Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Way Behind on the Family Blog :(

Ok, so I am way behind on this blog! We have been so busy preparing the house for sale and weddings galore and have neglected the family blog! Slowly but surely, I will get this somewhat up to date! We have been spending time with friends, working like crazy, and going places and of course taking pictures and theres PLENTY to upload. Hopefully I can find them all in the hard drive :) After creating Graycen's first year slideshow, I found MORE pictures for it and I will just have to add it here. I am also finding some interesting pictures, so stay tuned:)

The NEW Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital

I miss working for the Neonatal ICU after seeing the new hospital where I used to work in. The old hospital is to the left and the new one is to the right of the picture.
The whole children's hospital was in the old building and now serves as the APH for Children and the new one is Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies and thats where I would be working. I adored the babies I worked with and enjoyed the families. The nice thing about being a nurse is that I have the option to pick up a shift or two to be able to do that. After all I do need to keep up the skills, right?
Its also nice to NOT have to work especially over the holidays and be at home with my own baby and take care of her.
This is the beauty of being self employed and that we have control of most things. Photography is nice that keeps us connected with all kinds of things. Hopefully, when we are finally settled with finding a house and staying in it for awhile, I can stay connected by taking pictures of all kinds of things I miss...I have many projects I am working on so stay tuned :)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Trip to Bahamas for Wedding and some relaxation

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Memorable Mother's Day

I was treated like a special queen :) Garrett treats me really well all the time, but on Mother's Day he went above and beyond. He went to Cracker Barrel to get breakfast and served me breakfast in bed...he knows that I absolutely love their biscuits!!

And Graycen gave me a card that cracked me up so much! Here is what it says:

"It wasn't easy raising me.
But, Mom, you did it well...
It must've made it easier,
That I was cute as hell."
Happy Mother's Day

And she even "wrote" on it for me.
I got awesome presents from the two of them, had quality family time and we watched the movie, "Pride and Prejudice" at home. (That takes sacrifing for guys to do that. Its one of my favorite books and well...not particularly a guy movie! :) )

Garrett is my Mr. Darcy :)
I love my precious family!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday Graycen

On May 8, 2005, Mother's Day, Graycen Elisabeth was born. Its hard to believe that a year has passed. I can't even describe fully what an impact she has made. She has filled our home with more happiness than we could have ever imagined. So much has happened since she was born. She is so animated now. She is walking. She squeals and giggles in her car seat. LOVES Sulley alot. Her favorite food is strawberry and sweet potatoes.She tries to talk and say, "Whose that?", Sings along with tapes. LOVES people and smiles constantly. I can go on and on. We ADORE her and think she is so precious. She is truly an amazing child and we are so blessed.

Thank you to everyone for taking a special interest in her this year. She will be truly blessed for knowing each one of you!

So here is a slideshow of Graycen's First Year. Enjoy!

If you want to leave her a message, you can go to:

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Sydney!

We went to Sydney's birthday get together at her home on Friday. Sydney was born on May 5, 2005 just three days before Graycen. Greg and Cherise have become one of our close couple friends since we've been here in FL, but even more so since our babies have been born, we have had so many parallels with our lives. We all went to SAU, I met Cherise during 4th summer session, Cherise and Garrett worked together at the college, When we told them the news about me expecting, little did we know, Cherise was expecting too :) Cherise's water broke three days before, mine three days later. We were on our way to the hospital and they were on their way home with their precious Sydney, Cherise and I are nurses, Garrett and Greg went self-employed around the same time...I could go on and on...WE LOVE YOU GUYS and Sydney, we think you are so precious and adore you so much :)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

She's 11 Months!!!

Here are several pictures taken when we were in TN beginning of April.

Graycen took her first steps on April 18 right in front of Garrett and me. It was a special, special moment :) By the time we thought of taking the picture, she went back to crawling. Today, I took a video of her taking a couple of steps. How fun to watch her develop and how she already has this fun personality, always so happy and content. I sure hope it lasts for a loooong time!

She is familiar with "bye bye" and waves when she sees someone leaving and knows "YEAY!" and claps while you say it. Its pretty darn cute. She says mama, dada, uh oh...and a bunch of other words and we have yet to translate them.

Monday, March 27, 2006

More of baby Graycen at 10 Months

Showing her personality in each of the pictures, you can see a little bit of both Mommy and Daddy in her :) We love you sweet pea :)

Graycen at 10 Months

What a cute little lady Graycen is becoming! Striking a pose for the camera all on her own, at 10 months she is standing up, even a little on her own. Of course, crawling everywhere at such speed. Laughing and giggling hysterically and loving Sulley even more. This was also a trying month for little Graycen. She got two totally different type of sickness and finally got all better after two and a half weeks.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Book Signing with ERIC CARLE

Look, he's waving to Graycen :)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Orange Picking...From Our Backyard :)

We have an orange tree, grapefruit tree, and lemon tree in our backyard and we just absolutely love it to be able to come out and pick them...YUMMY :)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Uncle Paul

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Play Date with Colin

What a cute couple :)

Friday, February 03, 2006

Little Bitty Fashion

and quite skeptical about it!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Favorite Toy Store and a Date With Graycen

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bonding With Daddy and Sulley

Our special little family :)

Daddy's Home :)

Photoshoot With Mommy

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Happy Polynesian Birthday Nikki!

Nikki's Polynesian themed birthday party was held at their home in Ormond Beach. So much fun as always!
Here is your slideshow!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Trip to Park Avenue

Not our car, but thought it was funny! Mini Graycie:)

Our fave restaurant. Yum!

Shopping, always fun :)

Supper at the White House

Greg and Cherise's home that is! Although we have eaten at the White House before for lunch in the West Wing with one of their physicians, but thats another story... :)

Sydney and Graycen are only 3 days old apart and its soo much fun to see them play together! So much similarities :)