Friday, September 1, 2017

Highlights of the Past Year+

There have been a few significant ups and downs in the past year and a bit.  Cadence is growing up so very quickly ... I miss my 'baby' but I do love the beautiful lady that is emerging before my very eyes!  I love you to the moon and beyond.  I wish you an abundance of joy in your lifetime!  Make every moment count ...

Tree top trekking - no fear!

Conquering the biggest roller coaster in the front car!


Surprise trip to Orlando:  WDW and Universal

Top of the mountain in Banff

Part of school teams: XCountry, Track, Basketball

Independent projects: hates 'em but gets them done!

Losing a great lady much too soon in her lifetime:  Love you forever Baba!

First concert: hands up!

Charlotte: a new addition to our family

Ontario Championships: 1st place on vault

Enjoying the blue water of Cuba

Tomorrow is our Familiversary!  It will be 10 years since we first held Cadence in our arms.  She was and still is the most perfect child for us.  We continue to be grateful for the opportunity to be parents ... couldn't imagine our lives without this bundle of joy ... she is the reason we breathe!  You were born in our hearts Miss Cadence .... love you!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Finally ... An Update!!!!

There are many reasons I've not had success at updating this site and it's quite likely the updates will be few and far between, but ... at long last here is one worth a post!

8 years ago this ...

Today, this ...

Friends for life ...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Christmas Card That Wasn't ...

We had some photos done at one place (SALE!) but when I tried to scan them for the Christmas card there is an issue with the resolution so ... looks like there may not be a Christmas card this year ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Turning 8!

I figure a birthday milestone is a good time to get back on board here!
This princess wanted a gecko for her birthday ... I'm not good with reptiles (or rodents), but I did let her have a gecko ... for an hour ... on her birth DAY:

You are one brave and amazing kid!  We love you to the moon and beyond and more than you can ever know!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Final Competition of 2014

Cadence participated in a third and final gymnastics competition for the year.  Here she is rocking the bars, beam and floor ... I always miss the vault shot!

We are very proud of her accomplishments and progress this year!  And we are very happy that she has chosen to continue with the sport again next year.  She is beautiful to watch!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Season 'Opener'

It was no surprise, after our brutal winter, that pool opening day would be later than usual.  

Our pool girl hard at work!

First 'dip' ... 

Can you tell the heater has not yet been turned on?!

Heading out for a celebratory dinner

She sure is sassy!

Sipping on a root beer float didn't curb her appetite!

Monday, June 9, 2014

First Communion

Cadence officially made her first communion on Mother's Day.  It was a beautiful day shared with special friends and family. Thank you to everyone who travelled from near and far...we are so blessed!

A GREAT big thank you to Auntie Donna for bringing this dress all the way from Cadence's birthplace!

Opening a few gifts before mass.

This photo takes my breath away!

Bad mommy snuck a photo in church during the procession in ... forgive me!

Cadence with her Godparents

Cadence and her friend Amelia

Cadence and Baba

Cadence and Fr. Anthony

A family photo ... finally!

A 'mom' selfie ... these moms didn't get a day of rest ... they put together a fabulous lunch and dinner ... can't thank them enough!

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Cadence is ready and waiting to celebrate Liv's first communion too!
The only downer of the day ... we did not get a photo of the girls together in their dresses or with their lovely cake ... I'm slipping!