Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy number 8 Bryanna!

It's so difficult for me to believe Bryanna is officially 8 Years OLD! It seems like yesterday that Bryan and I were traveling to the hospital, wondering what it was going to be like to be parents. 

How lucky I am to be considered Bryanna's mom! She is kind hearted and loving. She is tender and nurturing. She is compassionate and gentle. She is quick witted and silly. She's my amazing big girl!

Of all things I love most about her is the love she shows Hanna. Bryanna prayed and prayed to be a big sister, and someday we will share more of the story with her. But for now, she takes her job very seriously, and loves her sister more than anyone! 

After lots and lots of celebration, I think we have fully celebrated this little girls life for this year. But everyday, I feel blessed and am grateful for our precious Bryanna Rae!

Flashback to 8 years ago!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Daddy Daughter day

Last year Bryan and I took bryanna to a pens game, and she absolutely loved it! We decided to take her again this year, but I decided to opt out of the game to spend the day with Hanna (maybe next year we will try a game as a family of 4)! Hanna and I spent a wonderful day visiting with aunt Marilyn and uncle bob, while Bryan and bryanna went to the game. 

Bryan, using his amazing mind, decided that bryanna would really love to be close to the ice, and since he only had to buy 2 seats instead of 3...would get the seats 2 rows off the ice. Bryanna LOVED did daddy! 

She had to get her face painted again this year...and yes, wore it to school Monday!

And okay...Bryan texted me this picture before the game...and well...the splurge for the awesome seats was well worth it! A day she won't forget with her daddy for a long time!! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Welcome 2014!!

This year we decided to ring in the new year with 2 awesome families! The girls had a blast with friends...7 kiddos age 8 and 3 daddies!

The evening was lots of playing, gaming, snowball fight, and tons of giggling. So thankful for great friends and memories to start 2014!

5 out of the 7 made it to watch the ball...and had some of their own special drinks!

And a special cuddle from my special little lady after the "cheers" were over!

Pollock Christmas

We are so very fortunate to still have this special lady and man to share our lives with! Merry Christmas with gram and Scotty! Just missed Matt, Mandy, and the hill kiddos...but thankful they had precious time together before Matt is deployed.

Merry Christmas 2013

Bryanna woke about 8 on Christmas morning super excited because she knew right away Santa had visited. She asked Santa to leave 1 gift under each her and Hanna's Christmas trees in their rooms. After the annual step picture, downstairs we went!

Merry Christmas Mong ladies!!

After opening presents here, we went to nana and papas house to spend the day with my family. 

My favorite part of the day, however, was that evening. The 4 of us spent the evening in the basement, playing with every new toy received during the day. Super fun and great memories!