“I wish you were here, but you are not. You’re there, and there doesn’t know how lucky it is.”

Today is a special day, it’s the day of my wonderful Auntie Bea’s birthday. We lost her last year, if you recall. Today she’s on my mind a little more than usual.

I know she’s with her family each and every day, but I feel her presence as well. I truly believe she was with us on easter when we went out to have our easter egg hunt and discovered 30k bees swarming in the back yard. She was watching over us as we moved the bees into a swarm box. No one got stung and I believe it’s because she was watching out for us. I know she would have loved Mitchell and he would have seen just exactly why she was such a huge part of my childhood.

Happy Birthday to you, Auntie Bea. I hope you’re up there partying, with your underpants on your head banging pots and pans to celebrate!


Weddings are always beautiful

When she was in her late 20’s my mom started a job nannying for a family, at the time, they had 4 kids with another on the way. My mom nannied for them for 6 years, and in that time their family grew to 6 kids, and my mom had me! 

I grew up with them. Went to pre-school with their youngest (he’s just a few months older than I am.) We were inseparable, if he was sick and couldn’t go to school, I’d cry throw a fit in protest. If, for any reason, my mom actually took me to pre-school, I’d sit in the corner and cry. 

As we got older, their youngest daughter and I became really close. I’d spend full weeks in the summer at their house, and we’d have weeklong slumber parties. 

However, just before 6th grade, my mom got married and we moved away. I saw their youngest Daughter (Carrie) once after we moved and that was it.

Then this past summer, I got an invitation in the mail to her WEDDING! It was yesterday, and for the first time in over a decade their family, my mom and I were all re-united. It was wonderful. It felt like little time had really passed, and hopefully we’ll manage to keep in touch this time! 🙂 

I’ve attached some photos, some from when we were younger, and some from the wedding. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂







8th birthday

Kurt, then me then my friend Jeff (that weird thing on my lip—stitches.) Then behind Jeff is a young Carrie!




Carrie's wedding

Kurt and I at Carrie’s wedding!