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Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter 2008

















We had a wonderful Easter!! Maddie found her Easter basket at home RELUCTANTLY....due to the fact that she thought it was Christmas morning. :) We woke up to her singing "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer". :) It did snow... We thought that was pretty funny.

We went to a beautiful Easter Mass at OLC with my parents and then we went to their home for a fabulous Brunch. YUM!! Maddie had an Easter egg hunt there right off the bat. Only in Michigan will you see a little girl, in a suede and fur coat, hunting for Easter eggs in the SNOW! Ahhh...Michigan. ;) She had a wonderful time hunting for eggs and found all but one. ;) But that wasn't her fault, right Grandma Fanning?? She also found an Easter Basket.

We then went over to Papa and Grandma Hosfords and had great dinner with the family. Both Maddie and Gracie got baskets there too. They were so sweet and tuckered out by the end of the evening. The pictures of them snuggling are some of my favorite. :)

We hope you all had a Blessed Easter!! :D HAPPY SPRING!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Butterfly Fun







Tracy and I took the girls to see the butterflies at Fredrick Meijer Gardens on Tuesday. The butterflies are out in full force and just stunning. The girls were not in photographing form however. :) Gracie was all about running (right Trac?) and Maddie wouldn't stay in one spot long enough for me to get a really great shot. :) The two of them together??? YEAH RIGHT! The best I got was the one I posted with them behind the butterfly posters. Crazy girls. :)

I just love the guy talking about were butterflies come from, he didn't flinch when that butterfly landed on his forehead. He says they love him, and it happens all day long. How cool!! I got a "real" butterfly kiss from this same kind of butterfly, as it flew past my face and it's wing touched my check. Maddie of course loved that. :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Two weeks and counting...






We are heading south to the Gulf Coast again this year, and couldn't be more excited. Sun, sand and ....ok, sun and sand. Do we really need anything else?? ;) Tracy and I are driving the girls and leaving at WHAT EVER time we want on Wednesday, stopping (shopping) WHEN EVER we want, eating WHERE EVER we want and going to the bathroom EVERY TIME we feel like it. Now THAT's a girl's trip baby!! :D Tom and Dan are flying down on Friday night. If you think the boys are getting the good end of the deal, re-read what I just wrote above in capitals. ;)

Maddie is so stink'n excited about this trip I can't even tell you. Asks every time she wakes up if we are leaving. :D She thinks it's just hilarious that pretty much her entire family is going. She just can't believe it. My parents are going this year. We are really excited for them to be getting away and to be able to show them some of our favorite places down there. :)

Here are a few pictures of years past in Gulf Shores. :) Time sure does fly...

Pictures wearing the sunglasses and with Aunt KK is in 2006

Pictures running and in the sun hat is in 2007

Pictures in 2008 are to come...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Man I Love...(and his brother...)


:) Gotta love the title...come on. :)

Tom turned the BIG 28 this past Friday. :) He of course doesn't look a day over 21. :) We had a great family dinner at the Hosfords, as always.
I love you so much Tom. The card I gave you says it all...you are absolutely my best friend. There's no one else in the world I would want to be with till the end. We will be old, gray and have'n the time of our lives together. I love you so very much, Happy Birthday.

Oh, and Dan...Happy Birthday too. :) Love you tons as well.

This picture is of the day Maddie was born. :) I just love Tom's smile here. :) His eyes say it all. I don't even need to tell you why I love him...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Many Moods Of Maddie




I had to share these funny pictures with you all. Today I was taking some random pictures of flowers and Maddie asked me to take some pictures of her. I ended up taking about 50 and they ALL made me laugh. I had to post a few. She may look like her Dad, but she gets her attitude from ME! :D

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Our little light


I had to post this. No reason other that the post before this. :) She is out little light.