Wednesday, April 29, 2009


One year ago you came into this world and made us the happiest people in the world! Thank you for making us a mom and dad! You are the happiest kid in the world, you light up our world and make us laugh each and every single day! Your smile is the best part of the day and your laugh puts smiles on our faces! We love your love of learning and the ability to light up a room. Our lives are better with you and each day are thankful that you are in our lives! We love you baby girl and love every single moment with you! You are the best thing to ever happen to us!

Zoey at one-year..
- eating
- reading books!
- sitting in mommy's lap to read books
- playing phone
- playing by herself
- walking around and exploring
- pushing buttons
- tv.. sesame street and elmo

- walk by herself, but she like holding hands
- say 'mama', 'dada', 'baba'(bottle), 'bye-ba'(bye-bye), 'og'(dog), 'hiiii', 'papa', 'nana',
- sound of dog- 'woof-woof', elephant-raspberry sounds
- sing to Elmo's world
- point out in a book: the sun, elmo, ball, dog
- do the wheels on the bus hand motions
- blow kisses, give hugs and kisses
- wave bye-bye and hi
- sign "more" and "fish"
- throw temper tantrums on the floor
- dance, bounce, and twist
- play phone
- drink from a sippy

doesn't like...
- mom and dada saying no

Oh man this feels like yesterday...

Our first family picture...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Come Monday...

you'll be wishing it was the weekend again... and hanging out with these people..

Gary, Zoey and I headed out on Thursday for a short weekend in Tampa to visit friends and family.. and while we spent most of the time zig-zag from New Port Richey to Lakeland to Lutz to Brandon, we had an amazing time seeing everyone and the highlight was the Jimmy Buffett tailgating on Saturday..
I would say the concert was the highlight but...
a)it was sold out and we couldn't even scalp tickets
b)We were EXHAUSTED from the trip and wouldn't have made it through the concert anyway
c)We both landed up with a weird 24 hour bug... not a fun way to end a trip...

But here are some pictures of the tailgate...
Some "ambiance" pictures.. it was PACKED with people and food

Two of our favorite people.. Kurt and Wendi!

Gary and Darrin.. they really looove each other..

One of the best pictures we have taken since our wedding..

One of my favorite jews! The sister jew Melissa!

Well.. everyone can't be normal.. Matt being Matt..
Sorry jess I had to post it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The best days...

are when your belly hurts from laughing at/with your child all day!

I just can't get enough of this face...

seriously.. adorable!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


It was such a beautiful day outside.. i had to take Zoey to the park! and man did she love the swings!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter...

Sorry for so many pictures.. but who could resist that face... the worst part is i have about 25 more!

Monday, April 6, 2009

For Gary...

Zoey is cheering for UNC tonight along with her daddy...

I am cheering for them in an attempt to win my bracket.. deep down i bleed a darker shade of blue!

deck building take two...

Yes, yes.. Gary finished building our second deck in two years.. almost on the anniversary of the building of the first in Tampa. This deck is definetly supercharged compared to the last... its awesome and now gary has his "man deck."

Stage One...

Stage Two...


and done..

Gary vowed to never build another one... until the next house.

Sunday, April 5, 2009