Friday, June 29, 2007

I'm Off... Again

Well, in a little under 12 hours, I will be on a plane on the way to sunny Florida. It is going to be hot, it is going to be humid, I will probably be miserable, but... I get to see some of my favorite people in the whole world. I can't wait! See you all when I get back!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

New Hairdo...

Well, I finally got my hair cut. It was driving me crazy... it was so hot and my hair wasn't quite long enough and it wouldn't completely stay pulled up in a ponytail. 100 degrees and hair hanging around my neck just doesn't work well for me. I wanted it cut short, but I don't know that I really wanted it this short. People at work say they like it. I think it is going to take some time to get used to it. What do you think??

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Family and Loss

Wow, it is only Tuesday and this has been a really rough week. It actually started on Friday. I am not going to go into details but there are some things happening with my cousin that are not good. Pray that she either starts making the right decisions in her life so that she can give Libby a good home or she steps away and lets someone else take care of her as their own. That little girl is at an age where she needs a consistent caregiver. My aunt and uncle have been taking care of her for the most part lately. A is hardly ever home and even when she is, she is not the one caring for the baby. My aunt and uncle should not have to raise their grandchild, they should be able to be grandma and grandpa. It is a tough situation that needs a lot of prayer. Libby is a wonderful child who deserves to be raised in a home full of love and care and A does not seem to understand this. Prayer is the only answer to this and having to be patient for these prayers to be answered is really tough.

On Sunday we headed up to my Aunt Linda and Uncle Gary's. They live up in the mountains and we had a mini family reunion. My Uncle Bob was in town from upstate New York and he brought along with him his new girlfriend Fay. We were all there and it was great to see everyone together again. My Uncle Bob just recently (within the last year) split from his ex-wife and we learned a few things about that. We had not seen my uncle in 4 years, which was not unusual as they never came out to visit very often. Turns out that it was mostly becuase his wife didn't like to fly and they would either have to drive or take the train both of which made for a very long trip down here. Anyway, he was here with Fay this last week and we will probably get to see him a lot more often now, possibly even every year. Fay said she would push him on the plane out here. I think I am really going to like her. :) It was a great visit, we sat out on the deck, had lunch, visited and just really caught up with everything happening in eachothers lives. Last night we got to meet up for dinner and a final goodbye before they head back to NY tomorrow. I talked to my uncle and I am probably going get to visit them next spring and I am really excited about it.

On Monday morning, we got some very sad news at work. One of our long time and well respected Lt's passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He will be missed by all. Funeral services are on Thursday afternoon and it will be big. He was known nationwide for his work in law enforcement. It has been a sober couple days around here.

I will try to get some pictures posted tonight.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Isn't She Beautiful

Spent all day Saturday with Libby. I love that girl so much. She is hard to get a picture of though. I am dying to get a picture of her smile, but she gets so serious when you have the camera out. I finally got this shot of her. I will have her all day this Saturday too. Maybe I will get some more pictures then. Here is the beauty queen...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I got to see Libby Jo on Saturday and got this really cute picture of her. I should be with her all day this coming Saturday (and hopefully meet up with my friend L and her son M, he is 19 days younger than Libby) so I hope to have a bunch more pictures then. Here is one for now.


Well, I have been really bad about getting my posts all finished up. I have just been preoccupied with some other things going on. I thought I would get a slideshow together of my pictures from Hawaii. Hope you all enjoy.