Thursday, November 27, 2008


In spite of the sadness that continues to interrupt my days, I have much for which I am thankful.  I got to spend this year loving my little boy and watching God work in him and through him.  My heart overflows with gratitude knowing that Noah is now whole and at peace as he hangs out with Jesus in heaven.  And I have a wonderful husband who reminds me of this truth when the tears are rolling down my face.   

Happy Thanksgiving to our family and friends.  We love you all.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The festivities begin.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On the road again...

I have been very fortunate to travel with the Alabama volleyball team this season as they go on the road to play against their SEC foes.  We are currently in Florida, in a David vs. Goliath type match-up, hoping to show the Gators what we are really made of.  It is our last away match of the season with our last home match the Friday after Thanksgiving.

So, as I sit staring at the banners hanging from the ceiling in the arena marking the 16 consecutive years that Florida has made the NCAA tournament in volleyball, it cannot help but feel surreal.  Last year at this time, Josh's season with UMSL had already ended and the idea of coaching somewhere else had not entered our minds.  Today, he is sitting on the Alabama bench as the assistant coach and coaching against one of the sport's most accomplished head coaches in Mary Wise.  Life certainly offers unexpected twists and turns. 

The blessings at Alabama have been many.  We are glad to be with the Tide. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Welcome friends, both old and new.

We have decided to let Noah's story on our other blog stand as a tribute to his life.  
You are welcome to visit there as often as you wish...just click on the memory card to the left.  I know I am blessed each time a see his sweet little face.

This is simply a new chapter in our journey, as we figure out what life looks like now.  Thank you for your continue prayers!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Simply fun

I came across this video of a car commercial on a really fun blog called Cake Wrecks.  
It made me smile and I hope you enjoy it, too.

If you were as amazed as I was by this commercial, 
check out the video that shows a little bit more detail about its production! 

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sweet time with friends

I called St. Louis home for 16 years.  So when I had the opportunity to go back for a visit last weekend, it was like food for my soul.  My friends loved me well over the weekend and my heart felt almost whole for the first time in months.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We picked a good season to become Alabama football fans!

The team is currently 9-0 and ranked #1 in the country!
Here are a few pictures from our first home football game: