Zach you rock!
This is am amazing article about a special guy I wish I would have known. His friends and family are in my prayers today.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Two Saturdays ago we had Anthony's birthday bash! Great time but with 13- 9 year olds Erik and I were ready to relax, pour an adult beverage, and watch a movie. He told me to hold on before I started the movie because he was going to use the restroom. I cozy in wanting him to hurry because I was very excited to watch "Parental Guidance" which is hilarious by the way. He steps in the hallway, and I hear a squish-weird. He opens the bathroom door and water literally comes puring out. He screams,"MELISSA HELP!" Erik frantically turns off the water but it is too late. The bathroom is completely flooded. It is pouring downstairs in our bathroom, laundry room, and hallway. Water is starting to seep into our kitchen. The floor is shot in the hallway. So one insurance claim closes and another one opens.
So instead of a mini-date night we were calling insurance, water restoration companies, cutting out ceilings and using the wet vac. I am not sure I have ever seen my husband that mad before. I reminded him that things could be worse. We had just celebrated our sons 9 year old birthday and another family in Boston had to send their 8 year old to heaven that same week. That put things into perspective for both of us.
Regardless, our house is now in interim waiting on adjusters and contractors to come to agreement on what the cost shall be. We were needing in a kick in the butt to get moving on some house projects. Whoever ends up buying our house when it is listed is going to have an almost new house. I am looking forward to going to Parade of Homes this weekend so we can start getting our plan together. Whether we buy or build or family is ready for a new space.
It turns out we had a faulty pipe under our sink from Menard's that has been a common cause of claims with our insurance company. Apparently they go into litigation with them often over this. Beware if you have purchased any plumbing supplies from Menard's. They are going into litigation over our pipe as well and they are hoping to get our deductible covered. Wish us luck!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Our next Christmas card.
I bought the boys new shorts for spring and Alex ran to find his shirt he thought matched perfectly.
He does have boxers on. But my kids are definitely free spirits in their wardrobe choices!
My breakfast date on Saturday. We went and picked up all the things we needed for his bowling party this Saturday.
Again into something she is not suppose to be. Howie ate almost a whole box of treats.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I once asked a friend who now has 4 beautiful children now what her favorite age was. She told me "every age." She explained,"With each new year come fun things your child can do."
Ever since she said that to me it has completely rang true.
Anthony is 9 today and I love him just the same as I did when he was a newborn in my arms. Just the same as when I held him and stroked his fat roll behind his baby mullet. Just the same as his first steps, first day of school, and first time riding the bus. Just the same as when he danced in the field at Big Bopper and refused to play soccer. Just the same as when we went to gather all the things for his goodie bags and order his cake for his party this weekend. The love for your child is something that radiates out of you. It is such an incredible feeling of love, pride, and an understanding only a child and mother can have.
Happy Birthday Buddy!
You amaze me every day.