This is the ongoing story of faith, love and family as we walk through this life with 3 sons, one daughter, one daughter in law and one grandson

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Nana and Grumpa

Yep, that's what you can call us from now on!
I should have known something was up when U*Haul put on the BBQ apron. (sorry, forgot to turn the picture before I loaded it). U*Haul and Pixie offered to make us dinner the night before he left for boot camp. U*Haul can make a mean hamburger so they offered to make burgers on the grill for us as his last supper so to speak.
The grill is located just outside the door of the basement, they wouldn't allow anyone to go down into the basement while they were cooking and yelled up the steps to give us a heads up that dinner would be served in 3 minutes. Pixie's mom was over having dinner with us that night, imagine my surprise when they came walking up the steps, holding a plate of burgers announcing that they were pregnant! I screamed so loud, I scared Dreamsicle. So Dreamsicle will now be an aunt and I'm going to be a Nana. We have all decided that McGyver fits the name "Grumpa" perfectly. :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

21 Years Ago Today

Our precious little boy failed to wake up from sleep. There are times when it feels like it happened just yesterday, today is one of those times.

Rest In Peace Matthew

Thursday, March 06, 2008

More Photos

Dreamsicle after being crowned Princess of the day at the Magic Kingdom
With Cinderella
The scene we came back to after a day at the parks
Looking out the window of Mickey's house

More Photos!

More photos for your viewing pleasure


We just returned from the land of Mickey. We traveled to the Mouse House to meet up with the families that comprised our adoption travel group in August of 2006. What a blast! The girls are all growing and seem to be adjusting well. We all missed the one family that was not able to attend this get together but things went so well that we have agreed to try to get together as a group every other year and I'm certain they will be able to attend the next event. I'm going to post alot of pictures, they really need no words....


There really are no words to describe the beauty of the day that U*Haul and Pixie got married. The weather was beautiful, the waves softly lapping onto the shore as they exchanged vows was incredible. Of course there was a slight "oops" moment (what event wouldn't have one of those in our family, right?) when Pixie realized that she had forgotten U*Haul's ring in the hotel room. One of her bridesmaids husband sacrificed his ring for the ceremonial portion of "with this ring" until U*Haul could get his real ring on his finger later in the evening.
After the wedding we had a small reception inside a pavillion overlooking the beach where we were able to snap some incredible sunset photos as well.
U*Haul is now in his second week of boot camp and Pixie is holding up as well as can be expected. These two really are a match made in heaven.

About Me

I am a Christian woman, the wife of an outdoorsman and mom to a computer loving twenty something guy, a Marine, a Sailor and a three year old Princess who rules the roost and has all of us wrapped around her little finger. Add into the mix a daughter in love and the cutest grandson in the world and you have our big old house of love