Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hello to All -
Well 6 years ago today I married my prince, literally if you asked my Grandma. She figured I was destined when I told her I was living on Princeton Ave. She was always a wise woman. Well no snow today, but tornadoes are heading our way. Mind you I live in NC now, not Kansas. My how things have changed...A lot of people put the incredible expectation on their wedding day. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing more important than standing before God and promising to love someone forever, no matter what come your way. I am truly blessed to have been loved and to love someone up until then. So many people are not as lucky. I have also come to realize that like the movies (Ghost) for example Patrick Swazey says you get to take your love with you, well I don't know about that part, but here on earth you get to keep loving and I believe you are forever loved.
Back to the wedding day thing, for Bo and I, well, other than the "Standing before God"part it really was a formality. Bo knew before I did, God help me he was so impulsive, but it worked for him. He knew for early on we would be together forever. He was my decisiveness, I was his flexibility. He was my voice, I was he sounding board. He was my "spoil me rotten", I was our "we need to save a little more". He was simply, "My Great Love." He was so crazy, we met in late October and by Thanksgiving he was telling me we were getting married. If anyone knows me, knows I didn't even call my boyfriend for 2 years, he was forever the "Interviewer". How lucky were we....the best part, Addi.
I explained to her this morning why Mommy was a little sad and she quickly told me she had a present for me. She went to the alarm clock/CD player and played "Our Song" "Someone Like You", by Van Morrison. In 9 years that CD has sat in there and woke us up, I figure why change it. We danced to it at our wedding. After playing it, she looked at me with big eyes and asked, "Did that make you feel better," Of course it did. Loving her, Loving him and remember who loves us, helps us everyday.
I hope everyone gets to experience eternal love. Addi and I hope to love again, but we know already no one can love as much as Bo did. Thanks for always being my sounding/reading board.
All our love,
Christi and Addi
PS - A little shout out to ET for enduring a black eye from Bo the night before our wedding. Needless to say, things got a little out of hand after the rehearsal dinner!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just a quick side post for anyone interested in donating to this wonderful cause...They have been a huge support for myself and Addi during our transition of living life remembering Daddy. It is a safe place for her to feel "accepted and normal". Other kids here are missing their Daddy or Mommy also...
The Kindermourn 2010 Duck Race takes place this Sunday, April 18 2-5 at the National Whitewater Center. On top of supporting a wonderful cause, you will have an opportunity to win a multitude of prizes including $5,000 in cash! If you can attend there is no admission charge. There is a zip line for adults and big kids along with jump houses, face painting, music and entertainment for children. There event culminates with thousands upon thousands of ducks coming down the channel "racing" to the finish line which is always every one's favorite part.
Please support this terrific organization
Look for Addi's Cure
Christi and Addi

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hello to All - I wonder if the 5th will ever come and go and not take my breath away. With that being said, still missing you babe...everyday a little more. Funny how it is so much like loving someone, a little more everyday.
Easter was quiet. Surprisingly a hard holiday. Hard to Explain, joyous to All, but Hard. Saturday we had brunch with Grams and Papa and hunted for eggs at the Yacht Club. Addi snuck her way into some friends family photos, poor Grace was drug all over the place "posing" with Addi. Then Sunday we woke up to a bunny filled basket, church, Dunkin Donuts (Iced Carmel Latte for me!) and then Easter Egg hunting...which is by far Addi's third favorite thing to do aside from Christmas and her Birthday. We re-hid them over and over again. Thank you to the Beasley's for helping us take some pictures!
Addi and I took the day and night on by storm on the 5th. We are on spring break this week and I have some amazing friends helping me take care of Addi, while I work on getting up to speed a work. (My incredible co-worker Elizabeth is expecting May the office I will come. I can't wait to hold her little girl)
Did I mention that we are in a heat wave of 90 degrees (I am not complaining), but in a dusting of pollen. And for those of you in the Midwest, I am not kidding when I say a is like a light snow, almost gritty in your teeth. Ugh, but I guess things could always be worse, right.
Addi/Tonya is keeping me forever entertained. Last night to the amusement of my neighbors, Addi has been working on riding her bike and well that leaves me chasing her down the road. She is getting better and better, loves to go fast and laughs her head off when I have to run to catch up. I foresee a new workout routine for us...I will post a video soon of her and her riding escapades. I am greatly looking forward to the "big" crash that will eventually occur, God help us all.
Love to All
Christi and Addi
PS - Tonya would like the world to know that she is from China and they do not have Rack Rooms Shoe stores store with just shoes...amazing (Where she comes up with these things, I will never know)
PSS - Congrats to Brett and Lindsey...they are expecting and the due date is October 13...Addi's B-day, but Lindsey is hoping for 10.10.10...pretty cool (easy for Bret to remember!) He is a LSU fan and needs all the help he can get! Haha