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Most Normal Girl

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tom Coleman

This is a sad day.

A very good friend has passed away and I’m struggling to find words to express my grief. Tom Coleman was a good person. He made me laugh. There are too many memories and there weren’t enough hugs.

Tom is the brother of my ex-boyfriend and is the best-friend of my cousin, John. We spent a fair amount of time together through high school and the few years afterward. I re-connected with him a couple of years ago at a birthday party and got a chance to meet his wife. Tom (or “Tommy”) was so special and will be missed by so many. I just can’t believe he’s gone...

I'm having a hard time dealing with his death. I cannot imagine the pain and numbness that his wife and two young children must be going through. In a moment, someone can be taken from us, senselessly, and what can we do?

Tom, you will be so missed. You have an extraordinary family and there are good people around to make sure that they are well cared for. I will never forget your friendship and the many good times we shared. I hope you meet your dad in Heaven and have a good laugh together.

The fragility of LIFE becomes magnified when it hits so close to home. It's a gentle reminder of how precious we all are - that we are not insignificant - that every moment we share together should be cherished.

There is much more to say, I’m sure. Right now, it’s just too hard to find the right words. I’m an emotional mess. Sometimes writing is cathartic. Today, words are too elusive.

I'm just so sad.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Which Came First - 33 Weeks Pregnant Or The Card?

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Precious Moments

There are moments in life when I ask God to take a picture because I never want to forget it.  I've had many of these over the last year - getting married, traveling, spending time with good friends, cuddling with Bailey, watching our baby move in my tummy, and more.  But the other night really took me by surprise.

Blair usually comes home around dinner time while I'm trying to put out flames in the kitchen.  (It's an art, really.)  He will walk in, take off his tie, play with the dog, and settle in near the TV.  I let him have some down-time before asking about his day and starting our normal evening conversation.  So the other night should not have been any exception which is why it took me by surprise when he changed the routine.  He walked through the door and went straight to the stereo to plug-in the Ipod.  I was still working in the kitchen (those flames sometimes get high) and wasn't really paying attention to what he was up to.  He asked me to come over to the living room and that's when he put on my favorite song.  He wrapped me in an embrace and we danced... 

It was one of the sweetest moments.  I guess those unexpected, special, quiet times are among my favorite.  They remind me that life is often about living in the present and not necessarily planning for the future.

And now, as I write this, Bailey is curled up by my side in dreamland while our baby is making waves of my tummy.  WONDERFUL.
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Friday, June 04, 2010

Babymoon photos!

We had a wonderful dinner at Morton's Steakhouse in the Gaslamp district of San Diego last Saturday night. The food was amazing!  You could have rolled us back to the hotel, afterward; we were so stuffed!  It was good that we did a lot of walking on this trip as we both ate a lot. 

We spent Thursday at the Wild Animal Park.  This guy gives new meaning to "cat nap."

My favorite jungle-man!  Grrrrr...

This photo is sort of dark, but can you see how big my belly is?  I'm almost as big as that lion sleeping on the car behind us!

It's awesome how close they allow visitors to get to the animals.

This baby elephant was only 15-days old - soooo cute!

We had lunch in Old Town on Friday.  It was such a beautiful few days and we were so lucky to have this special time together!
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I Just Have A Lot To Do!

I owe this blog some pictures.  I will try to get those up soon, I promise.  For now, I have a ton of laundry to do, a dog to groom, shopping to do, a baby shower to plan, a baby room to get ready, and a doctor's appointment in a couple of hours.  (I will see my doc much more frequently now...)  Stay tuned, as I will be back shortly.

PS - The BABYMOON was fantastic!
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