Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friendship and Holidays

I wish I had the words to describe how much I love these 2:
Laura and I have worked together for 2 years and have become very good friends.  Her boyfriend, Chad, moved here in May and I couldn't love him any more than I do.  They were the 1st people I called when you know who left.  They are incredible friends and people.  They are family for me here in the middle of the country.  And what's even more spectacular is that they love my Jack as if he were their own son.  They see Jack more than you know who does and when they walk in the door, Jack completely forgets about me and is ready for Aunt Laura and Uncle Chad.
I wish I had more words - something to give them to show how much they mean to me.  When we are together we laugh and cut up, but inside I feel so much joy and mushiness for them being here.  Being in our lives.  Helping us through this time and loving Jack so well.  And Jack LOVES Chad.  I mean that kid thinks that Chad is magical or something- Laura and I think Chad hides goldfish in his pockets for Jack and that's why...or maybe it has to do with the hair on the face.  Either way - I am happy Jack is connected to another male.  It's good for him.  And hopefully, if Chad and Laura stay in St. Louis a while, they will both be around to teach Jack many things with me.  If I could move them in my house I would.  They are wonderful people and I am so blessed to have them in my life.  I LOVE YOU LAURA AND CHAD!!!!

And Laura just celebrated her 25th birthday (She's such a baby)!  We had cake of course in celebration!

 Pay no attention to my messy kitchen.

And they helped me decorate our tree:
For some reason - the lights on the top don't light up - but that's neither here nor there.  I have to admit - I couldn't have done it without them.  I threw out many ornaments that meant nothing any more and a stocking that said "Dad".  If they hadn't been there I would have probably cried the entire time.  I am so so glad they were there.

And here is the little one exploring the tree:

I am pretty sure Jack has plans to pull it over at some point.  We'll see if he succeeds - hopefully not.  And hopefully our furnace will be repaired by today or tomorrow.  Thanks to Rachel and Todd for letting us stay the night with them and Jamie and Eric for letting us stay possibly tonight!  Another post on more great friends coming in the future.  Tonight -it's Carrie Underwood!!! And Rachel and I are going to rock it out!!!

Happy Hump Day!!

1 comment:

  1. We put up our tree this weekend and I found a couple of ornaments that I had to throw out as well! I don't know why I hadn't thrown them out before, but just put them back in the box and moved on. This year I took them out and threw them in the trash! M and I saw Love Actually when it came out in the theater so although I love the movie it brings back bad memories. I hope you and Jack can thoroughly enjoy this Christmas!