more taken soon. She doesn't really sit still long enough to let me take very many pictures.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry ChristmasWe didn't take very many pictures on Christmas, I wish we would have though. Brielle and Ava at Grandma's
Ava Christmas Morning

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dear Ava

You will be 7 months old on Saturday. You are getting so big. It's amazing how fast you are growing up, it seems like just yesterday we brought you home. You have so much energy. You are rolling and army crawling everywhere. You love Copper and Orange and any animal that you can pull on. Orange lets you pull her fur and you love it. Copper just tries to lick your mouth and you would let him if we didn't stop him. You are teething right now which is no fun. Your two top teeth are coming in, but it's taking forever. Your two bottom teeth only took a couple days to come through.

You are a wild sleeper. You are never in the same position when I check on you. Your favorite place to sleep is next to mom and dad, but with all your wiggling and and kicking we don't get any sleep with you next to us.

We are so excited for your first Christmas! We just go you a couple things because at this point you are more interested in the paper than the actual toys. We took you to see Santa and you weren't afraid at all. You just looked at him and smiled. Santa said he wanted to keep you because you were so cute and happy.
Watching you grow is amazing.
Love, Mom and Dad