Posts Categorized: Blog

Check it off

Hi Friends, I hope you are all having a great start to your week! This week is a little strange for me because my little buggy bear (aka my daughter Ellie Grace) is visiting my in-laws (Andrew’s parents) for the entire week. It’s been eerily silent in my house this weekend, but I’m adjusting to… Read more »

Happy 32 Andy Roo

(one of our 2007 engagement photos by Joseph Mark Photography) Today would have been Andy’s 32nd birthday! Ellie and I plan to celebrate at Chuck E. Cheese, sending dad a present (Ellie’s artwork) via a balloon and a birthday cupcake where El plans to blow out the candle! A couple of days ago, I spent… Read more »

Food to my Soul

(That’s me hugging the incredible photographer Taylor Lord (who took our family photos) at the Fotolanthropy event.) Hi There! It’s been a little while since my last post, but there is a lot to catch you up on.  First off, this past Tuesday I was invited to be honored at a Fotolanthropy event of the screening of Travis: A Solider’s Story. Fotolanthropy is a non-profit… Read more »

What Might Have Been

Today would have been seven years that Andrew and I would have been married. Sometimes I like to think about what our relationship would have looked like had he survived cancer for a second time. I truly believe those would have begun the best years of our marriage. If you’ve read Andrew’s book, A Gray… Read more »

Sweet Moments

Last night I had the sweetest moment with Ellie. I was telling her a story as she lay in her bed. After the story, I hugged and kissed her goodnight. As I was getting up to leave she said, “Mom, can I pretend Daddy is here with me?” My heart just broke. I told her… Read more »