Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Finally...a girls trip!

So, yay...we finally did it. Got away from the chaos of our busy, but blessed, lives and went away for a few days. We stayed in Palm Springs, which is about a half hour from where my friends live but it was so nice to stay in a great hotel, lay by the pool, eat amazing food and visit with my great friends. We will definitely keep up this tradition!

P.S. I've been a bit overwhelmed this last year with moving, etc... and haven't been great about taking pictures. I think I've been vain too because I've gained quite a bit of weight and haven't wanted to document my evolving physique and so haven't posted any family pictures. I do still have a family, and they are growing like crazy and hopefully sometime soon I will get some of our last year in photos posted.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Girls Trip Countdown...20 days to go!

So, I posted earlier about the need for a girls trip...and then was pacified by the trip to Hawaii that we were SUPPOSED to take but, never happened. Things were way too crazy for David to leave work for a week and so we "postponed" it...which probably means it will never happen.
So, back to the girls trip idea. It's all planned and we are ready to go in 20 days. Yay! I can't wait to see my besty's but also to just sit by a pool, relax and eat yummy food with ladies that I can't ever get enough of! Oh, and it's also Brooke and my birthdays this month (same day) and so that was a factor in getting this all going. We're staying local (to them...nursing mommy) but at a very cool resort in Palm Springs. Soooo excited!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Forget a girls trip...we're going to Hawaii!

So excited...we just found out that David's facility in Palm Springs hit all their goals last year and because he was there for most of it, we get to go on the annual trip. It's Oahu this time and I'm so excited because the one time I went there was when I was a poor student and my roommate and I had to bring top ramen and make it in the coffee pot because the food was so expensive. This time, we'll be living it up!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I need a "girls trip"!!!

This is a fun picture that I just found of a fun girls trip that we took when Lizzie (left) and I were first pregnant, and now Lillie (right) just had a baby herself so who knows when this will hapen again? Hopefully not too long, because I could already use one now!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Drew's 1st birthday and 1st steps...

He was so excited with all the celebrating that he decided to perform for us by taking his first real steps. He took 3 in a row and was sooo proud of himself. It's crazy how quickly they get "so big"!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 in a few paragraphs...

This year has been a combination of so many events, emotions and experiences! Here's a list of some of the things that have happened to us in 2010...

Our third baby boy, Andrew Glover, was born in January. He then spent the next 10 days in the hospital where he was intubated and had all sorts of tests run. He had a tear (tare?) in one of his lungs that took a while to heal, but now all is well. He is sunshine in our home! He is forever smiling and laughing even in between throwing up when he's sick. I call him my little "glove" inspired by his middle name but mostly because he's such an intimate part of who I am.

William was on his first little league team with Benjamin, and David got to be their coach. It really was one of the sweetest things to see him out there with all the kids teaching them how to play and cheering them on. ALL of the moms had crushes on David and were constantly telling me how lucky I am to have such a kind, patient husband. I remember one game in particular where a little boy was too tired to run the bases so David scooped him up in his arms and ran to each base with him in his arms. It was so sweet, everyone cheered!

William started saying his t's and ch's which has made it so much easier for him to communicate. It has been amazing to see how hard he works on a daily basis and, almost, never complains.
He also started kindergarten in a "normal" school. He is doing well but we are very blessed to have an amazing aide there to help him.

Benjamin has blossomed so much because of becoming a big brother again. He LOVES Drew and always wants to carry him around and show him cool things. He can make the baby laugh like no one else.

I have started to learn to like exercising. I go hiking 3 times a week with some friends from church, and now I just started a boot camp class...but I'm not so sure how much I love that one. I could barely get out of bed this morning.

At the end of the summer we moved from Indio, CA to Glendale, AZ. This was a huge deal because up until this offer (for David's work) there was nooooo way that I was willing to move. The idea of uprooting Will from all of his therapists and moving away from friends who felt like family...not to mention that David had built up his facility and was doing really well, was not even an option to me. Then he got this email about a facility in AZ and for some crazy reason we both felt like we needed to check it out. The whole time I kept hoping that something would stop it from happening. That we'd stop feeling pulled here, but it never went away and so about 1 month after getting the email...we were here.
Life has been a bit upside down, but it's starting to feel more like home and it has been soooo nice to be by David's family. The boys love their cousins and so it's great to be able to see them more often!

I have to say that this last year has been both wonderful and a bit scary! We added one of the sweetest spirits to our home and have been so blessed as a family for that, but there have definitely been there share of struggles.

Such is life, right!

Here's to enjoying the good more fully, and handling the bad more gracefully in 2011!

Love to you all!

Christmas at g-ma/g-pa Woolf's- 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

11 years of "happy chaos"!

I know these aren't great quality pictures but I wanted to share a few pics from the early years. It's been a crazy ride but I've always been grateful to know that the person by my side is just as committed to "us" as I am. Love you soooo much Daveed!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Me and some of my BFF'S- I miss them!

This is a picture of a few of my great friends from Palm Springs...where we recently moved from. This was at Lillie's birthday dinner a few years ago and I just found this saved on my computer. I've been missing them a lot since we left and have realized how lucky I was to have such great girl friends. They are not that easy to come by and these ones are definitely irreplacable! I love you Brooke, Lizzie, Lillie and Shelaine.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween- 2010

We had a great time at grandma Woolf's halloween party and then trick or' treating in a nearby neighborhood. Fun was had by all!