Sunday, January 18, 2009

31, really?

Life is passing in the blink of an eye and here it is another year gone by. I have ALWAYS looked younger than my age. Recently I was asked "What school do you go to?" Now if they meant "what college?" it would have been a little easier to swallow but they meant what high school. Really, seriously? Well this little annoying factor all throughout my life has caused a bit of a stir in me. I am not really sure why it annoys me so much. Maybe because younger people can be looked down upon. I know this was the case for me when I entered the business world at eighteen and was a hard worker and moved up rather quickly. This didn't go over well with many "older than me" and I was always left having to prove myself that much more just to earn a little respect. As each year passes and I grow a little, just a little bit wiser I appreciate these struggles in life that have molded me into who I am today. A girl who is over 30 looks like she's at least 20 (come on) and is doing something she is passionate about everyday, married to a wonderful husband, has the greatest puppies on earth, and is surrounded by amazing family and friends. What more could a girl want for her birthday?
Thank you to everyone for making me feel so special. I had an awesome day!! Hugs and Kisses all around!
Love, Danny

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mac & Jonas' 1st Birthday

It's hard to believe that it has already been a year since our wonderful boys were first born. And so much has happened this past year... our first year of marriage, the beginning of the economic crash, and the ups-and-downs of puppy training (remember this comment when looking at the 2nd to the last picture of this post). Mac and Jonas have truly been a God-sent (even when they were being rambunctious). In these times of much uncertainty our boys have reminded us of the beauty of God, the beauty of His creation, and given us glimpses of His unconditional love. We thank God for you always, boy-boys! Love, Mommy and Daddy.

The boys first vet visit. They were so good and passed with flying colors.

Mac and Jonas learned lots of tricks this past year. Mac taught himself how to fetch (I promise... all Tony did was throw the ball. He figured everything else out.), they learned sit, stay, come, shake, and to wait until they're told "ok" to eat their food or treat.

Mac "Attack" (as we sometimes call him) is enjoying the cool water on a hot day while fetching a toy.
We thought that it would be a great treat to take the boys to one of our favorite spots in Laguna Beach for their birthday. They frolicked in the sand, chased each other relentlessly, and truly had all out fun. As parents... it was a sight to behold and a memory we will always cherish.

Okay, here's the funny story... one day we decided to leave the boys home alone a little too long. Thankfully, they took out their disappointment on only two items: their pee-pee training pad and this decorative crab we had sitting by the fireplace. Go figure! Maybe they somehow blamed our lateness on the innocent wicker crustacean.
Our sweet family. Thank you God for enriching our lives with these two little ones.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Singing in the Rain

Most of today's worries are like puddles: Tomorrow they will have evaporated.