Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I’ve been very blessed

My father-in-law died today. He had been going down hill for awhile and this weekend when we were away, we got a phone call that he had been admitted into the ICU. On Saturday when I called they said he was getting better so we stayed on our get away. But Sunday night as soon as we were almost home we got a call that he had taken a turn for the worse. We went immediately to the hospital and we could tell right away it wasn't going to be long. We had him brought back home so he could go surrounded by his loved ones. Even his faithful dog was by his bedside. He went very peacefully and all but one out of the six children were there with him.
The reason I am so blessed is because I have such wonderful in-laws. This is my second marriage and I'm still very close to my first in-laws. My father-in-law who just passed loved the fact that my husband was marrying a woman with teenagers. You see my husband was a pretty rebellious teen, and he really wanted him to know what it was like to be a father of young rebels. He was always there for us when we needed him. Two years ago he and my mother-in-law took us all to Italy. That was his last trip. It is something I'll never forget.
So here's a few pictures of him. This is for you Jim. I love you and will miss you immensely.

This is him as a young boy. He was the youngest of 6 children.

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Here he is on his wedding day. My mother-in-law and he were high school sweethearts.

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Here he is with his 6 children. My husband is the oldest boy.

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And at our wedding.

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And here he is on our Italy trip. This is one of my favorite pictures of him.


God speed to you on your new journey.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I've been busy


Boy have I been busy. But don't worry, I plan to blog more this year. Hahaha. Yes, it's one of my New Years Resolutions. Along with losing a bunch of weight, that's gonna happen. Then there's giving up smoking. I might as well wish BIG. So to catch you up on what you've missed. We had the baby baptized the weekend before Christmas. Here he is with one of his Great Grandma's.

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Then we had Tom's family Christmas. This is his sister, Liz. Let me tell you, if anyone is perfect, she's it. When I was learning to knit, she was learning to knit with me. My first project was a stockinet scarf. Hers was a cabled fisherman's sweater for her boyfriend. She's a gourmet cook, her house is immaculate, everything she does is beautiful. I'd love to hate her, but she's too darn nice! download file 064

I didn't take any pictures on Christmas morning when I hosted, I was too busy cooking. But the day after Christmas, we took our son, Casey, and his wife on a ski weekend. Tiegan and I shopped while the guys went skiing. Tom and I are going on another weekend getaway next weekend too. Whoo Hoo.

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Now, my New Year's Resolution is blog at least once a week. I wish I could do it everyday, but honestly, I don't have that much to talk about.