Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In Memory Of Blu'

The Patron Saint of Animals

Saint Francis Medal Necklaces that Josh and I both got in memory of Blu'.  Now when I miss her or I start getting alot of anxiety I can hold mine and it makes me feel better. 
For anyone that loves their pets and hasn't read about Saint Francis I recommend you do so.  Its very comforting to know that he believed that all animals worshiped God and that he actually preached to them just like he did people.  It's very comforting to know that a Saint thought so much of animals and he knew that they would be in heaven with us, worshiping God right there beside us.

We had them engraved on the back for our precious baby Blu'

Friday, June 11, 2010

My Heartache, I'm Lost and Nothing Make Sense Anymore

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together, never to be separated again.

Rest In Peace my angel. Mommy and Daddy love you and we'll see you again one day soon.  I'm sure the Lord is having lots of fun with you right now.  He's probably having to wipe slobber off the clouds.

I miss you terribly.  There's a big hole in my heart that you used to fill.   I love you, home just isn't the same without you.

August 2, 2003 - May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Must Have Been Yummy (Cutest Pet Pic Contest)

Our Beautiful Daughter

I'm guessing from this face that her dinner was good!!!

Shot with the new Kodak M530 (testing one, hoping Squash will buy me one real soon cause it's awesome)!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Team F.R.O.G.S

Dear Friend and Family,

I am writing you today to tell you about an upcoming event that I am very proud to be participating in again this year. As many of you may remember every year I organize a walk team to participate in NAMI’s charity walk. NAMI (The National Alliance on Mentally Illness), is the largest education, support and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all those whose lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement community and policy makers. The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50 state offices and a national office.

The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue providing free education programs, support groups, national information helpline, and advocating for those with mental illness.

Many of you may already know my personal story of why I’m involved with NAMI but for those who don’t I’ll tell you a little bit about myself and my struggles. In 1999, at the age of 19 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. My family had some really tough years before I was diagnosed. They knew there was something not right with me but didn’t knowing what it was, where to go, or what to do to help me. I was spiraling downward fast and had no way of knowing that there was help or that life could be different, a life without all the chaos and cluttered thoughts. I do this walk every year to support NAMI because they are the people to turn to. They are there for people going through what I went through. They are there for the families like mine who felt they had nowhere to turn. Felt hopeless, and like they were alone in the struggle.

I would like to ask you to support NAMI by going to www.nami.org to donate money to help them continue all that they do for those with mental illness and their families.

Thank you so much,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Way We Are

I'm in love with what we are, not what we should be


This is how I feel about my husband and I and I want to keep it that way. :) A lot of people are not so luck.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Our daughter Blu'

She's our little princess. She's always happy to see us. She hogs the bed and covers but she's so darn cute when she does it that you can't get mad at her. She never talks back, no teenage years to worry about, and no college to pay for. She's our perfect little angel (by little I mean 115 lbs, little)! She's all the little girl we need!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have."

~ John D. Rockefeller III