Sunday, February 21, 2010

Olympics, Valentine's Day, etc.

Well the Olympics is traditionally such a big deal in my life that I had spent a considerable amount of time in the weeks leading up to it trying to figure out what I was going to say and what pictures to take for my blog to adequately demonstrate my passion for it.  Alas, I could never come up with anything truly remarkable, and then the weekend of the opening ceremonies when I thought I would post my Olympics Extravaganza post, a lot of things happened.

It was also the weekend of Valentine's Day, and I thought I would write something about how Devin and I pretty much completely ignore Valentine's Day usually, and how instead of doing anything romantic for him I usually spend my time preceding that holiday by making cards for my close friends and family that I don't get to see all that often to tell them I love them.  (Which cards are still sitting on my desk, ready to be mailed, except that I am having trouble finding addresses... what I get for packing things waaaaay before we're actually moving.  You'll get your cards in the mail, I hope. And if not, please know that I really truly LOVE YOU.)  Anyway, I never got to do my anti-Valentine's Day post because that same weekend when that would have happened, a lot of other things happened instead.

Very important things.  Here are some pictures.

 My two favorite Hanna(h)'s:

Hannah's father recently passed away, and we were able to make it to his memorial service.  It meant a lot to me that we were able to go, because I wanted to be there to honor and pay tribute to the great influence he had been on my life, because I hadn't gotten to see Hannah since Hallie was born, and to introduce Hannah to Hanna.

The reason we were in the area to make it to the memorial service was because we had already been planning on visiting with my family one last time before our big move (2 weeks!).  I of course didn't get very many pictures at all, but I did get some pictures of our pool time fun:
Rachel and Emily.

GramB and Hallie

The Blue Eyes Family
(aka Mimi, Jill, Jeff)

 We are going to be such good friends.

Just hangin' with mom.
And of course, since I actually managed to get a picture with Rachel and Emily in it this trip, that means I didn't get one with Annibelle, Mindee, or Pete. I can't win. I love you guys too, though.


  1. We love you too! So glad you got to visit!

  2. Oh, Hannah. I miss her! Your picture made me waayyy Hannahsick. I'm so glad you got to see her and that little Hanna got to meet her too. I still have to chat with you! argh! And I still have a package to send to you. argh! It will all ahppen soon, I'm sure.

  3. I'm glad that I got to see you. It meant a lot to me to have you and your family at the memorial service. Everyone that loves you understands the fact that valentines will be late... that is one of the things that we love about you. One of these all the girls have to get together... I'm contantly Nicole/Amy sick.

  4. Will you in the future post an Olympics and anti-Valentine's post, or did this count for it? Momma had better post her pictures, because she's the one that took the most!!!! I took almost none, so I'm glad you posted yours. Love that we're the "Blue Eyes Family." Haha oh Jill. You'll laugh when you see all of the tortured Jill pictures we've taken.

  5. I think it is so funny that you and Devin reject Valentine's day. i cant say i am surprised, but still. If you want my address i can give it to you again for my card. you know i am excited about it. i have been writing more of my story. get excited! btw, i love the pictures. Hannah looks amazing (as always).