Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is a good day...today we celebrate my FABULOUS grandparent's 52nd Wedding Anniversary! I am blessed to have such wonderful grandparents (on both sides) and today I am happy to wish Grandma Flo and Grandaddy a very happy day!

The picture above is from our trip to Gatlinburg this Christmas and the two below are from their 50th Anniversary party in 2006

The other Anniversary I am celebrating today is the ONE YEAR Anniversary of adopting my precious boy Gus. I know some people think it's silly to be so attached to your four-legged friend, but let me tell you he is too wonderful to not be attached! I love walking in the door and being greeted by my little guy with so many kisses...I am so glad Tim pulled me away from the new puppies last year and made me go play with a 6 month old little Gustopher!

The above two were from Gus' first few weeks at my house

Below is a portion of an email my Uncle Paul sent out and I thought it was fitting to add to my blog today....

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like :
*When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

*Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

*Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

*Take naps.

*Stretch before rising.

*Run, romp, and play daily.

*Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

*Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

*On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

*On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

*When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

*Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

*Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

*Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.

*If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

*When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

catching up...

So much has gone on in the last week...AJ's 3rd birthday party at a great park & my quick trip to Ponte Vedre with Mom, Ashley, AJ, Tricia & her girls, Shannon & her kids...we had so much fun!!
I have too many pictures to post so I will just add my favorites.
The kids put together a 'show' for us...so cute!

Mimi, Ashley & the boys

AJ loved his "giaggles" that Mimii bought him!

All of the big kids snake watching...

LOVE my sister!

These kids are growing up way too fast!!

Mom & Ashley at the pool on our one sunny day!


Mom & two of her girls....We missed you Buff!

He is THREE now!
Loving his new guns!

I love me some AJ!

Grandma, Josh, Summer & Grandaddy

Precious Natalie!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

All for AJ!!!

***Side note, I uploaded pictures yesterday and finished/posted this today(4.3), on AJ's actual birthday :) ***

Happy 3rd Birthday AJ!

Today is my oldest nephew's third birthday! It seems like he was just born and so tiny you could hold him in just about one hand...but now he is growning up and such a fun little boy to be around! He is so special to our family and such a source of joy (and energy!) to everyone he meets!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday today AJ! Your "Aunt Cwissi" loves you very much!!!

Tiny baby AJ! Chubby little boy!

Happy 1st Birthday!

Waiting on his baby sister to be born...

He has grown up so fast!

Silly boy that I love so much!