Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Give us a kiss!

Adaela and Santa

> Adaela loves to wrestle Santa!


She is one tough cookie

Hi Rita!!!

Andy didn't bring you any coffee today but how about a raise?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Headed to Kansas

We got up at 4 am. Can you tell?

Friday, November 21, 2008


We are headed to Indiana for 9 days. And...it's snowing! Adaela will
see her first snow. We are having a bi-family Thanksgiving. Yay
Ahlvers/Amick party!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sick Head Baby

Hi Friends,

Adaela is very sad to say she has a bad cold. Her little nose is all runny and she is coughing. Very sad. And, the saddest part of all is that she doesn't want to take her naps. This makes Mom very tired too :)

This is her new hat. She seems to love it and I think it makes her look like a cute little elf, just in time for Christmas!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Uncle Nolan

What can we say??

Bucket head

Happy Saturday Bucket Heads

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hubba Hubba

Look at these two studs and their beauties.

Purple People Eater

Thanks for the Blanket Jaime!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Three Years

Happy Anniversary, Andy. I can't believe it has been three years already.

I could not be more grateful for every moment with you. Thank you for the times you've made me laugh. Thank you for your patience with me when it takes me forever to get of the car :).

Thank you for all the incredible meals you have made for me. Thank you for all the walks together. Thank you for your hand to hold. Thank you keeping me warm.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made for me. Thank you for being you, strong, funny, and steady.

Thank you for showing up three years ago.

Thank you for showing up every moment since. For me. For our Family.

Thank you for being an incredible Dad and husband. I love you.
Here is to a hundred more years.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Food, Friends, and Lots of Disney

We are headed to Orlando Friday evening to meet Misty, Sam, Samaire, and other friends. We are going to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Mickey's not very scary Halloween. I could not be more excited. Adaela decided to try on her Halloweenie pj's to get in the spirit :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fat Leg

Adaela has chubby legs. She is a breastfed baby and Mom must make really good milk, no studies have been done, but, it maybe close to ice cream. Lord knows her mom has eaten enough ice cream in her life :).

At her four month check up the pediatrician noticed one of her chubbo legs was slightly chubbier than the other. Honestly, with multiple rolls on both legs, I had never noticed. The doctor explained this could mean one of her hips was out of the socket and suggested we get an xray.

I worked on not panicking, and took her in a for an xray. Adaela had a great time, smiled at all the nurses, and proceeded to pee on the xray table as soon as I removed her diaper. That's my girl. Of course the technician could tell me nothing and we waited.

Thankfully, our doctor called and said both hips were in the sockets. This was a blessing, as the doctor said she would have had to wear a harness if one hip had been out. A harness and a wiggly four month old did not sound like fun.
But, the doctor told us the radiologist thought one hip may have been slightly smaller than the other and suggested we go to a pediatric orthopedic doctor. Ok, now I am starting to get a little worried. She was only four and a half months old and she had already had an xray and needed to see a "specialist."

So, a week later, we made an appointment, packed up the xrays and the baby, and headed to the orthopedic doctor's office. The office was a lot of fun, as it served only kids. Once again, Adaela flirted with everyone in the office, I have no idea where she may have picked up this trait :).

The doctor was great. He wore an "operation" tie and had a great time playing with Adaela. He carefully examined her xrays. He took out a protractor and drew on them. He was silent. I was worried. Then, he said "Do you breastfeed?" I answered "Yes, she has never had formula."

He laughed to himself and said "She is fine. Nothing is wrong with her hip. She just has chubby legs. Breastfed babies usually get pretty chubby." And that was it. He said we did not need to come back.

So, after xrays, an orthopedic appointment, and hours of worry, she was fine every chubby inch of her. Adaela simply had a case of the fat leg.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gator Girl

Adaela has taken to gator wrestling. She is a Florida girl.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lizard baby

Adaela says leapin lizards it's Friday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Yummy! Adaela say everyone should eat with their hands.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Friday!

Adaela say Happy Friday try the duck it tastes like chicken!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Misty!

Adaela and her duck want to day Happy Birthday Misty one day late!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tybalt the Protector

Tybalt loves Baby A! What can we say.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Adaela is just kicking back with her turtles on a Friday night

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Adaela say she loves to take her bebe glamour shots at the grocery

Monday, September 22, 2008


Hey Adaela, it's Monday and Mom has to go to work. What do you think?
Sam, we are glad you enjoy the Adaela thought of the day. We miss you!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Twinkle Toes

Adaela has found her feet and thinks they are delicious!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Chilled out

Adaela says ''relax it's Friday''

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Almost Friday

Hooray it is almost the weekend. I am in red for a work party tonight
and sad to be away from the baby all day. Can I please win the lotto

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Hey, Adaela, what do you think about nap time?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Tybalt likes to rock and roll all night and spent hours walking on me
last night.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ice cream

Ice cream makes us CRAZY! Why do I look drunk in this picture?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I have been thinking of time lately. More specifically moments. I was remembering how I met certain friends at certain times. I remembered "the moment" with Sara. I was very upset in a parking lot. I was 18, far from home, and embarrassed by all my feelings. Sara, being the kind soul she is, knew I needed her, maybe she knew somewhere deep inside that we would always need each other. So, she stayed with me in that parking lot. I just wanted her to leave, but she knew better. Thank God she did. That was an important moment for me.

I also remembered when Misty and I truly "met" each other. We had always shared a home town, and many friends. We had heard of each other from these mutual friends. But, one night I was meeting an old friend in NYC for dinner. He brought Misty along. Something clicked and I didn't see him for a 6 months and saw Misty almost every week. It was the right time. Now she is one of my dearest and closest friends. That was an big moment.

The true moment that spurred this post was the moment I met Andy. It was the summer after I finished college. We were in Colorado at a training in the mountains. He was talking to a group of people. I approached the group and heard him say he was from Indiana. Being my usual self, I interrupted with much gusto and said "Oh, I have been to Indiana, I went to a fall festival in Evansville!" He turned looked at me and said "great" and then turned around and kept talking (in true Andy form). I was so taken aback and SO angry.
That was it. The moment that would change my life in more ways than I will ever know. If I only knew that that was the moment I met my husband, my great love. And now, nothing will ever be the same.

And then, now there is a new life changing moment......This one......
The moment I met my daughter. There really aren't words for this moment. Only tears, love, prayers, smiles, and gratefulness.
What a gift, all these moments

Ps. I love this picture of her, her first portrait moments after she was born. It is so her :)