Wednesday, August 25, 2010

At The Office

This office has great internet.. so I thought I would check in..  This week has been quite the week.

I've been without internet all week and it's been pretty good. Lots of time to paint and create. In about a week I will be adding 7 new hats and 6 new paintings...(and counting) I've been busy!

I also just found out we will be moving again. Probably next Monday back to Little Rock. I'm not too happy about all this moving, but one thing I look forward to is this next move will last a lot longer. 8 beautiful months of staying in one place. Putting up decorations and having a place to call "Home." (I still can't believe Arkansas will be home.)

Last Saturday my cousin Jeff passed away. He was in a motorcycle accident early in the morning. He was only a few years older than me. Him and I got along quite well. We played "Indians" when we were little. We would sneak fruits and veggies from my mom's garden and make our own small meals. We would also "hunt" with my dad's bows and arrows. (I couldn't even shoot it.)
When we grew older he stayed at our house for several months. We stayed up watching old TV shows and talking late into the night. I even recall telling him how I wanted to cut my hair off and bleach it blond. He was the one who told me to go for it.

I'm really going to miss him. I feel the worst for his family though.. My Aunt Bonnie lost her two year old son several years ago, and now she is going through another loss. I can't image the pain her and my uncle and the rest of my cousins are going through. Please remember my Aunt Bonnie and her family in your prayers..


  1. aw i'm so sorry to hear about your cousin :(

  2. for some reason, when i heard your cousin had passed away, i knew it was jeff. i met him a few times and he was a lot of fun to be around and very mischievous. he'll be missed. we'll keep your aunt and your family in our prayers - i just love all of you.

  3. wow, I'm so sorry for your family~!

    on a lighter note, hooray for a 'home' and for creating like crazy! :)

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Take care :)

  5. Sorry for your loss :(

    The photo at the end really says it all.

  6. I'm so sorry about your cousin. Hang in there

  7. I prayed for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Hang in there!

    God's blessings!

  8. I wish you were able to go to the funeral. I know you would have loved it. You and Jeff had a great time together! We have spent the last couple of days remembering the fun things that he did.

  9. Awww... Rachel, I know your heart must swell up big sometimes remembering your cousin/friend... I will pray for his family for sure... I know it's sometimes difficult to grasp why people are suddenly taken out of our lives, but like you posted, we keep them alive inside of us, and their presence is surely felt here on earth still... His work must have been very urgent in the next life to be taken so young... Much love to you as you go through all of these changes... It seems like where I was in April when my grandma died... I had so much other stuff going on too, but then the fog cleared and everything seemed lighter after a while... Sounds like you're staying positive and creative, so that's good... I look forward to buying myself something for fall finally from your lil shop... peace and blessings on your path, and safe travels... LL


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