Sunday, September 28, 2008

My Family

It's been a long, hard road for Matt and me! We met and fell in love very quickly (at first "shift", you might say!). There have been financial, emotional and spiritual hurdles for us to overcome. There have been people that have rooted for us to succeed and those that have rooted for us to fail. We've been through situations that would have sent most couples to divorce court and we only grew stronger because of it...Through it all, we became a family. Rachael and Griffin are the lights of our lives and we couldn't ask for any better. God granted us everything we could ever need and, as a bonus, everything we could ever want as well. What a journey, what a life!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Like Father Like Son

Need I say more?

Funnel Cakes!

Over Labor Day weekend, Rachael was in town and we went to Nana's house to make funnel cakes and watch a movie...The funnel cakes turned out great and were delicious! And of course, you guessed it, Griffin slept right through it! :) Well, since pictures don't lie, Matt and I slept too!

Forest Park Balloon Race

Each year Forest Park has a hot air balloon race that is just amazing!! When I was younger my Mom, Dad and I would go and chase the balloons and find where they landed. Dad was always crazy driving, weaving in and out of downtown St. Louis! This year, my Mom, Matt, Griffin and I went and it was as amazing as ever! We didn't do any chasings...We went into the park and watched the balloons launch and tether. The colors against the "is it going to rain or not?" sky was awesome! The energizer bunny, or the "hare" of the race each year, did not lift off this year, so we got to watch it tether for a long time. It's huge! We found out that it's taller than the Statue of Liberty, it's ears stick out of Busch Stadium when it was in there, and 15 MILLION AA energizer batteries can fit inside of it's body!! We had a great time and, of course, Griffin slept right through it!! 

Friday, September 19, 2008

What a Little Man!

Griffin is growing so fast! He smiles and "talks" all the time and HATES a wet diaper! He's sleeping through the night and when we wake him up in the morning, he greets us with a huge smile! Each day brings something new and I can't wait to see what this kiddo has in store for us!!