Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas '09

This year was a different Christmas, to say the least. With all of the snow, we couldn't even get out of town. In fact, our driveway gave the Gaschos some trouble! We opened presents Christmas Eve after supper of chicken soup and oyster stew. That's a Bumblebee gun, by the way. Bumblebee has arrived! He didn't take off that outfit for several days! Thanks, Aunt Kass!:) Cael got a set of flower pots with some seeds from one of my students. Cael and Daddy got it planted.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1 year

As I'm typing this, I'm thinking back to one year ago. At this time, (8:40)I was almost to Arapahoe, not knowing what to expect. I had gotten the call from my sister that my mom wanted me to come home - it was time. I knew that it would be coming, I just didn't know it would be that soon. I'm sure my Dad's first year in heaven has been a good one. I'm sure he's been doing all of the things he hasn't been able to do for so many years, and that makes me happy. It's been a rough year without him. So many things have happened that I would love to call him and tell him about. I can't call him, so I just talk and hope he can hear me. It's not the first Christmas without him, but it's the first Christmas season. I caught myself thinking that I needed to go get him some sugar-free chocolate covered peanuts, because he loved them and that's what I always got him. I've heard that the first anniversary is the hardest, and I'm sure that's right, but I don't think I'll ever get over walking into Mom's house and wanting to go talk to him, or thinking about the food that I cooked him when I'm cooking it for my own family. I'll never stop missing him, and frankly, I don't want to. Love you, and miss you, Daddy. My new favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLgLfD3wElQ

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Angel

It was so nice today when we got home from church that Cael and I built a snowman!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

'Tis the Season

Yep, one line of lights. That's all. Baby steps... Our first tree in our new house.