Sunday, August 30, 2009

Amelia Marie Rowley

My sister Lonica had our families first grandchild yesturday at 5:30 Eastern time.

Date: 8/29/09 Weight: 8 pounds 15 ounces (just shy of 9 pounds!) Height: 21 inches

And already sucking her thumb, just like her Mom.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Meet Erin

Erin and I met in 9th grade when were put on the same AYSO soccer team. We instantly became friends, and then tried out for Mountain View's team. After making the team, the two of us became inseparable.

We had great times together; at soccer practice, at games, and during long car/bus rides to and from games. With tons of inside jokes we never stopped laughing even when refs were dumb and coaches were dumber.

We decided to go to NAU together where we were roommates in McConnell Hall (yeah for 2:30am fire drills). It's been a long wonderful friendship. Filled with great times and not so great times. (I looked for some old photos of us, but it would require scanning to post any and I'm just not that committed.)

After hanging out a couple weeks ago and discussing future wedding plans for Erin her fiance (and bf of 5 yrs.) called to tell her that moving alone to Alaska sounded like a better plan for his future. My heart brakes for my Erin! I know she is strong and will persevere, but I wish I could make all the pain go away.

In attempt to do so Erin and I and our other favorite high school friends (Kayla, Shawna, and Joslyn) went out to lunch.

It was so great to all be together again. I love these girls!

Erin (in green) and Joslyn.

Kayla and her boy Wes.

Shawna was very proud that day, as it was her first day with health inssurance since graduating.