Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 recap

This year has gone by so quickly! I just want to take a minute to remember all the good things that happened in 2010:

My cousin, Amy, came to stay with us for 3 short months (Jan - Mar) to help out during the end of my pregnancy and then after Ryan was born

Ryan came screaming into the world on March 8th (and hasn't stopped since)!

My mom was able to be here for Ryan's birth

I turned 34 in March

Brandon's adoption was finalized in April!

We took our first road trip to Kentucky with both boys in May and they got to meet our awesome family at Patrick's family reunion

We celebrated Brandon's first gotcha day on July 10th

We took our first plane trip with both boys at the end of July to see my family in PA

Both boys saw the ocean/spent time on the beach in August in Ocean City, NJ

Brandon turned 2 in August

Patrick turned 32 in October

Brandon took 2nd place in his age division at our town's Halloween costume contest

Patrick flew to Pensacola on Oct 31st and then he and my mother-in-love made the long 2-day drive back here

My MIL moved half-way across the country to be closer to us and her grandsons (ok I know it's mostly the grandson's)!

We had a great Thanksgiving with the Elliott family (and the Elliott family's aunt/sister's family)

We flew back to PA with both boys at the beginning of Dec and the boys and I were able to spend 2 weeks with my family! (unfortunately Patrick had to fly home after only 3 days due to a death in the church).

Had an awesome Christmas with my MIL and the boys

Just had a great dinner and fellowship time with our friends, Val and Jim and my MIL to celebrate the New Year!

Whew, that seems like a lot in one year, but it was great! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us in 2011, maybe another little blessing...we'll see!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

The boys are both sleeping, less than 2 hours until Christmas! It will be Brandon's 2nd Christmas with us and Ryan's 1st! I am excited to see B open all his presents tomorrow! Ryan will probably not get it too much but I'm sure all the paper and excitement will make him happy!


Saturday, December 04, 2010

Check out my new pictures!

I am doing something for the first time. It's been 4 years since my baby girl died and I have never posted a full facial picture of her on my blog. Why? Well I guess I just wasn't ready to share her. I was also afraid someone would be shocked by her deformities and say something awful. So, please don't. She is my beautiful girl and I just wanted to share her with you.