Really....it was OUT OF CONTROL fun! Seven unbelievable days our family will never forget! So many pics to come soon, but in the interim....some reflections on 2009 and looking forward to 2010!
This was definitely one of the greatest years for our family as of yet. We have continued to grow/ bond as a blended family and have managed to work out a lot of the "kinks" along the way. Despite the economy, 2009 brought financial stability to our family which has allowed us to do so many wonderful things. Thank you, Ryan, for working so hard! I am so proud of all you have accomplished! This past year has also been an incredible year for our marriage...stop reading here if you don't want to hear the sappy, lovey-dovey stuff...Ryan, you continue to be a man of character, integrity and good ol' southern charm, and I love you for it! We are a united front together as parents and in life, agree to disagree when necessary, and refuse to raise our voices in anger while life throws wrenches our way...which it has a way of doing...a lot...moving on. =) This past year has taken a few loved ones from us but added a new one, precious little Alexis. I can only imagine what the future holds and can't wait to experience it together, all 6 of us...or should I say all 12 of us....since as of this coming weekend, our family will include: 2 adults, 4 children, 2 dogs, 2 hamsters and 2 guinea pigs!
Now for some random pics!
These are some of the professional pictures taken at Ryan's office Christmas party...
I absolutely LOVE this pic of Kristin! It totally captures her bubbly personality!
The Ocean Club
Steve and Michelle making fun of his "signature pose"