Saturday, April 24, 2010

Easter 2010

Spring time here in the hills!! Well, near spring I should say....still getting snow, WHATEVER!! But the moisture will do us good here in this desert. Getting ready to plant our garden once more & enjoy fresh salsa all summer. Easter was a fun filled day for our little chickadees as you can see. Woke up to lots of snow that morning so the wacky wabbit had to get creative!

Allison got her first real haircut! Brushing her hair has been such a battle in past couple years because she just had sooooo much thick, long hair. We knew the day would come when we would chop it so I asked her if she wanted short hair for the summer & she's been tempted for a while so we just took the plunge. She had so much hair so we're gonna donate it to Locks of Love! Good job Allison!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


So, this is the hardest thing to write about. My sweet mother has passed on. She's gone home, onto a new adventure or whatever you want to call it. I like to think of her as a new life energy that's not really gone, just changed. Looking back, I'm glad I told her I loved her all the time and she did too. Never held back my love & appreciation. I wonder if that's why this is so hard, among other reasons...

I recently heard that this sadness is just "my crap" & to let go of it but it is still the hardest thing I've ever done. I've always had her to lean on or to raise up but either way she was there with me. I know she's everywhere still so I hold that close to my heart when I'm totally down. The simplest things throw me off like hearing someone who sounds just like her or have her name, Leslie....

I know it will take a while to get back to "normal" whatever that is & I'm looking forward to it. I also know I will never be the same, changed forever....My emotions run the gamut from sadness to anger to joy...just all over the place. Her service was lovely & very healing for us all. Glad.

Mother, I love you. Thank you. God bless.