Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Fourth Birthday Aaron-Scooby Doo Theme

We had a Scooby Doo themed party for Aaron's 4th birthday-Izzy his buddy wore Scooby because the costume was a tad snug for Aaron. He wanted to dress as Stitch from the movie Lilo and Stitch.

Fruit, cupcakes and ice cream were served.

Guests included Hunter, Samaiya, Avery, Elizabeth, Kamden, Izzy, Logan, and Jonah

Musical Charis

The boys like their pinball

Avery and Izzy always like to play dress up at our house. Happy Birthday Aaron Michael Gander!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Party/Gift Exchange 2009

We had a gift exchange at the house-mostly work friends but some family too.

My partner in party planning-Michelle

Katie and Misty

Sister Andrea and Sam-Sam liked his snuggie from the gift exchange.

Chris from work and Dave

Love our bartender Alan. He made amazing spiked coffees for everyone.
The next day-Aaron snuggling with Michelle

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cousins-Holiday 2009

My little nephew is 5 months old here.  Poor little thing gets hauled all around by cousin Aaron.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To my hubby as he turns 40

Dear David,
The name David means beloved. And you are. You are admired, well-liked, revered and highly regarded by those that know you. Another word for beloved is favorite and that fits best for me because you are my favorite. My favorite person in this world. I treasure you. Here are some of my favorite things about you.

You are handsome beyond words.

You are funny.

You work so hard to take care of your family.

You listen to my worries.

You listen to my complaints.

You share in my joys.

 You are patient.

Wonderful with your children

You are good at repairing things.


You worry and care if I'm not home on time.

You pick me up on rainy cold nights and save me from myself downtown (see I wouldn't have been able to add this to the list if it hadn't happened so maybe it's good)

You make me calm.

You take care of me when I am sick or hurt.

You are wise.
You ask for forgiveness when you are wrong.

You accept my apologies and don't hold a grudge when I am wrong.

You love my family and help take care of them.

You are good with money.

I love your blue eyes,

and kind smile,

and tall, broad body.

You fight fair.

You are steady,

reliable and


You make me feel loved, connected to you and treasured.

You cook great meals and make sure your family is well fed.

You helped so much at Aaron's school while he attended Montessori.

You are my favorite friend and lover!