Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oh August...

Every year I look forward to August because we get to celebrate all the birthdays and I get to plan Jalen's party and in that aspect, I have still looked forward to August, but in another aspect, I dread this August. This August, the 25th to be exact, I start my internship. It is exciting because I get to graduate soon after, December 16th to be exact, but I dread having to leave my baby for so long. Many times I go all week never being apart from him, so to go from never leaving him to leaving him 40 hours a week for around 12 weeks is extremely hard. I actually hate the thought of it. It kills me to know I can't pick him up from school or even take him until December. It kills me that I don't get to ask him how his day was first. It kills me to know that I don't get to dress him every morning or spend the day doing fun things or just nothing at all. From this, I've truly realized how it is the little things in life that mean the most and sometimes we take them for granted. Also, I've realized how much family support we have to make all this work. So with the first day of August here, I am excited and happy, but sad at the same time. I only have 136 more days until I graduate, but who is counting?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Salah!!

Happy Birthday, Salah! We love you very much and are so happy we are able to be a part of your life. You continue to make us smile and laugh with all your funny sayings. You'll always be our little tiny girl :)

Auntie Lyss, Uncle Nicholas, and Jalen

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!

Happy Birthday, Oma and Happy Anniversary, Oma and Opa!
You two are amazing people that we are blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for everything that you do for us.

Monday, July 25, 2011

One Week

We've survived the first week of puppyhood. She's doing great and getting big. Last week we took her to the doctor and she was 8 pounds 4 ounces and we will be going again tomorrow to start vaccines. She had some tapeworms last week that we got medicine for. She's doing great and we love having her. We are looking forward to the nights she sleeps through! She likes to howl at night, but luckily she's learned really quickly to go pee and poops outside. Yay!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oh no!!

They're growing up way too fast!!! Oh how I wish I could stop them from growing, but we would miss so many amazing times!

We've expanded...

Meet our new little girl, Lady. She's a boxer and was born on May 24, 2011. We are very excited to welcome her to our family.. She's doing good potty training and annoying Izzy! They have a love-hate relationship!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


These cousins sure do love each other!

Visiting Grandnana

We were able to celebrate Grandnana's birthday with her while we are at the beach! It was a lot of fun and she was glad to see everyone. She was amazed at how much the kids had grown! It's always great to see her and wish we could see her more often.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Swimming and Digging...

A Night on the Town

Last night we went to Broadway on the Beach and had a great time. We ate at our favorite Joe's Crab Shack and then headed down to Build-A-Bear to create some new friends. Jalen created a bear and named him Pookie! Ryan created a triceratops and named him Triceratops! :) It's always a fun adventure!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


... girls just want to have fun ...

More Fun in the Sun!