Saturday, October 16, 2010

Up With Trees (Nate's Tree)

Today we went to Hunter Park for the planting of Nate's tree, thanks to Up with Trees, and donations made by my dear friends to make this possible. It was perfect! Beautiful weather, beautiful park, beautiful spot. This park is special because we used to take Nate here to feed the ducks and walk around. We still take Owen there a lot and I run there on occasion right by all the trees. The spot they picked for Nate's tree is right by the path, and right by the pond. We loved it! I had a very hard time this morning. Tears were flowing. I never have any idea how things are going to affect me. Knowing this week that the planting was coming up, I never thought I would get so emotional. It's still so hard, I go days without crying and seeming "okay", and then I will cry and cry and cry! Oh how we miss our Nate. This tree is just another wonderful gift given to us to remember him and we appreciate it so very much! Jennifer

Up With Trees - Nathan's Tree

SMA Race n Roll Kansas City

Trey and I went up to KC a couple of weeks ago to run in the 10th Annual SMA Race n Roll to benefit SMA research. It was a great day. Very emotional, especially when I met the Sykoras for the first time (son Charlie is Nate's age with SMA Type 1 also and reminds me so much of him!). I kinda lost it then and also during the speech before the race. It's so nice to meet people who you have so much in common with, but emotionally Trey and I are still very raw and it's hard to keep it together. I wore a pic of Nate on my search to honor him. My brother ran the race with us also. My sis-in-law, Aunt "B", watched and cheered us on. It was a good turnout and we will definitely make this an annual event! Next year, maybe we'll be a little more healed and will be able to meet more families and stay a little bit longer. It was a fun weekend in KC with lots of festivities with two of our favorite people, Jeff and B! Thanks for having us!

More Owen's 3rd B-day pics (a couple months late!) And a Youtube Video

These were at Incredible Pizza riding go karts! He loved it and we let Uncle Jeff and Owen win and receive the 1st place ribbon! Then he got to eat filet for one of his many b-day dinners. Not a big fan of steak quite yet, but he loved the ice cream cake. Youtube video of that is .

Owen at Cousin Daisy's Baptism (Youtube Video)

Too Cute! Owen is listening intently to priest and "reading" the Bible during the baptism. He keeps saying "God is Great, Amen", which is part of his blessing we recite before we eat. What a sweetie!