|Beware, I am addicted to Valentine's Day...not just because I gave birth to my handsome son Ethan on this day (almost) 16 years ago....gasp!....but because I love all things red, pink, hearty, cupidy, lovey dovey.|
And I am NOT a lovey dovey person...
|I have found all of these adorable OLDIE V-Day cards and I'm hooked.|
|This is the one I plan to give to David...he loves popcorn. And he's corny. LOL. just kiddin', honey.|
|OOOOh, so cute.|
|'Twould??? ha ha...I always talk like this so this one was especially hilarious to me.|
|awwww. pure love.|
I shall be blogging from the sunny, warmer shores of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL TOMORROW!
I am really looking forward to this. immensely. HI MOM AND DAD...see you very soon. Hello warm (ish) sandy beaches, gulf sunrises and sunsets, and dolphins...goodbye, for now, old man winter.
Today is first weigh in after a week of Jenny Craig. I will admit, it was a lot harder to get back on this diet this time around. I'm so thankful for it, though, and thankful for the boundaries it sets up for me. I still manage to break them occasionally but it will be my first consultation with my new chick, Jean, and hopefully she will dish out some tough love to this girl.
Pray for my sister....she has been sick for almost this whole week. Get well very soon, Beck. Love you.
Yesterday was the 29 week mark since Jack left us. Grief. It never leaves. Even in those moments where you "kinda" forget, it's there. He'd be 6 months and 3 weeks on this coming Monday. We visited this grave yesterday...so weird. David and I talked about what we thought he'd be doing right now. Raspberries, drool, smiles...he'd be teething, for sure, so he'd be gnawing on anything. Remember when Molly used to gnaw on my chin? I will have to find those pics...or I could just go back on here to Jan/Feb of 2008...since I won't have those earthly memories of Jack, I imagine him being like his big brothers and sisters. I'm sure his mouth would hang open like Levi's always did...or that he'd go after Cheerios with his pointer finger (amazing fine motor skills) like all of them have. A smattering of adorable freckles like Molly? yes indeed. Definitely Ethan's pesky streak and love for all things weapon (eventually, not at six months, geez).
I miss that boy. I laid in bed and tried to imagine how it felt that last month to have him in my ribs...he was so long and lanky. I cleaned the tub that I had him in, yesterday...good therapy? I dunno....weird to think that there is ONE spot on this earth where I can go to, and know that my life changed forever here. it's my one spot with Jack, where he was near. And it's in my house. Unsettling...but the tub was really dirty since the boys don't know how to use Comet cleanser on it, apparently (love you guys!!) :) so I break down and do it every month or so.
Ok, well, my appointment is coming up very quickly and I have so very much to do before we leave FOR THE BEACH!! soooo I'm outta here. Tashena, hopefully I will get a chance to run over and say hi to you today. I can't believe this week is OVER and I DID NOT get to come over....ahhhhh.
I had to edit this picture (this is my bad angle. ha ha) and almost forgot to put it on....This is Stephani and her son, Cohen. She lives in Louisiana with her family. She went to school with my sibs so I don't think I ever "knew" her back then but we've become friends on FB. She was in town for her son's first birthday so we met up at Sbux. Thanks for taking the time to visit, chick! Monkey man is very cute and I appreciate your encouragement.