Welcome Baby Daniel

As most of you know, I am very close to my family. When Regan and I got married, I gained more family!! The more - the better!! I have become especially close to my sisters-in-law. We have had so much fun this past year. We have really bonded as family - and our children have bonded as well. They have accepted my family as a whole - not just part of us. Something I am not used to from previous relationships. I was always looked at like the black sheep - unwed & with 2 children. It is nice to be recognized as a family with no separations, none of this "and these are Liz's two children" or "Regan, Liz & Millie and Liz's kids, Emma & Tyler." I can't tell you how infuriating that is!! Not only for me, but for my children as well. We are finally one family - the way it should be!! I am especially blessed to have a husband that sees my children as his children. Most men would look at or feel differently about kids that he did not biologically father, but not my husband. I have never questioned his feelings once in the 5 years that we have been together. That says a lot about his character. He is the best!!

My sister-in-law, Dee Dee is a new grandma!! Regan's and my niece, Laura, gave birth to Daniel Joseph on May 6th. He was 6lbs and 20" long. I have not been able to see him because I have had pink eye for the past two weeks. It is killing me that I haven't been able to hold him!! He is the cutest, tiniest little thing ever from the pictures!! I can't wait to get my hands on him and snuggle his little face!! Laura and I have formed a special relationship through her pregnancy. She and I were the same age when we got pregnant for the 1st time. I have enjoyed being able to share with her things about my pregnancy and compare notes with her. I must say that she was a heck of a lot calmer with hers than I was with mine!! She is such a special young woman and I know she will be an incredible mommy. God has given her such a beautiful gift - he is perfect from head to toe!!
Congratulations Laura and Joe on becoming parents!! Congratulations Dee and Chad on becoming grandparents!! Regan and I wish you the best and love you!!


The "I"

I have been stricken with the goopy, seeping, burning, itching, watering wonder of pink eye. My eye was three times the size this morning when I awakened. I woke to my eye completely crusted shut and when I was finally able to pry it open, my husband was staring at me with this horrified look on his face. Then the taunting began..."Oh babe, you look like someone punched you in the eye, no maybe like you've been stung by a wasp, no definately a car accident, etc...etc... I can't wait til tomorrow morning!!