Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Welcome to the World!

It's a Boy!
Graham David Windle
7lbs 15oz 20" long

You are so very loved!
Congrats Kristen, Aaron and Big Brother Everett!

Summer 2012 - Part 2

We had such a great summer...Here's some of what we were up to
Visiting Uncle Dean, Aunt Buddy and Dylan, Jed too!

Fun in Oakland

Mock Family Picnic

As you can see it filled with family, friends, adventure and lots of laughs.  Hope your summer was as great as ours was!

First Day of School 2012 - 2013

Look our here come the Williams' boys!

Let's be honest this is the day that kids dread and Mom's love, the first day of school!  This year Aidan is in 4th grade and attending a new school.  He is no longer at Jeffery Primary, he is at Shaler Area Elementary School.  There were a ton of firsts for him this year.  Riding the bus to school, not knowing anyone in his class, having to remember his class schedule, and having to remember his locker combination.  He was excited to go (I on the other hand was very nervous for him).  He is doing great and loves the new school.  WHEW!

Little Boy on a Big Bus

Ethan got into the swing of things pretty easily. He started 1st grade this year! I can't believe what a little man he is becoming. He is pretty consistant with saying things like, "I hate school." and "School is boring." He has been saying things like that since he started his school career. I just keep telling him to get used to it, he has a ways to go!  This is typical Ethan.  Luckily he doesn't put up a fight to go to school, or we would have issues. I can't believe how time has flown right by.

Here's to a great school year!
OH and...
Pop Pop Anderson was able to see them off this year...
what a nice surprise!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


My boys have developed a new passion for worms, all thanks to my Dad.  They have been fishing all over the place.  Ethan pipes up with his choice of spots when asked where they should go.  

The Fishin' Hole

Aidan's Catch

Ethan's Catch

Such great memories.  Thanks Dad!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Candice and Dave

My beautiful friend Candice got married last weekend and I was lucky enough to play "photographer".  Here are a few of my favorite shots.

Here's to many, many years of happiness!  
Love to you both!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

10 Years of Aidan

It is hard to imagine that 10 years ago our lives were changed in the most incredible way.   We are so very lucky to get the chance to raise such an amazing boy.  Happy 10th Birthday Aidan! We love you more than words can say!


Love ~ Mommy, Daddy, and Ethan

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer 2012 - Part 1

Just a "snapshot" of the fun we are having this summer!

Stay tuned for more of our summertime adventures!

Friday, July 20, 2012


I was trolling the 'blog-iverse' tonight looking for crafty diy projects to add to my ever growing to-do list. I found a blog tonight that made me take a good hard look at myself. The woman had lost her Lego loving 12 year old son in a tragic accident. While reading and literally sobbing through the story of that night and the days and months that followed, it occurred to me how little time I actually spend with my kids. Sure I am there to drive them to school and sports, to play dates and doctors appointments. But how much time do I devote to them? It made me think of how just tonight Ethan asked me to lay in bed with him, my answer was the standard, "not tonight". What was I doing that was so important? The answer is laundry. Now could that wait, yes, absolutely. And that is exactly what it or anything else that I might need to get done is going to do, wait. WAIT until my baby has fallen asleep while I lay with him or wait until Aidan has fallen asleep while I rub his back. Those are the moments that I will not be able to get back and I want to be able to cherish every single one. So for now the laundry can wait, it isn't as important as the memories I will make with my boys. So the next time you swing by and my house is a mess, just remember there's a good reason why, we are making memories to last a lifetime. *On a side note this was not meant to be a sad and depressing post. The woman (who shall remain anonymous, until I get the ok from her) to publish her name, is truly an inspiration. Her love for Christ and her family leaves me in awe. So check back soon, hopefully I will have a link to her blog so you can read all about this amazing woman, and her journey.

Update:  The Blog I mentioned above is, An Inch of Grey.  Follow her here:  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Snow" Much Fun

Well we finally made it to Blue Knob Ski Resort to hang with Dean, Erin, and Dylan.  We had a ton of fun and even I enjoyed the chilly weather (which is completely unlike me!)  Here are a few of my favorite shots:


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed

It's funny to think that the first thing that pops into my head when I wake up in the morning is "Ugh, I actually have to get up?"  or when the boys are vieing for my attention I will catch myself getting upset.  I am setting a new challenge for myself this year.  I am going to be Grateful, Thankful and Blessed for at least one thing everyday.  I have so many things to be GTB for that it blows my mind.  Here are just a few:

* a loving, always has my back husband
* Aidan - athletic, always on the go, smart, sensitive child
* Ethan - wicked smart, drama inducing, lover of a boy
* My Entire Family - such loving, wonderful, caring people (I am lucky to have them in my life)
* Friends - through good and bad, thick and thin, days and months they are always there for me
* A God that loves me no matter what I do or say.  His love is unconditional.

I challenge you to take a moment today to think of things that you are Grateful, Thankful or Blessed with/for.  I bet you come up with alot more than you expect