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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Celebrating his life

Today was a hard day, the last 4 days have been hard! I think when you loose some one you love it is aways hard, it takes a the wind out of you and makes your heart hurt, At least it does for me.

We have driven to Indiana twice in the last 4 days and I saw a lot of people that I have not seen in years. The funeral 4 my step brother Wesley Beaty was amazing. So many people loved my him, so many people! It was astounding the amount of people who were at both the showing and the funeral. If I have 1/3 the amount of people at mine I will be doing good!! The funeral was standing room only with people spilling out the front door.

I know it was really heard for my step dad Ed and my mom. - okay am I really depressing you or what? It was a sad day for me but today was also a time to celebrate his life, I know they always say that at funerals but I feel like this one really was a celebration! There were over 40 motorcycles in the precession, he was taken to the cemetery in a Harley Hurst and we let balloons go into the sky to honor him. It was sad but rememberable just like Wesley was for me, and all of those who knew and loved him.

More knitting next week! Yea the weekend is only 2 days away!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

where have I been?

I have been moving into our new apartment. It is a great little 2 bed room apt on the north side of Chicago, in the north center area. We really love the area and the apartment is not half bad. It is a lot smaller then our old apt so we have been trying to go through things and get it out of here. But we now have a deck for grilling and entertaining. It will be nice place for us to be for a few years.

I am so happy that summer as arrived in the Chicago area! Chicago is so much fun in the summer, there is a festival every weekend and always more to do then you could ever do. We have done some traveling this spring. A few trips to Indiana to my parents home as well as a trip to Gene's sister Kelly's. This past weekend we went home for fathers day weekend, the weather was beautiful and I was able to see a lot of my family. We also had a tragic loss, my step brother Wes Beaty left this beautiful world. At 26 he had only begun to experience this world and he will be missed by all who knew him. I know I will miss him!!

Above is a photo of a pair of booties that I have been knitting. I am addicted, I have knitted up 3 different pairs so far. You can find the pattern here.

It rocks!

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