Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Trying to get the babies to pose for the picture. At least Jason and I are looking at the camera.
Ashley and I in Lisa's pub. It was packed that night. There is only about 500 people in the town they live and I think half of them were at the pub that night.
Lisa and I eating lunch in town.
Jason behind the bar. Didn't know we were takin the picture hence the look on his face.
Lisa and Matthew. He is truly a Lewis baby, with the big lips and big cheeks.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
You see, on my Holiday, I will be spending it with my sister, her fiance, and my niece and nephew (to see how cute they are, see previous post). It's funny whenever I tell someone I am heading to England they envision London and all the wonderful sightseeing. Yes, I will be spending a few days in London, but most of the time will be spent in the farmlands outside of Wales. My sister owns a pub and they live upstairs from the pub, very convenient! This pub is located in the remote area of Herefordshire. I decided to see just how remote this place is so I logged on to Google Earth to get a better idea. God Bless Google Earth!! So I put in the address and it flew me there. Can anyone say "Big Brother"? It really is amazing and kind of creepy. As it was getting closer to their town there was nothing except big square patches of green. I am not kidding!! In the middle of all these square patches laid a pub. But in that pub there lays my beautiful neice, my adorable nephew, and my wonderful sister. So as much as I may be Cameron Diaz from the "Holiday" ( although I already have my Jude Law), I will be relishing in the joy of being with my family. I will chalk one up for experience.
I will try to post when I am out there but if I don't get a chance, I will be back on August 1 and ready to see what has been happening over here in the good ol' USA. Miss you all!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tonight I hope you sleep peaceful and don't have any scary dreams.
I hope as you grow up you know how much your mommy and daddy wanted you and love you.
I hope you know that as soon as your daddy saw you his heart turned to mush.
I hope you get your mommy's spirit and drive.
I hope you know how many people texted your Auntie Sammy the day you were born to find out anything about you.
I already love so many things about you:
I love how your bottom lip quivers when the nurse puts the cold stethoscope on your chest.
I love how analytical you are already.
I love your beautiful dark hair.
I love you sweet blue eyes.
I love your dimple in your chin.
I love your soft skin.
You are an amazing gift to this world and I want you always to realize that.
"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I sat around at my friend Kelly's house today for our weekly lunch and was so content. What an exciting time in our lives. Your thirties is a time to start feeling more secure with yourself. I remember turning 21 like it was yesterday. It was the summer before my senior year and we rented a party bus that took us around to all the different bars. At the time it was a blast, but my life at that point was filled with uncertainty. What am I going to do after I graduate? Do you I really want to be a business major (obviously not)? How am I going to pay for my next drink (definintly the hardest question of all)? It was so much fun ,but I wasn't secure in my life.
Weddings, babies, birthdays, and milestones. These are all the wonderful things that go on around me everyday. I finally feel secure with myself and with my life. So here I am 30 and loving it.
Ryan and I at Maribeth's wedding.
My brother in law, his wonderful girlfriend Theresa, Ryan, and I at Maribeth's wedding.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Sophie making sure her brother knows who is number 1!
I want to squeeze those cheeks!