Saturday, July 6, 2013

making memories

I have always been on the go. I like to be busy. I almost always have something planned and am comstantly running to fit everything in. Since Brady and I have been married we have filled our time working, playing and trying to enjoy life. We love to be spontanious and do things on a whim. We aren't rich, but we agree that life is to be enjoyed and a mind full of memories is far better than a bank account full of money. We work hard so we can play hard.

When we had Quincy nothing changed. In her short 20 months with us we took her all over and enjoyed letting her experience as much as she could. We loved to watch her be a part of and learn new things. We took her camping, swimming, boating, hiking, on 4 wheeler rides, jeep rides, horse rides, we went to the zoo, movies, St George, Zions, Bryce Canyon, Idaho, Nevada, we played with puzzles, babies, chalk and magnets. We tried to soak up every experience, every minute, every second that we could.

When Quincy passed away I was so very thankful we made the most of our time with her. We had no idea our time would be so short. Way too short. Since that day we have tried to focus even more on living every day to the fullest. Every single one. We never know when our last day will be and we are so very aware of this now.

We have lost some ambition since Q left us, but have been trying so hard to continue to live on and move forward and make memories with our sweet little Ryder. Poor guy came at such a fragile time and it is so easy to get completely comsumed in the sorrow that is always looming over us. It is hard for me to admit that sometiems I have to force myself to want to do things. To want to make plans. To want to have fun. To want to make memories. Every new memory we make is another memory without Q. It breaks my heart. I want to be energetic and ambitious like I used to be, but it's just so different now.

The last few months we have been trying to make up for lost time. We have made some unforgetable memories with Ryder and as we do we are falling more and more in love with our sweet little boy. Our memories are all we have left of our precious Quincy and we treasure them more than anything. Every single moment counts.

Memories build. Memories bond. Memories are forever.


Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

St George


St George


Logandale, NV
 
Flaming Gorge
Flaming Gorge
Flaming Gorge
Sand Hollow

Sand Hollow

Sand Hollow

Sand Hollow

2 comments:

Amielee+Mike said...

I am always so touched by your blog Angie. Thank you for sharing everything you share- its a strength and inspiration to me~

brigette said...

I couldnt agree more.. its hard to get back in the routine of "normal" things once your sweet child has passed away. Im glad to see you are able to do fun things again. Your family is so precious! Big hugs