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They aren’t really triplets but so close in age that I started calling them that, especially after Rachel was diagnosed. It was easier than saying 1, 2, 3 and 4 because I knew at some point “Thing 1,” Rachel wouldn’t be here. And here we are. This is a picture of the kids taken by a photographer at their Homeschool Enrichment Program. I purchased the rights to share this picture on social media and make prints but I think she deserves credit. 🙂 Elizabeth Osberg Photography

Lots of folks still haven’t updated their website with 2018 copyright information as well as added their social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) to their website. Give me a shout and I can make updates for you… inexpensively. Adding a cute image giving a nod to our London trip for attention. ❤

begin again after child dies

It has been ten weeks since Rachel died and it has been pretty rough. So easy to fall apart and just sit with the grief.  Living with the grief can easily kill a person.  It’s not just the fact that she is dead, I’m only now starting to deal with the disease and what it did to her.  The disease took away so much from her over 10 years and I was too busy being a Mom to process the disease.  Being a Mom without Rachel takes up way less time now so being sad and thinking about things, being left with my own thoughts, can bring me to the edge. I’ve been struggling with good days and bad. I’ve stopped talking to just about everyone I know.  Left with my own thoughts. The Colorado summer sun arrived and my ability to continue walking and get my steps in got really hard last week.  So… I joined Planet Fitness and have been going there everyday since.  I have tried tanning twice and my white parts are red.  I don’t think tanning is for me. Last week I gave myself 14 days.  If I couldn’t make a noticeable improvement within myself(read the rest)

London and Boston, age 10.

It is definitely my favorite time of year, when both of my boys are the same age.  It lasts 10 days every year and I nearly forgot to take a picture of it.  Here are the boys, age 10…. <3

Rachel Vontungeln 15

I haven’t blogged in forever and I owe myself an apology.  I need this blog.  For posterity’s sake (my memory is shot) and to get my feelings out.  Feelings. I sound like such a bitch.  Feelings. FML. I texted my landlord in December to see if she had any larger homes for rent and within a few weeks I was starting to move my kids and all of our crap to a new home in Northeast Denver.

This kid, with a head full of curls, turned 10!  I can’t believe it has been ten years since he was born at home, in Colorado Springs.  I feel like I’ve lived 5 lifetimes since then.  He’s a very smart kid who wanted a camera and a small soda fridge for his room.  He took this picture with his new camera.  Love him!

Not the best pictures (too many pictures to edit!!!!) but they’ll do! <3  Thank you so much to Sue for having us over yet again, being super generous and awesome and drinking margaritas with me at 10am.  <3

This year Rachel dressed up as a pirate, Julie was a midwife, London was Captain America and Boston Iron Man. We had a great day and was able to attend a few high school sponsored trick-or-treating events and also went to Rachel’s school for a halloween parade.

We live in a tiny house.  I would like to add a hiding place to our house that is dark.  It will be dark from the outside but inside I can have lights.  I would like to go into a hiding place when I am really annoyed and stressed out so I can think. There are no pictures for it but it can probably go under my Mom’s front bed.  There is storage under the cushion so all we need is a hinge so I can open it and climb in. The picture I posted is like what I want but the storage compartment in our tiny home is much taller. I can sit criss cross applesauce or lay down.  I just need to bring our LED camping lantern in with me and a pillow and blanket.

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