Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Sunday night and I'm getting ready to go to bed and thought I'd post a quick update. Lucas' head stone should be done in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it will get in the ground before the first freeze otherwise it will have to wait until spring when the ground thaws. We took the boys to a movie yesterday with our friends Kelly and Roger and their 3 boys. It was good to see them but the movie was not one I would recommend. "Where the Wild Things Are" is not one we will be buying. The kids didn't like it either so people....don't waste your money. After the movie we went to Cafe Rio for dinner and I got my favorite pork barbacoa salad. I was kind of sad because the last time I had eaten this salad was at home during the last few days of Lucas' life. We were laying on the bed with him. These are moments that will hit me everyday I'm sure. Like the other day I was cleaning out the utensil drawer and came across a couple of Lucas' Binky's that I had boiled and put away in the back of the drawer. He loved those Binky's. Well, on a happier note....our basement is coming along and nearing the end of completion. My dad and brother were able to come over this weekend and do the wood work and our good friend Jared Hill will be starting the painting soon and is hoping to be done within a week. I'm so excited for the boys to have a play room downstairs. It will be so nice to have the extra room since we live in a town home and space is hard to come by. I want to thank everyone who have so graciously helped in getting this project done. I only wish Lucas was able to enjoy the finished product someday. Well, I'm off to bed now. Hopefully I can get some good sleep. I've been up a lot this past week with a really bad cough that doesn't seem to want to go away. I went to the instacare yesterday and the doctor said it's just a viral infection that has to run it's course. Hopefully it will clear in the next couple of days. Sweet dreams...



  1. I really can't wait to see your new basement. I'm so glad it's coming along. Our thoughts and prayers are still with you.

  2. You don't know me but I found your blog from a friend. You are an inspiration to so many. I have another friend that lost her child at 15 months. her blog is

  3. Shannon,
    How are you doing? I would love to get together some time and do lunch. I miss our daily chats. We could meet up somewhere in the middle and grab a bite to eat. Let me know what your schedule is like. I hope you guys are doing well. We still think about you guys daily.
    Love always,

  4. Still on our minds. Praying for your family and hoping their is comfort in your home.

  5. I'm a stranger who is praying for you. I'm sure that everyday is a struggle or atleast has moments of struggle. I can only imagine how hard it must be. I hope and pray that you can feel comfort and peace, and know that there are many out there who care.

  6. Hi Shannon - just want to let you know you continue to be in my thoughts. I hope that you are finding comfort and peace in your life. You have inspired so many and continue to inspire me. I'm sure Lucas is watching you, missing you, loving you and feeling proud of you. You're a beautiful person. Don't forget that!

    Valeri Andersen
    (Valeri Stoddart's niece)

  7. I have been thinking a lot about your family lately. I am praying for you and hope everyday is one of hope and excitement for a new day.