Thursday, September 28, 2006

I'm Back...

Well, it has been a long two weeks. My Last post was September 11th. If it wasn't a sad enough day to start with, it got even worse. My Grandpa Don had a massive heart attack that afternoon. He was taken to the hospital, put on life support and we all waited. I flew up to Colorado by myself, with both kids. It was hard to see my Grandpa just lay there. Claire and I sang to him, and he turned to look at us... it was very sweet. Anyway, one week after the heart attack he passed away. He was a great man, and a strong Christian. Please pray for my family as we mourn my Grandpa Don. On a happier note... It seems like ALL of my friends are prego!!! Makes me want another one... JUST KIDDING!!!! Two kids under two is plenty for the moment. Speaking of kiddos- Luke had his 4 month check up on Monday. He is a linebacker! He weighs in at 16 1/2 pounds! He is rolling over and even pulling himself across the floor to get to Claires toys! Have any of you seen the commercial for the Bill Parcels training camp video? It is a training video for Dads to help them teach there sons how to become NFL stars. Well, I think Jeff ordered it and is secretly taking Luke out back and starting him on the basics early! HA, HA! Claire is good. She is stringing words together now. Very cute. My favorite thing that she says is "Hello." It sounds like "Hewo"! Well, that's all for now. I will post pictures soon.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A tribute to Lisa Marie Terry

I have the great privilege of taking part in the The 2,996 Project. Each participant is to make a tribute to a victim of 9/11. As I posted earlier, I was assigned Lisa Marie Terry. I Googled her and I wondered if she would be happy with the tribute articles that people had written about her? I wondered if they did her justice? Probably not. Here is my attempt at a tribute to a woman that I will never meet, and that so many people are missing terribly. Lisa Marie Terry was a 42 year old Vice President for Marsh & McLennan. She was a mother of two year old twins, and she had a love for horses. I did not know Lisa, I have only read her tributes on various websites. She seemed like a beautiful person. On September 11, 2001 she was in the World Trade Center along with 295 of her colleagues. Although I do not know much about her, I am still sad for her family. She was a child of God, just as I am. Jesus died for her sins, and cared about every hair on her head. No one knows why the terrorist attacks happened, but I do know that the Lord takes care of his people. I know that God is taking care of Lisa's family too. I hope that they have felt comfort and peace in the last five years. I hope that people have surrounded them and showed them compassion. I hope that her children will grow up to remember her through pictures and stories. I pray that on September 11, 2006 Lisa's family will feel the warm and comforting hand of God holding them in His arms. When September 11, 2006 ends and the sun sets I know that the Lord will watch over them as they go to sleep... He will not forget them, He is always there.
For a complet list of all tributes for the 2,996 project please click here.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

We love Jeff

I don't always take the time to tell Jeff what a wonderful Dad he is...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Our trip to Indiana

We got home this afternoon. We were only gone for a few days, but it seems like we were gone for a long time. Traveling with 2 kids is hard, but overall, they did great! On Friday we flew to St. Louis for a family reunion. After the reunion on Saturday we drove back to Indianapolis with Jeff's parents. Sunday night we went to Symphony on the Prairie. The concert ended with a great fireworks show. Claire loved it. She kept saying "twinkle, twinkle!" , it was so cute! On Monday we met our friends Frank and Andrea and their three boys at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. It was amazing... I wish we had one here too! We rode the carousel, played in a sandbox, dug for dinosaur bones and even saw glass fireworks (see pictures!). All of the kids had a great time. That night we went back to Frank and Andrea's for dinner. Claire got to ride a horse for the first time. She seemed to like it! I haven't mentioned Luke yet... yup, he was there too! It will be fun when he can enjoy all of these things too! In the slide show above there are a few pictures of Luke in his sling. I "wear" him most places, and he really likes it! Well, i'm off to bed for some much needed sleep... it has been a long 4 days!