Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's 2011, and we are happy in our home! After lots of hard work and moving around, we are finally settled and rooted here in Rockford. We are surrounded by loving family here, although far away from other family and friends. We are enduring the cold and snow, anxiously awaiting the beautiful Spring and mild Summer. Sammy is enjoying making snow doggy angels and having her own backyard. Liam is loving having his own room and running all through his new house. Patrick worked so hard to make this house perfect. And I couldn't be happier.

We enjoyed our first merry Christmas in our home. And over New Year's Eve we welcomed a new sister into our family. (No, not a sister-wife, unfortunately.) Patrick's younger brother, Dan, married his love, Melissa. The wedding was beautiful. What a great way to ring in the New Year! Liam had a blast dancing the night away. We got to visit with aunts, uncles, and cousins from LaCrosse. We enjoyed hosting Ed, Lauren, Baby Eamonn and Loki dog. I'm looking forward to hosting lots of guests in the future!