Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Well, I don't do this very often, but I'm actually making a blog. Today is my daddy's b-day and I just want him know how special he is to all of us. He's a great father and husband and a loving grandfather. His heart just melts every time he holds one of his 3 grandchildren. He truly is an example to all of us. I want to be as good of husband and father as he has become. Well, I don't want to get too gushy, so I'll just say Happy Birthday dad. Hope you had a good one and many more good ones to come.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Family is Amazing!!!

These past few weeks Ryan and I have been able to see a lot of family. Two weekends ago my family threw a huge surprise party for my grandma's 80 birthday. She had no idea what was going on. To surprise her, all 4 of her children came, 15 of her 17 grandchildren came, and all 8 of her great-grandchildren came without her knowing anything. My parents and two Aunts took her out to dinner on her birthday and she thought that was her surprise. That next day everyone showed up before noon. Then we called my grandma and invited her over for lunch. When she came in the house everyone was waiting for her in the kitchen to surprise her. It was such a great day and so nice to see everyone. It has been a few years since we have all been together.

After the surprise we asked my grandma who just turned 80 what she wanted for her birthday and she said she wanted my dad to take her out for a ride on the four wheelers. SERIOUSLY!!! Coolest Grandma ever!!! She was a rockin' four wheeler babe. Here are the pictures of my Grandma riding the four wheeler. Happy Birthday Grandma!!!
This past weekend Ryan and I were able to go to our niece's baby blessing. Brynlee is such a sweet, amazing, beautiful baby girl. We were so happy we were able to go and share this experience with Ryan's side of the family. We were also able to see family members that we had not seen in a long time and I was able to meet a few more members of his extended family.
Unfortunately I was not able to get any pictures because I was to busy holding the baby but I will post some as soon as I can get some.
Family is such an amazing part of my life. They keep me heading in the right direction. I love my family so much and can't imagine my life without them. I have also married into such an amazing family. I love them with all of my heart and am so happy that they have accepted me into their family. I love being with family and am so sad when we have to leave. Family is such an important part of life and I am so glad that I have been able to start my family. I love my husband and my son so much. They are my rock and they make me want to be a better person. They support me and lift me up. My life is so much better because of them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

We're Alive!!

It has been quite a while since my last post and I apologize. These past few weeks we havn't been doing too much. Last week Ryan and I decided to bundle Blake up in his snow suit and take him sledding in our front yard which consisted of Ryan pulling Blake and I on the sled. It was so much fun and Blake seemed to like the snow more than he ever has before.

This past weekend Ryan and I were able to leave Blake with my parents for the first time ever and go and visit our new niece. It was so sad to leave Blake but I knew that he was in good hands. It was such a great time to get away and be able to catch up on a little sleep that we havn't had for over a year. We were so happy that we were able to go help with the new baby and not have to worry about Blake. I want to thank my parents for watching him and letting us have a much needed vacation. Here is our new and only niece that we have.... She is such a doll. We got back last night and just had to go stare at Blake sleeping for a good 5 minutes. Ryan and I missed him so much but he had a great weekend with grandma and grandpa. My mom told me that on Saturday morning she went to get Blake up from his first nap and he had somehow pulled his arm out of his sleeve and through the neck hole. HOW??? No one knows. He was still fully zipped up with the button still in tack. This little boy is hilarious. When my mom started to laugh at him he looked at her and started cracking up. He sure is a funny boy. Well, I will try to be better about blogging. Hope you enjoy.