Jason and I met when we were 18…move-in day Freshman year at UW-Eau Claire. We were together all through college and got married the summer after we graduated in August, 2000. Our daughter, Anna was born November, 2001. Our sons Seth and Levi were born in July, 2003 and August, 2007. Life was good. On May 4, 2021 Jason was diagnosed with an aggressive, terminal brain cancer called Glioblastoma. After a 15 month battle with this cruel disease he passed away on August 4, 2021. To read more about his journey check out his Caring Bridge site.

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Yesterday was an emotional day for me. I dropped Baby Girl off at the airport so she could get on the plane with her professor and two other students for the research study they are doing of a flowering conifer in S Africa. She will be gone this entire month. After I dropped her off…

Fine Lines

The past week was a busy one. Levi had his last band concert on Monday evening I’m grateful to my friend Jen who always lets me sit next to her at band concerts. Ugh those things are hard for me to go to solo. Levi also played singles in sectionals this week. He lost in…

Busy Weekend!

Baby Girl came home on Friday. She will be home for the next week and then she’ll get on the plane for South Africa next Wednesday. She is working during the week, but took the weekends off to spend with her Mama. When Anna is home my “puttering” in the yard turns into full-on yard…

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. –J Jareau

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