Monday, August 27, 2012

Thank you, God, for being a presence in the middle of the night when sadness creeps in.  I have always known it was not for me to know everything or understand it all.  There is solace in knowing that I just have to have faith and believe in You. 

Thank you for never giving up on me.  Thank you for blessing me 20 times over with a wonderful family and friends who are my support system.  Thank you for hearing my prayers from my heart many times when I can't even pray the words.

I love You. 
~ Angela

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Brenna, I miss you in our lives

Ira's first winter - love him in Janie & Jack

Cootie PaTootie!

Brenna, it has been over a year now since our "tiff" and via blocked Facebook friends and you moving, you have deleted me from your life. 

I don't even care anymore to hash back and forth the reasons why.....They seem ridiculous now and I would hope they do to you as well. 

We've always been there for each other and I've looked to you for wisdom and comfort many times.  I know you kept me alive the night Mom died. 

I miss you.  I miss talking to you.  I miss seeing what kind of handbag you were buying next and what watch or tennis shoes Will would be buying next. 

My kiddos are growing up.  I know you talk a little to Haley.  She is such a good mommy.  And looking at Aubriana is like looking at Haley almost 20 years ago. 

Ira is THE most handsome little guy I've ever seen.  He is such a good boy.  And smart as a whip!  He has been a God send in all sense of the word. 

I miss not knowing what is going on in your life.  I think about your daily.  I love you~

Your Twin~

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Aubriana's arrival and Ira's 2nd Birthday!

Brother and sister "bumping fists"
BEST FRIEND in the world!

Ira enjoyed his 2nd birthday by having an indoor carnival (fighting over 100 degree heat, the "indoor" part was important). :)  He loved his cake topped by a hot air balloon (his favorite), cupcakes in a ferris wheel and just for Ira, Rice Crispies.  He was a little overwhelmed by all the family and friends but some extra time outside with De helped him alot. 

Mommy must learn to time his parties better with his naps.  LOL

July brought a wonderful addition to the family.  Aubriana Pearl was born July 10th and has stolen the hearts of all of us.  At 6 weeks now, she is just over 9 pounds, in the 90th percentile of length, 50th percentile of weight and is so beautiful.  It is like looking at Haley almost 20 years ago. 

Little Maggie (going on 4 years old, she is not that little anymore!) posing for her pic in the Muscle Man/Glamour Girl cut out :)

Handsome Gabriel!  We will be celebrating his 1st birthday in October. 

Kale and Alynn - the bestest of friends. 

Ira and his hero, Claire, opening up a present from my dad; his first fishing pole!!!