Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Carl James

It's been quite the long road, but finally, after two and 1/2 years of trying to conceive (and facing a few set backs) we were lucky enough to welcome another baby into our family!  We couldn't be more happy to have Carl James join us, he's certainly something special!

Born - July 1 at 5:38 pm
Weight - 7 pounds, 1 ounce
Length - 20.5 inches

Big sister is thrilled to finally have a little brother!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow Fun

The weekend was perfect for sledding and we took advantage of it! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

65 Years

My maternal grandma passed away in August and just two months later we lost grandpa.  Today would've been their 65th wedding anniversary.  65 years.  It's almost hard to even imagine living with someone for that long.  It's really an amazing feat these days.  I don't know all of the struggles they had to endure during their marriage, but losing two children, fighting in a war, the Great Depression, Alzheimer's.... those things couldn't have been easy to go through.  They faced every obstacle and they faced them together.  They came out on the other side, maybe missing a small piece of themselves, but as a unit, they were whole. 

It's been difficult for us, the family left behind, to deal with having both grandma and grandpa gone, but I like to look at it as they wanted to celebrate their anniversary together.  They spent 64 anniversary's together and they weren't going to have the 65 be any different.  If it couldn't be here on earth with us, at least they are celebrating with their parents, siblings, two children and other loved ones that they lost along the way. 

Today, I will toast to them and the time they shared.  Happy anniversary.  We love and miss you everyday! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Senior Pictures

Wow.  I can't believe it is September already.  Where did the summer go?!  I think I've been so busy that I completely missed the month of August.  Between work and family obligations, I feel like I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off!  I was able to carve out a couple of hours to take some senior pictures of this pretty awesome young man.  If everyone was as easy to photograph as Bobby, I might actually do it a lot more!