Wednesday, August 20, 2008

We got Robbed :(

And not in a figurative, fun kind of way either. We seriously got robbed.

In December we had to move. We're kinda picky so we put everything we owned into a 10x30 storage unit. We've been staying with my parents while our belongings climbed to the roof of the storage unit. In March, we got a second unit for some miscellaneous things and things have been fine there.

On Thursday, we got a call that our lock was cut. We were thankful it was on the misc. unit and while everything was rummaged through, we couldn't tell if anything was missing.

Yesterday afternoon, we got a call that our big unit had the locks cut. She said it appeared nothing had been taken so we waited for Dusty to get off work and headed over there.

We opened it and immediately could tell it had been cleaned out. So far we've been able to notice the following missing:

Matthew's Crib. We're pretty sure it was destroyed since it was probably in the way of the good stuff. Dusty found a broken screw on the ground :(

All 3 computers, their monitors, and all accessories
a TV
Kaitlyn's Princess Jalopy Pedal Car
All of Kaitlyn's Barbies and Barbie Accessories
Kaitlyn's play kitchen
Our wedding Pictures
All our Albums
All of Dusty's autographed cards (rookie Barry Bonds, rookie Jordan, dozens of mint condition cards)
Our surround sound
Our rear projector
All of Kaitlyn's "sentimental" clothes
All of my clothes
My shoes, purses, belts

And a ton of other miscellaneous stuff.

I do not and will not ever understand how it is that someone can think it's ok just to take from another. It is absolutely disgusting. It is DISGUSTING to steal from another.

CSI was able to find a palm print so hopefully it will match something in their system. I have to go through our other unit now and see if anything is missing :(

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Thank you to Everyone that Participated


Thank you so much to everyone who participated in today's balloon release for Matthew's birthday. It was amazing to see so many balloon soar and have so many people to celebrate such a short and wonderful life.

It was a beautiful day. Dusty and I got to the cemetery at about 9 and started decorating. We set up a table with pictures, put out the favors (bubbles with personalized tags, hershey kisses with personalized seals, and poems), and started in on the balloons. Dusty was a huge help and an absolute champ with the balloons!

We had beautiful cupcakes from Sweet Cakes and a lovely candle made in Old Sacramento. There was a great turn out! Thank you so much to all of our friends and family who ventured out in the heat, we had over 55 people out there. Kaitlyn was great at getting everyone together and counting for everyone to let go of their balloon. After yummy cupcakes, we started to pack things up, water the sod and head out. We made last minute lunch plans and ate delicious food at Hanger 17 with our closest family.

I should have most of the pictures within a week! Please send me the ones you took so I can share :) Thank you so much to everyone who has already shared their pictures! I didn't take any with my camera since I wanted to be an active participant :

I have plenty more bubbles if anyone would like me to send one :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

4 years ago today

In the hot August Sun, with sweat dripping from our bodies, in front of some of the most amazing and wonderful people in the world, Dusty and I, very quickly exchanged the vows that would bond us together for a lifetime.

Despite a few rumors, I didn't "make" Dusty marry me because I was pregnant ;P After 5 years and 3 months to the day of becomming an "official" couple, Dusty and I got married for the simpliest of reasons, we wanted to. We were in love and desired nothing more than to spend the rest of our days together.

While we have had more than our share of heartache and hard times, we've remained best friends who are happily married. We both have the same sense of humor and complete eachother.

If I went back in time today, knowing all that we would have endured over the past 4 years or even the past year, I would still go with Dusty to the prom. I have absolutely no doubt that we'll make it. I know that if we can "survive" what we have this past year and a half, we can easily surpass any challenges life throws at us.

To celebrate we went and saw Pineapple Express, very funny movie :P

Thanks to everyone for the Happy Anniversary Wishes :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Matthew's Birthday


Today ends the aniversary of Matthew's frist day here on this Earth with his family who loved him. It was the first of 70 days that we were blessed to hold him, kisss him and know him.

Today we went to the cemetery and put down new sod. It was a lot of work and I was very thankful to have Dusty there with me :) Thank you so much to everyone who went to the cemetery today to leave Matthew Birthday goodies. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for the bubbles and balloon, thank you Auntie Christina and Uncle Brian for the bubbles and balloon, thank you to Hope for the pretty flowers and balloon and thank you to Beau for the pretty flowers and balloon, (thanks also to their mommy and daddy for taking them). Thank you to everyone for Matthew's birthday wishes, thoughts and prayers.

Happy Birthday Matthew!! There is absolutely nothing we wouldn't do or give to have you here with us to celebrate this special day. It's amazing to know that one year and 4 hours have passed since you came into our world in such a grand way and stole our hearts. We are so proud of you for being so strong and so brave during the time you were with us. You are the cutest and sweetest little boy we have ever saw and the joy and love you brought us could never be measured. While we unselfishly wish you were here, we know you are in an amazing world celebrating your special day. Our endless love is with you always.

You would have turned 1 today,

if you were still here.
Although you are so far away,
our hearts have kept you near.

Your time here was a blessing,
that we treasure every day.
We take every chance in expressing,
our undying love for you.

We send our love to you,
from all our hearts to yours.
Just think, a birthday spent in Heaven,
means you'll spend it with The Lord.