Thursday, April 29, 2010


Greg sent this email out the other day, and I thought it was so sweet, I HAD to post it:

Hello all,
As most of you know we are expecting another little " eatin'&poopin' " machine. :-) The email on this pregnancy has been a little slow to come out. However, get ready to be informed. We have an appt for May 5th, at which time we should be able to determine the sex of the baby. This should help ease all of your concerns and you will finally know if you are going to be an aunt or uncle!

wait for it, wait for it...

See what I did there? I made a funny. Anyway, expect more details and info as we progress in our pregnancy. So far, this prenancy has been going very well. Char hasn't really been sick much. She is definately starting to get more tired. She has done a great job adjusting. Baby II is growing stronger everyday. All the appointments thus far have been very positive and we expecting and praying for a smooth 4 months to go.

Take care and we love you all,

Greg, Char, Chrissy, Bella, and the littlest one of all

p.s. feel free to suggest boys names, we are a little stumped at this point.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Yes, the baby countdown widget is back! I was a bit disheartened when it showed up saying 133 days or whatever, but hey - that's almost 1/2 way there, right? (I'm pregnant - don't make me do the math)
In other baby news, Bella is getting sooo big. She goes from a sitting position to standing with no help from people or things. She is very excited to have learned this. She is babbling more and more and discovering her voice. She takes 2-3 steps here and there. She LOVES to be chased. She loves to wear necklaces. She holds and lovingly pats her baby doll and her panda bear as she smiles and laughs. She is a true joy.

Monday, April 26, 2010


How in the WORLD did Pandora get from my FIRST choice song, Speechless by Lady Gaga, to The BEACH BOYS????? Sometimes, I question the "intuitiveness" of modern technology.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rest in Peace

Bernie can rest now. He died on Monday morning at 2:00 a.m. with family by his side. He gave his wife a "kiss on the cheek" as he took his last breath. So thoughtful till the end. We will miss you.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"My Sweet Dad"

Greg's father is dieing. It's difficult to see those words in black and white. But it's reality. He went into the hospital in late December to have surgery to remove cancer. In the process, he suffered a stroke. But he still had his speech and other functions so we were cautiously optimistic about his chances of survival. Throughout the next couple of months, there was rehab, physical therapy, moving to a nursing home, going back to the ER various times, going BACK in the hospital and then a few days later going BACK to the nursing home. It's been a roller coaster, to say the least. A couple of weeks ago, or maybe it was just last week - I've lost track - we were told that the cancer was not gone and had, in fact, spread to the liver. Not only had it spread to the liver, but the counts were so high, the machine could not calculate the massive amount of cancer. With his fragile health, there is no way his body can handle cancer treatments of any kind.

As of yesterday, he is in a hospice facility. It's really "nice" if you can describe such things that way. We saw him today. They say it might be the last time we see him. But he seemed so good! It's hard to believe that his body is failing when his mind is so much in tact.

He is such a sweet man. I got to tell him that today, through tears. I told him that MY dad has a lot of really good qualities, but that Bernie is my sweet dad. He's always thinking of others. For instance, today the hospice chaplain came in and introduced himself. He asked Bernie if he needed anything. Clear as day, Bernie replied, "No, but what can we do for YOU?" And he meant it. Sincerely. The chaplain was taken aback. I don't think he's used to people asking HIM that. But that's how Bernie is. And that's his legacy. I love you, Bernie.