Sunday, January 18, 2009
This was both mine and Jarred's first time snowboarding and we had an amazing time.
I'm totally battered and bruised but it was well worth it. It's about a 2 hour drive from San Diego and in a beautiful town called Wrightwood. It sort of reminds me of Julian but maybe a little more modern or suburban. We took lessons and THANK GOD we did or we would be totally lost. My friend Cristy from work warned me the hardest thing would be getting off the lift and she was 100% right. First lift we take I faceplant it into the snow hitting my head on Jarred's knee and my knee on his snowboard. YAH. That took my excitement down a couple pegs. It was an awesome time though and we will definitley be going back this year!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My grandmothers funeral was on January 6th @ 2pm at Holmans Funeral Home in Portland Oregon. It was extremely hard saying goodbye to my grandma, but even harder seeing my family in pain over our loss. We went through her house in Portland and found thousands of pictures among tons of hidden treasures. I got to see my grandmothers wedding dress and my grandfathers old belongings. My grandmother left me her wedding ring and I fill up with happiness every day when I look down at it. It reminds me of her. It represents her to me and to have her on my left hand to look down at anytime I want is amazing. Everyday is hard to get through and I have times where I break down, but it gets easier each day. Someday we will meet again. I love you grandma Laura.