Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall 09 update

Well it has been a LONG time since we gave an update. We are very well. Having a cold, gloomy fall here in Michigan but staying fairly healthy all things considered. I have taken the girlies to the Orchard/ farm/ pumpkin patch many times this fall. They absolutely LOVE the goats and all the fun "fall" activities. Grace is quite the apple picker this year :) Liv just loves to play with all the big kids and squeals with delight when the goats lick her hand to eat the food that she practicially throws at them. Ha ha ha. These girls of ours are absolutely joy in our lives. We have had a few fun kidless nights out in October too. Fun to get out and about a bit. We attended the GVSU sports Hall of Fame dinner to support our dear family friend Scott Vandyken and also Dan's football coach Brian Kelly (Cincinnati now). We also attended my 10 year highschool reunion at the University club in GR. What a blast it was to see old friends and catch up on their lives now. I can't believe so much time has past and yet I don't remember what life was like without the blessing of my sweet hubby and babies. How blessed to be a child of God. Hope your fall is blessed. Wishes for health and happy Holidays ahead. Hoping to update more often. Loves!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wow, it's been a while.

Sorry the pics are so small. I can't beleive it has been so long since I blogged. I am now addicted to facebook and forgot about the dear ole blog. We have had SO much going on around here. Busy little bees. On family news we have now welcomed our sweet new nephew Kane Charles Bibler. He is darling. Hop on over to Kate and Austins blog to check out some fab pics of the little man. Cru Thomas is growing up super fast. He is adorable and the cutest little chunky monkey. Love me those chubby babes. Our girls are growing like light speed I feel. They are so much fun and bring immeasurable joy to our lives.
Gracelyn is 2 and a half now. She is a crazy kiddo who LOVES life and is on the go always. She is quite athletic and is always trying news things with balls and climbing and such. She is a true beauty and has a heart of gold, but sometimes thinks she is the boss and gets a little lippy. Miss independent always thinks she can everything on her own and is pretty good I must say. She still snuggles great when she's sleepy though.
Olivia is almost 1! Where did the time go? I can't believe she has blessed us for so long already and yet I can't remember a time without her either. She is on the move all the time (usually in the opposite direction from Gracie). She loves walking, running at times, climbing on everything and eating. She is so stinkin cute and really the happiest girl ever. She has a smile to melt your heart for sure. She is finally feeling a bit better after and eye/ ear infection and is back to her old shenanigans. Her 7th tooth is making it's way through and she chomps hard- watch out!
Dan is doing the same ole thing at work and LOVING golf season in MI. He wishes he could find more time for it but with all these cute ladies at home why would he?
I, Tracy am finally changing my work schedule off weekend option. I will be working in the week more and then have most weekends off. I am looking forward to more family time and a few getaways here and there. Still loving my work though.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Update- sorry it's been a while:)

We had a fantastic time on vacation. We loved having Gramma Wendy with us BUT missed daddy WAY TO MUCH! Next time he's coming with no matter what. The girls had some colds and were a little under the weather but being outside and sunshine and swimming seemed to make it quite a bit better. Yay Gulf Shores- see you next year.

Next BIG news in our life is our big girl Gracie. She has officially been deemed a big girl at home. She threw her "pat" (pacifier) into the rogue river off the bridge downtown, she is potty trained and wears big girl undies all the time now, and she has her big girl bed which she slept in for the first time last night. She is really enjoying being so big and shows us more and more independence daily. Scary since she isn't even 2 1/2 yet. Some days being big gets a little out of hand and she likes to play "mommy" to mommy. That gets nixed right away:) We are so proud of what a transition she has made in the last two weeks. What a star!

Livvy is the HAPPIEST baby in the world. She has some lungs and can let you know when she's not but there is usually a darn good reason and then she's smiling again minutes later. She LOVES to have her picture taken. Her smile is super contagious too, so beware if you are around her. You WILL be smiling too. She is so big now. Cruising around all over the house. Standing up everywhere, eating "real" food all the time. She is growing up way too fast. We are truly enjoying her to the fullest. What a spunky, tough little girl she is. And note the cute little bow in her hair. It is just long enough for a sprout.

Our beautiful girls are the light of our life. We love to be with them and spend time together as a family. What a blessed life we lead.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A little pre-vacay update:)

Look how big Mr Cruiser the Bruiser is getting these days. He is such a handsome little man. A snuggle bug for Auntie Trace too. I LOVE that!

Livvy is just a movin these days. She decided to crawl, then three days later she wanted to pull herslef up. Now she "cruises" around the ottoman and her stand-up toys. She is such a happy girl. She adores her big sister beyond measure and loves to play. She would cruise around and play all day if we let her. Life is good for Olivia Jean at 8 months old.

Gracie is such a big girl. She saw her first musical last week. Beauty and the Beast, and she lasted pretty much the whole show. Her and Maddie were true princesses that night. We are SO proud. Grace is really getting independent these days. She has decided that she can do pretty much anything on her own:) We think shes pretty good too, but it doesn't hurt to have Mommy and Daddy around for a hand here and there;)

Livvy showing off her moves on the laundry basket. She is such a smiley baby. I can't believe how fast time has gone.
Dan and I are great. We are loving our girls immensely and enjoying being parents together. We make a pretty great team. Dan is so great with his girls on the weekends so mommy can still work a few days, I do so love my job:) I am driving to AL with my mom and the girls for a ten day vacay in Gulf Shores. We are looking forward to the beach for sure. Mostly just excited to be outside every day:) Hope your March was great, we'll catch up in April!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Cru Thomas Hosford

Welcome Cru Thomas Hosford! He was born March 3, 2009 at 6:35 am. He weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. A perfect little peanut:) He is healthy and is showing no signs of the difficulties Maddie wa born with. Yay!!!! Thank God for this miracle of life. We are just thrilled to be an Aunt and Uncle again and to enjoy all that Cru little life will bring. Congrats Tom, Lauren, and Madilyn on your new addition. We love you Cru baby!
The proud Auntie Tracy

Cru was staring at his momma here- only 2 hrs old:)

Snuggled into mommas arms. The most perfect place in the world:)

SO mad about the first bath

Finally that bath is over and I can cuddle in this warm blankie