A few days ago...

Rob and I were able to celebrate the union of Miss Angela Adrianse and Mr. Ryan Vannoy. Congratulations Ang and Ryan! Angie has had many rolls in our lives... First a coworker, then a friend of an old friend, then a friend, then a roommate, at times a babysitter, and now a friend, coworker, and wife of a friend.

Angie allowed us to invade, or otherwise takeover, her house last year for a couple of months. Who in their right mind would allow a married couple and their one year old move in for an undefined period of time... only a wonderfully caring and loving friend. Rob and I often reminisce of those times and how much we enjoyed living with her... maybe it was the many hotdogs consumed around the bonfire, the beautiful sunsets we witnessed, having someone to hang out with, having someone to eat dinner with (when Rob worked late), having somewhere nearby to go fishing, having someone to go running with, having someone to watch Madisyn while I showered, not having a mortgage payment, or... who knows, but regardless, it was a great time! For those of you less familiar with our lives last year, we were homeless since we had sold our house sooner than expected (like 14 days or something crazy like that) and hadn't found a new house yet.

Sunset from Angie's back porch

Madisyn bathing in Angie's bathtub

So, thanks to Angie and Ryan I had free drinks on my birthday :) It was the first time that Rob and I had left the two little ones. I dare to admit that I'm becoming more like an uptight worry-wart mom with my old age, as I'm sure my mom and my in-laws can attest to from the nearly hourly calls. Moreover, it's always an experience attempting to keep yourself concealed while pumping in a packed parking lot, sitting in the back of the car, blanket closed in the window and draped over the front seats just praying that the two cars next to you will not move for the next 20 minutes.

Lastly, I have to say that my wonderful husband got me just about the greatest birthday gift a self-proclaimed runner, despite not running for the last 5 months of my pregnancy, and hope to be marathoner again some day could ever receive. NEW RUNNING CLOTHES! I've been wearing them non-stop since I received them at 12:04 AM of my birthday. I'd post a picture with me in my new hot running gear, but it's not a very pretty one, give me a few months (or maybe years). Thank you, honey!


Sean, Kelli & Jonah Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:31:00 PM  

Congrats a little late, I am so happy for you guys. He is beautiful, what a blessing. Hope you are doing well! Love, Kelli

Tina Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:53:00 AM  

Good post.

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)