Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nutcracker 2012


I had such a great time at the Nutcracker with my Mother-in-Law.  As soon as I heard that she had never been to the Nutcracker, I knew exactly what I was going to get her for Christmas!  She was so excited to see the Sugar Plum Fairies, Toy Soldiers, and Ballerinas.  My mother-in-law is such a wonderful person!  She has the biggest heart and I am so blessed to have her in my life. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ryan Family Pictures

 Ryan Family Pictures 2012

We had a very early morning for our family pictures this year.  Even though we were pretty tired, we had a great time and we think that they turned out great!  We really missed Taylor in the picture this year, as he was not able to make it.  I love my family! 

One of my favorite pictures.  Our sweet family!

This is  such a fun picture that shows the different little families within our family

Matthew and Carlie

Bill and Angie

My sweet girls and of course, my darling little Maverick :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Ships 2012

Christmas Ships!
One of the perks of living on the river, is that we have a front row seat to the Christmas Ship Parade each Christmas.  We head over to our neighbors house, grab our hot chocolate, pick out our jingle bells and watch the beautiful ships go by.  This year, my good friends, Terran and Bethany and their husbands came over.  It was a great evening...A little chilly, but really fun.  We are already looking forward to next year's parade!  I love life on the river :)
Good friends cuddled together watching the ships go by

Just one of the beautiful Christmas Ships

A few snacks before we head out in the cold.  (Yes, that is chocolate fondue)

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Matthew and Carlie are engaged!

Congratulations, Matthew and Carlie!

They're ENGAGED!

Matthew proposed to Carlie on Friday night!  We couldn't be happier for our two little love birds! Matthew bought the ring after getting permission from her family.  As soon as he picked up the ring, he couldn't stand it!  No patience....I swear!  After the ring burned a whole in his pocket, he went down on 1 knee and asked for her hand in marriage.  Carlie and Matthew have been together since they were 15 years old.  They are an adorable couple and we are thrilled to have Carlie as a new daughter in our family!  

Wedding plans will be coming up in future posts.  They won't be ready to get married until Matthew finds out where he will be stationed and after his first deployment.

I love that our family is just growing and growing.  It makes my heart so happy!