Friday, November 28, 2008

So I have sat at this BLOG a lot in the last 2 months needing to post something that happened. Don't get me wrong I have posted all of the good times about Drew and and all the important events pertaining to him... BUT.. something else I have left out. YOU SEE...Here I am sitting at the computer knowing that I need to update my Blog with this information... It has been over 2 months now but it is still very hard for me to talk about it. Our beloved dog... Copper Anne Farley... passed away the day we brought Drew home. It happened while we were gone to Houston to pick him up. I am not going to go into details but we know she probably went peacefully because it looked like she was just sleeping on the floor. I know time heals but Copper was like my child. She went through it all with me and she was an absolute PERFECT dog...ok except for the occasional getting into the trash and biting a solicitor (hey my door has a sign that says.. NO SOLICITING). but other than that she was the smartest, coolest, and most caring dog I knew. I think what I have created is exactly what I needed to do to have some closure. I knew I just couldn't write on here like I normally do and post some pics. It had to be special like Turkey Girl. It had to be frilly yet not too girly... like she was. I hope you like it... BEFORE YOU PLAY IT... You need to go all the way to the bottom of this entire BLOG page and turn the music off to this blog page then come back up here and play it...that way you won't have 2 different songs playing at once.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

WOW ~ Time flies when you're in love!!!! Drew is 2 months old now and we can't believe how big he has gotten!!! We recently went in for his 2 month check up and he is weighing in at a WHOPPING 13 pounds and is 23 1/2 inches long. He is above average in everything except his head circumference which is average. That just means he doesn't have one of those big ol' Charlie Brown baby heads. Here are a few pics I thought I would share.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Drew's BIG Party

Nana threw a huge Welcoming Party (Sip and See) last Sunday and it was so overwhelming to see ALL of our friends and family there to share in our JOY!!! Here are some great pictures we got of all the action!!! Thanks to my dad for taking MOST if not all of the shots!!! Nana and Drew... Nana loves Drew and Drew loves his Nana... even though in this picture it looks like Drew is not so happy he really does enjoy his Nana!! He was getting hot... so we had a costume change.

Mary Beth, Aunt Anne, and Aunt Annalee

Grandma and Grandpa were there. As you can see my niece, Emma, is enjoying the party too!!!

Grandma Stewart LOVES holding Drew. Drew was practicing his ooohhhhing and agghhhhing!!!

This is Brandon and Drew. Brandon is the son of one of my dearest friends and I also taught Brandon when he was in 3rd grade now he is a 6th grader. These are 2 cute boys!!!!

Little BOYS do ROCK!!!

My friends from work!!! Thanks girls ... it meant a lot to have you there!!!!

Ken's buddies (the husbands of my friends from work). It is so nice to have such GREAT friends that Ken AND I can both enjoy. Our friends mean the world to us and have helped us more than words could ever express.

My mom and her friends from work!!!

This is Sarah and Sarah (yep both are named Sarah). They are great friends from our college years. How sweet of them to drive all the way in from Austin to see Drew!!! We love you Sarah and Sarah!!

This is Uncle Jeff ~ this is his first time to see Drew!!!

This handsome guy is Leighton. He is Ken's cousin and dare I say one of his best friends. They are more like brothers!!! When we knew we wanted Drew to have the initials DLF the first name that came to mind was Leighton and of course it is perfect!!!

This is Jenny, Leighton's wife, Leighton, Drew, me, and Ken. Leighton and Jenny drove in all the way from Corpus to welcome Drew into the family!!! We LOVE YOU GUYS!!! BUT wait where is Raeleigh ~ their little girl????? OHHHH YEAH!!!! she is having a blast playing in the dogs' water dish (it's CLEAN water).

Aunt Sally and Aunt Annalee are so sweet. They have always made me feel like a part of the family. Ken and I are truly blessed to have such wonderful families!!! WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

PARTY'S OVER!!!! This was Ken and Drew after everyone had left. We let them sleep for a couple of hours... ok maybe just an hour and then we went home. It was a wonderful party. We couldn't have asked for a better day. AND THANK YOU so much to Ken's mom (Nana) and Aunt Annalee for hosting such a fantastic Welcoming Party!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008


It was Drew's first Halloween and he went as a Garden Gnome!! I ordered his outfit on (my favorite place) and this sweet lady made it just for him. We entered him into the costume contest at the Hockey Game but he didn't even place. We think it is because he is a baby. If you made it into the finals you had to go out on the ice during the intermission and having a baby on ice is too much liability. The costume that won for the kids category was Buzz Light year and it was bought off the rack... (I'm not BIASED)!!! Anyways... he did make it on the JUMBO TRON (the huge big screen that hangs over the rink)... everybody ooohhhed and ahhhhhed because LOOK AT HIM HE IS TOOO CUTE!!! We are going to get professional pics taken in his costume so look for those soon.
The Family ~ I'm dressed as a teacher, Ken is a Hockey Fan, and Drew is a Garden Gnome!!What a good sport he is. I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!

This is after we got home. He is laying in my lap and staring at me. He was probably thinking I hope this lady doesn't dress me like a grandpa anymore!!!