Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello to All - I know shocking that it isn't another month gone by, but I couldn't type today without remembering someone special in our lives that is missing. Bo's Papa, Addi's Great Papa, passed away a year ago today. Talk about a man that lived an incredible life. He was the epitome of what you call a man, papa, great papa, friend, hero. I can truly say he is who Bo wanted to be like in so many ways, except for the dancing part. Papa loved to dance and he was smooth on the dance floor. Bo loved to dance, smooth was another story, but I still loved him so, well both of them.
Bo shared many stories with me about Papa's childhood, Bo's childhood and the games he played. Papa never fell for them, "Rosie" was a sucker like us all and fell for Bo's tricks. It was a sad day, when at 93 Papa was diagnosed with colon cancer. Being the strong man that he proved to us by surviving his surgery and recovering, to have complications afterwards. I truly believe he proved he was strong and that he loved us all to fight to be with us, but he chose to be with beloved Rosie. From what Bo said, they had a marriage and a love worth going to. Bo always wanted to be like them in their banter, their unconditional love and respect and grandchildren. I am proud we had 2 out of the 3 and the "grandchildren" later. (Much later little Addi)
With all our love (to Papa and Rosie)
Christi and Addi
I can only imagine the trouble the two guys are getting into...I can see them now rocking a front porch somewhere.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Hello to All! Again sorry for not posting for those of you out there...Addi and I took our last month of summer to have some family fun. We first headed to Charleston for some family fun! A huge thank you to Papa and Grams for providing us the opportunity to rest, relax and play for one week together. I cherish the ability to give Addi my undivided attention. Adjusting to our new life is a ever changing process. I never feel like am there enough for Addi, or work, or get anything done at home, friends thank God they understand and are still there for me. At the beach we swam, went crabbing, swam, found seashells, swam and did then ate way too much!
After the beach we have been back home getting ready for school. Addi has one more year of pre-school, TK and is so excited for her new classmates and learning from Ms Melissa and Ms. Stephanie. A little nervous and it hasn't sunk in she won't be seeing her dear friends that have been her rock last year. Hopefully we can still get together...she will forever miss Dixon...her husband. Too funny!
We are now onto Labor Day weekend. Yesterday was my birthday and obviously a huge part of me is still missing. Bo was always the one that told me to live (even before he was sick) He spoiled me rotten. Well I have some of the greatest people in my life that did that for me last night. I have typically taken to staying home on those "big" occasions of missing Bo. They were determined to not let that happen last night. Our small dinner out became a group bowling and keeping me out way past my bedtime! The day was beautiful and the night fun, it is hard not to think I get some spoiling from Bo even when he isn't here on earth with us. I cannot forget to mention that the night before Addi took me out to Chucky Cheese...and we got my ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.
Babe it has been the longest 9 months of my life. Addi and I carry on, try to laugh as much as possible. She is amazing and I am blessed to have of these days I will get some more pictures up! She is my tan Coppertone baby!
Love to All
Christi and Addi
PS - A huge congrats to a life long friend Brendon that had his 2nd daughter yesterday. I am honored to share my day with the Allen's!