Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Guess What Today Is?

It's Nathan's 1st birthday! We're going on a special trip and tomorrow is the BIG party!!! Baby Einstein style! Stay tuned....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions - Same Ole' Same Ole'

Happy New Year!!!!!

Each and every New Year I've made resolutions that have been self directed. You probably know what I mean - "this year, I'd like to loose weight - get into the best shape of my life." I've even made resolutions to floss my teeth more. I've been asking friends what their New Year's resolutions are and the answers have been typical. Most of us actually resolve to do a lot of the same things year after year.

This year, I decided to start a new trend in New Year's resolutions and have resolved to make this world a better place in 2009. I am proud of our family - in 2008 we did just that without a New Year's resolution. We collected food for those in need for Thanksgiving, we delivered food to those in need on Thanksgiving day, we helped a little girl from church whose mother died suddenly, we adopted an entire family for Christmas, we had a Toys for Tots drive, and we planned the 2008 Buddy Walk!!!!! For all of you that helped in these efforts - Thank you for making this world a better place!!!

This year, I resolve to continue with these efforts but do even more to make this world a better place for all of us - including my son. I have lots of ideas and can't wait to execute! It's going to be a great year! I hope that you'll join me in making 2009 a happy year for someone you don't know and never will.

God bless from my family to yours.


Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One of My Favorite Things

Christmas is a time of year where I try to purchase thoughtful and memorable gifts - I love the overwhelmed with emotion response! I really do enjoy finding gifts that our family loves or will one day. This year, I purchased Nathan and his newest cousin their very first Christopher Radko ornaments. These are my favorite Christmas tree ornaments and I cherish each one that I've been given for special occasions. These ornaments are collectors items and simply beautiful. You can read about them and view the collection here -Christopher Radko

Under normal circumstances Nathan would never touch this ornament but I wanted you all to see it. We also had the ornaments personalized by a professional calligrapher.