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Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Chritsmas Season Pictures






















Due to our Computer DRAMA, I am going to post a SLUE of pictures. Bare with me...there are tons. I just couldn't pick a couple, sorry. Some of my favorite are Maddie putting out the carrots for Santa's reindeer, Gracie getting smoohes from Landon, Maddie getting hugs from G.G. Snellink, Maddie coming down the stairs Christmas morning and...well some sweet cheeks. :) She asked Santa ( who was at Great Northern in Down Town Rockford and FANTASTIC by the way) for a fish for Christmas. Santa delivered, and we are now proud owners of "Nemo" (surprise with the name, I know). :) She says 'Hi nemo' every morning. :)

We hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Holiday!! See you all in the New Year!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Computer Cord DEAD

Of course...Perfect timing!! Our computer power cable is dead. I'm at my Mom's and wanted to post a note so you all didn't think we fell of the face of the earth! :D We hope to have a new one next week some time.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! We love you and hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's a GIRL!!






A huge congratulations goes out to Donovan and Kristen on the arrival of their little GIRL!! She is absolutely beautiful. She was born yesterday morning, weighing in at 6 and 1/2 lbs. and 18 inches long. As of last night she was "Sophie" but they weren't COMPLETELY sure. HA! I LOVE IT. :D Both Mom and baby are doing fabulous. Congrats on such a gorgeous family.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Another part of the clan...



Another part of the Hosford clan will be joining us in August!! Congratulations Dan and Tracy!! We love you guys soooo much. Please take a second to read their post.
http://dandthosford.blogspot.com/2007/12/oh-baby.html

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Going to the Christmas Parade








Yesterday morning we went to the Rockford Christmas Parade. Melissa and Jackson met us at our house and we walked in the chill to downtown Rockford. We met the Matloz's, and the Hagers as well. The parade was great, but it got COLD. Here are some cute shots of our walk down and then Melissa reading to the kids while we all warmed up after our walk back.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

B U S T E D!!!



So, this is your typical "I stepped away for one minute" story. I'll let the pictures do all the talking...

Have I told you all how much we love our kid lately!??!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

So...Maddie thinks I'm nuts...





Ok, so I loved how the pictures in the tub turned out, I thought why not dress her up and stick her back in!! :D Yeah, I'm nuts. Tonight, Maddie got to put on one of her Christmas dresses and get in the tub for pictures. She thought it was so funny, but wondered when I was going to turn on the water. I KNEW that big old tub would be useful... ;)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Baths are just the B E S T!!!




So both Maddie and I have these nasty little colds hanging on. Maddie has been slathered in so much darn Vics Vapor Rub, she was starting to grow eucalyptus leaves and have menthol vapors coming out of her pores.. :D

Due to our colds, bath time tonight was hilarious. I made the mistake of saying "Maddie you stink like vics!!"...well she needed "more bubbles to gets the vics off". She wanted more and more bubbles because she thinks those are what makes her clean. :) So cute. ANYWAY, here are some pictures, I just had to...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thank you all...



Just a quick note to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and comments about my Grandma. Tom and I are so truly blessed to have such amazing friends and family like you. A huge thank you goes to Dad and Mom Hosford, Dan and Tracy, Katie and Austin and Kellie, for sending such a beautiful Mum plant, that we will be able to enjoy for years to come. Love and hugs to you all.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So many wonderful memories...







Today was one of those harder days in life. My Grandma C. was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer less than three weeks ago, and today she went home. She was an amazing 89 years YOUNG and acted that way up until just recently. I can't even tell you what an inspiration she was and still is to me.

She and my Grandpa (who passed when I was only 8 years old) were absolutely head over heals in love with each other. She talked of him even last week, in a manor that two teenage love birds would. :) I am finding comfort that she is dancing with him now, after 20 years of being apart. She told me more than once, that she saw great deal of my Grandfather in Tom. What an amazing thing to say, knowing how much she loved and respected him.

She found so much joy in her grand children and of course great-grand children. Maddie was her "little joy" and she couldn't get enough of her. I am posting a picture of Madilyn and her G.G. that was taken at the end of August, where they are dancing to swing music. :D The other images are from our family reunion in July. Those are the times we will not let Maddie forget.

We will miss you Grandma, but know that you are with out pain, and in the arms of your soul mate. Peace be with my Mom, Dad and the rest of my family in this time.

Monday, November 12, 2007

C R A Z Y Cat


Maddie wanted me to take pictures of Lilah ALL day today for some reason. She would ask to see the camera and see pictures of Lilah. I kept telling her that there weren't any pictures of Lilah on the camera and she would say "well take some Mommy". Like DUH...Mom. ;) So anyway, here's one that I fiddled with. ;) Made her look a little nuts. But...cats are the devil right Uncle Jay?? ;)
Not ours, she's a sweetie.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Playing in the leaves






Tom blew the leaves again today (ask him how much he loves our trees...) and Maddie was able to get out in the fun. :) A beautiful, but brisk fall day here in Michigan. Here are a few pictures.