Saturday, November 29, 2008

In memory of Chad England

My brother Chad was killed in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night. He was the best big brother to me, he was very protective and always wanted to make sure that I was happy. He will surely be missed. He was great at so many things, everything outdoors and was an awesome father and husband. I love you Chad!

Motorcyclist, 29, killed in Highway 95 crash A 29-year-old motorcyclist was killed after a motorcycle accident with a sport utility vehicle on U.S. Highway 95 near Craig Road Tuesday night November 25, 2008. Shortly before 10 p.m., Chad England of Las Vegas was riding a 2008 Harley-Davidson north when a 2002 Ford sport utility vehicle was traveling ahead of England and changed lanes. England crossed the left lane and entered the left paved shoulder. The right side of the motorcycle struck the left rear side of the Ford, officials said. England was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WARNING: Lots of photos

Okay so these pictures loaded up out of order and there are too many to rearrange them. We did a lot of things we did in the month of October to prepare for the Halloween season. We made spider hand prints and ghost foot prints for a playgroup activity. Then Ava and I went to the Boca Park Pumpkin patch and the Centennial one as well. Ava actually got to ride the rides! She had so much fun. We also went to the Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve with a couple of families in our playgroup. Her friend Olivia was the Bee, and Ava enjoyed going but I didn't as much because I forgot the stroller and there was a lot of walking, which meant I was carrying her a lot. Then Halloween came and we went to a couple of Trunk or Treats, Ava was the cutest Peacock! She keeps looking at my phone which has her picture of her in her costume and saying "Peacock." The day after Halloween we had Ava's birthday party since Nate was in town. It was a lot of funshe had a Backardigans party (she is obsessed with Pablo the penguin), the kids decorated crowns with jewels and glitter glue. Then we had a Pablo pinata and a Pablo cake that yours truly made with a little help from my mother. Ava enjoyed all of the attention and actually opened her gifts by herself. We also took a trip down to see the decorations at the Bellagio. Ava liked the trees at first, but the she kept saying she was "scared." We had a fun weekend with Nate in town ad we really miss him!