Monday, December 14, 2009

Key West,FL

At the southern most point in The USA. Yes, I know my eyes are closed but there was a huge line of people behind me and when you have the person in line behind you take the picture you cant inspect it and ask them to take another one. 8o)
The B&B where we stayed




our room


I love Pelicans and this guy just stood there and posed.
My shrimp and bacon club sandwich that I had at an open air restaurant on Duval St. in downtown Key west. It was yummy

The best Key Lime pie in the world is from the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie factory. Mmmmmmm good!!!!

The beautiful Sunset

The view from our room door. The bright light is the sun shining on the water of South Beach.




The seven mile bridge that you cross going through the Keys. The water was so clear that day. Very pretty. You can enlarge it to see how long the bridge was. I couldn't get it all in the picture even.





































































Thanksgiving Day

Chad doing turkey duty!
The Kid table

The adult table


Three cousin buddies



My yummy cake that I made. LOL it fell apart so it is held together with Popsicle sticks. The poor thing got made fun of so much. Then Chad dropped a cup in the middle of it. I had to take it home with me since the turkey was taking up all the room in Bek's fridge. On the way home I stopped at a red light and my camera flew off the seat and landed in the middle of it. It tasted good though when we did end up eating it.Despite all the rude comments it got! LOL




Sunday, December 13, 2009

I know I haven't said much as of late about Randy and how I am doing. Reason being is I have been pushing it away. If I don't think about it I don't hurt as bad. Tears are falling right now. This week has been hard. Different things, different conversations, made me think. I miss him so much. I feel so alone at times like this. The kids are all in bed and no one to talk to or cry to. so I sit and write. it helps me to write how I am feeling.. This week Konnor sat in the chair across from me and said" Mom, is daddy ever coming back? I said" No, baby he is not ever coming back" He said" I just miss him so much and I want him to play with me again." It just tears this mommy up inside. Then I got the proof for Randy's grave stone. I had been looking for it but to actually see it was another finality slap in the face. It is really real. This week I had a thought cross my mind to call him again. Will it ever go away? To sing in the Christmas program choir tonight without him was horrible. I cried on the way to church and got some of it out of me but to actually stand up there and not hear him behind me and when Pastor Hooker said something in his prayer about people we love spending their first Christmas in Heaven I lost it again. You can scroll down a couple of posts and hear Randy sing his solo in last years choir. I loved to hear him sing.
On our way to the kid's program practice Megan asked if we could go in the cemetery to see daddy. As I came up on the cemetery Kade started saying" daddy daddy!" He knows Randy is there but if you ask him where daddy is Kade will say" Church". Its amazing what a 2 year old will remember. If I let myself think of how much Randy loved his kids and him not being here with them I just can't stand it.
I know we all think of what it would be like if we weren't here. Maybe I am the only one who has done that. If only Randy knew what it is was like without him here.
I cant even get into the Holiday spirit. I try for the kids but its not the same. Randy and I always took a whole Saturday and did our Christmas shopping. It was fun and it was a time we could spend together having fun. Last year we finished up then went to Starbucks and tallied up the checkbook. We loved spending the day together. This year I am struggling to get any shopping done. Either I don't have the time or I don't feel like it.I just want it over with so I can mark one more "first" off my list. I know it sounds bad but its true.
I told a friend this week it makes you feel better to cry but after this week I am tired of crying.This week I have cried till I have headaches, cried at the dinner table while my kids looked at me funny, cried driving down the road, cared for 4 throwing up sick kids, drove 17 hours home from FL with 1 throwing up kid, cleaned 4 houses, went to 2 program practices,and a Sunday full of Christmas programs. This week is looking to be just as busy. Hopefully no sick kids though.
I wish I could just go hide away on a warm beach somewhere where I didn't know anyone and pretend life is a bed of roses. I would just sit there and wish Randy was with me so why bother.
As always I love my friends!!! They call me, text me, keep me awake when I have been driving for 17 hours,give me hugs, support me and cry with me. I love you guys so much!
It is easy to sound like gloom and doom is my life when I am feeling down but it isn't always like that. I did have a good time in FL with my sisters. To get away and do something different for Thanksgiving was nice. I will try and post some pictures soon. Well it off to bed for me. Tomorrow starts another busy week.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In the entry way above the door going into the dining room
In the half bath on the main floor
I finally got the expression up that I got from Uppercase Living. The top one my wonderful friend Sarah H. gave me that she never put up. I love them! They add so much to my walls. Thanks to my friend Jessica H. for coming over to put them up for me. Now I want some more.LOL not for a while. I need to save my pennies. TTFN

Thursday, November 12, 2009

4 months

I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day
I will stop missing you. ~Author Unknown~

Friday, November 6, 2009

Just when you think you are doing good it hits you again. Grief is a weird thing. The pain is always there,so intense, but you go through your day like normal because you have to.I still clean up Kade's messes, do laundry,dishes, and cook. But at any given time or moment a big wave will hit you and down you go again. I cry at the drop of a hat and sometimes I want to cry and cant squeeze a tear out. Some days I feel I can do this other days I don't think I will make it another hour. The tasks are overwhelming and I look to the future and wonder how i will ever make it. The loneliness is to much to bear at times. I miss having Randy come home at the end of the day. Just knowing he was there would relieve the stress. Now I have no relief. I get angry but I don't know who to be angry at. I have to learn to take control of my life and learn to do things on my own. It is just one step of acceptance. It is so much easier said than done. I don't want to do it on my own but I have too.
I am dreading the holidays. I am running away this Thanksgiving. I don't want to be at home. I have to go and do something different. I am stepping out of my comfort zone and driving to FL. I hate driving long distances. Especially with 4 kids but I no longer have a trucker driver husband, who loves to drive, to drive me places so I have to do it on my own. I can do it and I will!
Slowly the fog is clearing and I am trying to get back into a routine of sorts. If there is such a thing. For those of you who know me,know I am a coupon queen.I love saving money at the store! This week I cut my first coupon since Randy died. It felt good. In 4 months I haven't had anything in me to want to do anything that was normal. I haven't started and finished one book.I want to but I cant keep my mind focused long enough to do it.Its weird how my mind wont let me do these things. In an instant of time my world changed. Nothing,Let me repeat, nothing is the same. nor will it ever be. and for a person who hates change that is something hard to swallow.
I am so thankful for my friends. They get me through my darkest hours. From the texts, the phone calls, the invites,letting me cry on their shoulder, or going to the cemetery to just talk. I feel so needy sometimes and such a burden. I hope someday I can pay them back a tiny fraction of what they have given to me. You know who you are. Thanks!!
I leave you with this...... Be thankful and live for today. You never know what tomorrow will bring or take away.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just for today I will try to live through the next 24 hours and not expect to get over my husband's death, but instead learn to live with it just one day at a time.
Just for today I will remember my husband's life, not his death, and bask in the comfort of all those treasured days and moments we shared.
Just for today I will forgive all the family and friends who didn't help or comfort me the way I needed them to. They truly did not know how.
Just for today I will smile no matter how much I hurt on the inside, for maybe if I smile a little, my heart will soften and I will begin to heal.
Just for today I will reach out to comfort a relative or friend of my husband, for they are hurting too, and perhaps we can comfort each other.
Just for today I will free myself from my self-inflicted burden of guilt, for deep in my heart I know if there was anything in this world I could have done to save my husband from death, I would have done it.
Just for today when my heart feels like breaking, I will stop and remember that grief is the price we pay for loving and the only reason I hurt is because I had the privilege of loving so much.
Just for today I will not compare myself with others. I am fortunate to be who I am and to have had my husband I had for as long as I did.
Just for today I will allow myself to be happy, for I know that I am not deserting him by living on.
Just for today I will accept that I did not die when my husband did, my life did go on, and I am the only one who can make that life worthwhile once more.


I found this today and it spoke to me. I have been at the bottom emotionally lately. Most days I feel as if I can't go on. Will it ever get better I ask myself? Some day it will I am told and I am looking forward to that day! I miss Randy so much!!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another birthday

Another birthday to celebrate. I cant believe I have a teenager. It seems like only yesterday that Randy and I brought her home from the hospital. Where does the time go? Kaitlyn is so helpful to me. She does things without me even asking her. She is a good babysitter too.I am so proud of her. I don't know what I would do without her!You are a beautiful girl and I am so glad you love Jesus! Happy 13th birthday Katie Bug!! I love you!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birhday Konnor

I am a little slow but I wanted to post and tell everyone that my big boy is 5 now. It is so hard to believe. I remember the day we found out we were going to get our boy. Randy was so excited! He arrived weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz..He was so cute. Then we found out he was sick. He was born with pneumonia. So he had to stay in the NICU for a week to receive antibiotics. It was hard for this mommy to leave her baby but I was there everyday holding him for hours and hours. He did great and grown into a big boy today. Konnor is such a good and sweet boy. I love you Konnor so much!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

I am pleased to introduce to you the newest members of our family. I have had enough of doing laundry in the worlds smallest washing machine! I have been so overwhelmed with all of my responsibilities as of late and my laundry never gets done. Several people have told me to check into getting new ones. Well this weekend there were sales and I shopped around and did some research. One store price matched plus beat the competitors price by 10%. I saved $400 each on these. My washer washes around 7 bath towels plus a few little items this one washes between 24-28 bath towels. It will wash a king size comforter. Can you tell I am excited? I will get them on Friday so I will give you a review after I use them a couple of times. TTFN
Review time:
1. I love these new machines!!
2. The washer does hold 3 baskets of clothes like advertised.
3. No it doesn't hold 28 bath towels. I had 14 towels, all of the washclothes and hand towels and a set of twin sheets in one load.
4. It doesn't hold a king size comforter. It does hold my queen sized one nicely though.
5. I cant stand to watch it wash my clothes.( it has a glass lid) I say there is no way my clothes are getting clean with so little water. But they always come out clean and smelling nice.
6. Did I tell you I love these machines? 8o)
The whole group
My good friend Tamra and I


I know this is a little late but I wanted to post about the surprise birthday dinner that my friends planned for me. They planned and schemed and got me to the Cheesecake Factory all without me knowing. I guess I am a little naive. We then walked around till 10:00 shopping. It was a fun night with a bunch of great friends. Thanks guys, I love ya!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Missing

Wher do I begin? The dark hole around here is still here. There are alot of emotions flowing around here and it has been hard as of late. It gets better then its gets bad again. We are are missing Randy so much! Its just not right that he is not here! The kids are missing him something awful. The other night Konnor said" Mom, I wish daddy would come back to our house again". I have found Kade sleeping with the picture of Randy and him. I think its makes me most sad to think of all Randy is missing with with them. Kade has started talking so much. Something Randy never thought he would do .8o) It is just weird without him around here. Its the small things we miss the most now. Putting the kids to bed and the special things he called them. Katie said" I just want to hear him call me Bug again." The way he would chase the kids up the stairs and be up the stairs in 2 giant leaps. I hate going alone to functions. Its not the same without him. My friends help but its not the same. I have the most awesome friends in the whole wide world!!! They keep me going.
Just trying to keep things going around here keeps me busy and I hardly have a spare minute. I need to get the fall decorations out. Just one more thing to do. I am becoming a list person. Something I vowed to never become. LOL Well it another busy Monday so I need to get moving.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Megan

Yesterday my Megan turned 11 years old. She loves her birthday.She actually put balloons on the mailbox so everyone would know it was her birthday. LOL Randy always took the girls on birthday "dates". Well, Randy's dad filled in this year and she chose Chipotle ( her favorite). Grandma bought her donuts for breakfast and enough to share with everyone.8o) She is into horses right now so she got alot of horse stuff for presents. She is joy and I love her very much.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I am missing Randy alot tonight!I just want to talk to him again. I am not stumbling through my days like a zombie anymore but the black hole still envelops my being. I feel as if I am in the middle of a scary dream that I cant wake up from. The smallest things make me burst into tears. Would somebody please wake me up!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In the midst of everything going on around here my baby has turned two. Kade is many things. Super cute, funny, honery, a mess maker, and a great snuggler. Randy was known to say"if he was our first he would've been our last". LOL He is the only one out of four kids that we had to baby proof the house for. He definitely adds spice to our house. I cant believe he is two already. He is very much loved in the Loper house!!



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Empty

I feel so empty. I drove home from church Sunday night alone. My van felt so empty. My bed is so empty. I have no one to share my deepest thoughts with. Last night I cooked dinner for the kids and I. His chair at the end of the table was so empty. My heart is so empty right now. The only thing that is not empty is my tear ducts. They overflow quite often. I cant seem to stop them these past couple of days.
My boys are missing their daddy so much right now.On the way home from FL a semi truck passed us. Kade started yelling' Daddy" over and over and waving like he thought it was Randy in the truck next to us. Yesterday at lunch he looked at me and said "da da" and held his hands up as if to ask" where is he?" When ever the phone rings he runs to it and says" da da" He loved talking to Randy on the phone. Konnor prays at dinner for his daddy to come back or today while driving down the road asks when he can see his daddy again. It absolutely kills me. I don't have the words to give them. They don't understand. I don't want them to forget their daddy.
My friends and family are the only things holding my head above the grief and misery that I am drowning in right now. I don't know what I would do with out them. At my lowest moment I get a text from them telling me they are thinking about me. They come to my house or invite me over. They don't care if I cry on their shoulder.
It is late my kids are in bed. My problem is I don't want to go to bed. So, I stay up late till I am so tired that I fall into bed and am instantly asleep. The problem is that morning comes way to fast and I have a two year old who knows how to climb out of his crib now. No sleeping in for mommy. Again I am sorry for the ramblings on that you read in this blog. This is one way of getting through this night mare I call life right now. I am reminded daily that life is so fragile so.. Thank God for the breath that you have and tell someone special that you love them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I am in FL. right now trying to get away from "stuff" and relax. My sister had to finally go home( I think I would have kept her with me forever) and asked me to come with her for a week. I felt bad that my kids didn't get a vacation. I was unprepared for the feelings that I would have. I woke up Saturday morning after only 4 hours of sleep feeling like I was having a heart attack. I couldn't breath and my heart was pounding out of my chest. Just the thought of packing up our stuff and getting in the van to leave put me in a panic. All I could think of was what happened last time we did this. My home is my safe place. I didn't want to leave my house, my friends, or my family. What if something happened again? I hate driving. Randy drove a truck for a living. He drove whenever we went on vacation. What if something happened to me and I didn't have my will made yet? How can I go anywhere without my husband. We only go places together,not alone. I cant go to FL with 4 kids. I was in a total panic! I only decided to go after my good friend Michele J. said she would go with me. I not only had some moral support but someone to help me drive. I would have a piece of my security blanket with me. We finally got here after 21 hours in the van. (split between 2 days) I still feel so weird for being here without Randy. I caught myself wanting to text him on the way down to let him know what we were doing.Then I have to remind myself that he is gone and I cant do that any more. I have such a mixture of emotions. How can I smile or laugh on the outside and be dying on the inside at the same time? People ask me how I am doing. I always answer "okay". If only they knew how I really felt inside.
I went to the beach today. I stood and let the water run over my feet. It was a beautiful day and the water was so warm.I looked down into the water and I kept having thoughts of what Randy must have felt in his last minutes under the water. Why do I do this? Why do I let myself think these thoughts? How can I have fun at a time like this? I am doing this for my kids that is why.
God has blessed me so much in these past 3 weeks. People have been so generous to me. I thank God everyday for this. I have great kids and family and friends that I love dearly. If it wasn't for them I think I might be in my bed rotting right now. Not that I don't feel like it still but they wont let me. Nights are a very bad time for me. It is so late now and I am so tired. I have a hard time making myself go to bed every night. Nights are when we spent the most time together. I miss him so much!
When we get back I will post some happy pictures of the kids for a change okay. They are having fun visiting with their cousins again. I am very tired so I am going to bed now. I am thanking God for my family and friends again tonight.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I love this picture of us! I have it on my desktop. One because I love it so much two because I want Kade to see his Daddy every time he looks at the computer. I am so scared he will never remember his daddy who loved him so much.
I found my diary tonight that I kept while Randy and I were dating. I started it when we became engaged. I kinda chuckled because I kept a running track of how many days were left till we got married. The first entry was on Wednesday November 4th. We had 675 days left till our wedding. It is so hard for me to come to grips with the reality that he is really gone. In this book I have all of the little cards off of the flowers that he bought me, all of the sticky notes he would leave on my pillow when he would rush out the door to get by curfew, engagement pictures, pictures of the flowers he sent me, and list goes on. At times like these I am glad I am a pack rat. I haven't even gone to the cedar chest yet. That is where all of the other stuff is. I long to hear his voice again. I have caught myself thinking about texting him or calling him in the middle of the day. Will it ever go away? I share with you the last entry of my diary:
Friday September 9, 2004
Well Honey, our day has finally arrived. I cant believe it! Tomorrow I become Mrs, Heather Loper. I am a basket case of nerves. I just want you to know that I will love you forever, till death do us part, Until tomorrow at the altar, Bye Your Fiance, Heather 0 days left

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oh my goodness, I think I am going to die with grief and sadness. I am strong throughout the day but come evening I don't know how I will make it. I don't know how I am going to do this for the rest of my life. I think the only reason I can do this is for my kids. I feel as if I have an elephant sitting on my chest continuessly. No matter what I am doing it is always there. I cant sleep, I cant eat, or when I do it doesn't stay with me long. I miss him so much!!!
How do I keep Randy's memories strong in my boys little minds? It is a constant worry of mine.
I got to meet Randy's boss today. He is and was the most awesome boss a guy could have. Randy loved working for him. He was on vacation to far away to come to any services so I had not got to meet him. He cleaned out Randy's truck and offered to bring me his stuff. We were eating at Sarah H. house and so I came home to meet him. He was standing on my front porch waiting on me when I pulled up. Kade was sitting in my lap in the car(Sarah lives in my neighbor hood) when Kade saw him he said" Daddy" it about killed me.
I got to see my wonderful friend Melodie S. today. It was so nice to just sit and talk. To get a hug from her. We just talked about "things". I have so many questions. Why did God choose my husband? Why didn't He answer the prayers of so many people? It is so hard to try and answer these. I just see how any good could come out of me not having a husband any more. He was so much more than just a husband! I miss his voice. I miss the feel of his hand on mine. I miss having him in bed with me. I miss all of the little things he did that I didn't realize were that big until I have to do them myself. I am so scared of being lonely!
This is becoming quite rambly but I cant sleep and I am just writing as I sit here and cry. Sorry! Please don't leave any comments because I don't really want to know who is reading this. I would prefer to think it is only me and my rambling, jumbled up mind.
I know my friends have been praying for me but I have one particular decision to make in the next couple of weeks. I seriously need God's guidance.
My friend Martha G. gave me a book when she came to the funeral called "A Grace Disguised". I am not into it to much but what I have read has been so helpful. Thank you so much Martha for such a wonderful gift! Every time I read something that sticks out I underline it so I can find it again without looking too hard. Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow and I have to get up early. I am going to try and get some sleep. Thank you so much for praying for me. I don't think I would be this far without your prayers! I thank God every day for the wonderful friends and family that He has given me. I don't know where I would be without them.

Monday, July 20, 2009

video

I miss him so much!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

As most of you know,our vacation ended quickly this year. I sit here at my desk reading every ones kind words and I want to thank you so much! This blog is going to be a place for me to put my thoughts. Sometimes happy sometimes sad. Not that I want the whole world to read them but for me to be able to go back and remember. If that bothers you I am sorry I wont feel hurt if you don't come back. I am a person who has a hard time talking about or showing my feelings but it is so easy for me to express them in writing. That being said I think I will go back and read previous posts and look at pictures for a few minutes. Today is going to be very hard for me. I want to remember the good times. A song I just listened to says" If home is where the heart is, I am so homesick"

Friday, July 10, 2009

Vacation

Yay!!! We are leaving on vacation tomorrow morning. Be back in a week. TTFN...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Okay, I just have to say that mommys can do anything. Even do plumbing. I tried my hand at it on Monday and conquered it. Sunday afternoon I found a big bowl of leftover roast in the refrigerator and decided it was a little past the due date so I turned on the garbage disposal and threw the roast in the sink. Keep in mind that I have dumped alot of things down my disposal( including roast) in the past and it has only stopped up twice. Once with potato peels and the time was with spaghetti. I have learned that whatever you dump down it must go slowly!!!!! The spaghetti went down in a flash and in a flash it stopped up. Well I was in a hurry and my roast went down in a flash and in a flash it was stopped up again. Since I was trying to get out the door to church I decided that Randy didn't really need to know about it at that time. LOL Things like that really stress him out you know. so when we got home from church I quickly went to the sink and sure enough that brown chunky roast water was still standing in the sink. So I casually mentioned that I stopped up the disposal and My wonderful husband promptly stressed and said that it was going to take him an hour to fix it when he got home from work the next day.
Now keep in mind that I had been to camp for a week and then I had family staying with us for a week after that and my house was begging for a good cleaning. My kids were all sleeping over at Mamaws( except Kade) so I had already decided to give my house a top to bottom cleaning Monday. I just couldn't clean my house with stinky, brown, roast water sitting in my sink all day. I got upMonday and said to my self," Self, I am going to unstop what I stopped up." So I cleaned out all of the cleaning supplies under the sink, grabbed a bucket and prayed that my husband hadn't twisted the twisty thing to tight the last time he cleaned it out. I undid the twisty things and broke the pipes apart. I sure am glad I had the bucket there!! Just let me tell you that I have a pretty strong stomach. Not much affects me but this was gross!! ( I was thinking about my good friend Michele as I did it. She gags quite easily) I thought I had it all out so turned on the water a little bit to see if it would run out. I am glad I had the bucket there because it ran out! So being the person that I am I decided to make sure it was out so I kept the water on just a little bit and turned on the disposal. Just let me say that It all totally missed the bucket completely!! It blew nasty roast all over the inside of my cabinet. It was then that I thought I might gag myself. I decided to get another bucket of clean water to start cleaning up the mess. I found an old bottle brush to stick in the pipes to clean them out. Have you ever seen what is growing in your pipes under your kitchen sink? Trust me you don't want to know!!! So here I am with my head under the sink trying to wipe up the nasty junk and gunk that just got blew all over the cabinet walls I turn around and see see Kade with the nasty bottle brush mopping the kitchen floor with it. Now I really gross out. Good thing I was on a cleaning mission! I get it all put together and try it out and Yep, you guessed it. Still stopped up. It was plugged up farther down the pipe that I didn't take apart. So I started over. So to make a very long story just long,I finally got it all clean up, it is very organized under my sink now, and I had no leak when I was finally done. With all that done I could finally get started on the rest of my house. I think from now on I will not never put anything down the disposal fast. Now that Randy knows that I can do it, he will make me do it every time. That is not something I want to do ever again!!!!!!! Randy said that since I did that he is going to show me how to clean out the traps in the bathtubs when they get stopped up with all of the long hair coming out of 3 girls heads. I promptly told him No Thanks!!! That's a job even a 4 year old boy says is gross. LOL

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

church camp 2009

Church camp this year was great. Great preaching and a good time spent with family and friends. I even met a few blogging friends.
Friends( Konnor, Michael, and Bryson)

Best friends( Megan and Sarah)


Lots of Baseball








"Honey pot" duty( Randy and BIL Scott)





Watching baseball






My good looking husband!!!








Friday, June 19, 2009


I just loved this picture of the kids. We went to the park for a family night last week( more pictures coming) and I caught them all standing next to each other, and in birth order at that, down by the pond.

Kaitlyn was watching Kade the other day. A couple words of wisdom... Never turn your back on Kade!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still Dead

Just reporting that my computer is still dead. I am going through withdraws as I type. JK That was last week actually. They now say that I need a new hard drive. Hope fully I can get it fixed when we come home from camp. We all go to Church camp next week. We love camp!!!! I have a ton of pictures to post so be prepared when I get back on here. I am now on my in laws computer. 8o)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Just wanted to say that me computer is messed up again so until I get it fixed............. I posted this last post at my in laws.

We spent the weekend at our church camp working on our cabin. I took some pictures so I will save them to post later. Hopefully sooner than later. TTFN

Monday, June 1, 2009

a dogs best friend

Kade loves Molly(my dad's dog) and Molly loves Kade because Kade gives her ice cream. What you cant see is the cup of ice cream in Kade's other hand. Kade spoon feeding Molly his ice cream. Yes, the spoon is in Molly's mouth and yes, Kade was using that same spoon for himself.

One bite for Molly and one bite for him. I just keep telling myself that a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans. LOL gross! Oh well Molly was enjoying it. You can enlarge the picture for a better look. 8o)

This is my grandma. She lives in S.C. and has been visiting for a couple of months. She is going home this week. I am going to miss her. I love her so much!!

Best Cousin Buddies

Konnor loved playing with his cousin Chase while they visited with us. He is already asking when he is coming back.

Memorial Day parade

Megan trying on the goofy hat
My adorable niece Grace
Kaitlyn and her friend Jessica H


3 amigos eating their donuts
Randy,my BIL Chad, and Paul H 3 really goofy guys





Every year we go to the Memorial Day parade in town. This year my sister Rebekah was in from FL so the day was even better. We had a fun time eating donuts and watching the guys goof off. Our friends the Holdens went with us this year too.