Saturday, December 20, 2008


In my attempt to catch everyone up, I'm going to combine October and November into one post. Not too much went on, so it shouldn't be too bad. ***Ok, so I was going to, but I found too many pics that were just too cute not to share, so this is just October. It's my blog and I'll do what I want to, so there. Pbbth.

We started Oct off by going to Anchorage for Zach's sinus surgery. His parents went with us to help take care of the kids while I took care of Zach. He healed very quickly and hasn't had any more problems. It's GREAT! He snores less and he doesn't have to blow his nose a million times a day.

He also installed the desk he and his dad built together. It looks great. We already gave one of our computer desks away, now just to figure out what to do with the other one. It was a wedding gift from Zach's parents and we really love that desk, so we are debating what to do with it.

While trying to organize the office for our new desk, we were busy shredding papers and getting rid of things and while I was out of the room for a bit, the kids decided they needed to help. Gotta love 'em.

Donavyn finally figured out how to get in and out of the chair that Auntie Melissa and Uncle Aaron got her for her birthday. She was so funny. I think she sat in that thing for an hour, just swinging her feet and jabbering. Gabriel just looked especially cute in this shot, I thought.

There was a really pretty day when Zach came home from work early and took us out to Near Island for a walk. It was a nice brisk fall day - all you FL folks probably would have frozen in your knickers though.

We ended OCT with Halloween. Unfortunately Zach had to stand duty on Halloween so he decided to go Trick or Treating with the kiddos dressed as a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot. I think he pulled it off quite well. Gabriel went as a dragon. He looked a lot like the dragon on his wall. Everytime he sees his costume now he'll run up to it and go "rawr"!! He's so cute. Princess was our "Lil' Stinker". The costume was a bit hard for her to walk in so she was constantly falling down. Everytime she got up though it looked like she was getting ready to spray somebody!!

That should do it for October. We're still trying desperately to get everybody caught up. Some things to look forward to are obviously Thanksgiving and our trip to LA. So much fun!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Princess is Laid to Rest

Today, Hadley Fox is being laid to rest. Many of you have been praying for the Fox family and now I ask that you all continue your prayers - only for comfort and peace. Last Friday, December 12, Hadley was called home to our Lord. She had been in so much pain and discomfort for so long that while we will miss her here on this earth with us, it's a blessing that she is now happy and pain-free. There are no tears in Heaven.

Her story touched us all. While I may have never met Hadley, or any of the Fox family, Angela opened up their story and shared their little girl with the world. They have been an inspiration. They never lost HOPE.

You are all in our prayers. We pray for peace, comfort and the faith that you will one day be together again in eternity. I have no doubt that Hadley is dancing and singing in Heaven today.

Rest in Peace, Princess Hadley. You have touched our hearts more than you could ever imagine.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Donavyn's First Birthday Party

Ok, so it's been almost 3 months, but better late than never, right? We had a great time celebrating our little girl. Nana and Poppa were still here and the Griffin's came over and celebrated with us. There were supposed to be several others, but everyone else was sick, working or out of town. So, we had a family party instead. I can't believe how big she is now! Wait until you see recent pics too. And you will soon, I promise. I'm working on it today.

I made the cake - it's not pretty, but it was my first time decorating. I'm going to try to take a class before the girl who teaches it moves this summer. Hopefully we won't be moving either. We're still waiting on the detailer to tell us we get to stay (hopefully).

Oh! And I made her tutu too! Hee hee...sorry, I had to do it. Seriously though, she and Gabriel still like to play with it.

If there are any you want to print from the slideshow, you can just click on the picture and it will bring up the stillshot and you can print from that. They won't have very good clarity if you print too big though b/c I have them as smaller files on here. If you want them big, let me know and I can email them.

So without further ado, here is the slideshow from Donavyn's first birthday party.