John and Dana

and our life with the munchkins!

I Do!

Well wedding season is officially over. Sniffle. My cousin Collette and her husband Jeff got married August 18th and everything went perfectly. She had quite the time planning her wedding, so when the finally arrived we all made sure that everything went as planned ☺






And for our second family wedding, Johns sister Megan got married September 8th at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. John and I were each in the wedding party and the kids were the flower girl and ring bearers! Let’s just say we were exhausted after the weekends events! So happy to have Alex officially be a part of our family! The kids love their Uncle Alex!







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4 Years and Counting…

I can still remember the jitters I felt when I turned the corner with my dad, getting into our line position for the walk down the aisle to meet my soon to be husband. The flowers looked amazing, the church was full with loving friends and family, and the music was strong yet not overpowering the moment. John looked calm and happy with his best friends by his side. My awesome bridesmaids looked stunning in their dresses and nobody fell into the baptismal fountain (we thought we would just jump over it 😉 ). As I heard the wedding march begin, I grasped my dad’s arm a bit tighter and looked at him holding Kaelyn. Everything was as it should be. The ceremony went by quickly and effortlessly. No ugly Oprah crying from anyone, me included. Success!

The rest of the night was smooth sailing and one of the best nights ever! The music, the atmosphere, the people. It rocked. We were so thankful for everyone who came and knew a few guests were looking down on us from heaven. I don’t think we could have had a better day.

Happy 4 years! It’s been lots of fun!

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Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

After a bit of a stressful week with the kids, John, Myself, Mom and Dad, were invited to share in witnessing the marriage of my childhood friend, Pam , to an amazing guy Rick. Pam’s parents went to elementary school with my parents, and have stayed close with a small group of friends ever since! The ceremony was beautiful, mother of the bride and mother of the groom both looked amazing, and Pam looked stunning walking down the aisle with her dad. I couldn’t help myself, the blubbery cry came out, but I couldn’t control myself. *Blubbering as we speak*

The beautiful bride and her dad!

My mom and dad enjoying themselves during the anniversary dance.

You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen!

We had so much fun celebrating with the newlyweds last night, John and I didn’t even get a photo together. We tend to forget about things like that. Especially when we are all gussied up in our finest 🙂