Friday, May 25, 2012

Dance Recital and Graduation..

My baby did amazing at her dance recital! I am so proud of her! And yesterday was her preschool graduation. I sat and cried through it...something I never thought I would was all kind of like a dream. It seems like just yesterday I had her..I hate that we only have one kiddo since I only get to experience everything once, but on the other hand...that means we have to enjoy every second of each milestone even if it is the last! Gracie sang her heart out last night. Such proud parents! I am truly blessed to have such a sweet, little girl!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


On April 19th my dear friend Jeff Astle passed away. He has been a friend for as long as I can remember...back in the day he was really close to my older brother Matt until Matt got married and moved away and then he became really close with my little brother Mark. Jeff has been to every party we have ever had at my house...every game night we have ever had...every will not be the same without him. Jeff's funeral yesterday was beautiful. What a great tribute to such a great guy. His sweet parents lost their other son Steve this time last year and I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. At the funeral many friends were quoted with things they remembered about Jeff and that is when I lost it. It is so scary how fast it can all end. Jeff has had a great life but has had lots of health challenges along the way including two kidney transplants. Last night all of his friends gathered and we had a barbecue to celebrate his life. I know he is with Steve now and I am sure it was an amazing reunion. Hug those around you, treasure them, love them...enjoy every is so precious!