Monday, May 28, 2012

Going fast............

Her feet can finally reach the pedals and she thinks that's the best thing ever!

Friday, May 25, 2012

What a difference an hour makes

Today Mia got to sleep in for 1 more hour and let me tell you just how much happier she is with that little hour.  Usually I have to wake her at 5:30 am so she and daddy can be out the door to daycare by 6am.  At 5:30 she is not a happy camper but at 6:30 am she is up on her own waiting for me-with a smile "Hi Mommy".  I wish everyday she could sleep in (me too).  The weekends we let her stay up till 8pm and she usually will rise around 7-7:30 am on her own.  Tonight she asked for "Hugs all day" to be read earlier than 7pm......that means she is tired and ready for bed.  I jumped at the opportunity to get her bathed and into bed before she got her second wind :)
Here she is at 7:30 pm in the bathtub still smiling, the last few days this was not the case.  
*cell phone pic with a little action applied.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sunday, May 06, 2012

How do you say goodbye to a friend

Yesterday May 5th 2012  a great friend & co-worker lost her battle with Breast Cancer. Debbie and I went to high school together and we also work together.
 As on on looker you would never have known Debbie was fighting the fight of her life as she continued to have a huge smile on her face everyday, ok maybe you might notice the super short hair cut she sports but that girl can rock anything even a paper bag would look good on her.  No matter what was going on she was happy and everyone loved her.  How selfish are we in our everyday lives that we complain about everything and someone going thru this battle with Breast Cancer can stand strong, carry on and not complain about a thing when she deserves to be angry with the world?  I know I have been.

I cried the most this morning when I had to tell another girlfriend about Debbie's passing, this friends name is Faith and she too is battling stage 4 Breast Cancer -not only is Faith going thru this but TWICE in the last 12 years. Faith is our miracle girl and fights a strong fight.  This is such a terrible disease.  Faith can climb mountains and I believe her mamma named her well :)  Debbie & Faith came together thru a fundraiser that was held for Debbie this past year.

**For those that may not know, a Maltese cross with a line through it denotes a loss to the fire fighter family.

 Debbie was a mother of 2 sons and a charge Paramedic and Firefighter with us here at SCFD.
We Will Never Forget 

Debbie Schuster
10/30/1963 - 5/5/2012

Deb & her 2 boys, taken April 2012

This is Patty holding a picture of Deb & Nicole-our SCFD Breast Cancer Calendar

Deb and her fire department crew

Debbie "Doodle" and Patty "Pate" Wacha............the dynamic duo!
Debbie and Patty were the best of friends and partners, please pray for Patty too as she has suffered a huge loss in her heart.