Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Chair

April 21, 2014, we very unexpectedly lost my uncle.  He was my mom's little brother, only five years older than me.  He left 11 days before my sister.

May 2, 2014, I sat in a chair at a funeral home making funeral plans with my mom for my Sister.

May 18, 2015, I returned to the same funeral home and sat in the same chair referenced above, my sister in law to the left of me.  We made the same funeral plans for our Father In Law.

April 1, 2016, I returned to the same funeral home and yet again sat in the same chair referenced twice above and made funeral plans for my Mom.

April 25, 2016, I returned to the same funeral home and sat in the same chair referenced three times above and helped make funeral plans for the same Sister In Law referenced above.

My brain and heart hurt.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Sunny Friday mornings at 8:12 am were my bookmarks that I had begun to look past. It wasn’t glaring in my face anymore and there were even sunny Friday afternoons that I realized, hey I skipped past the morning reminder. Time is healing.

Then my mom left me Friday.

It was a sunny Friday morning in the eight o’clock hour again. I think it was a gesture so I didn’t have a Thursday or Monday reminder as well. Might as well do it all on the same day and time. 

My mom spent her life taking care of others – without complaints. I wish she had known on this Earth how much more she was worth. My frustration with my mom always went back to others who took advantage of her is so many ways. I wanted to shout at her and instill in her that she was worth so much more! I spent too much time watching her being taken advantage of and treated poorly. So did my family. It often caused issues because it was torture to watch.

Thankfully, my mom and I are now finally released from that. I don’t ever have to worry again about her being taken advantage of again.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This made me think of her today

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pullman 911

This picture of my child absolutely terrifies me.

I don't know if it's the evil look on his face or if I'm just FREAKING out because he's driving around tonight in the town I went to college in.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

4th of July

Better late than never!

We spent the Fourth at our usual hidden gem at the Oregon coast.  

Couldn't have asked for a better holiday!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

War on the Shore

When we were at the beach for the Fourth of July, JR & his cousin James mentioned they would love to come back for their birthdays (which I neglected to post about and will soon....woops!).

Since James turned 13 Friday and JR 16 on Sunday, we thought it would be a great way to celebrate both together.  Tierra Del Mar/Pacific City has turned into our spot and everyone just loves to come back to as often as we can.

JR loves beach football, so we dubbed it "War on the Shore".  I made tshirts for the two teams and we had a football custom engraved to be used for future battles.

Saturday was a blustery 70 mph windstorm which was not conducive to any football or human body on the beach, so we opted for other fun things like launching parachuting hippos (and balloons and other birthday decor) down the beach.  I will always wonder where those hippos and birthday balloons ended up.

Happy birthday to the greatest 16 year old kid that ever existed!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Husky Stadium

It's been 20 years since I've been in Husky Stadium for a game.

It is crazy to think that in two weeks, we will be in Husky Stadium for my son's game.  That will be 3 Scukanecs who will have played in Husky stadium at some point in their life.

Even crazier to think in 9 days he will be a legal driver.