Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Well the MD says that it is a fever virus but it sure is giving us funny looking spots everywhere. Poor Lanie she is so miserable. They cover her tiny little body from head to toe. Going back to the Md tomorrow.

Cousin's in Pajamas!

Nona brought the cousins matching penguin pajamas. It was the perfect photo opportunity!

Nona and Papa in kansas

For those of you who do not know Ryan's grandfather John Decker passed away on November 18, 2007. He was 82 years old and had been ill with Alzheimers. Before his passing we had scheduled a family trip to Kansas for thanksgiving to meet Andrew's new family and to have one last chance to all be together before the big Brady move. We were fortunate enough to find "good" airfare so that the girls and I were able to go visit and still be home to support Ryan and the rest of our family here. We arrived in Kansas early Tuesday and returned home early thanksgiving morning.
My parents flew in on Wednesday afternoon just in time for an early thanksgiving dinner with most of Bethany's family. It was a short but wonderful visit.

First family visit to meet Leto

Here are some of the pictures of our family visit to see Andrew and Bethany and thier growing family! Nona and Papa met us there on Wednesday night and got to meet thier first grandson. We had a wonderful time getting to visit kansas. It was wonderful to meet bethany and her sweet family.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I'm an AUNT!

Well he is finally here! Leto Alan Brady was born on November 14, 2007 at 12:45pm in Olathe Kansas. He weights 7lbs 10 oz and is 19 inches long! Congratulation's to my brother Andrew his wife Bethany and proud big brother Jaden!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Ryan and I just had our 4th wedding anniversary on November 1st. My sweet husband sent me these beautiful flowers. Four years in the scheme of a lifetime does not seem like so long...but it is amazing to look back and see what all we have been through in just those few years...moves x3, new jobs, two kids, and new house, a dog, a cat... so we will go out to dinner just the two of us ( a rare and speicial occasion in our home)to celebrate!


Trick or Treat!

We had a great time this year trick or treating with our good friends the Raney's and their kids. We get together often with the Raney's and our kids have become fast friends. It was so fun to see the kids all dressed up and excited about the holiday. The Raney kids are all dressed from the Wizard of Oz and my kidos are of course zoo animals.

Our trip to waco

We recently made a trip to Waco to see my mom, aunt Rena, Ma Ma and a good portion of the Mansfield crew. We had a wonderful visit! We all met for lunch at On the Border and then headed to Aunt Beth and Uncle Mike's house to visit. It was so nice to see family we have not seen in so long. I was glad that the girls got to see Ma Ma and aunt Rena it has been over a year since we had seen them. It felt great to be back in Waco with the Mansfield's and made me a little sad that we no longer lived there so close to that part of our family. Unfortunately I neglected to charge my camera batteries before I left and only got a few pictures of the girls with my mom and Paw Paw Field. My mom who is well know in our family for her Kodak disposable camera saved the day... but I do not yet have those pictures to post....

Lanie's 1st bath after surgery

One of the best things about learning that Lanie has completely healed from her ear surgery is the return to our regular bath time routine! After her surgery she was not allowed to get ANY water in her ears at all. This made bath time very difficult (ex specially for a child who swims like a fish!) I was so excited when the ENT said she could bathe and swim without ear plugs and as you can see from the following pictures Lanie was equally excited!