Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ian's Journey Begins

On Monday, Ian left for Army Boot Camp!!! We are Soooo Proud of him and very excited for him to start this journey of becoming a man.

We went to lunch first, but he was to nervous to eat, then we dropped him off and
Rob did not want to leave him. He is missing him like crazy and it's already making Rob crazy that he can't talk to him for 10 Weeks!!

Ian is at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for 10 weeks of Basic Training, then graduation before he starts another 10 weeks for Military Police Training.

We are So Proud of You Ian!!
We Love You and We Can't wait to see you at Graduation!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hello 2013!!!

I am back again....hopefully this time I will not be an absent blogger anymore!! I've been inspired to catch up the blog again!!!

Here it is February 1st, 2013 already!! Wow the time is flying....

Here's a look back at 2012...

We all turned a year older, the kids are now 19, 14 and 13 and growing like weeds!! I am 47 soon to be 48 yikes!! Rob is going to be 43 and my Dad turned the big 70 this past year!! How did we get here so fast!!! Seems like yesterday I was turning 30 and now I'm chasing 50!!

Spring break is almost here and the last real post on my blog was last years Spring Break!! We visited the Lighthouse in Daytona, and took the kids to Lion Country Safari and then a trip to Orlando before taking the kids back for school... I wonder what adventures we can find this coming Spring Break!!

Then we had a visit from Rob' Sister JEN, we took her to our favorite Naples for the Day!!
Then in May we were back to Naples Spluring and stayinhg at the Naples Bay Resort to Celebrate our 5th Year Wedding Anniversary and Rob's 42nd Birthday!! It was the BEST Trip Ever!!


Then it was off to the Keys for a weekend with my cousin Len & his wife Bernie and My Cousin Tiffany, her husband Steve and little Blake were also there. We had a Blast, and it was also Ian's first trip to the Keys. Thanks Len & Bernie for an awesome weekend.

Then it was Summer break and we picked up the kiddies and kept them all summer...we celebrated Megan's birthday and she enjoyed a nice summer at camp with her South Florida BFF's and cousins Jessica and Carlee!!

In July most of our family on the Hightower side, all met at my Sister's house for a Big Pig Roast to Celebrate my Dad's 70th birthday, it was GREAT to have everyone together again.  During this time the Lord took our Dear Sweet Aunt Ginger from us and none of us will be the same again. I know that we all cherish all the moments we had with her and they are and always will be my most cherished memories.

Then my Aunt's Juanita & Hilda moved from South Florida to Texas and I didn't get a chance to see them before they left and I feel sad about that everyday. But I know they are loving their house in Texas and enjoying the retirement life!!

We returned the kids home to start the school year and then we started bathroom renovations on our guest bathroom, it was LONG process but in the end it was worth it!!! I will post pictures later on this subject!!!

Then it was Thanksgiving again and my Nephew Beau came to stay and visit for Thanksgiving, we spent a wonderful at my cousin Jen's house just enjoying the family!!! And we celebrated my Sister's 48th Birthday.

Next thing you know it was Christmas again and we spent a few days at Lake Seminole for our annual Cabin Miller Christmas Celebration, it was so much fun!!

Well that was the year in a nut shell...with lots of little things in between that I'm sure will come to me as I'm looking through the photos I took.

Happy New Year Everyone, I hope this year brings much Happiness, Good Health and Success to our Families and Friends!!