Archive for December 2009

2009~in pictures

Thursday, December 31, 2009

January~Robb's 25th Birthday!

February~Trip to Orlando, Florida
Snow-Shoeing/Cross Country skiing at the youth group retreat

Brenham's 1st Birthday (Feb.28 -March 1)

March~Celebrating Brenham's first birthday
April~Easter Sunday
May~Weekend Getaway to Traverse City

Grayden Robert is born!

June~Robb's first Father's Day
July~Our first time camping!
Grayden is baptized
August~ We got to a Tigers game


Grayden rolls over for the first time

September~Weekend in Silver Lake
My 24th Birthday

October~Paco's 1st birthday, check up at Mayo Clinic.

Grayden's First Halloween
November~Thanksgiving as a family!

December~Grayden's adoption is finalized!
His first Christmas!

Wow! What a year 2009 has been for us!
We thank God for both the blessings as well as the struggles He's given us this past year....it will always be a special year for us, such a drastic turnaround from the trials that 2008 brought us. We only have God to thank for His divine revolution. 'He made something beautiful out of all our suffering'. We look forward to the new year and discovering what He has in store for us in 2010!

Happy New Year Everyone!
I pray you will all be blessed abundantly in the coming year!

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last party

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We had our last Christmas party of the season Sunday afternoon with Robb's mom's side. By this point I was getting a little burned out by taking so many pictures but here are the few I did take :)





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Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


We went to church on Christmas morning and then headed out to my Aunt and Uncle's house for the first of our 2 parties Christmas day.


Grayden playing with his Great Grandpa and Grandma R.



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The next party was at Robb's parents house with his Dad's side of the family:


Grandpa and Grandma L. with 3 of their great grand-children. They have 4 more in heaven that are greatly loved and missed.

Grayden and Allie playing!
We had a great day celebrating our Savior's birth with our families!

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Grayden's first time in the *snow*

Monday, December 28, 2009

Robb pulled him in the sled I bought at a garage sale this Spring for $1, great find!!
They both had so much fun!!
he looks so big in is snow gear!









aren't they a.dor.able?!?
more Christmas party pictures are coming soon!

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The Night Before Christmas

Sunday, December 27, 2009

We didn't have any family parties on Christmas Eve so we went to see the movie The Blind Side (which I highly recommend) with my family in the afternoon and we had our own little family party when we got home. I made a nice steak dinner and then we got to open presents.




Robb and I don't usually exchange gifts but this year we decided to to change it up and we had 3 gifts for Grayden to open, plus some stocking stuffers. I heard of another family that always gives there kids 3 gifts every year for Christmas b/c that's how many gifts baby Jesus received, so I thought that was a neat idea for our family so we always remember the real reason we give and receive gifts in the first place!!











We all got new jammies for Christmas so once we were done opening gifts we changed into them and snuggled up on the chair while Daddy read "The Night Before Christmas"




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