Ryan was here ...

My not-so-sweet nothings, mostly comprised of my feelings at losing my two-day-old son, Ryan David, to congenital heart defects, and to celebrate the arrival of Ryan's healthy little sister, Megan Elizabeth, and hopefully welcome another little miracle into our brood in July 2010.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


As I was seeing Mike off to work this morning, I noticed this beautiful web and its proud, albeit hairy, owner perched in a tree in my front yard.

I really don't like spiders at all, but I found this one and its intricate home to be fascinating and amazing ... once I got beyond a major case of the creepy-crawlies.

The morning dew clung to each fiber of the perfectly constructed web. Its occupant glided across the delicate paths she had so fastidiously spun together and now carefully patrolled. Tiny water droplets hung from her many legs that were ready to spring into action if an intruder violated her perimeter.

It was refreshing to witness that kind of beauty.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Safe and Sound

Monday, September 08, 2008

Shhhh ...

It's quiet, I know.

I'll be back soon.