Saturday, April 28, 2012
Today some co-workers and I managed our Relay For Life booth. Some of the staff at work donated items to sell at our booth to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. We have arrange a team called, "Change Angents" and will be relaying on June 23rd and 24th. This is my first time being on a relay for life team, I wanted to dedicate some time to help try to raise money to support this cause and help those that are currently fighting, who have passed on and those that have won there battle with cancer. My father was a cancer fighter, he passed away December 2010 and will forever be in our memories. I love him so much and miss him everyday. He was a man with a creative mind, he was a hard working man, always coming up with something new. He loved working in the yard and creating a relaxing beautiful garden. I dedicate the flowers in the flower pots that I painted to my father and they represent his garden that he and my mom created in their back yard. Other items I made with material I have dedicated to friends and family who have fought there own battles with cancer. I made a few things like, zipper pouches, aprons and pot holders. If you would like to make a donation to Relay For Life go to my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/amy.bonella.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
A lot has happened in the last 3 months. Here's a recap of what has been happening with the Bonella's. Shane received his license for the state of Oregon. He is an official licensed Mental Health Therapist and along with being official he also started a new job with Options of Southern Oregon. He is now working with adults in the outpatient unit. He has really enjoyed the last 3 months and he says it's a nice change from working in residential with the youth. He misses the youth, but having less stress on the job is all worth the change. I'm proud of his accomplishments and for continuing on even when life gets ruff. End of January my mom got married to a man she met shortly after my dad passed. He is a nice man, his name is Ron. This past year has been hard adjusting to change in our family, but seeing my mom happy and keeping busy makes me happy knowing she is not alone. It will take some time to heal but sometimes change helps a person move forward, I know this is what my dad would want my mom to do. End of January we had a new addition to the Ryan Holwege family, Jonah Todd Holwege. He is the cutest little thing, his smile melts your heart. Oh, how I would love to have a little one just like him. In February Shane and I put an offer on a house here in Grants Pass. We decided since Shane has started a new job we will probably be here for a while and felt it was time to make that big purchase. A little scary, but we feel this house is the right one for us. It's a short sale, so we are playing the waiting game right now. Will keep you posted. Early March Shane and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, we celebrated with yummy food from the Roadhouse in Medford, did a little shopping and had a relaxing afternoon. It's crazy how fast 5 years went. At the end of March Shane turned the big 40. We invited some friends over, played games and munched on a few goodies (added a few pounds in the process). Another addition to the Holwege family entered the world last evening, my brother Nathan and his wife Stephanie gave birth to the smallest miracle, 3 pounds 6 oz little boy. He is so cute and it'samazing how fragile and small they really can be. I know babies are born even smaller, but to have it hit so close to home makes you really think that life is just a miracle all on it's own and how wonderful it really is. And last but not least I had to share my Jack. He's due for a haircut, but a good bath, dry and brush makes him all nice and fluffy. Can't you just squeeze him? Well, that's it. Thanks for stopping by and getting an update form the Bonella's.
Recent picture of baby Jonah
I'll post a picture of baby Tyler (just got word they named him Tyler John Howlege) as soon as I can get a picture to download.