At the beginning of 2008, Casey and I decided that we needed to find a Life group, we had been looking for a long time but just couldn't find the ONE. That changed one fateful day in January. We met some amazing people and decided that this was where God wanted us to be. God was setting us up for the most amazing year ever! These people have become my best friends and my second family. In just a years time we all know each other so well, that these are people we will grow old with. My fellow Kaleo peeps if you are reading this, I just want to tell you that I truly love you all. You all were exactly what God wanted for us and I can't thank him enough for the amazing people he brought into our lives. We have all been through so much with each other and I hope you realize that we will forever be by your sides.
In March of last year Casey turned 30! I took him to Tulsa so we could hang out with some friends and just relax. We of course had to go eat somewhere that did something for peoples birthday's, b/c well that's how Casey rolls. We (Kristin and I) chose Teds and Casey was so happy to be able to wear the sombrero while the crew sang to him. I was embarrassed for him. I wish I had pics but I can't seem to find them!
In June, one of the last of our friends got married. Jess and Kelly Loepp were united in a wonderful ceremony and we are so happy for them. At the reception there was a money dance so I had Briley go stand in line and she gave Jess some money and they danced....melted my heart! The entire night she danced her heart out, and do you know who didn't have a camera or video camera...yep that would be me! I'm a terrible mother I know! Luckily Kristin captured this pic and was so nice to give it to me.For July 4th we did something different, we went to Branson, MO. We had a blast and got to see lot's of fireworks and really just enjoyed our time together as a growing family.
A couple days after we got back from Branson, our lives were rocked....hard. At 11-12 weeks along in my pregnancy I lost my baby. It was truly the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. I won't go into much detail on this post but I will lead you to read it here, here, here, and here if you choose. As you will read, I had a hard time with this, and I still do a little bit. With all my friends and family I was able to get through this time in all our lives and I look forward to hopefully getting to have more kids in the future.
Christmas came just as fast...this was a wonderful time to be with family and friends. Here is a great picture of my little family!