Tuesday, July 23, 2013

So I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks, not really sure why other than so many things going on.  We went through two weeks of Phoenix feeling very sick and Scarlett away at camp.  It is funny because I think maybe Scarlett being away caused Phoenix to feel sick and I lost some of my inspiration for blogging!!  Well we also had a western party celebration for our uncle's 50th birthday as well as my nephew and daughter both turning 13!!  I also had a birthday and was able to get away for a couple of days, leaving Phoenix for the first time since he was born.  It was a great rest and long overdue.   In addition, my father's aunt, the matriarch on that side of the family passed away.  I went to the wake and watched her brother, my great uncle, say goodbye to his last sibling.  Sadly, being the youngest, he has buried all five of his siblings.  It was sad but wonderful to reminisce about the love they shared for years.  I also was able to spend some time with cousins I don't see as often as I'd like.  So  I am feeling so  many emotions these days and was overwhelmed by all that was going on.  I am happy to celebrate the lives of all my family that I love greatly.   Watching my uncle turn 50, someone who to me, along with his wife, my aunt, are eternally in their 20's caused feelings of melancholy.  Watching my daughter and my nephew, who were born a week apart, turn 13 was wonderful and scary all at once.  Watching my great uncle lose his last sibling made me see how fast time goes by and how each moment counts. 

Love to all those celebrating a milestone or holding on to memories of past milestones. 

Happy Birthday Scarlett!!


  1. Jen- I couldn't write my diary in public like you do- but I am glad you do. As cliche as it sounds I think every day that life moves faster the older you get. Minutes turn to days turn to weeks turn to years! Just like that! I'm not too glad we are growing- but glad we are doing it side by side. <3 Ange