Family News

Saturday, July 28, 2007


When will this stop hurting so much!??!!!
So in July of 1995 while I was in Florida and shortly after my daughter was stillborn my ex-husband got a cat. At first I was afraid of her- she tried to climb the inside of my nightgown and since that never worked out the way she planned she would just end up scratching me. We grew to love each other though. I had her through everything. Through the whole thing at Mcchord when C wanted out of our relationship. We had her babysat while we lived in the UK by various relatives and then by a very dear friend of mine in MD. We got other cats in England but they just were not Buffy. When we came back stateside we stopped there and got her before continuing on to CA. When I left and moved up her with the girls she came with me. She was there for me to cuddle when I was single (both times lol) before I met DH.
So Thursday evening when I got home she was on the floor of the living room and I leaned over and scratched her head. Then DH went out to go to work and she went out as well. I never saw her again. I posted flyers last night on our big community mailbox and this morning a neighbor called and told me he saw her on the side of the road where she had been hit and she was dead. I haven't cried that hard in a VERY long time. Telling my kids was one of the hardest things I have done. I miss her so much already and wish she could just come home to me. I just want her to cuddle up with me on the blanket Mary made me (her favorite BTW) and kneed me to make me more comfortable for her. I have lost a very dear friend and I will miss her everyday.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

End of the year

So school is out. Summer is here- sort of! Wish it would warm up- supposed to next week and I cannot wait! The younger kids are going to the Boys and Girls club for the summer- they love it there so much. They all call Maddie "Boo" instead of her name since they says she looks like Boo off of Monsters Inc. Madeline's teacher and her had a pretty special bond and here are some pics of them at her "graduation" It was so cute. I can not believe she is going to be in first grade. She and Garrett both love to roller blade and ride their bikes and if you walk into any room they were alone in you tend to find them dancing! They have been helping me practice softball since I joined a team and I completely suck at it!!! lol We are going to try and take them over to Silverwood this summer hopefully in August when it's nice and warm. Next weekend we're going to take them out on the boat fishing!!! We have plans to go to the music in the park thing here in town for the 4th then stay and watch the fireworks- it's actually on the 3rd so we can sleep in Wednesday morning. Just me and Maddie and some friends of mine since Maureen is at her dads and Garrett is at his moms and DH has to work!!! Hope everyone has a very safe and happy 4th of July.


These are of Garretts last baseball game which was the same day as the recital just in the morning. He had a great time playing this year and we had fun watching him. He is really good at baseball and also want to do every other sport you can name!

Dance Recital

The girls dance recital was a hit!!! They had fun and did so well. The first two are of them in action on the stage! What a great day. I also got parent of the year from the dance studio! What a blast!