Well, I haven't written on this blog in a long time. Life has be so incredibly busy and I cannot beleive my daughter is 6 1/2 months!!! Since last writing, Stevi and Bryan have had their baby girl, Reese. She is adorable and tall and looks just like her mommy. She is now 2 months old. Reese's big brother Brody just turned 3! Craig and Sarah's little boy, Drake (you can see a link to Drake's blog on either one of my blogs) just turned one this month. And Mike and Jacki's twin girls just turned 2. Where is the time going? Ayla went on her first vacation with us, Jake and Kim, Craig, Sarah and baby Drake to Pompano Beach, Florida. It was fun! A lot has happened with my family. It's been really hard on me...maybe even the hardest on me than anyone. My Mom and Dad decided to get a divorce and go their separate ways. Gus has been traveling a lot for work. I have been busier than ever at work as well. Things have been rough but I wouldn't change it all for the world. I am in love with my family, and me, Gus and Ayla are as happy as can be together. Next week our friend Jon will be doing Ayla's 6 month pictures and a family photo shoot of the 3 of us.
My old friend, Stevi, from high school is pregnant and due in June! She also has a 2 year old son named Brody. Stevi and Bryan just found out they are having a girl this time!!! I am so excited. If you would have told me back in high school that my best friend and I were going to have girls so close together (and in the same grade) I wouldn't have believed it! This is awesome! I just wish we lived a lot closer :( But that is okay, I'll have lots of excuses to come home.
Pictures of Stevi and I in high school:
More recent pictures of Stevi and I. Taken in April 2008 just before I found out I was pregnant:
So I was filling out this "myspace survey" yesterday. Those things that ask you a bunch of random questions and you answer them for no reason at all other than boredom... Anyway, one question asked me where in the world would I want to go if money were not an issue. My answer? Bora Bora for sure. Do you know about Bora Bora? Oh my gosh. I also heard from a friend that Ellen was showing footage of her and her wife in Bora Bora over the holidays and I missed it! Bora Bora is a volcano island (the volcano doesn't do anything) and the water around it is crystal clear. You stay in these little huts on the water and there is no land... you just walk around in the water. It's so amazing! Here are pictures.
Bora Bora is located in the South Pacific Ocean in between Australia and South America. It's by the French Polonesia islands. Here it is from a far-away view. See how it holds in the shallow, crystal clear water around the island? It's awesome.
OK so now you know where I want to go more than anything :) I don't even know how you get there!
I didn't take pictures on Christmas eve and most of Christmas day but my mom is sending me a few. I did take pictures at Gus's family's house once everyone started laughing at Grandpa Gus's gift: A sweatshirt that says "Italian Grandpa" on it. We got Mary a baseball style shirt (she likes baseball) That says New Grandma 09.
After we got home, we played Gus's new game "Scene it? Seinfeld". Of course he beat me 3 times- but I'm the only person I know that can be of any competition to him. It was still fun even though I cannot memorize every episode like he can!