On this day

On this day last year, my sister, her boyfriend, my mom and my dad, came to visit us for three weeks. At the time we didn’t know just how sick my dad was. We thought the sickness he was experiencing was a reoccurring chest infection that the doctors had been telling him he had for over a year, treating it with antibiotics and a nebulizer. They almost didn’t make the trip at this time, they were going to come in March… But that would have been too late.

They spent three weeks with us, we did a lot of mundane things, we hung around the house, but we also did some exploring, seeing Yosemite, Old Town Clovis and Sac, Avila Beach and San Francisco before they went home. 

I’m so grateful that they made the trip, that dad had the opportunity to see the kids and that we had time together as a family before everything shattered just 18 days after his diagnosis. I try so hard not to go to that dark place when I think of him. I try not to dwell on those last days, but to savor the laughs, the joy and the sweetest memories.

I’m glad that Calvin remembers him, that he says often that he misses his papa, and shows Mia photos of him. He’s three and death is a big concept for such a little person. 

Family is the most important thing to me. My little unit of four, my parents, my siblings… These are the people who make me, me. 

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For Sale

We put our house up for sale today. We moved in August 2013 and have loved it here. It’s a beautiful house, in a beautiful neighborhood with beautifully sweet neighbors. But, we have outgrown it. It’s the right amount of rooms in the wrong configuration and we are in a good spot right now to sell and look for our forever home. We want to find something that will last with the growth of our children and the changing seasons of our life.

Calvin is excited for a new house and a new room and especially the possibility of a back garden, seeing as right now we just have a small concrete patio. He’s had a blast looking around model homes, he is always curious as to whether the fruit decor is plastic or not!

This weekend is our open house and I’m hoping that we will get some great interest. So here we are, embarking on another adventure!