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Glimpses {Link Up} Week 2

September 15, 2013

So this week was exciting for us with a move to a new home, close by, starting tomorrow! We’re also trying to get ready for Sam to head back to work soon, a conference next week, and Kaden’s memorial service that so many of my never-met-but-dearly-loved friends are trying to come out for.

I’m also helping host a campaign for Wendy’s – I’d love for you to click through the link, and then if you want upload a 6 second video for a chance to win $6,000 (a winner a week!). I’m doing mine later today. Use the hashtags #6SecondsFlat and #dianawrote6.

Don’t forget to link up your own post below! Last week you all shared some really amazing posts.

glimpses2-5We have a new (rented) home that we’re moving to starting tomorrow! Yes, we wanted to buy but Sam isn’t sure how long past another year we’ll be in El Paso so that was the end of that. Isn’t it lovely?

Processed with VSCOcamOne of Bella’s chores each day is to make her bed. She often just tosses her comforter on and calls it a day, but this morning she did it with “no lumps” and pillows and was so proud she asked me to come see. Also? Where is my small child??

glimpses2-7I’m heading out to the Influence Conference next week. Last year I had the boy’s footprints tattooed on my wrists. And this year I’ll get one for Kaden – an elephant of some type since that was his little theme. Yeah, it hurts to think that I even have to think about this again. I’d rather just have him and no tattoo.

glimpses2-4My friend Laura surprised me with this Origami Owl locket after we had dinner at her home. I so love it, everything in it is a reminder of Kaden. This night I took the photo I missed him so much that I just wanted a visible reminder.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetMy darling little girl. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her. Really.

glimpses2-2Sam and I take the mornings our (incredible) sitter is here to go work together. He is finishing up his degree, and I write. It’s so cozy to sit there for a couple hours and just chat and work. We’ve become the “Starbucks couple” and when we grabbed some to go the other day in the drive through, the barista asked if we’d be coming in later. 🙂

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetLazy mornings. I had a few people ask about LeapPad’s – this is a 2. I didn’t know one was coming out with a charger :/ or we would have waited. This sucker eats batteries like it’s nobody’s business. So that’s why it’s usually plugged in.

glimpses2-1Kaden’s tiny sock. He wore this in the hospital and I found it the other night. It still smelled like him, and that is incredibly heart wrenching and wonderful. I miss him so, so much. I wish I could hold him again. It’s such a strange thing to be so thankful for even having him at all and wishing that I didn’t have to do this again.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetCharlie has been with us a full year as of last month. This particular morning he calmly chewed on his bone and watched Bella as she hysterically threw herself on the floor and ran from the room sobbing about Charlie, “looking at me Mama. NO CHARLIE DON’T LOOK AT ME!”

Yay for almost 4! BWAHAHAHAHA

Also this week I’ve written:

Do you have a post you want to link up? Pics or no pics, use the form below so we can come read about your week.


  • Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

    September 18, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I swore I commented here already. I have had this page open because I wanted to link up when I finally got my post live. Beautiful moments and goodness, Bella is so beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me to share some of my own glimpses today. 🙂 And for sharing yours.

  • Erin Perry

    September 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Your final post about Bella and Charlie made me laugh. That is exactly how my niece acts. "Stop looking at me!" Oh, little ones.

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  • Alexia @ Babies & Bacon

    September 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Loving the pics of your new place, can’t wait to see more after the big move! Hope it goes well tomorrow!

    And I love that you and Sam are ‘that couple’ at the Starbucks. So. Cute.

    Can Bella come teach Cedella how to make a bed? She puts my bed-making skills to shame!

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  • JusikaRenae

    September 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I hate how we never know how long we will be at any location also, J keeps asking to buy here in California but He’s headed to Korea in a few months and after we are headed back overseas. By the way your locket is so sweet!

  • Jenna Farelyn

    September 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I loved reading about your week, and feeling hard things and lovely things and sweet and hopeful things along with you. I didn’t take enough pictures to do a Glimpses post to link up, but I will keep it in mind for the following weeks, because I love the idea. Sending strength and endurance for your move!

  • Katie Cox

    September 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    What is it with 4-year-olds and people (or dogs) looking at them wrong?!? My son freaks out about the exact same thing!

    Love the new home. Praying your family will make wonderful memories there.

  • Nannette and The Sweetheart

    September 15, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I work with The Sweetheart every day, both on our laptops, side by side. After 34 years we still get along! 🙂 I should say we haven’t WORKED together for 34 years! That might be a different story! Still praying for you every single day Diana. We all love you and appreciate you sharing so you can heal and others can gain from your strength and courage as well. ♥

  • Lindsie

    September 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for your courage and candidness in sharing about loss and life. And our almost 6 year old finally started making her bed “correctly” its a wonderful thing. 🙂

  • burpclothsblog

    September 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Bella does a better job making her bed than I do. Not even kidding. Go Bella!!

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