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 barbecue...it 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 second..life is so precious!
I am finally a stay at home Mom. Luke and I have been married 12 years now and we were blessed with little Gracie on July 22, 2007. My dream has always been to stay at home and raise my little Gracie and now I can. I love our dogs Sadie, Dusty, Millie, Daisy and Peanut. They are so much fun. Luke is working at Vulcraft as a lead rigger and is a great Dad. I feel like I am the luckiest woman in the world!