Saturday, January 31, 2009


For the love...our big screen t/v crapped out. As of today, we have spent almost $200.00 getting a new lamp delivered only to find out that isn't the problem. No repair shops are open today either. ACK! The Super Bowl is tomorrow. Dear Jill, what should we do!

In other news, we are doggy sitting the neighbor's dog, Chloe. See her in the background? She's diggin' the face time with the three year old! Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

American Idol?!

Either we are living under the same roof as the next Daughtry or we clearly watch too much American Idol. Check out the performance sans pants! Gotta love the enthusiasm and the politeness of this little rocker!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


A wonderful celebration of Hope's life was held today at the same church were Hope and Jake were wed almost 12 years ago. The church is rather small and today it overflowed with loved ones and friends who came to say their final good-byes and pay tribute to the beautiful Hope. As Ann-Marie so eloquently put it, Hope never wanted to be the center of attention and fate had another thing in mind for Hope. She touched so many people in her short life...some of the people Hope likely does not even know that she touched, but she did. During the service, Hope's brother, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, father, and Jake spoke so thoughtfully and emotionally. It was a lovely and touching tribute to a woman who was so much more than a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. As several people stated, Hope was their hero.
I was especially touched by the words from Ann-Marie. Ann-Marie is one of Hope's best friends and was there for Hope during the toughest of times. The words that came from Ann-Marie's mouth today were so loving and touching and brought on laughs and tears from the audience. I was so touched by her words. It honestly made me reflect on our wonderful relationship and I feel so honored and blessed to also call Ann-Marie one of my best friends. I know Jake and the boys and Hope herself, are so happy that you are a part of their lives as well. Thank you Ann-Marie (Ann, Marie, Ann-hyphen-Marie....) for who you are and all that you do.
Here's to Hope who most definitely is looking down on all of us from her new perch high above.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Heaven gained a beautiful new angel today named Hope. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, January 5, 2009


After almost two weeks of vacation...

...that's an understatement!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Breakfast with Elmo!

We enjoyed a nice breakfast with Elmo this a.m. When I say we, I mean Danny and myself, as Brody opted out of eating any of his $16.00 breakfast! Gotta love that!! We also hit the kid's zone at Sea World before the crowds arrived and Brody got to take his first roller coaster ride and a took a go at a few other adventure rides!

Our time off is coming to an end....Monday is going to be rough!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Thank goodness this got resolved! Rock of Love on a bus starts on Sunday people! I am feeling good about Brett finding love for real yo this go around! If not, I guess we'll be seeing Rock of Love on a cruise ship next!
Happy 2009 to everyone. Eat some black eyed peas today!