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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Taylor's 4 months old today

"Grammy" (my MIL), Crystal and I took the girls down to Deerfield today. We went to Yankee Candle and then over to Magic Wings to see the zillions of butterflies. Ashtyn was a lot like me today and wanted no part of any bug touching her..... she had no idea there was one in her hair. I had to ask one of the employees to get it off her before she realized since it was likely she would accidently kill it. Ashtyn was psyched to see Christmas was still being celebrated. She wouldn't leave the christmas tree rooms. Or the toy shop either for that matter.

This is what I'm talkin' about

I got this link off This is the prosthetic I keep telling everyone about....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Emily's OBIT

If you click on the picture it will open a new. larger screen so you can read it.


Sunday and Monday I went to Emily's wake and funeral service. I think that was the worst thing I have ever had to do. Its always an awful adventure going to any funeral but this one was particularly treacherous. There are no words that you can say to a grieving father who is staring at the box containing his baby girl. Or to the mother who tried and tried for years to produce this precious miracle child only to have her taken away from her after a mere 26 years. To a sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew, who now a have big vacancy in their lives were a bubbly and wild Emily once stood. And to a little boy, only 4 years old, will wonder for a while to come: "Where'd Mommy go?" I could barely choke out "I'm sorry". I couldn't function enough to do much more than that. As I looked at her coffin and noticed the toy monster trucks sitting there as a reminder of her adventures with Kurt to see the real ones, it took all the strength I had to remain standing and try to catch my breath. I can't imagine what the family is going through. The thought of losing one of my babies, my sister, my mother..........there is nothing that can be said. It saddens me that I had not seen Emy since I found out I was expecting Ashtyn, and that is a mistake I will not allow to happen again with my friends and family. Everyone gets so busy when they have a family and we all need to work harder at making time to see one another more often. It was nice to see, however, that in our time apart she touched a great deal of others. The funeral home barely had enough space to house all the friends that showed to pay their respects and say goodbye to our dear friend. I managed to laugh through my tears as one speaker referred to Emy's tattoos, and specifically her father's disapproval of them. I sat back and thought about her first one. Her and I were hanging out at my dad's house when we were very young (and dumb) and I gave her her first tattoo. Her mom gave me some grief about it a few years back at my wedding(it made me laugh then too). Emy and I just didn't have a care back then. It seemed like we did a lot of dumb stuff throughout our early teens. I remember the two of us getting harassed by the Claremont PD a couple of times (we obviously didn't learn the first time) for playing on the playground after dark. It apparently closed at sunset and we just decided we were going to swing at midnight if we chose to and too bad if people didn't like it. Our late night festivities at the playground ended however the night Emy was brought home to her very unimpressed father because we got caught with cigarettes underage. We had some good times :) Seeing the pictures on the monitor brought back a lot of memories I had forgotten. Jenkin's was a good one. I loved the ugly dance recital costumes. What a riot. And the tea party themed birthdays I had every year for what seemed like an eternity. Riding our bikes up and down her street for hours, flirting with cute neighborhood boys. Watching Evil Knievel when we were little and her mom used to babysit me and a bunch of my cousins. I remember being jealous of her for being in the local newspaper for hula hooping when we were little. And hanging out in her sister's room listening to Meatloaf and "Jeremiah was a bullfrog". Too many memories and yet still not enough. We should have had a lot more to come. I will miss her immensely as will everyone who knew her. Rest in Peace Em

Sunday, January 18, 2009

More Emily info

Debbie, Emily's mom, posted this on Emy's myspace page:

Our daughter Em's wake will be sunday eve at stringer funural home from 6-8 and her funural will be at stringers as well at 11 on Monday morning.

Em loved you all she brightened the room when she walked in. Adored her son Kurt with all her heart.

Please look to the sky and send kisses to the brightest star their it's her.

Em I love you momma.

This is the link to Emy's Myspace

Debbie, her mother, is also requesting stories of Emily to share with Kurt. You can email them to her myspace page.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pics of the Week

Aside from all the bad news over the last couple of days, we have managed to have a few good moments.

Updated info on Emily

Driver in Sunapee fatal to face criminal charge

14 hours, 5 minutes ago

Sunapee – A 26-year-old local woman died in Thursday's crash on Harding Hill Road. Police said the driver of the car will be charged with negligent homicide.

Emily Brown of 127 Edgemont Road died at the accident scene. The car had crashed into trees.

The driver, Eric Warner, 33, also of 127 Edgemont Road, was injured in the crash. He was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of injuries police said are not believed to be life threatening.

Alcohol and speed were factors in Warner's loss of control of his 1996 Honda Accord at 3:15 a.m., according to a preliminary investigation by police.

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Sunapee, New Hampshire - January 19, 2009

Charges have been filed in connection with a fatal accident last week in Sunapee, N.H.

Police say Eric Warner, 33, of Sunapee, was under the influence of alcohol and speeding when he crashed into some trees on Harding Hill Road.

Emily Brown, 26, was killed.

Warner is charged with negligent homicide.

the above if from: www.wcax.xom

The info below is from Eagle Times at the following link.... you can also go there to write comments, thoughts, etc to the family and friends...

Driver to be charged in fatal Sunapee, NH, crash

Friday, January 16, 2009 1:10 PM

SUNAPEE -- A Sunapee man will be charged with negligent homicide following a fatal car crash at about 3:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Eric Warner, 33, was the operator of a 1996 Honda Accord that went off Harding Hill Road and crashed into some trees.

A passenger in the vehicle, Emily Brown, 26, of Sunapee, was pronounced dead at the scene. Warner was treated at the scene and airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Based on the investigation thus far, Warner will be charged with negligent homicide for the death of Brown, according to Sunapee Police who investigated. Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash, according to a press release from the Sunapee Police Department.

Sunapee Police were assisted at the scene by the Sunapee Fire & Rescue, Newport Ambulance, Sullivan County Attorney's Office and the Sate of New Hampshire Medical Examiners Office.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing by the Sunapee Police Department

Rest in Peace Emily

With the news channels all being sucked up by the plane crash in NYC, they've managed to overlook some important local news......

1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Sunapee Crash
POSTED: 10:45 am EST January 15, 2009

SUNAPEE, N.H. -- One person has died and another person was sent to a hospital after a car crash on a town road in Sunapee.

Police Chief David Cahill said an unnamed person died at the scene of the 3 a.m. crash when a car went off the road and into some trees. A second person was taken to a hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.

Police have not released the names of those in the accident.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash, but they said alcohol may have played a role.

~~~Emily Brown didn't survive the crash. Her little boy Kurt now has no mommy and my heart is broken for him, as well as for her mother Debbie and Father Gary. No parent should ever have to suffer the burial of his or her child and no toddler should ever have to see Mommy or Daddy put in the ground. I almost broke down looking at all the nice things written on her myspace page by friends when I saw a graphic she had posted. Its a James Dean quote: "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." Goodbye Emy. We love you and will miss you.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

3 weeks and counting

Little miss Taylor had her first visit to the Shriner's hospital yesterday and it went really well. Thanks to the Garmin GPS I had no trouble finding the place. If my mother hadn't brought it I would have driven us to Florida for sure. Ashtyn tolerated hanging out in the waiting room pretty well. We were armed with Auntie Lisa, fruit snacks, animal crackers, a couple toys and my lap top with Shrek and Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer. All that coupled with the really cool toys and play stations that they had there, she was in heaven. Both girls slept the entire ride there and most of the way home too which made the drive tolerable. I was kind of expecting a long drawn out day full of seeing a barrage of doctors and specialists but it was really quick and stress free...which is my favorite kind of anything!!! We met with the orthopaedic specialist and were sent to see the prosthetic team who then took a mold or Taylor little hand and the day was basically done. They made us an appointment to come back in 3 weeks to get her new prosthetic and to meet with the physical therapy team and that was that. And we already have our appointment for next February when she'll get fitted and hooked up with a myo-electric prosthetic. Now all we have to do is hope these ROM exercises I'm doing with her pay off and she loses this limited abduction issue she has otherwise we could be back to Shriner's for a whole lot more :(