Friday, January 29, 2010


The beginning of the year is a busy time for us with birthdays! Shawn turned 25 this year, Sam turned 23, my mom turned 50 and I will be 24!! I called my Mom on her birthday and she told me know that she is officially getting old, she wants to take a mid afternoon nap. I just laughed becuase I am sure she did! :) Happy birthday!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

January so far...

Not a bad start of the year so far. Although things can change in the blink of an eye, as of today, things are good. Shawn started working on January 4th at a factory in Wright City, not his ideal job but is income right now. He works third shift with Nathan and likes the hours so far.

I have fallen into an adventure of Photography! I love it and its a great feeling when people ask me to do their family or children's pictures becuase they love MY work! I have decided to start J. Graeler Photography and I am currently working on the website, packages, prices, etc. I will post when it is all complete!

Charlie (our dog) has been limping a lot the last few days and we are not exactly sure what is going on. At some points its better then others. If he does not improve in a few days then its vet time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A look at neices and nephews this year!

I wanted to share a few pictures of our neices and nephews! We have welcomed 3 new neices/nephews in the year 2009 and are very happy to show them off!!

Jake and Tyler Christmas 2009

Avery at Christmas 2009! Born summer 2009 to Karen and Kevin

Peyton! Jamie and Anthony's baby girl born December 2009

Lily! Sam and Andys baby girl who is growing very fast!

Last but not least... Evan! Born just a few days before Christmas is Sam and Andys latest addition!

Birthday and one year all in the same week.

January 3rd is my dads birthday, January 4th is my Grandma Starks birthday and January 5th is Shawns birthday, Felicias birthday and one year from Dad passing away. Here is to thinking of all the good memories with my dad and being thankful I have good things to celebrate on a day that can be very bad for me. I love all my friends and family and am amazed by the kinds words I received today!