Monday, September 28, 2009

New Shoes for Maria

Maria Elena - September 2009

Our sponsor child in Guatamala recieved new shoes for the parade!!!
Thanks to my good friend Kelly's donation.
Look at her little sweet face!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is Rob's Mom's Birthday

Happy Birthday Mom!!
We hope you have the Best Birthday Ever and the Best Year Ahead!!!
We Miss You & We Love You!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bedroom Make Over

We Finally we painted our Bedroom. I could not decided on a color. But it finally happened and we are very pleased with the out come. We still have lots to do to complete the total makeover. I forgot to take before pictures, so I snapped a few mid clean don't mind all the junk.
We painted a cheerful and calming shade of Blue
Cleaned out lots of junk.....
Things left to doShopping List...
- White Wicker Hamper
- Art Work for over the bed and other walls
- Curtains to replace those horrible verticals
- White Desk for office area
- White Book Shelf (Rob said he'll build one)...we'll see
 - Lamps for night stands
 - New Carpet
 - New Bedding
Before photo - notice the blue paint, trying to decide on colors
Don't mind the junk...that was all cleaned out of boxes and drawers....

Here comes the after so far.....

Desk/Office Area

Above (on the left) you see the book shelf that needs to be replaced

Above you can see the horrible verticals..we hate them

Look at the cute sailboat and nautical people I found at Home Goods.

Above is cute starfish picture I found, also from Home Goods (We love that store)
Also, don't look at the light switches, those are also being replaced.

It's a work in Progress....stay tuned for further updates.

Baby Shower

This weekend we'll be traveling to Port St. Lucie to attend my cousin Tiffany's Baby Shower and we are so excited for her!!! She shared the 4D Ultra Sounds pictures of Blake Anothny with us. He is already so cute and looks like Daddy (Stevo) with Mommy (Tiffany's) big eyes. We can't wait to meet the little guy somewhere around December 17th!!

Blake Anthony
Look at those chubby cheaks already!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dear Mom
A year ago today you quietly and peacefully drifted away from us. I still can not believe its real and I can’t stop the ache in my heart. I can’t help but re-live that day over and over in my head and it takes my breath away. I hope you know we were you with Mom.
I get up every morning and I go through the motions of our day to day lives but it’s not the same and I’m not sure it ever will be. I try so hard to not be sad because I know that you would not want us to be sad Mom and so I try, but most days I fail. Mostly I am just angry at the world. I don’t understand why you had to leave us, I know it wasn’t your choice and I just hope you are at peace Mom.
Please look out for us Mom, we need you so much. I just wish I could talk to you. Of course I talk to you all the time but I want you to hear me (I think you do) and I want to just hug you Mom and never let you go.
Please watch over Beau for us Mom as he is struggling to find his way in this world and he’s making some big choices, please watch over him and keep him safe.

I Miss you Mom more than I can say and my heart is so broken…

I Love You Mom

I Carry Your heart With Me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear no fate (for you are my fate my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) And you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you.

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart…I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart).

Poem by: EE Cummings

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Tyler

Our Nephew Tyler - Turns 15!!!
Happy Birthday Tyler!!!!
We Miss You
We Love You!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Pix from our Fun Trip to South Carolina...

We had sooooo much fun hanging with our family in South Carolina!!! We can't wait to go back. It's always a little hectic when there's a Wedding but did manage to spend some quality time together. My cousin Tracy let us invade his house all weekend and he made some really yummy food for us!!! Thanks so much Tracy, you out did yourself!! We Love You!!

Here's Tracy Thanking everyone and telling us it's time to eat!!
Little Miss Ashlyn Saying Grace.....
We also celebrated Frank & Jerry's Birthday
Happy Birthday Frank & Jerry!!
Tracy's Aunt Gwen brought him this Darth Vader of course, we all had to give a try.
This is My Dad I think (The Buck)
Tracy's Aunt Gwen
Tracy's Girlfriend Kristin (we just love her!!!)
Tracy & Kristin....what a cute couple!!!
This is Tracy House (which was party central for us)
this time with a flash
Tracy let the kids play all day on this water slide that is actually Ashlyns
The kids had a blast
Oops...Nick band aid came off his finger...LOL
There goes Jessica
Billy making a big splash
Carlee & Ashlyn

Ashlyn & Carlee on the swings
Rob & Chad
Here's Nick with just ONE of his Five Light Sabers.....
The boys hanging out back
Frank, Dad (Buck) Randy & Len
Tracy's house from the back....its an awesome house!!
Frank getting ready to have some lunch....
The food was really good all weekend
Cousins....Gina & Shalon (Shalon came in from Arizona)
Mothers & Daughters
My Jen & My Aunt Dot and My Aunt Ginger & My Amy
I Love them sooo much!!!
My Two Favorite People in the World!!!
My Special Aunts....They are my heart
Aunt Dot & Aunt Ginger (Sisters)
Dad & Uncle Lenny
Gina & Randy
Nick posing by the Juke's real
Cousins...Amy, Jen & Gina
Here come the game room shots.....Tracy has an awesome game room
This is Chad....Golfing
Frank & Rob at Darts
More game room fun...

Here comes the Rehearsal Dinner Pictures.
The Dinner was GREAT, the Food was soooooo Good.
Great Job Brian & Amy!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!
Randy & Shalon (cousins from Arizona)
Jessica & Tiffany (Mommy to Blake in a few short months)
Something was making everyone goofy.....
Steve & Rob
Jen....She's sooo Pretty...LOL
Dad & Uncle Vernon
Ashlyn, Jess & Carlee
To Much Cuteness in this picture!!!
Ashlyn & Carlee
Here we are.....
Dad & Aunt Ginger
Amy & Dad
Can you stand his how cute he is!!!
Billy & Nick
The Weekend Went So Fast.... And We had so much fun with everyone!!!
We are so Blessed to have such an amazing and loving family!! And now we've added one more..WELCOME to the Family Brian!!!
We Love Ya'll