Thursday, April 23, 2009


We buried Elise's remains on the first day of spring in the Fall City Cemetery. It was harder than I thought it would be. It was a good thing, some degree of closure.
Jasper and I have been busy. We had our friend Robert visit from Massachusetts and then helped our friends move.
Jasper got swimming lessons as a gift from gramma Suanne so he's been doing that for the last few weeks and loving it. Me, I've been stressing on where to move and we both are trying to adjust to all the changes life is still throwing at us.

Elise had tattoos of humming birds...

She told Jasper that before she died she would come back to check on us as a hummingbird. We have managed to be visited by them a bunch, even in the heart of winter, and I love spotting them with Jasper. We were visited by one yesterday that landed outside our patio and watched us for a while, we came out to say hi and to tell the hummingbird we are doing ok.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

pressing on

Elise's remains were buried on the first day of spring, she is buried in the Fall City Cemetery, a small and beautiful one with a great view. It was hard on Jasper, but we took it in stride and now have a place to visit to think of her.
April 11th would have been her 31st birthday, so we will do something special to think of her.

After feeling kinda crappy for the last month I am finally feeling much better, so Jasper and I went out for a fun day. We saw Monsters Vs. Aliens in 3D and it was awesome. It was our first 3D movie, and we already want to go watch it again.
Just a side note, I'm awfully bad about returning emails in a timely fashion, but I'm working on it. So please understand if I'm slow on it.
I have received some great emails, I love getting emails from her friends telling me stories from her past, a lot of fun. Keep sending them if you think of one.
p.s. today was fun, Jasper's best friend came over and we had a picnic since it's so nice and then they had fun with water guns.
Here is a couple pics of Elise from the archives.

Elise with Zach Condon, the mind behind her favorite band Beirut.

Elise from a camping trip with us and Suanne.

cute pic