Friday, November 27, 2009

An Amazing Woman

Grandma and Skylar March 2008

4 generations (me-very pregnant with Sailyr)

Yesterday afternoon one of the most important people in our lives passed away. She was my Grandma Mona. She was the best grandma and she and I were very close. She was my #1 fan and biggest supporter of anything that I ever did. Many of my fondest memories of my childhood were made at her house or with her. She was so fun and funny and always loved a good joke. She was always worrying about everyone else and would give you anything she had. She was a great example to me and I have a very heavy heart right now. I will miss her dearly! We love you Grandma!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's finally happening

Potty training has officially begun! Skylar has started to go in the potty. Not all the time but some of the time. It is a start! We are not pushing her but just letting her do it on her own terms. I hope this is the best way but we are open to any suggestions. I can see the light at the end of the diaper tunnel!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

In Loving Memory...

of Fred Hess October, 2002-November 2, 2009

Earlier this week, we had an unfortunate accident that took the life of our family cat. We are so sad to have to say goodbye to him. He was a true member of our family. Our girls have grown to love him and he was often known to come running when one of them was crying or hurt, especially Skylar. Travis and I adopted him from the shelter just one month after we were marrried. Fred was about 6-8 months old at the time and was nearly full grown. He was so loveable and sweet that we couldn't figure out why someone wouldn't want him. I think back now and realize that he was just meant to be with our family. He has seen our good times and bad and has been there for me through them all. He has been the center of some mysterious mishaps and some amazing rescues (he was once got in the ski locker of our boat and was there for 4 days!). He has been both a source of frustration and a shoulder to cry on when I needed someone to listen to me. He will be truly missed!