Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All in a day's work

Sunday I arrived here in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a program.  I've never been here before and was told that I'd love it which is a stretch for me because rarely do I land somewhere that I "love".  It really is very beautiful here.  The weather is wonderful - it's been mid 80s all week, the people are amazing, resort is great, food is good, client is happy so life is good.  I'd rather be home of course but I'm here til Friday so I might as well enjoy while I'm here, right? Right.  So, today was a big day.  It started busy with lots of our guests signing up for activities.  Then, I noticed someone walking through the lobby and thought to myself, boy that woman looks like Jennifer Aniston.  So, I immediately jumped into what my friend Lindsay and I refer to as "Celebrity Stalking Mode", I followed her and low and behold ... Jennifer Aniston it was.  I can't say that I spoke with her because I didn't.  I was within feet of her, in awe of her perfect figure and the only thing I could think of was "I loved you on Friends" and the tune of "I'll be there for you" ... both of which would have been completely idiotic to bring up so "Good Morning" was all I had in my bank of things to say.  After that deviation, I had to get back on track.  It was a busy day today with people booking tours from fishing and golfing to zip lines and ATV's.  My focus though is that Friday, I go home and I couldn't be more thrilled with the thought of that.  I can't wait to grab my babes and kiss their little faces.  In the mean time though, for my family, here is a photo and map of where Mama is this week.  See you Friday!  Mommy loves you!

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's the Holiday Season...

When you think of the holiday's, what's the first thing that you think of?  For me, it's the tree and certain songs and of course Buddy the Elf!  Our holiday was kicked off with our tradition this week ... dinner with Santa at the Paper Valley and then the Appleton Christmas parade.  It was a bit chilly - only about 20 degrees but we bundled up and had a blast! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Little Angel

I remember how excited we were to tell our families that there we were having our first baby.  First we told my family and then the next weekend, Steve's.  His grandma, my grandpa and several others guessed "twins" rather than girl or boy and who knew ... they were right.  November 19th marks the 8 year anniversary of the day that I was no longer having twins.  I remember that day as if it was yesterday - everything about it from the weather to what I wore to the room when we were in when we heard the words "twin to twin transfusion".  I remember the phone calls and visits and how numb I was.  That night getting in to bed all I kept thinking about was how alone I felt, even though there was one healthy baby thriving and wanting to make her way into this world.  After Maggie was born we opted for testing and found out that the baby would have been a girl.  Randomly, Maggie calls her "Ruby" and we talk about her often.  She is our little angel and she'll be with us forever.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her or wonder what our home would be like.  I wonder how the girls would all play, what her voice would sound like and if she'd love to sing the way Maggie does.  I know Mags wonders too and although a part of me went to heaven that November day, I think that there is a part of Maggie that will always feel as if something is missing. When something like this happens, it changes you.  I'm not sure how or in what way but it just does.  No one understands what it feels like unless they have had personal experience.  So, today, to my cousin and her precious angel baby, you are in our heart's and our thoughts. We love you very much!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Life Just Happens

Since Halloween weekend, our lives have been turned inside out and upside down!  I've had 2 trips in the past 2 weeks.  The girls have both had illnesses - Maggie had the flu and Emma a stomach bug with a sore throat.  Yesterday I was packing for my trip this week to Vancouver when I got a call to go to the hospital because my dad was in the ER.  His appendix ruptured so Vicki and I sat there all day ... well, almost.  We ran out for a quick lunch at Mihm's but then back to business.  This morning I cancelled my Vancouver trip for this week so I can stay close to home which might be a blessing in disguise.  Anyway, that's the cliff notes version for the past 2 weeks AND I just realized that Halloween pictures were never posted so here you go!