Our Journey to Matthew

~God created you, a beautiful child, you were just delivered to the wrong address.~

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Best Friends-January 2010

Matthew started the year out right by spending time with his best friend Chase. We went to Americana at Brand in Glendale and trips to Chuck E Cheese's of course!

Happy Holidays 2009

Getting ready for Santa and celebrating Hanukkah with family!

Mommie's little helper!

Matthew loves to help cook! He even helped Grandma make spaghetti last night.


Okay so now we have annual passes for Legoland and Disneyland...and how many times have we gone back to each??? Zero of course but will change soon.

Happy 5th Birthday Matthew!

Matthew turned 5 on November 17th. I took him to Disneyland and we had a lot of fun, just the two of us! The next weekend we had his birthday party at Fin's Glow Zone, indoor blacklight golfing. He had fun! Brian sure missed a good party and we missed him.

Happy Halloween 2009

I'm so late at posting..I keep thinking EVERYONE is on Facebook where I post and find out they are not. I will try to post more often but...is anyone still coming to this blog?

It's been difficult to post with Brian gone but I'll make more of an effort.

Matthew went trick or treating with his best friend Chase at Chase's grandma's house.

We stopped at the pumpkin patch first and then a quick visit to Papa and Grandma so they could see him as Anakin Skywalker!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Griffith Park on Sunday August 16, 2009

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Our adoption group met at the Walt Disney Barn next to Griffith Park in Los Angeles (Los Feliz) this past Sunday. Matthew and I went and took Chase (his best friend, my '2nd' son) with us and had a good time with trains, playing and ending off at McDonald's for Happy Meals. We're starting to get out and do stuff again.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Goodbye Daddy July 3, 2009

Family, friends and Matthew said their final goodbyes to Brian at 10am on Friday July 3, 2009.

Alan and Michael gave moving Eulogies and the chapel was packed. Brian would have considered it a "sellout crowd" and have been humbled and pleased. Matthew and I would like to thank everyone who attended and those that sent well wishes from afar. Please go to http://www.mem.com/ when you have a moment and you can post a message there or look at the photos that were shown during the service.

Debi & Matthew

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Father's Day 2009

Sadly, these are the very last photos of Matthew and Brian.

Taken Sunday June 21, 2009.

Matthew loved his Daddy so much.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day 2009

We celebrated early at Matthew's favorite place Chuck E. Cheese's last night for pizza and fun.

Today we went to a light lunch at Mike's Diner near us where Matthew gave Mommy a card and very nice tote bag and perfume. We had an early dinner at Macaroni Grill with Grandma and Papa (Eileen and Hal). All in all it was a nice relaxing day and Matthew never left my side for a moment...literally!