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35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Keep on Keepin' On

I wish I could come on here and tell you how so far 2013 has been every bit as fabulous as 2012 was. But it hasn't been. My uncle passed away. I hadn't talked to him in a bit but I have a lot of fun memories of him as a kid. He's my cousin's dad and my dads best bud. What an emotional service it was.

I learned that someone I really didn't know passed away of ovarian cancer. While we never met the fact that she is a mom and it was because of the cancer I detest the most I felt sad.

You know how much I HATE ovarian cancer right? We walk to fight it every year in September in memory of my Gram. Well this year I'll be walking in honor of a friend. I won't say who as I don't know how much she has shared but a friend of mine now has it. When I heard this I felt like I couldn't breathe. It's not fair. She is young and beautiful and a mom. But she said she will fight and I will fight with her.

The other thing going on is a big shakeup within our school district. I know I've mentioned before how much I adore my kids school and the amazing teachers within its walls. Well now they are letting go 23 teachers and 10 aids. Because of this they will be making some kids who live a little closer to the other elementary school in the district move over there. More than likely this would be my kids. We are so sad over this and unsure of what the future holds. We always knew how much moving would affect our kids and that is one of the reasons we stay here. We almost moved to Iowa a few years back but knew it would just hurt our kids. Well here we are in the same house and our kids may still have to switch schools. It's so not fair.

I would love to say 'Not Fair' is the phrase of the year so far. After all the person responsible for my sisters death only got 24 months in jail yesterday. 24 months. That is nothing! My parents have to live the rest of their lives without their kid. Her kids without their mom. She got a slap on the wrist and we got a slap in the face.

But I'm refusing to let these past 10 days set the tone for a whole year. I'm going to fight for my friend. For my 4 amazing kids that I love with all that I am. For my hardworking husband.For my family. To make it a year of good memories,experiences and decisions.

So here is the good I've had: That new group of friends? Love them. They all seem to have that weird,snarky and somewhat crude sense of humor I'm known to have. I can be really silly around them and they seem to get that.

Old Friends: I went out to dinner with Jill and Lei to celebrate Lei's 33rd birthday. She was 13 when we met. How freaky is that? We've all been friends for nearly 20 years.

They still look like teenagers. I don't  :( 

I'm going to cuddle with my girl. I'm so blessed I can be home with her each day. She's so funny and makes every day better. Plus I like the way she yells at the cat. (Ki-Kat!!!!)

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