Godmother Mishy

I'm proud to announce that I now have a new child in my life...
Rylee Nicole 
June 22, 2010, 7pm

Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz.
Length: 21 in.

Rylee Nicole's mom, Annemarie and I have been friends since junior high school when I let her sit next to me on the school bus. Even though we pretty much had zero classes together and totally different sets of friends, we've stayed close all this time. She is truly one of my best friends and I don't know what I'd do without her. This is Annemarie's third child, she has two more adorable munchkins whom I also claim as "mine" - Desaray and Andrew.

However, Rylee is extra special because Annemarie asked me to be her Godmother. I am so happy and honored that she asked me. I wish I could have been there at the hospital but we don't even live in the same state anymore. Irregardless, we managed to stay close and keep in touch. I was chatting online with her the day before and the day of Rylee's birth. (Up until a few hours before Rylee decided to make her grand entrance anyway.) Annemarie was also sure to call me and I got to hear her crying during her first hours of life. It was truly beautiful.


Baby Shower, Birthday, Spa, Dinner and a Cemetery Visit

That pretty much sums up my latest visit to New York. I just got back home from New York after a very filling weekend.

When I landed Friday night it was a mad rush after dinner to buy presents presents and more presents! I love buying presents, I love giving to those I love! Saturday was a busy day. First I went to my best friend, Kelly's baby shower. The shower itself wasn't a surprise but I was! When I hugged her as I said hi I think I almost started crying. It felt so good to see her again. Even more so because she is 8 months pregnant and has that wonderful pregnant, mommy-to-be glow!

After I left the baby shower I went home where most of my dad's side of the family had met up for my grandfather's 84th/85th birthday. It's to be debated whether he is 84 or 85. The Lunar calendar says 85 and we celebrated his big 80th birthday according to the lunar calendar so that's what I'm sticking with. However, if you don't follow the lunar calendar - then he's turning 84. As always, it was good to see the family again and we filled the night with laughter, food from Fortune Wheel and of course, cake. We also celebrated my cousin Maggie's 10th birthday and my brother's puppy, Jackson turned 2!

Sunday was a more relaxing day. I took the time to go visit Michael at the cemetery. The lilies his family planted were just starting to bud. It was windy and my hair was crazy and flying all over the place. In a way that's very much what I felt like inside - all over the place. I talked to him a little bit, I said a prayer and then kissed his headstone and walked away. Walking away is always the hardest part and always makes me cry just a little. I returned to the house and then went to the spa with my mom. I relaxed with a deep cleansing facial followed by a manicure to ease the stresses away. Later that evening I went out to dinner with my friend Josh at the Brewhaus since I was craving a pretzel fondue.

Monday morning I got up and flew back home to Lafayette. When Kristopher came to pick me up we both had the stupidest smiles plastered on our faces. As usual, he wore a polo shirt (not a t-shirt) and gave me the biggest hug and kiss while lifting me off the ground. Seriously it's like something out of a movie and we do this every time he picks me up from the airport. I don't think I will ever get tired of it either.

That's about it. I didn't post about Mike's 2 year anniversary in heaven because I figured everyone knew how I was doing that day. I was pretty much as far down as I could get for about 3 weeks. I just struggled to get through those weeks and cried... a lot. However, here I am, so I made it and it'll get easier to deal with the pain even though it never goes away... or at least that's what I'm convincing myself. :)