Friday, December 10, 2010

A Post from a friend

With the Haggards Texas move mere weeks away, I begged Tricia to let me post a farewell message on her blog. My first real interaction with Tricia and Brad involved delivering a few survival supplies during their vigil with Katie in Seattle two and a half years ago. First over a stroll on Seattle’s Burke Gilman Trail, and later through weekly walks on Ledyard’s backroads, Tricia became one of my dearest friends. We have been with their family through happy and sad times, and have shared many outdoor adventures and special occasions together. We will miss them terribly.
During their 3+ years in Connecticut, the Haggards have impacted so many of our lives through their kindness, fun, and love. I invite you to share a comment detailing a memory with or feeling about the Haggards. Let’s send them off with some of the great love they’ve shared with us!

From: Elise Jones

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taking a Break

Hi All:

I want to let you know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I have decided that I need to let some things go for now. I'm trying to prioritize my time, and, unfortunately, the blog has fallen by the wayside. I hope to be able to start it up again within the next few months, but for now, just know our family is doing great and we love you all.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

School Has Started

We were all so happy to get back into school this week. The kids all love their teachers, but none of them have many friends from the year before. They are all ready to make new friends. I love having a schedule again. It's nice to get everyone going in the morning and we have jumped head first into our after school activities. MaryLynn decided she wants to play Cello at school with Nathan. I signed her up. We'll see how mom will get to transport two cellos to school and back!

We found out about a visiting author/illustrator at an area bookstore, so we had to go.

He was so great with the kids. He read his book and then drew some pictures that the kids got to color.

He would ask the kids what to draw and then he would draw it. It was funny because the book was all about telling fibs. The kids had a hard time thinking of fibs for him to tell that the author could draw.

Here's the kids with Darren Farrell, his book and the drawing he did just for them.

We brought home the drawing and colored it. It is now hanging in MaryLynn's room.

I'm excited to get back to work on my book. I can't wait to see a finished product. Of course, right now I would be happy with just a finished first draft! Wish me luck!

Being Silly

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