Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

a celebration of 2 lives in 2 very different ways....

April 14th marked BB's 1 year birthday! We had a celebration fit for a 'little man', complete with mustaches, bow ties, and some cake smashing.

April 18th a dear friend, Daniel, passed away. He had a long, courageous battle with cancer. He is the husband of my best friend, Erin - who is no doubt, hands down, one of the STRONGEST women I know.

We celebrated his life April 23rd.

Watch this video, he left quite the legacy.

Daniel's parents, George & Nancy, are another example to me of strength, but more so faith. They have their only 2 children in Heaven, Daniel & his younger brother Matthew. Matthew passed in a car wreck when he was 15.

Faith is what they exude.

As a Christian, I know that faith is a necessity. To have faith that there is a reason for everything - and that it's God's reason. It's hard though to fathom the "why".

One day though, all questions will be answered....

The month of April brought so much laughter & great memories, but it also brought so many tears. Causes me to want to hug my loved ones a little tighter, and make sure that they all know how much they mean.

Do you have an example of faith in your life?

Do you have a courageous woman in your life?

I gave Erin this bracelet....leave it to me, when I can not find the words to say I use fashion!

This bracelet is called COURAGE. It is one of our 'friendship ties'.
The card it comes on reads: From caring comes strength

How has your April been?

brace yourself, lots of pictures

Today is Matty's 29th birthday!!!!

Such an old fart. I kid...good grief, I'm right behind him. We're both nearly farting dust.

I am ridiculously blessed to have married my very best friend. Not to get all Jerry McGuire, but he really does complete me.

Wasn't he a cute kiddo?

I love how willing he is to be goofy with me...

pirate birthday party for Erin (we did alot of themed parties)...

our engagement photo - he loves fishing


honeymoon again...

our 1st halloween, married

matt hooked me, i danced like a fish to him (this was taken at the end)
@ tom & amanda's wedding

He ran in 5k's with me...even though he HATES running
our 1st 5K - the bolt run...

reindeer run - we WALKED with my mom, brother & his service dog, Gracie

espn 5k...he pushed me to PR

He is my biggest supporter & will wake up at 4am just to show his support
irongirl 5k

He tolerates me wanting to do pictures over & over again, until I deem them "acceptable".
our Christmas 2009 pic...shot #593, i finally wasn't laughing, found a top i liked, & dexter was finally looking

I'm blessed to have married my best friend. He is the only one that I can ridiculously love & ridiculously dislike all at the same time :) He makes me laugh like none other. He's puts the "comp" in my "competitive" nature. Unless we are on the same team when playing anything, there will without a doubt, be bickering. We're ridiculously competitive - our kids won't stand a chance.

I'm beyond proud of him, and grow more in love with him every day.
Happy Birthday, Matthew!