Tuesday, August 5, 2008


We are back home and I am loving it. Jake and I just finished watching Hidalgo and sharing some pieces of Pineapple Upside Down Cake that we made together with the pineapple we brought back from Hawaii. It was delicious. And our time together was even sweeter. I am so in love with my husband! He is such a great friend and supporter of me. He is so fun to be around and every day that passes I am so thankful that we are together.

Having a spouse to walk through difficult times is a blessing. We couldn't make it without our faith in Christ most importantly, but I also could not imagine walking through the loss of Molly without the support and tender love of my best friend. I am so thankful that I do not have to walk this valley alone.

To update: we are back from our trip to Hawaii and will spend the rest of this week at home. On Saturday we will head towards Estes Park to spend a glorious week in the mountains with my family for our annual reunion. Before we get to Estes, we'll stop at Brainard Lake for a picnic lunch with my parents and younger sister, Laura. Then we'll head to the Ranch we'll be staying at. I am looking forward to next week for several reasons. For one, I have volunteered myself as the head chef for the week and am excited about cooking up all sorts of things and serving my family through my passion of cooking. Another reason I am excited about the week is getting to see my family again. The last time I saw them was after Molly died and I am in need of hugs, talks over coffee, and extra shoulders to cry on. Not to say that Jake hasn't done a great job at those things. :)

We're doing well. We have our good days and our hard days and sometimes we have really hard days, the kind where you feel like the world can manage just fine without you there and where Heaven has more appeal than ever before. But we come out of those days with fresh perspective and of course, Hope. We send kisses, love, snuggles, and balloons to our sweet pea, Molly, as often as we get a chance to. We miss her even more than yesterday.

Mommy and Daddy love you Molly Ann Mutz!! You are a beautiful and treasured gift and we are so thankful for you each and every day!! We can't wait to hold you and love on you!!