Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Stormy Saturday with Friends

This weekend we enjoyed spending some time with our friends, Jennifer and Michael. They brought their daughter over to our new house and I can proudly say now that little Sarah does likes me AND she does talk!! We had a great time together and we got to try out our new camera. Here are some of the better shots. We are still learning but I am happy that we got a few good shots.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The New York Yankees Storm the South!!

Two weeks after moving into our new house, we were happy to host our first BBQ for my Aunt Elizabeth and my cousin, Little Elizabeth. I had great time when they were down her and I hoped they enjoyed their visit too.
The most common phrase while they were down here was...

"You know if we see a run over animal (aka roadkill) on the side of the road we are going to have to stop."

I truly have no words to explain that....

  I miss you guys and hopefully sometime in the future I can bring some southern charm to an area near you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cloudy Skies

I couldn't avoid it forever. My black cloud has come back. Hopefully only for a short time. I have been trying to figure out why I have been feeling in such a funk. I have no reason to feel depressed or unhappy. I have a great husband and family, a great job, a great house, and things have been going really well.

Still, the nightmare of that night has come back. It plagues me during the day. It hits me all of sudden like a ton of bricks. I have been waking up at night again...reliving it over and over with no hope of relief. So this evening, alone and by myself, I needed to figure out what sparked this, and then I remembered and it all made sense. That class ....A week ago I had to retake a CPR class.

I remember during that class I was torn between listening to the instructor and picturing my son on that table. Breathing for him and pushing on his chest. Reliving that moment. Feeling guilt and doubt that maybe I did it wrong, just maybe if I had pushed on his chest a little bit harder he would still be here.

I know that in reality, I had very little control over what happened that night. It is just that stupid black cloud that blocks all rational thought. Now all I need to do is continue to breath and hold on... as I wait out this nightmare and the sun starts to shine again.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm Still Here!

I'm still here... just enjoying my new home and relishing in the new opportunities that have come my way. Things are going well here. I did have a minor come apart when they had to cut a four foot hole in my wall to fix a leaky pipe, but it all turned out okay because my great daddy-in-law fixed the leak and my great hubby fixed the wall. You can't even tell that part of the wall was missing. They are good like that ;)

So keep an eye out because I am working on some new posts to go up. I guess it is time to rejoin the world again!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summer Saturday and Santonio

This Saturday morning I was able to spend my time with some good friends of mine. It had been to long since I have seen them and I was glad we were be able to have some time to catch up. This is my friend Santonio. We met somewhere around 3 years ago.

 He is a pretty amazing little boy, and he has a wonderful family too!

This is what I did for probably the whole two hours I was there. He is so sweet!! Don't let that trach that you see in the picture fool you. He has no problem letting you know what he needs. He is going to be in for a shock soon because he is no longer going to be the baby of the family anymore! I can only imagine the tricks he will pull...Good luck with that one Yvonne!!

And here is his even sweeter sister and brother.  Stefon and Shaniyah