i haven't posted in quite a while, we had a tragedy in my family. my younger brother took his own life about 10 days ago. people have been calling and emailing to check in on me and my parents. we are left wondering why but i am trying to find comfort in the fact that whatever was causing him to suffer, he is no longer in that pain. i believe in forgiveness and that he is in heaven watching over me and my family now. nothing will ever replace him...i will miss his smile and his hugs and the way he always teased me about all kinds of things. how i dress my boys, if i had a pimple, if he thought i was being too uptight about something...whatever. and the stories of us growing up as kids will now have to be told by me. that's a shame because i'm not the funny one, he is. his service last week was attended by over 800 people. friends, family and acquaintances. people i graduated from highschool with over 16 years ago attended to support me, i got cards from people i haven't heard from in over 20 years, and finally i have been overwhelmed by the support and love that my true friends, new and old, have offered. your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
the snow is falling...it's just gorgeous! finally i'm getting in the christmas mood...now if i could just unbury the car and get out to do some shopping. was planning on doing a lot online but think i'm missing out on the experience of being out in the madness! am i crazy or what?
also new this week, nebraska hired itself a new head coach, bo pelini! woo hoo! thank you dr. tom...we're so happy to welcome coach pelini and his family back to nebraska. thank you for hiring coach ron brown as an assistant and may nothing but good things come to you and your program.
anyone see one of those cricut machines advertised on tv? i'm intrigured...might have to try that.
Posted by Renae at 12:01 PM
Monday, December 3, 2007
i'm working on mastering the blog. at least there is one picture of the boys posted here. i love this picture...they are so funny! max is a riot and can make owen laugh just by being his goofy self. i'll post more photos tonight and hope to get to plans on my new closet/craft room soon. stay tuned...
Posted by Renae at 9:24 AM
Monday, November 26, 2007
the door is in and the light in our house is great! i can't wait to get the drywall in and get the room painted. not sure if we're sticking with the green or not but i think that's the plan so far.
the weekend of the 17th i traveled to california to see my wonderful friends get married. what an amazing weekend full of love. the best part of the weekend (aside from the marriage of two fantastic people) was the fact that even though i'm not technically "friends" with any of these people (in fact i'm pretty much a stranger), they welcomed me as one of them and made me feel like part of the family for the entire weekend. friends of karen are friends of mine i guess! thanks to all of you and congratulations to brian and karen. photos are here http://www.flickr.com/gp/21245125@N05/47NP2j.
Posted by Renae at 11:06 AM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
what can i say about today? ryan started the day by cutting more drywall from our the south wall in our kitchen. he's installing french doors out onto our new deck. nothing like building it but not being able to access it! so that should be done tomorrow. then we had dinner with friends chet and kerri. their son chet and max had fun playing together. kerri and i spent some time going through photographer websites and blogs of women who i wish i could grow up to be. they're so talented and creative and just kind people at heart...you can tell! i keep my hopes that i will be able to improve my photography and hopefully pick up some good ideas and tips along the way. winter is rapidly approaching and so i worry that there won't be many opportunities for good photos but hope that the new doors will provide more than adequate light to photograph max and owen. there just aren't enough minutes in the day to look at my sweet boys. God's blessings to everyone.
Posted by Renae at 10:52 PM