Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Addy!

Ok, so I promise this is the last of the heartfelt blogs for awhile. But like I said, the last 3 weeks have been filled with Clarin occasions. So much has been happening that I ended up with the shingles. After to several texts and phone calls to my inner circle, we cancelled the party and I was assured that Addy wouldn't remember, hold it against me or be the reason she has to go to therapy later in life.

Happy Birthday Addysen Malia! You are truly blessing! You have a changed our lives in only a way that you could! We can't imagine what our lives without you! You completed us! We love you! Here's to you on your first birthday and many more to come!

For those that know me you will understand when I say that I have truly met my match. She knows what she wants, she will let you know and won't stop until she gets it. She is always going full steam ahead like at B's birthday party she bounced off a wall head first (Remind you of anyone.) Addy pushes the limits and take it to the edge. A couple of weeks ago, she followed Snuka out into the ocean. I was walking beside her the whole time when I picked her up she was in about knee deep. And today while we were getting ready to open presents, Addy was standing on a chair. I told her, "on your butt." She told me something back. I told her again, she told me again then laughed. Addy Malia, this will be a fun roller coaster ride! Just remember I am your mom yesterday, today, forever and always.

Monday, September 6, 2010

10 years!

Jeffrey and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last week. We went to lunch, did a little wine tasting, went to Farmer's Market, had dinner at Firestone, and enjoyed cupcakes and nice bottle of wine. It wasn't actually what we had planned after 10 years of marriage and having 2 kids you learn to be flexible, make the most of it and live for the moment. It turned out to be a great day!

By far the best part of the day was a book from Jeff that he prepared with some of his most memorable moments from the last 10 years. It blew me away in part because I can remember having a "discussion" about not getting even a card on an occasion one year. Now, he is the one with the most amazing card ever. (FYI, I didn't sign my card this year. Yes, I am turning into my mother. No comments from the peanut gallery.)

I am so lucky to have met him that night while he was pumping the keg. I got even luckier when Gina told him that I wanted him to be the father of my children. And what an awesome dad he is! He loves me and all that comes with it.

From looks like these...and well let's just say a "supefinger" every now and then.

Jeff, thank you for making me that fire on the night that we met(I knew then I would have to start all our campfires in the future, but I learned years later if I need a squirrel caught you were the right man for the job.), for being there when I rolled my parents car coming home from the wedding where I wished it was me and you getting married (Little did I know it wasn't in your plans until you were 27.), for taking the time to ask my dad for my hand in marriage, understanding that softball is my bones, for being the father of our children, and for always bringing a smile to my heart even though I might not show on my face. Thank you for loving me for who I have been, who I am and who I will be. And thank you for being my ROCK. I love you with all my heart!