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Monday, January 28, 2008

Treasued moments

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Looking back at 2007

This past year has truly come and gone faster than I would have liked, but I can truly say that the reason it flew by so quickly was due to wonderful family, friends and a new additions to our little family. I want to recap some highlights of 2007:

1. Garrett and I started the year off with a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, and upon our arrival home we found out we were expecting our 2nd baby (Gavin).

2. Our little peanut decides she is obsessed with Thomas the Tank engine and when potty training occurs she embraces the boys "Thomas" briefs.

3. My brother gets accepted to Dental school in Ohio.

4. Nash is born and brings the biggest smile to the everyone who surrounds him.

5. Garrett and I celebrate our 4Th wedding anniversary. A lot has happened in only 4 yrs. Love you Babe.

6. This summer we vacation locally with Garrett's family, while his sister and her family join us from Michigan. Cherry Hill when your pregnant is a blast. hehehe!!!

7. Easton was born in August to my sister in law and I immediatley know Easton and Gavin are going to be the best of pals.

8. Kenedy turns 2, going on 7. She dosen't know what is about to hit her. There is soon going to be some competition of attention when Gavin is born. She continues to run the roost.

9. Gavin is born and quickly packs on the pounds to hold his own with big sister. He is our little Chunky Monkey.

10.the Holidays began and we had the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with my family eating lots of food and laughing til we were shedding tears. Trent and Laura came into town for about a month and I must say that truly was a gift. We had missed them so much even though they had only been gone for a couple of months. For a short moment it felt as if they had never left. (We miss you guys)!!! At this time and numerous time throughout the year I am reminded of how lucky I am to have such a strong and loving family. We can't get enough of each other, and I am so grateful for the bond we have with each other.

10. Heidi meets Marcus and they plan a wedding. They just got married in January and we are so excited for them.


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I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do.


No Crocodiles or Rhinoceroses, I only like hippopotamuses.


And hippopotamuses like me too.


The simple moments that don't last all that long. (so we take advantage whenever the opportunity arises).



As some might have thought from my previous post about our humble Christmas tree that there was no hope of righting this wrong, WE DID IT!!! After a lot of love and major surgery our tree became our own LARGE masterpiece. No longer lopsided because after all the trimming we just decided to stack an extra three blocks of wood under one side of the tree making it almost even. We immediately stacked presents around that edge so nobody would notice. As soon as the presents were opened the secret was out.



Grandma and Grandpa love our kids as much as we do, and our kids love them more than mom and dad. I always know my kids are having a blast when they are spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. They always seem to know exactly what Kenedy is thinking and they allow her to do everything she wants.


Thank Heaven for Disney. They have come out with everything imaginable for a little girl. The moment Kenedy wakes up she has to be "fancied up" with her gown ,crown, jewels and teeny tiny glass slippers.


Heidi and Marcus were married on January 12, and had a beautiful reception at Memory Grove.


Lights out for Gavin, he was pooped after a full day of partying at the wedding.



Kenedy is all girl, minus her Thomas the Tank bungees.

As a mother I couldn't ask for two better children, they are the best of buddies. Gavin often puts up with many princess books, and girly music but in return there is no one who can make Gavin laugh more than Kenedy can. All she has to do is look in his direction and he just grins from ear to ear. I love you Kiddos.