Thursday, September 20, 2007



Kyle's Brother's Family

Isabella & Mac

Ocean Fun

Our Wonderful Griffin Family

We had a wonderful weekend, we kind of surprised Kyle's brother Sean for his 30th birthday. Our sister-in-law Nora had been planning it for over a year, Sean said he had seen an email between Nora and I so he had an idea we were coming but didn't know if we really would.

We went to Disneyland, the ocean, had fun at a birthday party and got to see our family from the West coast. We really couldn't have asked for a better vacation, I miss them all dearly and wish we could all live closer to each other!

This pictures we got from Nora are amazing, lots of great memories :)

Monday, August 27, 2007


I finally did one of my home projects and got my kitchen painted! I just wanted a splash of color, I love the darker wine theme and have been trying to stick with that.

Luckily a gal I work with had some leftover paint that was the perfect color :) It just makes the room seem a bit more comfy and cozy.

We are leaving for California this Friday

to surprise Kyle's brother for his 30th birthday. We are very excited, although a bit leary about traveling on a plane for the first time with Isabella, but she should do just fine.

We spoiled her a bit this weekend, she got a new car seat, some toys and some more clothes. It's so hard to pass up all of the cute little girl clothes :)

We're having problems with my car now too, the air conditioner is something we've been trying to fix for almost two
months now and we just keep putting money into it, so now we have to think of trading it in for something else :( If we do we'll get a truck so we don't have to constantly borrow one when we buy large things or need to move stuff. Sometimes it sucks being a grown up!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

So Big....

Isabella is now standing on her own! She is such a big girl, she is pretty wobbly on her little legs and feet, but she is just the proudest little thing when she does it :)
It's so cute to see her achieve something so huge for herself. It will be a good report for the doctor on Friday, and hopefully she will have gained at least a pound so they will leave us alone about her small size! She is just a very petite little girl :)
Now we'll just wait for her to start taking some steps, that will be a bit scary, but she'll get there :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Clean It Up!

I've been meaning to clean out our large storage room in our house, I just keep throwing crap in there and not organizing it. My sister and her fiance will be bringing stuff over to store at our place on Saturday, so I finally have my motivation to get it done!! Honestly most of the stuff can probably be tossed, and I'm so happy that I happen to be someone who isn't too bad at knowing when it's time to part with something :) So for the next three days I have this fabulous project to tackle, I'm looking forward to it but need some more storage tubs and I think I may have to invest in a label maker one of these days!

Monday, August 6, 2007

My Angel

Isabella Jean is my everything :) She is the sweetest little girl in the world, of course I know I am a bit biased! Here are some things about my little girl, she never cries, only when she is really, really mad or doesn't want to go to bed. She smiles and laughs constantly, just hearing her little laugh can pull me out of any bad mood I'm in :) She is very petite, so I still feel like I have this tiny little baby even though she will be 10 months old in just 7 days!! I love her dearly, she is a very special little girl.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Is what I need, I should be following Missy's lead and be a strong rock through this. I am still just so amazed at how wonderfully she is going through this. She made it through the surgery ok, they found a tumor in one of her lymph nodes so they removed all of them. This morning she is having a bone scan to make sure her bones are cancer free, which they will be. Cancer is such an evil, horrible thing, understanding it is impossible. I'm just at this point of being so angry that this is happening to her. Missy is so young and is having to make such big decisions that will forever affect her life, she just shouldn't have to be doing any of this. I'm praying for her strength to remain so stable and to be even stronger when the chemo starts, we will get her through this!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Amazing Strength

Is what my sister has. She had her appointment with the surgeon yesterday, they saw some more cancerous spots in her breast so she is having a mastectomy tomorrow. They will remove the lymph node and if that is cancerous they will then remove the rest. She will probably have radiation and chemotherapy. She is doing SO well, I'm just so overly proud of her. I envy her strength and bravery, she is going to get through this with flying colors!

Monday, July 30, 2007

First One.....

Here's my first post, not sure what to write on here. My inspiration for doing a blog in the first place is my baby sister Missy. She is an amazing, strong 23 year old who received quite the shocking news when she found out she has breast cancer. She decided to start a blog to keep family and friends up to date with her situation. This is such a great way to get out feelings and thoughts so I decided to start one up too! This picture is from my other younger sister Mindy's bachelorette party. My family is blessed with strong women, I have four beautiful sister's and my amazing mom, you can definitely say that we are extremely lucky to have each other :)

Right now life in general is a bit crazy and unpredictable, we are all praying and hoping for the best for Missy. I love her very much and pray for her strength throughout this journey.