So here it goes, a very poor attempt at a catch up.And if you are not family and close friends, probably a boring catch up as well. But have to start somewhere, right?
Big catch up, first things first news: Jessica graduated from nursing school. Talk about proud. And, a week before graduation, she was offered and accepted, a job in the NICU at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. My big girl will head back to the place of my littlest girl's fragile beginnings and help other little loves hopefully and prayerfully, find their way home as well. Talk about a beautiful full circle of life.
I guess we jump to Christmas now. And there is so much to be said and shared, that I truly do not know where to begin. So I will just post some pictures. Sorry to those of you who are my Facebook friends, this will be a semi repeat. And I guess after this post, and as the New Year is upon us, I will start fresh. Decide the direction of this blog. Regroup and get ready for all the new beginnings. A new baby girls arrival in mid-February and a wedding to continue planning and life, life to keep living. That last part is something I will be focusing on. Living my days. Perhaps changing some ways and keeping close to my heart the lessons of the last 6 months and actually the last 6 years and that is: Life can change on a dime. How will I be living and loving, when it does?
We were minus these two this year. They were in Chicago. Spending the holidays with Matt's family. We missed them but were happy to share them. After all, we are blessed to have them all the time.
Danny and Caitlin and Charlie were at their house in the morning and then at his moms and then with us. Charlie was a blast and so much fun to watch soak in the fun of the day.
This child spread all her joy, as she usually does and especially helped my dad through his moments. Which I must say, he moved through his moments with the most amazing strength and grace.
And my dad just cracked me up as he crawled into the Christmas Eve jammie photo. Big kid at heart. He really is.
Well that is all folks. If you hung with me this long, thanks. Like I said, this was mostly for our East Coast family who we miss and they miss us, especially at the holidays.