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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Sam would have been 17 today. Happy Birthday Sweet Boy! We miss you so much. We looked at pictures and watched videos of your silly, happy self yesterday and we will celebrate you today with a bike ride and a messy sundae in your honor.  I hope you are up there breaking ankles in soccer […]

Seven Years

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Seven years today.   Miss you Sammo!  We miss everything about you.   You would be so proud of your little brothers. Sam was such a funny boy.  When I look back through the photos I see so much of his “Mr. Cool” personality but he pulled it off in such a kind and goofy way.  I […]

Six Years Today

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Sam died six years ago today. We miss him so much.   I miss who he was, and increasingly now, who he would have become. Sam’s friends are all in various stages of getting their driver’s licenses and starting to think about college. What I wouldn’t give to be sitting in the passenger seat while Sam […]


Monday, July 13th, 2015

Happy 15th Birthday, Sam!  I can’t imagine the mischief you would be getting into as a fifteen year-old boy.  We wish you were here to give your famous eye roll and laugh at your brothers.   We are going to Sammy’s Pizza tonight and have a messy sundae in your honor, sweet boy. Love, Mom, Dad, […]


Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Sam died five years ago today.    I looked through all of his pictures and some videos last night and smiled at all he did.   There are pictures of him surfing,  playing tennis, playing basketball, playing soccer, playing football at the park, playing baseball,  golfing, sledding, river rafting, going to Disneyland,  in a Fireman’s outfit,  dressed […]


Monday, July 14th, 2014

It was Sam’s fourteenth birthday yesterday. We drove home from New Mexico and saw the most beautiful morning sky on our way. We walked up to Kate Sessions Park with our new dog Brady (named after Tom Brady of course) after we got into San Diego last evening and then went out to dinner and […]

Four Years

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

It has been four years today.  Four years without our funny, handsome, speed-loving, “live life to the fullest” little boy.  We miss him so much.  They say that there is a point where we will remember him with smiles and not pain but we certainly haven’t gotten to that point yet – though we do […]


Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Sam would have been thirteen today.  He would have gotten such a kick out of being 13 on the 13th of 2013.  I can’t help but imagine him on his skateboard a lot.  I was at the Monacos house a few weeks ago and his friends Joe and Blake asked if they could ride their skateboards to Mr. […]

Three Years

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

  Three Years. I can’t believe he has been gone three whole years.  We miss everything about him. I miss him for his brothers, I miss him for his dad, I miss him for me, and for all of us who knew and loved him. Once when he and I were having a random conversation about getting hit by […]


Monday, December 17th, 2012

The above are our Christmas pictures – a combination of two fantastic photographers, Meredith and Deb.  I also included one of Andrew’s soccer team after they won their tournament this weekend and one of Sam in his Christmas pajamas and Charlie at the podium before his piano recital telling a bit about himself. We leave on Friday for […]

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