Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Stuff

We are FINALLY all moved into our apartment. All the pictures are hung and curtains are donning the windows. It's so nice to be all moved in. PLUS our landlord finally made it over and installed out air conditioner so we are enjoying that imensly! Jacks brother Adam came over last weekend and fixed our shower so we are eternally grateful for that! Now I just need to see if I can bribe my brother into bringing my washer and dryer out! It seems like everything is up and running. Hopefully it stays that way for a while.

We were able to spend some fun time with Jacks family this last weekend. His brother Adam and his wife Angeline came down on their way to a wedding. We got to go to dinner with them and catch up (read *listen to Jack and Adam argue about politics). So that was fun. Then the rest of his family came out on Saturday and we spent the day at the water slide/pool. We rarely make it back to Roosevelt so it was nice to see everyone. I even have a slight sunburn from the days festivities.

Jack got a promotion at work! They offered to give him more training so he could work with the shipping departement as well. He'll make an extra dollar an hour. Yay Jack!

One of the girls I went to High School with was killed in a car accident this weekend. She had been married almost a year and had a little baby boy. I've been really upset about how unfair life can be. No 22 year old should have to bury his wife and no baby should have to grow up without his mommy. Its got me thinking about all the people I've lost in my life that were too young to go. When I was 12 my best friend Tiffany Ellingford was killed in a freak horse accident. I remember feeling lost for a really long time. It's been 10 years and I still have a box of notes and memories of her. A few years later my cousin Jackson was killed in a motorcycle accident. I was in California at the time and it was so hard to be away from my family even if it was only for a few days. I flew back for the funeral and it was really hard for me to believe it actually happened because I was gone while everyone else went through the after shock. I know what it's like to lose people I love far too early! All this has got me thinking about the people I love today. I want you all to know I love you and what an impact you have had on my life!