Mar 29, 2011

Sea World San Antonio Spring Break 2011

So much fun packed in 4 hours. We started out with the whale show "Believe". Carsen didn't have any idea what to expect and Chloe was just a wiggle worm. But once the whales came out both kids never took their eyes off them. They were in complete awe. We also made to the dolphin show, sea lion feeding tank, Bay of Play water park, bird cage, dolphin tank and sharks. Oh not to mention meeting Elmo and Cookie Monster. We had the BEST day with the kids and T's parents. They were such troopers and unbelievable grandparents. Thank you for such an awesome day together.

Our first pic of the day!

One excited boy! This was before the show " Believe" .

Me and my precious girl waiting for the show to begin...

Hello Shamu!
Carsen after a tidal wave was delivered by 3 killer whales. The funny thing is that right after this picture he looked at me and Travis and said... " that was so much fun!"
Chloe and I ducked under a towel and Ulli ducked behind us. LOL. A random stranger grabbed my camera to get this pick. They thought it was hilarious.
Splash Park Fun!

Can we say Daddy's girl...

The giant bird cage. The kids totally loved it but I think Travis and I more afraid of getting crapped on. They would land anywhere.

Carsen loving the birds..

My little besties... I can't tell you how many people asked me if they were twins. LOL! Watch out Carsen, Chloe is catching up fast!
Did someone say ICE CREAM!!

Two peas in a pod....

Chloe's new obsession


Mar 16, 2011

Mar 4, 2011

Bless The Memories Within Your Heart....

730 days and counting.... I miss you!

Just take a long look at this picture. Can you see the love and sweetness in his face. This picture is popular with the "Wolf Pack". I think we all have it in our homes. This is who he was, laid back, kindhearted and one funny guy. He was always keeping us laughing. Even down to his final hours. I couldn't imagine the humility he was going through having his kids taking care of him but he always made some kind of witty joke out of it to turn the humility around on us. He definitely left a lasting impression with all of us and whomever he met. I'm honored to have been his daughter and friend.

After my dad passed away, I was looking through the things on his desk for the memorial/funeral. I found this poem tape up next to his laptop. I had never seen it there before. It was like he left it for me to find and it was his goodbye letter. He never said goodbye to me which frustrated me. He would always say he's going to beat it and smile. But now I realize after reading this poem a 100 times what he was really saying to me. Just read it and you might understand as well.

It's weird, when I read it I can actually hear his voice.

"To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me"

When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be thankful for our beautiful years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess,
How much you gave in happiness.
I thank you for the love each of you have shown
But now it's time I travel alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far way, for life goes on,
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you cant see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear,
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with at smile
and say "Welcome Home."
Absent from the body; present with the Lord.

by Fawn Donaldson

Please take a moment to say a prayer for my family who's hearts are feeling pretty heavy today! Thank you! XOXO!