I finally got around to giving my blog a makeover! After 2 1/2 years I was ready for a change! I loved SO many of the pretty pinks and browns! I just couldn't make that my new look, since we are "The Riese's" I had to stay loyal to our favorite "Orange!" (So fitting too, since we are SU fans!)
If anyone wants a free, new "look"/layout for your blog checkout this site: http://www.simplyfabulousbloggertemplates.com/
Thanks Christy (who has an awesome blog) for directing me to the website posted on your blog. I love your purple stripes blog! So fitting for you!
Last Saturday we took Parker for his 1 year old photos! It was fun!
Here are just a few of our all time favorites!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Trey 1 month old, Parker 3 1/2 months old)
(Look how much the boys have changed!
Parker 11 & 1/2 months-Trey 9 months)
Last Wed. Parker and I went to Knoxville (1 last time) to see Joy, David & Trey. They are moving tomorrow to Phoenix,AZ (sigh)! We will miss them! We have been spoiled being just under 3 hours from them. I am thrilled that God has opened this door for them. Joy will be back to her old job (working Labor & Delivery at Good Samaritan Hospital & David is going to school to become a pilot) I told Mike I would love a flight out to Phoenix for my birthday! It has been a great 2 years being so close to you Joy! We wish you , David & Trey God's deepest blessings as you embark upon this new journey as a family!
We got a cute video of the boys "Sharing" a straw...in the world of teethers they loved chewing on this straw. (See below)
We will miss you all dearly and pray that you have a safe trip out to AZ...they are driving 1600 miles....! (Been there-done that-Best of luck!)
Next Monday Gramma Riese will be here for Parker's first birthday and a nice 10 day visit. Not sure what all we will venture off to each day...but we are excited to have her come!
Saturday, Aug. 23 is the Big Birthday Celebration...we are still deciding on the cake. Daddy really wants an Ice-cream one and I am leaning toward a regular Publix cake (along with a child's first cake!) Hmmm!
LaborDay weekend -we are still unsure of our plans!!
In September we are headed to Orlando for the annual PWC Softball tournament and my mom is coming with us! YEAH...(to be the sitter for Parker-so I can be the scorekeeper for the team) This is pretty much our vacation get-a-way (apart from our family visits).
Our biggest Vacation will be in Feb (7-14); We are headed on Disney Cruise with my whole family!!!! We are headed to the Bahama's to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary (just a few months early-(8/30/2009) ! We are not sure how often we will be able to get away on big family vacations, so we are doing this now since the grandkids are all young and out of school! We can not wait! Mike and I went on a Carnival Cruise for our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it!We have only heard the BEST about Disney cruises so we are anxious and excited for this upcoming adventure. The funniest part of this whole adventure is that my babysitting money is paying for our cruise and Mike is matching whatever I save toward it...so he is calling it the "401 Mike" fund!! LOL
Looking forward to these adventures but much to do between now & then.. (ieike celebrating a birthday soon!)
Blessings to all of you,
Jenn (Mike & Parker)