Monday, March 31, 2008

~Sister to sister we will always be, A couple of nuts off the family tree~

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.~ Barbra Alpert

I just wanted to take the time to publicly thank my little sister Amanda for being the wonderful woman that she is! Amanda truly is (other than my husband) my very best friend in the entire world! I look up to and admire her so much, she truly is wise beyond her years. In reality I feel that she is MY big sister, not only because she is taller than me and I literally look up to her, but becuase she seems to be the one that always levels me out by putting life back into perspective. She gets me, deeper than almost anyone I know, I truly feel that when I feel deep happiness she can literally feel it too, and when I hurt she feels my pain. I feel so connected to her and really hope that she knows how much I love and appreciate her and all that she does for me.

A sister shares childhood memories and grown up dreams~ Author Unknown

I admire my sister for the woman she has become! She has been through so much in her life and has overcome her obsticles. She is the mother I dream to one day be, she is the wife that I strive to become, she is the sister to me that I hope I will always be able to be to her.

It was nice growing up with someone like you~someone to lean on, someone to count on...someone to tell on!!~Author Unknown

Thankyou Amanda for all of the wonderful memories we have made and for the many many to come, thanyou for always being honest with me even when it hurts, thankyou for being a pillar of strength to lean on, a sholder to cry on, a friend to count on, a listening ear, thankyou for patting me on the back when I have done something good and for kicking me in the butt when I need to go do something good. Thankyou for being my sister and for the fact that I know without a doubt in my mind that we will have this amazing relationship FOREVER and into Eternity. The lord has truly blessed me with you!

We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws.~ Rose Macaulay

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Every Bunnny Loves Easter....

This year Kip and I were able to spend Easter with Kip's side of the family. Everyone is finally home and in town, it has been so nice to be able to spend the Holidays together again.
Here are a few pictures of the fun day we all had together!

Even as adults Easter egg hunts are the best! They NEVER get old that is for sure! Especially when the Easter Bunny leaves $$$$ in the eggs! Great fun I must say! I hope the Easter bunny does that EVERY YEAR!!!!

After a great dinner and egg hunt we all decided to take a walk to a park and play us a mean game of Woffle or Wiffle Ball (or however you say and spell it) Game! It was so much fun, the weather was totally beautiful, it was nice to burn off all the food we had just eaten and boy was it nice to hit that ball! Kip hit the ball so hard that by the end of the game it was totally lop sided and dented in, which I would have to say does not surprise me at all! I never realized how fun that game is! I wanna play it again soon for sure, any takers???

And this right here is my Kipper being Kipper!! I just love my white boy that CAN jump!!! He is hot!!!! And so much fun!
We had a great Easter weekend and hope you all enjoyed your Easter's as well. We are so grateful for the sacrifices that the Lord made for us so that we can return to live with our Father in Heaven again some day. I am so grateful for a day set aside to celebrate that sacrifice. Happy Late Easter to you all!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Newest Family Member...

Yes we finally did it, we got a puppy, and the puppy of my husband's dreams I might add. With a ton of research, thought, and persuasion, Kip and I decided to get a Doberman Pinscher Puppy. We got him at 8 weeks old (I know, he is HUGE for 8 weeks)he was the biggest of the litter, and the best looking I might add. We have fallen in love with his sweet little personality. He loves to be close to us, to cuddle, to sleep, play fetch, chase the broom when I sweep, and just loves to love us. He is also really good with the little kids and we have really enjoyed having little ones over to play with him to get him used to being chased, his ears being pulled, and anything else a little kid can do to him. We are really excited to train him well, but before we get too ambitious, we are attempting to tackle potty training!! WHAT WORK I must say!!!! He has been doing well, I really can't complain too much. He is a great doggy. Kip is in love!!!! And I would have to say, that pup sure is in love with is Daddy!

Any of you LOST fan's out there??? WE ARE!!! If you can't tell... we are obsessed!

Monday, March 10, 2008

And She Will Be Known As......

Today our beautiful little niece got blessed in church. Kip felt so happy to be asked to take part in the blessing and it was so fun to be there surrounded by so many friends and family. Kip and I are so happy that little Hailee Sue and her Mommy and Daddy are now living here. We have already grown to love little Hailee so much and look forward to the many more memories we are all going to make together. Kip and I just love being Auntie Ra Ra and Uncle Du! Our nieces are so beautiful and we are totally excited about that!!! Hopefully that means that when it is time for Kip and I to make our very own baby, the odds are now in it's favor that it might be a little bit cute since the genetics on both sides seem to be working out well!

Congrats little Hailee on your blessing and Congrats as well to the new Mommy and Daddy Hardy that were able to celebrate this big event in their lives. We were so happy to be a part of it!

Here are a few pictures that I shot today at the blessing after party:

Little Hailee Sue and Riley Lynn (they are 3 weeks apart and Riley is the daughter of Josh and Jessica Fisher, good friends of ours)

Four Generation Picture (Now that is Good Genetics if I have ever seen it)

Hailee and I (I look really bad here, but it is the only one I have with me in it)

Hailee with her two really good looking Uncles Kipper and Rickey! Lucky girl!