OOPS, I lied.

When I said that I lost the memory card with the pictures of my BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS flowers that Ric sent me. I found the pictures. They were on the card with the NKOTB pictures. I really DID lose the card with Peter’s last recital/concert on it though. 😦 BOO

Here are the pictures. With the MUSHY card at the bottom. ha It makes me smile every time I see it!

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11/12/08

Well, here I am, FINALLY able to write about our third anniversary.

Hopefully I’m done with the depressing blogs for a while. . .I don’t know how much more I could take myself!

Our Third Anniversary was a great one!
I had to work (which kinda sucked), but while I was at work got called downstairs because I had a delivery. A beautiful bouquet of a DOZEN flowers. NOPE, NOT roses. A dozen STARGAZER LILLIES! My FAVORITE, and also the flower that we used for our wedding.

So, I did take pictures of them, but somehow the memory card that the pictures were/are on have disappeared. 😦 😦 I got some REALLY good ones too. . .so that makes me sad.

After work I came home and Ric and I went to dinner at Red Lobster. A favorite of both of ours! I had YUMMMMMMY coconut shrimp, my FAAAAAAAAVORITE!!! Ric had some sampler platter and some crab legs. It was YUMMY.

Then we got to go to Coldstone for some dessert. Another favorite of mine!! YAY

Here’s a picture that we took together before we went to dinner.
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COLDSTONE!
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YUMMY
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So. . .as for gifts. My gift to Ric was definitely LAAAAAA-AME compared to what he got me. . .but he said that he didn’t mind. It is what he wanted.
I got him a pair of new golf shoes. WOOT
He got me. . . .something I have been dreaming about for YEARS. . .
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Tickets to Celine Dion.
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He had it all planned. The concert was the day before our anniversary. He was going to have my Dad call me and ask me to to meet him for dinner. Instead of Dad waiting for me it was going to be Ric. We were going to have dinner and then head to the Scottrade Center for the concert. Though, the Monday before that, Celine postponed her concert. So, now it isn’t even until February 2009. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!! This has HONESTLY been a dream of mine for many many years!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOOOO C’mon February! This is definitely a sign of true love! Ric going to the Celine Dion concert. . .he can’t stand her really, but he is going to go for me. How awesome is he?!

I’m so thankful to have him in my life!
Here’s to many many more anniversaries! 😀

It’s Over!

Yesterday and today [almost] that is.

Yesterday evening was Chris’s wake. This morning was Chris’s funeral/burial.
It was HARD!!

When we got there last night, we made sure to get there a little early. I knew it was going to be crowded. Ric and I waited in the car for my parents, I was NOT going in there without them. They got there the same time my lil sis got there. (Big bro lives in CO, so he couldn’t be there). I was extremely thankful to have my husband and my family there with me. We went inside and got in the short line (at the time) to go up and see Chris. I HATE that. It didn’t even look like him really. Does it ever really look like them? Mom was in front and as soon as Star (Chris’s Mom) saw her, she broke down. I think they hugged for a good five minutes. Then it was my turn. I gave Star a hug and she whispered in my ear, “Kissyfer is gone.” I lost it. Reality sunk in at that time. I’m tearing up remembering it. After her and I hugged for a while, it was Ric’s turn. All I heard is, “My baby gone. Why is my baby gone?” That poor lady. . .for her to have to go through this AGAIN. It just doesn’t seem fair! After we got through, that is when people started POURING in. The line was wrapped around the whole funeral home, even out the door. It did that continuously for at least 2 hours. He had so many friends and loved ones.

Today at the funeral we did the traditional praying and such and then said good-bye. Gosh was that rough. I had the picture of him and I at my wedding printed out and put it in his casket as I said good-bye. I nestled it in his arm near his Cowboys football. He was a Cowboys fan since he was a little boy. Ric had on his purple (Chris’s favorite color) and his Cowboys watch on. . .just for Chris.

I can’t believe it is over. . .I can’t believe he is gone. This can’t be happening!

There are other things you find out, stuff you hear, etc. after the initial shock. Like, Chris was at work. He was carrying an aluminum ladder that hit 6000 volts of electricity. That is what caused this. The owner of the construction company should have known that he needed to have fiberglass ladders for his employees, but I guess that just wasn’t important. I hope it is now, after such a tragedy. The owner is taking care of all the funeral expenses, THANKFULLY. I think it is his duty. IMO. A friend of my BFF works as an EMT. He told her that Chris wasn’t gone when they got there. On the way to the hospital in the ambulance Chris fought to stay alive, he took his last breath in the ambulance.

The tears will NOT stop. I thought they would after this morning.
I just wish they would stop. When can I be happy again? When can I start to think about all the good times we had?

I love you Kissyfer!

Still Not All “With It”

Life has been crazy. Not that I have been doing much with myself. . .just don’t feel like writing or hanging, etc.

Here is Chris’s obituary. I didn’t know until I read this that the baby had a name already. Baby is going to be a little girl and her name is going to be Breahna. How cute! I can’t wait to meet her! She will be here sometime in February. I know that Chris will be watching down, and though he is not IN the room with Melissa and Breahna, he will be there, I’m sure of it!

I would like to give a shout-out to a very good friend of mine. This is another friend I grew up with. We went to the same grade/high school. She was around a lot, so she got to meet and hang out with Chris a few times when he was around. In fact, I didn’t realize this, but there were a lot of friends that I have on Myspace from grade/high school, and I didn’t realize how many of them remember Chris. . .mostly from our grade school days when he was around more. Anyway. . . this friend’s name is Patti. I haven’t even seen her since graduation (probably). She doesn’t even live in IL anymore, in fact, she lives in VA (so I HOPE to get to visit her at least a few minutes while I’m out there for Christmas). She read my message on Myspace about Chris. She knows how close we were. Her Mom has worked at the public library FOREVER (and still does). Patti called her Mom up and had a book at the library dedicated to Breahna in “memory of Chris.” How awesome is that?! This is the book that was dedicated.
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When I got the message on my vm from Patti. . .it brought tears to my eyes. To me that is a devoted friend, to stop what she is doing (including raising three kids of her own), to call her Mom up and have this done. And how awesome is her Mom to do that for someone that she doesn’t even know.

It has taken a tragedy like this to realize that I have some AWESOME friends. (Even the ones that I haven’t seen for YEARS.) As well as to realize who my REAL friends are, whether “real” or on-line. I want to thank my on-line friends (mostly from the wedding board) who have been there also. The ones that left comments. . .who are praying and thinking about people that they don’t even know. That surely means a lot!!

Tomorrow evening (Sunday) is Chris’s wake. Monday morning is his burial.
I KNOW that these two days ahead of me are going to be the HARDEST days that I have had since the initial shock of this tragedy. I know that all my friends are out there praying for me and thinking about me. Though it is going to be rough for me, I know that Star (Chris’s Mom), Kim (Chris’s only sibling left) and Melissa (Chris’s fiance) have it 100 times worse. So as much as you want to pray for me and think of me. . .they need the prayers and thoughts A LOT more!!!!

Thank you again everyone!!!

Tag. . .

Was “tagged” by Carmeena a few days ago.
Carmeena. . .I promise that I’m not ignoring you. . .just thinking about anything (especially myself) right now is hard.

I was even tagged back in August by Melissa, and that post has been sitting in my “drafts” for MONTHS now.

I promise girls, I will get to this soon!!! I promise I’m NOT ignoring you! 🙂

Back in the Day

I think he would hurt me for this (haha). . .but I had to!
They made me giggle. . .and that is what I need right now! 😀
It’s only because I love You Kissy!!

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Chris’s Article

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=160683&catid=3

Man electrocuted while moving ladder in Collinsville

KSDK — A man working on a construction site in Collinsville, Illinois was killed Wednesday afternoon when the ladder he was moving touched power lines.

The Maryville Police Department said it received a call at 1:15 p.m. for a man down at 5938 Sugar Loaf Road. When police and firefighters responded they found 30-year-old Christopher Lange unresponsive. Lange was taken to Anderson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said Lange was working on an upper level of a duplex under construction and while moving his ladder came into contact with power lines carrying 6,000 volts.

While Maryville authorities responded to the scene, the mailing address where the incident occurred is in Collinsville.

Lange is from Troy, Illinois.

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