Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I can't wait to see what our little fish will be like at Nana's house in Texas. I'm sure we will have a hard time keeping him out of the back yard. Greg better rest up while he can because he's on pool duty when we get there.
Written with Love By Amanda at 3:16 PM
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Marbles Museum in Raleigh (and no Erin it's not actually a museum all about Marbles, haha), is by far my favorite place for kids in the area. It's quite a trek to Raleigh for us but when we make a day out of it, it's well worth it. The entire place is filled with activities and exhibits for kids (and adults) to use their imagination. On Friday the three of us went and had a blast. It's a lot of fun for all of us. We built cars and raced them (Greg and I did) for Hayden. He wanted so bad to race cars but in order to race you had to build the car first so that is what Greg and I did for him. Unfortunately Greg's car beat mine every time. The museum has opened a new exhibit all about Olympics. I couldn't believe all the cute things they had for kids to do. They had ping pong tables, 1/2 of an ice rink for hockey, hurdles, long jump, high jump, balance beams and hula hoops. We had a lot of fun and Hayden and I love it when we get to spend the day with Greg.
The long car above is the one Greg built. The first time we raced them, they both fell apart at the end of the track.
The car above is mine...mine was a little easier to fix the second time around.
Hayden playing on the big train track.
Greg's car is on the right and mine is on the left.
Our cars are the ones that made it all the way to the end. Greg's was on the left this time and the one that fell apart at the end. Mine actually stayed intact!!
Greg and Hayden hula hooping!
Written with Love By Amanda at 5:10 PM
Written with Love By Amanda at 3:16 PM
Friday, July 25, 2008
Written with Love By Amanda at 8:42 AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Hayden and I had our annual trip to Texas planned for September. We were very excited to go, we even bought Hayden brand new luggage to take with him. Since the baby was due at the beginning of the year, Greg was going to roll over a week of vacation to use to be with us after the baby was born. Now that our situation has changed, Greg is going to come with us! Now we are even more excited than we were before!! It will be so nice for the 3 of us to get away for an entire week and spend the time with our family that we love and miss so much. We can't wait to see you guys. Hayden has changed so much since you saw him last. I'm so excited Greg gets to come with us, I can hardly contain myself.
Written with Love By Amanda at 4:16 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is the 4th time I've started this post. I've wanted to tell you how I'm feeling about our loss. But, I don't think that is necessary. You all know I'm angry and upset and can probably imagine the many reasons why. I think at this point it is important for me to tell you that I'm doing all right! Each day it gets a little easier to deal with. The pain and the grief has not gone away but, I'm learning how to deal with it.
A week ago today we were on a family day trip to the zoo and had no clue what was in store for us the next day. I woke up Wednesday morning hoping for some sort of relief to start feeling better but, instead I was hit with a devastating blow. No one can tell you how to react or even how to prepare for something like this. You never think it will happen to you. However, as a family we have stuck together and hopefully have gotten through the worst of it. Greg has been on vacation since last Tuesday. Having him here this entire time has truly been a blessing. We have filled our days with fun family activities. We've cried and laughed and enjoyed being together. He goes back to work on Thursday and I'm not looking forward to being by myself but, it will be nice for Hayden and I to get back into the groove of things. I'm extremely thankful to everyone that has helped us get through this. The conversations and shoulders to lean on have been invaluable. I know that life goes on and one day we will be blessed with another child. Now was just not our time and I'm ok with that. I know that this is God's plan for us an in time the pain will go away.
Thank you to our Family and Friends who have been by our side this entire time. We couldn't go through this without you.
Written with Love By Amanda at 11:55 AM
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Written with Love By Amanda at 8:50 AM