Our children- 2007
Meredith, Me, Tracey and Bryn (The better wedding 2007)
Wilson Family Circus-
Eliza was the very first friend that I made when I went to college. She had the dorm room across the hall from me. We became friends right away and remained roommates for the next 2 1/2 years. Eliza was and is an AMAZING example to me. As I looked through pictures from our freshman year, I came across a picture of the time we tried to short sheet Eliza's bed and failed miserably, because it didn't seem to bother her one little bit. In fact I found hundreds of pictures from our first year at BYU.
Living the life of College Freshman 1996
Packing up our dorm room 1997
Me with Bryn and Eliza- 1998
(look there's Bryn again, don't worry... I'll tell you all about her sometime)
Sunny Days 2B-
I became friends with Aaron and Emmylou when I was pregnant with Ben. Over the 2 years that we lived near each other we had so much fun. Emmylou became pregnant with their son Garrett when I was 3 months along with Ben. Emmylou threw my baby shower and we compared notes on pregnancy and new motherhood.
My baby shower 2001
Our Boys- Ben and Garrett 2002
Our Boys- 2 yrs old 2004
Ryan and Amanda-
Technically, they are ex-in laws. But the relationship doesn't really work that easily. See, Ryan's parents, Ken and Debbie were my "Aunt and Uncle" long before I ever married in to their family and they will be my family long after the courts saying I'm not a part of that family anymore. Sarah was named after Ryan's younger sister Sarah McCarty. I had the honor of knowing Sarah the last 4 months of her life and it would have been impossible to think of anyone better to name our own child after. This entire family holds such a special place in my heart. Amanda is the perfect compliment to Ryan and my kids (and I) absolutely adore them both.
(Sorry, no pictures)
The Nelsons in Balston Spa-
I am absolutely convinced that Dave, Diane and Samantha were angels sent to me when I absolutely needed them most. I met them when I was entering the world of being a single parent. They became my family in a town where I had no family. They opened their home to my children and helped care for them when I worked, went to school and tried to spread my wings socially. The measly amount I was able to pay Diane, I'm sure didn't even make a dent in the expense that my kids added to their household. I will forever be grateful to them for the love that they showed us while I got on my feet again.
Diane, Sarah and Dave at Sarah's 3rd Birthday 2007
Sarah and Samantha
I hope you understand the reason for the long post and the need to introduce the VERY important people in my Friends and Family Links.