Saturday, July 31, 2010


Just a quick update to say that all is well at our house.  Gigi has been able to talk to her sister almost daily and we have plans to see her in August!  Seems she now lives in a different state, so it's not so easy to get the girls together.

She's enjoying her summer program and they have been keeping her very busy.  She's gotten to do a bunch of fun things, like water parks, and crafts, and things like that.  It makes me feel a bit better about her not having the summer off like other kids do.  I seem to remember being pretty bored during the summer when I was a kid, so maybe that's not such a bad thing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I finally tracked down Gifti's sister's daddy.  I had a text conversation with him today and he promised that Hope would call Gifti tonight.  I tried to pin down a time where we could get the girls together, however that was not confirmed.  He did say that it would be fun, but didn't want to talk about it anymore.  I hope that we can get a meeting together soon.  It's been far to long since they have been together.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jerry's Cousins

This past weekend we had a visit from Jerry's cousin Shannon and her husband Mike.  We have awaited this visit for a while now, but our schedules have not made it possible until now.  Shannon has a half sister, Kierra, that older then our Gigi, but had a bunch of stuff that she had saved and wanted her to have.  We have been fortunate that they like the same things.  Kierra gave Gigi about 50 books, some clothes, winter jackets, toys, and even a bike that is just like new.  We are so blessed to have family that are so generous.

Tonight my sister will be spending some time with our little girl.  She called last night to ask if she was busy.  I think they will play bingo at her apartment complex, and maybe go swimming.  I am glad that my family takes such an interest in my daughter.  It gives me such a warm fuzzy.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jerry's Birthday

Jerry's birthday was on Sunday and we had a great day.  We woke up around 9:00am and Jerry opened his presents.  Gifti was so excited for him to open them.  Although, I don't know why because there wasn't anything that she could play with him or anything.  She didn't even help me pick them out, but I am glad she was into it.
Then, it was off to Famous Daves for have brunch with about 12 friends and family.  It was delicious and the company was excellent.  I know that he enjoyed himself as did I.  I know that Gifti was happy because she got to visit with her one of her cousins.
After that we went to Best Buy for some odds and ends and to look for a strap for my camera.  The one that came on it broke.  We weren't able to find one, but I have an idea how to make one.  We also picked up the last Heath Ledger movie and The Book of Eli, which was so good Jerry wanted to own it.
We then went back home and did a bit of relaxing.  Then, Jerry went to softball as he does every Sunday during the summer, and after to OId Chicago.
It was a great day for my sweetheart.  I know that he enjoyed himself, and that's the goal on one's birthday.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Some new "firsts" for my little girl over the past week. 
  1. First night in a hotel
  2. Traveled over the Minnesota border
  3. Saw Iowa
  4. Saw Missouri
  5. Saw the Arch in St Louis
  6. Visited Busch Stadium for a Cardinals game
  7. Met Auntie Angee, uncle Mike, Bryce, Michael
  8. Caught a Roll at Lamberts(a famous restuarant)
  9. Pet/fed several exotic animals, like Camels and emus
  10. Spent over 3 hours in a car without a break
 We all had a great time on our vacation to visit relatives in the Missouri Bootheel.  Can't wait to do it again.