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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Twas the night before Christmas...

What a whirlwind this weekend was! So busy going from place to place…it all went too fast! Charli got a bit out of her normal schedule but she did great…wasn’t crabby at all! I was so proud of her!

Here are a bunch of miscellaneous pictures from the past few weeks, I haven’t been very good about updating the site – sorry Jen!

Look at me, I almost fit in my stocking from Great Grandma & Grandpa F!

Does this outfit make me look chubby!?!! Just call me Mrs. Clause!

Our new little family! And YES, this is daddy wearing a John Deere shirt at Christmas!

Can you believe that Santa gave ME a candycane at our daycare Christmas! It went straight to my mouth!!!

Just looking up at Grandma Borg...she was trying to teach me something - again!!

Yes, I am feeding myself in this picture - this night I also fed my eye, my hair, and my nose!!

Brrr it is cold in here...but I still love my bath time!!

I LOVE my jumperoo from Santa...he did good for my first Christmas!

I am learning to sit on my own...but mom and dad still keep things pretty soft all around me!

Gosh this is fun!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :-)

I realized I haven't posted anything for so long...sorry! I just am not as good at is as I used to be! But, in my deffence, I don't know if anyone is looking any more because no one says anything!!!! So, maybe I am just talking to myself :-)

Either way, here are a few pictures of 'lil Charli! I don't have many new ones downloaded from my camera! I am sure I will have lots after the holiday!!

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a great New Years!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I have seen this poem several times. I maybe have even mailed it to some of you. I wanted to post it here as a reminder!! And, it is in dedication to someone I know who just found out they are having a baby :-)

Before I was a Mom...
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth every day.

Before I was a Mom...
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I
never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom...
I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Spit on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom...
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom...
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom...
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom...
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I am 4 months old!!!

Well, today I got the okay from my and dad are doing okay with me! I am 26" long and weigh 14 lbs 13 oz. Doc says I am just perfect! I am in the 90% for height and 75% for weight, which considering my height is just perfect doctor says!

I had to get four shots today, but I bucked up and took them like a champ!

We started cereal tonight, so I think the next few days will be exciting!!!!!!

life is just too funny!
mmmm, mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day :-)
grandma took my hat off of me when she saw me....but we didn't tell daddy!

Friday, November 17, 2006

it's been so long...

I am so very sorry for not posting in the past two weeks. Time has just flown by! So, I will hush up now and just post some pictures...since I know that is what you are looking for!! (jen!!!)

This is what Dad lets Wynston do when mom is not around!
I am just like mom...gotta have my chapstick!!!
oh so happy!!! I love my bunny from aunt jennifer!
Daddy thinks Kasper is a horse, shouldnt he know better?!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

more pictures :-)

I don't know what it is about my Grandpa Preister that always makes me laugh...but I do!This is for any NON-husker fans!!
She was so happy, just laying on her John Deere blanket getting ready to watch the big game last weekend :-)
and...the flip side of the blanket, still happy!!
Aren't I cool in Grandpa Preister's shades!! he tried to get me to go for a motorcycle ride this day too...mommy said no! :-) (he tried every time he sees me!!)
Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Justin gave me this outfit to wear on Halloween! I wore it to daycare, and everyone thought I was the cutest thing ever!
again...laughing at Granpa Preister!!!
Mommy and me on Halloween...aren't we scary!!
Now, wasn't I the cutest pink panther ever!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad none of these pictures so my cute tail I had!!! I am already excited for next year!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy first Halloween to Charli Ann!!! I am having a few issues getting the pictures uploaded, so I think I will have to do it in more than one post!!! I hope you enjoy the picures!!

*I am having problems, so the next post might be awhile...sorry!!*

My first Halloween stop was at Grandpa & Grandma Preister's house! Grandpa had me hold a twix before I left!!!
My final visit was to Grandma & Grandpa Borg's house...grandpa says I will have chubby cheeks like him (and my mommy!!)
Grandma Borg gave me this shirt, but I am sure all my grandma's will agree!!!
Me and Grandma Borg!!
Grandma Preister was my second visit!! She made me hold a bag of M&M's...I was starting to feel a patern starting!!
This is me with my Aunt Amanda and Uncle Brad! They bought me Strawberry Shortcake shoes for my first halloween!!
Me and daddy!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

misc pictures :-)

I have just learnd how to post several pictures at once, so I am going to try it out!!!!

Halloween is coming up, I hope to get lots of cute pictures of Charli and others to put online :-)

On a side note...Charli spent her first FULL day at Grandma and Grandpa's (my parents) Sunday. I think she had a fun time, playing with Ryan, Macey, Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Rachelle, Aunt Vicki, and 'uncle' Aaron!

The TWO Charli's :-)
now, which uncle this means...we can't say!!
she always has one more giggle for her daddy!!
this was taken in the morning...she looks like she needs more sleep!

Friday, October 20, 2006

for real?!

These outfits are so cute and silly...just like the silly shirts Charli's mommy and daddy used to wear!!

Some of them I would NEVER put on a baby, but most of them are pretty darn cute!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

who's the cutest of them all?

I don't have much to say, I really just want to post her cute picutres!!!

Charli has a cold, I am not sure if she has a second cold or just holding on to the same one. Either way it makes us sad :-( She doesn't seem to be too bothered by it, so that is good!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

so exciting!!!

We planned on taking this picture and having the sign say "Come home soon Uncle Justin" but much to our surprise we found out that he would be coming home sooner than we thought - what a blessing!! So....we had to hurry and take this picture!

Uncle Justin and Aunt Jen brought this outfit home from Fort Carson when Charli was baptized! I have heard from 'a little birdie' that Justin thinks Charli likes him better than she likes Jen...but I guess we will just have to see. So, I think they should come home soon and find out to settle this once and for all!!! I am pretty sure it will be a tie, but anything to get them home for a visit :-)

Charli is getting so big and so cute, I can hardly stand it! She has discovered her hands, I imagine her feet won't be far behind! She has good nights and bad nights for sleeping - last night sleeping over 7 hours straight, but the night before was just a little more than 4...we will get the 7 hour nights when we can get them!!

Hopefully I will post more pictures soon :-)

Saturday, October 07, 2006