Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Another post about nothing and I am glad to have that. No drama, no excitement...just normal everday life around here...for that...I am so thankful!

This morning Cooper dropped the TV remote in the toilet...good thing it was to the bedroom tv we don't use often. It's drying out on the counter as we speak!

I signed up for Relay for Life in honor of Hope and my dad. The event is in May. Check out my American Cancer Society home page by clicking on the logo on the right hand side of this blog and you can donate! Rochelle, Jake and I are on Team Ta Ta's that Hope started a few years ago. It's an all night relay....I hope I get a day shift :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Nothing special

Well...we have nothing special going on around here I am happy to report. Cooper did learn how to lock Grammie's front door (almost locking her out) this week. He also learned how to pee right next to the tub before he got in tonight...and he laughed and laughed while I almost slipped in it. That kid so has my sense of humor!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Baby it's cold outside!

Brrrrr.....Florida isn't supposed to be this cold! 30 degrees is too cold for us!
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Little Rookie

Check out Cooper's skills, also note he fed himself tonight and is wearing most of it on his clothes!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Chilly Weather and Misc

We have been enjoying a few nice days of chilly's been nice to be outside and not sweating!

We just came back from dinner out at the port with Jake and the boys....we also spent some time playing in the was such a beautiful day. Cooper has taken to walking the sidewalk like he owns the neighborhood. No injuries from any fall today thank God.
Cooper is loving his new toys from his fairy godmother Meredith...thanks Brody for sharing :) can see Cooper is way over the camera....won't crack a smile with that camera anywhere near him! Hope you all are enjoying a relaxing weekend like we are.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Battle Scars

Cooper busted his lip yesterday while running into the arms of little girl down the street! Being the brave boy he is, I hear he sucked it up rather well in front of the neighbors.
I am a bit emotionally raw and scarred myself. I am hoping to return to normalcy (whatever that is) soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Quick Celebration Recap

Just a quick note that Hope's service was so very nice. It was crowded! The little church (where Hope and Jake were married 13 years ago this Feb) was busting at the seams as people were standing outside and some couldn't get in.

Hope would have been so proud of Jake, Nathan and Reese for their strength and courage today. They are indeed a remarkable family!

Jake asked me to speak at the service and I was so honored to be asked. I shared some personal stories about Hope and Jake...and a got a few good jokes in there too. I guess I was successful because everyone laughed! I wanted wanted to share the final thoughts of my eulogy below:

Since Hope’s passing, I have heard from so many people whose life she had touched. People she didn’t even know. For a girl that didn’t want any attention, God would have her on a different path. Because of Hope, I hear that people appreciate their own lives more, love their families deeper, kiss and hug their spouses and kids longer and take the time stay mindful in the everyday aspects of life. Hope would have loved to be here planning dinners, helping with homework, sitting in carlines at school and arguing with her husband about spending too much money at the mall. As much as she wouldn’t want the credit or attention, I ask to you please continue to keep your life in perspective. And take a moment every now and then and think of my dear friend, Hope.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Celebration of Life Details

Hope Wise, 36, peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009. Hope is celebrated by family and friends as a loving mother, perfect partner, valiant warrior, dedicated volunteer and a friend of the earth. In her short time she fulfilled her dreams. Hope is survived by her husband, Jake; sons, Nathan and Reese; mother, Trish Burrows; father, John Todd; two beloved brothers and their families; and her maternal grandmother, Mona Prosser. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 11th, at Cocoa Beach Community Church. Anyone planning expressions of sympathy is asked to consider donations to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL 32940. Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, (321) 723-2345.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Heaven's newest angel

My dear friend Hope lost her courageous battle with cancer this morning at 10:15am est.

I have no words to share my grief with you here tonight as I can hardly type through the tears. I knew this was coming for weeks now but that doesn't make it any easier.

I love you and miss you already my dear friend...and I will see you again.

Her friend Jen put a lovely tribute can check it out here by clicking HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Cooper is loving having Uncle Bobby and Auntie D here :) He is walking around saying Bob and was thrilled to find company in his new little house!

Yesteday, all Cooper wanted to do was sit on Pop Pop's lap..too cute.