Archives for February 2012

For Your Information

Jess and Glacier’s Blogville Pawty began over a week ago. As mentioned here, they are helping to raise funds for a woman who fosters dogs to put up a new privacy fence.

Canyon and Rogue have been entered into the kissing booth, so please give them a KISS!

Canyon and Cessna have been entered into the contest for Valentine’s Day king and queen, so please click and VOTE!

**Just a note, each VOTE and KISS costs $1**

In addition to these two events, they have also set up an online raffle and a chance to buy some tasty treats for your sweetheart, so check them out as well.

On another note, Mango Minster 2012 begins on the 12th.

Cessna is entered into the Cracker Critter category;

Glacier is entered into the Working Stiffs category;

And Ushi is entered into the Bad Sport category.

Please take a look when you get a chance. I’ll let everyone know when the voting begins.

I think that’s all the updates for now. If I’ve missed anyone’s event or you’d like me to announce something, please leave a comment.

Fifty Three

Today would have been my mother’s 53rd birthday. Unfortunately though, as mentioned in this post from September, she left us at 39.

I often wonder what life would have been like for my mom if she had not gotten diabetes at the age of 11.

Would she still have become a nurse?
Would she have had me and Brandi?
Would our step-dad still be in our lives?

I often wonder what mom would be like if she hadn’t passed away at the age of 39.

Would she still have her long, thick, dark brown hair? Or would it be predominantly grey.
Would her and our step-dad still be together? Or would their paths have taken a different route.
Would she still live in a small apartment in Aurora? Or would she have bought a house in the country.

I often wonder what life would have been like if she had not left us so soon.

Would I have taken the same academic paths?
Would Brandi have had such a rough time growing up?
Would I be with Huib?

It’s days like this, when I stop and wonder, how different life could or would have been if we were celebrating mom’s birthday with her, instead of just remembering.

Even though you’re not here physically, I know you’re here in spirit.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Married Six Years

Today Huib and I celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.

I feel as though I’ve written everything possible about our wedding and can’t really think of anything new to add, so I thought I’d share six pieces of advice that have made our relationship work.

I’ll tell you now, our relationship is not perfect by any means, but these are some of the most important pieces of advice we were ever given.

1. Never go to bed angry.
2. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
3. Never let a problem become to big to handle.
4. It’s not always necessary to be right. It’s okay to compromise.
5. Make sure to take time to just enjoy one another’s company.
6. Dinner doesn’t have to be on the table when you get home from work. We live in a time of shared responsibilities.

LOL, I made up the last one because some of the other pieces of advice we were offered aren’t really PG.

but in all seriousness, the other five I listed were given to us by some pretty amazing couples, so hopefully by following them we can be just as wonderful.

The past six years have been wonderful beyond my wildest dreams, so I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

Huib, I know you don’t read this blog often, but thank you for asking me to be your wife and thank you for continuing to provide me with never ending love and support.