Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Almost time for a visit home....

After surviving a 2nd Thanksgiving (seriously, how can you go wrong with 2 Thanksgivings, that's twice the turkey!), I have a visit home to look forward to!
I'm hoping to get visits in with every one of my friends, as well as I can't wait to see my family!
They might be amazed at the progress that Boogs has made in the last 2 months. Shortly after our last visit he started moving forward, now he crawls full tilt, pulls himself up on everything and has 4 teeth (with more coming in). I will be so excited to showcase him to everyone, because really, he is now the star attraction, not me :). It will also give me some time to unwind before the holidays get hectic. I won't be able to spend Christmas with my family this year (which is hard, because this will be my first Christmas away from them).
I'm so excited to see my sister, we are going to go Wedding Dress shopping, this will just be a trial run, but I told her that I was sad that I won't get to be there when she finds "the dress". She'll be doing a lot of wedding planning without me there, I'm sure we will share a lot of phone calls/texts about how frustrating it all is, and how "Vegas would have been the better option". At the end of the day though, I can't wait until the day she gets married, her and I never were the "dreaming of the day we get married" type girls, we never really talked about our dream Weddings, and when push came to shove, I took the easy way out and went to Vegas. Either way, I am looking forward to the end of 2010, this year has had so many highs and lows, I have hope that 2011 will bring a lot of joy to my family. I will see all my canucks in a few days, I can't wait to see all of you, and have some delicious Tim Hortons.....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Jackson

Except that it's not happy, because you aren't here with us, and it sucks.
I never thought in a million years that you would not be here for your 1st birthday, because really, why would anyone think that you wouldn't be?
I have such a heavy heart whenever I think about you and how you left us too soon, and the thought of your sweet little face not being with us on this earth anymore brings me to tears.
I often think "everyone else has their nephews, why don't I have mine". If I knew that Clark would grow up happy and healthy with just one parent, I would gladly trade my life to have you back with us on earth. You made your Mommy and Daddy so happy, when you left, so many things changed. I look at your pictures on a daily basis, and think to myself "why did this have to happen to you, why does this have to happen to anyone?". Every big occasion we've had without you has been filled with mixed emotions, we are all together, trying to act happy knowing that deep down you are missing.
It rained all day today, just down poured, I think it was just a reminder that today isn't a happy day, it never will be anymore. We had one good November 2, and that was in 2009 when you were born Jackson. Now that you are gone, it's a day of remembrance, we remember that we were happy once, that was when you were here on earth.
I miss you so much my little buddy, I send you my love everyday and I appreciate when you come to me in my dreams.

Love you forever
Auntie Lisa