Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Friday the 13th

Here are the promised pictures of the weekend.

Friday the 13th around our house is quite a special day. For those of you who do not already know, my sister Cody was born on Friday the 13th and I was born 17 months later on Friday the 13th. Growing up my Dad always made a big deal about it and treated it like another birthday for us so that when kids made fun of us (which they did) we would not feel so bad. When we were told that Bryan and I had been chosen as parents for a baby girl due in the middle of January, Cody called me late one night ( I believe it was during one of her graveyard shifts at the hospital so like 2 am late) she was so excited and just knew that Isabelle would be born on that Friday, which would also be Friday the 13th. When I got the phone call from our caseworker that Izzy had been born at 8:03 on that very day I just knew that she was destined for our home. Every girl so far born into our family has been on the 13th. If that is not fate then I do not know what is. Now it is even a bigger deal and we will continue the tradition.

This Friday the 13th I was so happy to spend the day fishing with my Dad and Bryan, I caught a really big fish. (I have pictures to prove it, I promise to add them later) We went up to Bearlake to visit my Grandparents and spend Father's Day with my Dad who is living with them to take care of my Grandpa for the time being. Father's Day is really an important day to me, both Bryan and I really Cherish the fact that he has the opportunity to be a father. Bryan is such an amazing dad to Iza and I still cry every time they have a cute moment together, I really thought the sweet moments would stop affecting me after awhile ( it has been 2 1/2 years since the first time I saw him hold her) but I really don't think the tears of joy will ever stop. I love that I have a day to spoil Bry, my own father and Bryan's wonderful dad Jay, who I would like to say is one of the most incredible Fathers and Grandfathers I have ever known. As far as my Dad I do not even know were to start, he is such a rock for me. I always know I have a friend who will never judge or make fun of me, only listen and love me, he always has the greatest advice for me and what a grandfather he is. My little Izzy just loves him with all of her heart, they have such a special relationship that I know will only get stronger the older she gets. Thanks to all of the Dads in my life.

I will add the pictures from Bearlake and Father's Day as soon as I can.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

6 Years together!

Today is our 6th year anniversary. Wow, has time gone by fast. My life has changed so much since the first time I met Bryan. Who would have ever guessed that a blind date could alter your life so much. I have to admit I was one of those crazy girls that knew she was going to marry someone after 1 date. I knew he was for me and I am so glad that he agreed. I didn't get him a card this year so I would like to write a special message for him, plus I don't mind telling the world how I feel about the love of my life.

Bryan, I want you to know how much I love being your wife and I can not imagine how my life would be without you. You are such an amazing person and I am so proud of all you have accomplished in the time I have known you. Thank you for always listening to me and being my constant in such a crazy world. Thank you for making me laugh all the time and for laughing with me when you could be laughing at me. You are my best friend and the most amazing father to Isabelle. Happy Anniversary, I love you.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer is here!

I love how amazingly small this world is. Our best friends are Matt and Kristin from our neighborhood and when I worked at the Hospital, before we got Izzy, my closest friend there was Barb, who I later found out is Matt's Mom. It's perfect and I just love them all, so sometimes we go swimming at Barb and Curt house, which we did last night and had a blast.

I am so surprised with Izzy, she is an absolute dare-devil with everything except for when she is in water, and I mean any water. Bath time is a very stressful time in our house. Swimming with Iza last night was no exception. She followed Matisyn everywhere and did everything she did but was completely scared the whole time. She would never let go of us even for a moment. Our greatest moment of the night was when Isabelle finally put her face under water all by herself, without screaming. We ended the night right then just so we could have a great finish.

I am very excited for summer to be here, and so is Isabelle. Winter was very long this year for a 2 year old who loves to be outside, and even longer for me. She is so funny because when she is outside she has to yell “outside” at the top of her lungs so everyone can hear that she is outside. I love the simple things that make her so happy. She is my greatest Joy.

The Perfect Moment

Have you ever had a “perfect” moment before? Well I did the other night and it was amazing. I was sitting in my backyard in my lounge chair, listening to my favorite music on my iPod. Izzy was riding her bike . Scruffy was playing with his toys. Bryan was working on the yard. The sun was setting and the light was hitting the blades of grass just perfect making it the most beautiful color and to top it off I could hear Izzy's giggles over my music. At that very moment life was perfect. All I could feel was pure happiness. It was a wonderful feeling I wish I could keep forever.

Then Izzy fell and was crying. Bryan decided he didn't want to do all of the work by himself and was yelling for help. Needless to say my real life started again and I was out pulling weeds, getting my hands covered in mud and chasing Izzy all over the neighborhood. Don't get me wrong I love my life, but that perfect moment was great while it lasted. It also taught me to love the small special moments. If you move to fast through life you will miss them and you can never get them back.