Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent yet another Memorial Day weekend up at the lake. The boys played in the water as much as they possibly could, and then were completely tuckered out at night (and still are right at this moment)!! Sun, Nintendo Wii, beer, movies, HUGE bonfire and the lake...what more could one ask for?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Baby Boes

Benjamin Ryan Boes was FINALLY born yesterday!! Kristi, who has been one of my best friends for YEARS, did an awesome job and as always was such a trooper. :) Ben weighed in at 8lbs, 4oz and was 19in. long. HE IS SO CUTE, and I can't wait to watch him grow!!

Congrats to Kristi and Ryan (both pictured above in their first family photo!).

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Poets and Pirates

Austin and I saw Kenny Chesney last night for the 4th time, and he gets better every year. We were on the floor, about 10 rows back, so we had great seats. We almost bought tickets again for tonights show, but decided it was a late enough night last night (and we had one too many Cruzan Confusions!). Good times...can't wait to see him again next year!! :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

God Bless, Grandpa Hosford

This morning Grandpa Hosford left us to go be with the love of his life (Grandma Hosford) again, along with his parents, brothers, etc. It's funny that I didn't realize just how much Grandpa taught me throughout my life until these past few days. He taught me a lot. The thing that I will remember the most about Grandpa is the love we both shared for animals. I heard many stories from Grandma Hos about him bringing home stray dogs when they lived on Kelsey street (and how mad she'd get at him)...sounds like something I did for years when I lived with my parents. I'll also remember being referred to as "Dolly" or "Kibby" by him since day one. And that my brothers, sister and I would bring him our report cards to "show" him...which always turned into a $20 reward becasue he was so proud of us. There are so many other fond memories of Grandpa that I could go on and on...

Grandpa never said a mean word to me or Austin, whom he loved as if he was his own grandson. When Austin would walk in the room, Grandpa eyes would light up, they would shake hands, and then they would talk for hours about anything and everything. We will remember all those talks we had with you, Grandpa, and I will remember all that you provided for me for the past 25 years. We love you, and we will miss you tremendously.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Blake!!

Blake turned the big 2-6 today!! We celebrated with a delicious dinner followed by an even more delicious cake at Mom Bibler's house tonight! Blake's good friends Jeff and Phil joined us too.
Happy birthday to a wonderful brother (to both of us!)! Here's to many more birthday's to come... :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! We got to spend this Mother's Day with both of our mothers (and Grandma Snellink), who we love sooooo much! :)
P.S. Dan was really excited for this day, as you can see from the bottom picture...;)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

How Hooney Spent His GOLDEN Birthday...

Sleeping, eating Jumbo Shrimp for birthday dinner, playing with mom and dad, getting (and giving!) kisses, and just being our lovable Baby Bear!


That's's my Baby Bear's birthday today!! He is turning 8 in doggy years, 56 in human years. My baby has lived eight long years through epillepsy, pancreatitis, near-fatal cardiac arrythmias, alopecia, skin cancer, 2 hip replacememnts and 2 cruciate repairs (his knee) after getting hit by a car. The list goes on and on...

He is such a good boy for all he's gone through! I love him oh-so-much and hope I get 8 more years with him!! Love you Hooney Baby Bear Bam Bam Bubble Ball Pants!! You bring so much happiness to Mom and Dad (especially Mom!!!). :)

P.S. This is NOT a good pic of him...I'll get a better one later tonight! :) Maybe I can get him to pose with a party hat on?

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Hoonis Loves to Sunbathe...

Hoonis is doing what he does best (well, other than eating!)...laying in the sun! He is loving this warmer weather, as I'm sure we all are. :)

Our "Little" Brother Goes to Prom

Still can't believe that Brogan is a Junior and old enough to go to Prom (let alone the fact that he'll be 18 this December...YIKES!!). Anyway, yesterday he went to Prom with his beautiful girlfriend Tessa. He got to take my mom's Cadillac....something even I don't drive often!! Just goes to show how Brogan is loved by all that know him! Yes, there are many pics, but we're just so proud of Brogan and had to share!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Prayers Requested for a Speedy Recovery!

Thoughts and prayers are requested for my mother-in-law, Susan Bibler, who just got out of surgery this morning. She had several parts of her knee repaired. The damage was done from a numer of falling spells (but she's really not that clumsy!). Austin took the day off to take her to the hospital/take care of her for the day. He called as soon as surgery was done and the surgeon said everything went very well. She is in recovery and should be able to come home within a few hours! Then comes the hard part...the recovery...hence the prayer request! Thanks!