Friday, December 26, 2014

Ringing in 2015!

Since it had been arranged to have the girls spend Christmas in St. George, we agreed to let the girls come up after to let them open their presents and to ring in the New Year.

Tasha and I drove down the day after the Christmas to spend the night in Mesquite to then pick up the girls the next day, but we hit another snow storm on way down.

On the 27th, we picked up the girls and made a special stop to get ice cream in Beaver, Utah.

On the 28th, we let the girls play out in the snow since it had snowed on Christmas Day.

On the 29th, I bought Utah Grizzlies tickets to go see them play. The girls first hockey game. Here they show off the mini hockey sticks they bought with their Christmas money. We had a lot of fun watching the game.

Grizzlies won!

On the 31st, we rang in the New Year.

Because we lit fireworks, I finally caught what the girls had. That was pretty much the work shift I have ever had to work... Especially when I was the only cashier for more than 6 hours.

But we did gift exchanges at Dan's, I received hot cocoa mix and a movie to watch with the girls.
You can see the medicine bottles on the counters. But we spent the rest of their vacation time up here resting to get better with me. My parents took the girls back home on the 4th so they could go back to school the next day.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

On Sunday, November 23rd, I drove down to pick up the girls from St. George to bring them up to SLC to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. But after picking the girls up, it was kind of late, (since I knew this would happen) I reserved a room in Mesquite earlier. So we drove down there and spent the night.

The next day, we made it back to Salt Lake without any issues this time. The girls made little snowmen with what little snow was around.

Then on Thursday, the girls helped Grandma Sheila make Thanksgiving dinner at our house.

and sat next to their favorite uncle.

I take a picture of Annie taking a picture of mom and dad holding the little turkey's the girls made as crafts earlier in the week.

After dinner, we went over to my grandparents house for pie. The dogs had to come too.

The next night, I asked Tasha to join the girls and I when we went downtown to watch them turn on the Christmas lights at Temple Square.

After looking at the lights, we came back home to do the annual decoration of the gingerbread houses.

Tasha helped the girls with theirs.

Then on Saturday, the girls and I went to do our Home Depot Kids Workshop and made piggy banks.

More pictures of the events that we did during the girls visit during the Thanksgiving holidays can be seen here...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ginger on Halloween


I saved these pictures from Aunt Heidi's Facebook page of Ginger dressed up in a taco costume.

Sleeping taco...

She is so cute, huh? Thought you girls might have enjoyed these two pictures of silly Ginger.

Love you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

...And In the End

[REMEMBER: This is from my point of view.]

At first, I was devastated to find out in April 2013 she wanted a divorce.

But after my May 2013 visit with the girls, I knew the love was gone. It was officially over. I know I didn't want this to happen, but it was happening.

After she first told me, I was waking up at 5am with the worst stomach pains I've ever felt. I had to add Tums and Pepto to my diet.

But something happened, after she told me what I didn't want to hear... I realized something... I realized we were making each other miserable. When one is getting home from work and the other is heading to work, and not one word needed to be heard is said..... It's officially over.

So, I had to move on from her, but never from my girls. She would be "there", but never "there" for me or us.

In June to the middle of July, I had a blast spending time with my girls. She picked them up after and they went back home for a couple weeks until they came up for a couple more weeks.

Conversations continued between her and I, and during those conversations that came up one day, I had to reply by saying, "I don't want to be your husband anymore". (I still have screen shots of this).

Yes, I'll admit it, she wanted me back. But I couldn't come back to that life of being miserable, putting on a fake smile, and head back up to Salt Lake again if it didn't go smoothly again.

Have you ever tried to be happy in your life while something terrible was going on and you kept denying to yourself anything bad had/was happening? That's what I was doing to myself. I didn't want to experience that from happening again, as well as other stuff.

But come September 2013, I finally filed for divorce. Over the next year of dealing with a useless lawyer and an mediator who didn't know jack shit, I finally filed the correct paperwork...

As of October 17th, 2014, the judge over our case signed the papers stating with the State of Utah, we were officially divorced.

Ady and Chloe,

I will always be your dad, even as you grow older and things may get busier in your life (especially ages 12-18 during those higher school years).

I will always love you. I still love you. And I will never stop loving you... Even if you get mad at me (one of these days) and say you don't.

You are ALWAYS WELCOME to come visit, stop by, stay, live with me (whatever) anytime you would like, even if it is not in our scheduled time frame for whatever reason it may be. I will be there for you. Why? Because you come first!

Right now, daddy is trying very hard to find a second job so he can live on his own. So if things get busy, know I will do my best to have our time-- even if I have to come down there to visit. But if one of our visits is to happen and it doesn't, I'll do my best to make up for it.

If you ever need to talk, you have my number (on moms phone) and can call me (even if I am at work).

I love you girls. I am so proud to be your father, because everyone I meet has told me I am a good father to you both, and that you are the most sweetest, nicest and kindest girls they have ever met.

(Added 10/28/14) Girls, always remember that your mom and I love you both very much, and we are going to do our best for you. You have many family members and friends who also love you as much!

Ryan Paul Sharich

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

UEA 2014

After getting off work at Dan's (10/14 late night, might I add), I drove down to Mesquite to spend the night, to then get back up early (10/15) to make sure I could get to the girls house to take them to school because they had a donut and milk gathering before school started.

After dropping them off, I went back and did some errands in St. George, and then back to their house to get some more sleep before I had to pick them back up to drive up north.

The next day (10/16), I had them help rake the leaves from the trees up.

...and then they got to jump in them.

The next day Grandma Sheila had a craft project for them to do.

After that, we went ice skating up at CHRC.

and grabbed hot chocolate after.

The next day, the girls and I carved pumpkins that Grandma Sheila had been growing in the backyard.

The next morning, we all had to be up early so that we could drive up the canyon to get family pictures taken in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

After we were all finished, I drove back down the canyon with TJ, Katey and Keyan (who tagged along with us). My parents and the girls were all packed and headed down to St. George so the girls could make it back home because they had school the next day.

If you want to check out Katey's website to get your photos taken, which she does an excellent job, click here.

If you want to check out ALL the photos taken during the girls visit (for this blog entry), click here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

March Visit

I've been slacking here, so you'll have to forgive me. In March, I went down to pick up the girls to let them spend the week in Salt Lake for their Spring Break.

On Thursday 3/6, I had the day off, so I drove down to pick the girls up from school and then helped them with homework before I took off and spent the night in Mesquite.

On Friday 3/7, I picked the girls up from school and then we were on our way up to Salt Lake.

Then on Saturday 3/8, I had to work in the afternoon, so I let the girls do whatever in the morning before I had to head to work. We played with their Legos...

and their Furby's... until one of their Furby's turned evil. Had to hug him to change him back. Then I took them down to Dan's to visit Grandma, then I took them over to the park.

On Sunday 3/9, I had be back to work at 8am, so off to work I went until 4. Got off work, got the girls ready and we headed over to my friend Dafni's for a BBQ. I let the girls play with Serenity.

On Monday 3/10, we got up and I took the girls to the rec center to swim for a couple hours. After getting home, I had to get ready for work.

Finally, on Tuesday 3/11, I had the day off. So I took the girls all over. Had to have some documents printed at Kinko's and them take them over to the courthouse (and while there, we visited Aunt Annie). But we also stopped at Walmart to grab some meds. But I promised the girls that we would go to the bounce house called The wAIRhouse for an hour.

We stopped really quick and had lunch at Wendy's and then I made them take a little nap after since I promised them I would take them to the rec center again to go skating for a couple hours.

I also had Wednesday off from work, so I made a doctor appt for the girls to see a therapist. Made it to the doctors office just in time. Came home, blew some bubbles outside...

...And then we had to eat dinner and then get ready, because we were going to a Utah Jazz game with Grandma Sheila. Since we arrived early, we were able to get free lunch pails since it was the Jazz Bear's 5th Birthday. Everyone had fun!

Thursday 3/13 morning, I had to be up at 8 to be to work until 4. I don't have any pictures to remind me of what we did on this day.

On Friday 3/14, I had to work until 10, but then I came home and the girls got to paint their finger and toe nails with the polish that Tasha let me let the girls use.

Saturday 3/15
The girls were up early to go on the St. Patrick's Day 5K with Aunt Annie. They made special t-shirts to wear the other day to wear on this day.

On Sunday, my parents took the girls back home. Next up, Summer with the Twins!