Monday, July 7, 2008

How to cram in as much excitement as you can in 10 Days...

What an exciting 10 days! Ok, so here's the timeline of major events for us...
June 26 - Monica turned 3 years old
June 27- Leah was born
July 4- USA's birthday
July 5- Our 5 year anniversary and Monica's birthday party
July 6- Leah was blessed

So needless to say, it has been an exciting time at our house and we have had so much to celebrate! I can't believe Ryan and I have been married for 5 years! We've been through the ringer it seems, a time or two and made it out still very much in love. I think about how we spent 28 months apart in our first 4 years, due to deployments and training, and how now all that time was worth it because now that Ryan is in school, we see him so much and get to spend far more time with him. He is my favorite person in the world to talk to, my favorite person to be around. I love that I can say he has never raised his voice in anger towards me, and has always treated me with respect. Eventually we will get to celebrate our anniversary on a real date, but for now, just hanging out with him and being held in his arms is all I need! I LOVE YOU BABE!



This was taken before church yesterday.

Ryan gave Leah a beautiful blessing, with Grandpa Lonnie, Papa, Uncles Matt and Mark, the bishopric and Mark Warner standing in the circle.








Beautiful baby girl!








Gramma Kris came to visit and was here to share the 4th of July with us! This is one of our favorite holidays of the year. It's the day of our great nation's birth and the day we get to celebrate our citizenship. After Ryan's service in the Army, there isn't a freedom we take for granted. The roof over head, the vehicles we drive, the opportunities for education, the food in our pantry...it's all a blessing and we can enjoy it all because of the land in which we live.

























































For Monica's birthday I made a Winnie the Pooh cake with little honey pots. We had a fun party with aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents!

11 comments:

MIMA said...

I can't believe so much has happened in such a short period of time! You have a gorgeous family! I am so happy you are a part of our extended family! My brother couldn't have married better Anna Lou. Hugs and kisses from Auntie Jodi! I love you guys.

Millers! said...

Beautiful Baby girls you have... how exciting.. what an eventful Summer you will be having for the rest of your lives, and what a blessing it is! Wish we could have been there for party central! you loook great Anna... Love you!

The Dixon Family said...

Hmm. Leah's blessing dress miiiight be more beautiful than my WEDDING dress.

Wow. She looked amazing.

Price Family said...

What a beautiful cake you made. Great Job. I love the picture of you family and girls. You have a beautiful family. Konra(Sister Keil) wants me to tell you that your girls are darling.
You look great Anna.

Tynnie said...

I don't think anyone could have more beautiful girls! How precious! We are all excited for you and can't wait to see and HOLD the new addition. I have to hold as many babies as I can until I get my own (not yet though!!). Love you and miss you!

P.S. You look amazing for just having a baby! Nice job keeping us all updated on your family even on so little sleep!

Donna said...

Congrats!! What an exciting time. Aren't kids just wonderful? Leah is beautiful and I can't believe how big Monica is getting. I forget that they grow so fast.

Anne Osman said...

I read your comment on my blog and got your blog address from Christina's blog. It is great hearing from you. You have two beautiful girls. I had lots of fun watching Pride and Prejudice with you at Christina's in Baumholder. That seems so long ago. Where do you live now?

Kristen Taylor said...

We really have to get together soon! I can't believe I haven't seen Leah yet... I am such a bad friend. :( I think about you guys all the time though, does that make up for anything? :) You have such beautiful kiddos. That pic of Leah in her blessing dress is so great, she looks so pretty!!

Steph said...

Yes I know Mark. Infact his dad and my mom are 2nd cousins. I hope they are doing well. He is a great guy. Oh, and my maiden name was Wuest (rhyms(sp?) with beast)

PamJorg said...

Congratulations Anna! You have a great little family...getting bigger!

Becky, Brad and Eli said...

You have such a beautiful family. Email me your address so I can send you something! bhmelton@yahoo.com