Archive for March, 2010

Saint Patrick’s Day!

March 18, 2010

I had planned to write a long post with tons of pictures, but it was a busy day and when I finally sat down to work on a post Logan needed my attention. Instead, here’s a brief post with a couple pictures from today. That will have to suffice for now! He had his two month check-up yesterday and weighed in at 14lbs 2 oz and 23.5 inches. He’s moved into 3-6 month clothing already; it’s amazing how time flies!

Too Close to Home

March 4, 2010

I have so many different things I need to blog about: the remodel, stitching, traveling up north to visit family (including my 92 year old grandmother) and the Redwoods, but I’ll get to all of that another day. Right now I’m still reeling from the disappearance of Chelsea King. For anyone who isn’t aware, she went missing while out on a run on the trails between our house and the community park where so many of Luke’s activities take place (baseball, basketball, and even soccer and Cub Scouts sometimes). We’ve walked the trails literally hundreds of times.

Although they are not officially claiming the body found the other day is hers, it’s highly unlikely that it isn’t. She was found just a few yards off the trail, 3/4 of a mile as the crow flies from our house. I know the trails so well that I could tell pretty quickly that ABC’s map was wrong given the location of the big oak tree.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the monster who is most likely responsible was a registered sex offender living around the corner from Luke’s school with his mom and step-dad. It’s a nightmare.

So, I have plenty of other things to write about, but right now I’m still trying to process this all. I still can’t believe it happened HERE. Although I didn’t know her, I know plenty of other teenage girls who are in our neighborhood, and it easily could have been one of them. In fact, the woman who was attacked by the same individual in December (thank God she managed to get away) is the stepdaughter of one of my co-workers. This whole thing is way too close to home for me and I’m just heartbroken for her poor family.