Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In Loving Memory of Brian's Cousin Joshua!


Hi all,

We found out Saturday that Brian's 8 year old cousin Joshua passed away. I never got to meet him, but the stories that Brian and his folks would tell me about this special little boy TOUCHED my heart.
Please say a little prayer for Joshua's parents, Tony (Sue's brother) and his wife Juanita as they are going through this difficult time!!

Hugs,
Julie :):):)

Here is the information about Joshua's passing:

Joshua Mocarski

Joshua James Mocarski, 8, passed from this earth on Saturday April 26, 2008. His parents' loving arms released him at Sacred Heart Hospital to his heavenly Father.
Joshua was born on Aug. 27, 1999, to Anthony and Juanita (Sluis) Mocarski in Rochester, Minn. He lived at home and was home schooled. Joshua loved music, sports, people reading to him and parties. He had a special bond with his loving caregiver, Nicci Beyerl.
Joshua is survived by his parents, Anthony and Juanita of Eleva; Jim Jr. "Poppi" and Jen "Mommi" Fitzl of Eau Claire; grandmother, Marcia Eagles of Eau Claire; his godparents, John and Maureen Luczak of Chicago, Ill.; aunts and uncles, Jane and George Roth, Pam Fabian and Simon Vogel, Randy Sluis, Sandy Murray and Jon Kent, Bert Motzer, Ken Sluis, Keith and Jean Sluis, all of Eau Claire, and Suzi and Mike Wolek of Glendale, Ariz.; caregiver, Nicci Beyerl; many cousins; his best friend, Joseph Hoverson, and his family; Ms. Deb Herzog, his special teacher; and many friends.
Joshua was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew and Matthew; grandparents, Anthony and Lillian Mocarski and William Sluis; uncle, Bob Fabian; and cousin, Dawn Fabian.
The visitation for Joshua will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Smith Funeral Chapel, where there will be a 6 p.m. prayer service conducted by Sister Judie Wagener.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire, with Father John Schultz officiating. Visitation at the church will be one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Man...this month is flying by...and I haven't posted in forever!!! :):):)




So, here I am back.....sorry folks....seriously this month has just been crazy and soooooo hectic (more so than the month we got married....can't quite figure that out!! LOL)......so here are just some quick pictures of our 3 kids (adding in the newest member Dandy as one of those numbers!! LOL).......they were all having fun in the kitchen the other day and I CAN NEVER get them all to look at the camera at the same time.....sooooooooo I GOT REAL LUCKY this time when they ALL LOOKED my WAY!!! :):):):) Oh, and please forgive Brookie's nose running.....these allergies are just a killer on her NOSE!!! :(:(:(:(:(

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Meet Dandy!!! :):):)



As some of you know, Buddy our blind beagle passed away two months ago. Well, all week Brian and I have been going to the Humane Society trying to find our family a new dog. And yesterday, we FOUND him!!! :):):) His name is Dandy, and he is SUCH A LOVE!!!! :):):) He is fitting into our family so WELL!!!!! :):):):):)