Archive for category: Reflection

My friend, Erin

06 Jul
July 6, 2012

Today was a horribly sad day.  I attended the funeral for one of my friends, Erin Durkee.  She passed away last Monday evening from an allergic reaction that later led to cardiac arrest.  She was 31 years old. Read more →

Mr. Social

21 May
May 21, 2012

Tonight after dinner, we all took a family walk.  We don’t do it every night, but we try to do it at least three times a week to get some fresh air after dinner and to release any left over energies that are locked up still.  Max wanted to ride his little trike and we put the twinnies in the double stroller.  Sometimes we go a little too far and Max will lose momentum and will want to ride a back, or sit, so we save him a seat in the stroller and throw the bike on the back if that happens. Read more →

Mother’s Day Blues

14 May
May 14, 2012

So, yesterday was Mother’s Day.  This has been a holiday that I dread for many years because of my  relationship (or lack there of) with my estranged mother.  It is just an annual reminder of how so many people have affection for their mother and that I do not.  (And that it is also not reciprocated.)  I am not going to go into all the details on this post, (maybe another day) but a brief rundown is that my mother is a Jehovah’s Witness and I no longer am.  I was disfellowshipped many years ago when I was 20 years old and basically, you are ‘marked’ if you stop following the ways of the religion.  I had met with the congregation leaders several times letting them know that I wanted to remove myself from the religion.  So they make an announcement saying that I am disfellowshipped and after that occurs, noone is allowed to talk to me or associate with me and it is a conscious decision if it involves family members.  Over the years, my mother has been in and out of my life.  I guess she started to come around once I had myself more put together (in her eyes) and when I was pregnant with my first child.  It’s been three years since that ‘new’ relationship started and it ended last August.  She had to reconsider her relationship with me because of my refusal to go back to the religion and decided to cut me off.  That means no more talking, visiting, anything.  Nothing.  That consequently ended her association with my immediate family as well.  It’s a complicated story, I am trying to explain it as clear as I can without it going off track into a different topic than I have intended. Read more →

Wedding Season

05 May
May 5, 2012

Today my friends Nate and Therese are in Costa Rica getting married.  What an exciting day!  My thoughts are with them and the amazing time they are going to have.  It’s wedding season and Lance and I are going to several in the upcoming months.  It takes me back to our wedding not too long ago, almost two years ago. Read more →

Techy Difficulties

22 Apr
April 22, 2012

What a week!  Whew!  I had the bright idea of self hosting my blog so that I could customize it more, and boy what a project that was.  I thought it was just a matter of switching hosts and adding a few things here and there.  Oh no, switching the hosts was the easy part, picking a new theme and making the theme work out was the hard part.  (Because of course I picked an advanced responsive theme instead a basic, easy theme).  I was in technical difficulty hell!  I couldn’t have done it without my friend The David (Webb) and I owe him big time.  Thank you David for the millionth time!  I also utilized Google a ton, what would I do without that? Read more →


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