Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010~ our Local Hero

I have never taken Freedom for lightly.
This year and the older I get I feel more and more like we live in the best
country and that our Military is the bravest people in the world.
I have never been to a Military funeral in my life but back in
September 2009 a local Hero lost his life!
I knew his Girlfriend. She was a young lady that was friends
with my son.
This young man had only been over sea's for about a month
and lost his life at the age of 20.
I went to the funeral and can tell you that I was forever changed .
It really touched me that this young man had the desire to fight for
our country and he lost his life.
He will never be a husband now, he will never be a dad but he
is a hero!
I just wanted to share some of the pictures.
His Girlfriend Ashley still writes about him.
They were suppose to be together once he served his year but that was
cut short and she still hurts everyday!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lots of catching up to do

Life has been nothing but busy lately! Baseball, kid home from college and
work! I also have been helping take care of my sister in law's niece who I adore.
She has brought so much happiness into our lives too!
To recap our little life Matt came home from college the first part of May.
It has been good having him home but strange too. Took us a day or 2 to get used to it.
I think it has been harder on him than us.
Jaden finished up 3rd grade. Can not believe he will be in 4th grade next year.
Work is still slow for me but I have been a little more busy.
We have been busy with Jadens Baseball.
He is having a great year and has really impressed some coaches out there.
So proud of him.
Of course most of you have heard about the flooding in Nashville.
We didn't get any here at the house but there were lots of areas around us that flooded.
Nashville was a mess! So sad to see all that.
This has been my home pretty much all my life and to see all the destruction was hard.
Here are lots and lots of pictures.
I am gonna try to do a better job of keeping up with this! Ha

Jaden in action

This is Mackenzie and her friends before Prom. This was the day it rained
buckets! She is the one in the middle

Her and Matthew...and Jaden

so sweet

oh to be 18 again.....sigh

This is Jaden and Kaylea. She spends alot of time with us ! Jaden loves it

Little Ms Cutie!
Matthew and Mackenzie after Graduation. Also her 18th bday

This is Kaylea, Kolson and Kassie my nieces and nephew

Jaden pitching

Hope to be back soon!!!!!!!!!!