Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthdays and news

It has been a busy weeks in our house ( well a few weeks to be honest) with all the preparations for Abby's First Birthday Party. It was a smashing success, and all the hard work paid off, although I am now thoroughly exhausted. The theme was Abby in One-derland, and I think she had alot of fun. We used our Church's Gathering room because frankly our apartment is not large enough by any meas for all of our family, and I think it was a perfect fit. There was plenty of room for people to spread out and talk and for the kids to run around so everyone was happy.

I had a THIRD, yes third interview with a company and I am hoping that I get this job, it is with another not for profit organization and would be a perfect fit, so our fingers are crossed.

Donnie is still applying for Jobs while he waits to take hist CNA test in February, Hopefully after that it will be a much easier task.

We are thinking about Day care options for Abby, even if Donnie works some nights he will need a few hours in the day to get some shut eye so we are contemplating a half day option for her, plus being around some other kids will be good for her :).

And we al so have some very big and exciting news to share...Abby is going to be a big Sister in August, while it was a complete surprise we are overjoyed, and looking forward to being a family of four...well 5 if you count the dudster, who is adjusting to life with a toddler very patiently :)

That is all from our house for now, I will try and post pictures after the peanut is in bed.

Christie, Donnie, Abby and Baby bean

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

One year ago today our lives forever changed, one year ago today God Chose Daddy and Me to be you parents, and gaurdians, to raise you and love you and be there for you every step of your life in this big world.

You are such an amazing miracle and everday when you wake up Daddy and I thank God that you are in our lives. This has been a year of monumental change for us, and while things have been tough at times we have held strong and known that our only job was to be your parents and take care of you and love you the best way we knew how and that got us through some of the hardest days.

I still can't believe how fast one year has gone and how much you have changed and grown. Your life had a rough and shaky start but to see how far you have come is truly a wonderment. Being witness to a child's first everything is truly a miracle, although the climbing puts a little fear in Mommy's heart, my little monkey. Watching you grow over the last year has been a privilege and I am so thankful that God gave you to us. You see angel girl, not only have you changed but your Daddy and I have as well, profoundly. I never knew how such a little smile, laugh, stretch, yawn, and yes even cry could affect me so much. How much it would mean to me when you first reached for me, or started giving kisses back. I never knew that you could love someone so much from the very first time your eyes met, nor how much the first grab of a finger could change me.

You are an amazing and beautiful little girl, and we can't wait to see what your future holds in all your years to come!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl we love you to the moon and back and all the way around again.
Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A year ago today...

This was us....
Awaiting the arrival of our Beautiful Miracle Abigail Rose!
More to come Tommorow and if I can dig up my Birth Story I will try and post it, if not I will post an abridged version...Happy almost Birthday Sweet angel you will never know how much you have changed our lives!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

An update of sorts

The last few weeks have been busy, hectic, emotional, filled with joy, and family, and sometimes downright frustrating.

I finished out the Year at Boy Scouts and am now part of the unemployed population, hopefully not for long, as I will have an in person interview with a company in the next few weeks, I also have been in contact with a recruiter and am hoping to use that as a Plan B if this other job does not work out ( although I am really hoping it does as it would be a perfect fit).

Donnie finished his CNA Class and is currently waiting to take the test, he is still on the job hunt and is hoping something will come up very soon, even if it is short term until her gets the results from his test back.

Abby is growing like a weed, has started the beginnings of Dada, and is amazing us everyday as she learns something new. She is working on standing, although she is strong enough to do it and has done it several times she is having a courage gap, and only will stand when she doesn't realize she is doing it.

Other than that we are just trucking along and hoping that 2010 will bring new opportunities, jobs and adventures for us.

We are heading to California for a few days and are really looking forward to the warmer weather and spending some quality time with family, and getting a much needed break from the past few months.
Abby will also be taking her very first plane ride and I will post how that goes when we get back, also what worked for us, what didn't and what traveling with an almost one year old is really like.

we hope everyone had a joyous Holiday season and that 2010 is a year of promise and hope for your family.

A pictoral Year in review

I have been a bad blogger and life got in the way and I haven't posted in awhile, so without further Ado here is Abby's year in review, I will post another update post after this one as well :)




You have come a long way little girl and we can't wait to see what all the years to come will bring!
We love you so much angel.