Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had great intentions to mail these out to friends and family, but a post on my blog will have to do this year! ((((((Hugs))))) to all!

When our kids got a little older, Valentine's day started to be less about Trevor and I and more about our family. I love how the kids get so excited to make Valentine cards for each other and for us. We say 'I love you' all the time around here, but there is something about cutting, pasting, and glitterizing a card to say it too! They especially look forward to a special Valentine from Dad (aka "total pushover") on Valentine's Day morning. I handle birthdays, Christmas, and Easter, but Valentine's Day is all Trev. He always comes through for his kiddos and for me too. Love you!

Utah & Baby Graham

I pulled the kids out of school and flew to Utah to see my fam last week....especially to see my sister, Camille, and her less than 2 week old baby, Graham. I wanted to see them before they packed up and moved across the country to Chicago! I soaked up few days with our new little nephew (he is oh-so-sweet) before they headed off with their moving truck (insert tears here). Then we enjoyed some down time with Grandma and Grandpa (and Erin too!). Definitely a nice little break during the gloomy days of winter. We loved the break but felt bad for Trev working his guts out at home. Thanks for sending us off for a good time! And thanks to mom for carting us around everywhere...major shopping, visiting family, and Cafe Rio.

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The kids loved visiting Aunt Anne and Aunt Mindy (and the uncles too!). Cousin, Beckett, is almost 1! And Mindy's baby is due in April.....a boy!

Rylan wasn't lacking for attention during our visit, and we are paying for it now that I am home, and he wants to be held all the time! But I don't mind because he is FINALLY sleeping through the night the last few weeks. I can actually get 6 or 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep.....Sigh, sleep, I have missed you so.

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