Sunday, December 16, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012


Rudy, please be careful!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Construction elf

Rudy must have heard  big daddy Hall talking about building a house today, so he built one for us!!
Don't forget to check up on JINGLES!

Special Tree

 Just when you think you're doing well and holding up, Christmas rolls around before you know it....
Sweet Connor's Christmas tree.
This year we will add ornament #5

Wonder what kind of toys we would be getting for you this year??

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Meet Rudy, our elf on the shelf.
Mia named him because he's red like Rudolph, of course!
Tonight is his first night of being mischievous!
Buidling blocks with barbie.
See what else Rudy might get into at night!!
Hope you enjoy Rudy, and the Ramer's elf, Jingles!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 22

Day 22:
Today I'm thankful for the ability to run and be healthy.
Thankful for the delicious meal I was able to share with my family.
We feel so blessed....even though this picture shows minus one, our beautiful family of 5 is the greatest blessing of all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 21

Day 21:
I'm thankful for  the OB staff at Memorial Hospital. They have seen me at my saddest and they have see me at my happiest. A very special thanks to Tammy and Becky. All of the girls up there are absolutely wonderful and do an amazing job.
There are not enough ways to thank them for helping me deliver the most precious gifts I've ever received.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 20

Day 20:
I'm thankful for my dear friend, Robin. 
We don't even have to say much to understand a lot.
So thankful to have you in my life.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 19

Day 19:
I'm thankful for my speech kids.
They make me love my job. Each child that walks in my door lights up my world. Some of the kids I see come from very poor homes and not much love and compassion. The hugs and praises that the kids receive from me may be the only time they hear and feel that. It saddens me, but also makes me realize how lucky I was growing up to have 2 parents who loved each other and their children. I hope my kids feel the same way.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 18

Day 18:
I'm thankful for Nova Southeastern University for allowing me to obtain my Master's Degree.
I completed all of my coursework as of tonight.
5 days left at my externship and that's it!
What. A. Relief!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 17

Day 17:
Thankful for all of the wonderful kids at Mia's daycare. They are all so sweet.
And we also LOVE Miss Ashley, Christina, Mary and Netty!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 16

 Day 16:
I'm thankful for my health.
I turned 30 today.
I feel great.
I have a beautiful family.
I'm finishing up my master's degree at the end of the month.
My 20s were great. Can't wait to see what my 30s have to offer.
My friends and family know me all too well.

This company is AMAZING!
And how is chocolate covered fruit NOT healthy?!

Thanks for all of the well wishes!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 15

Day 15:
Thankful for my friend, Cyndi.
She's the reason I held my firstborn baby.
I'm forever thankful for you.
Love you!

Day 14

Day 14:
I'm thankful for my in laws.
They're pretty much the best in laws you could ask for!!!
Love you guys!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 13

Day 13:
I'm thankful for my family who's there for me on my toughest day.
Hope we continue this tradition--love, love, love these girls!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 12

Day 12 I'm thankful for this great group of girls who surpried me with a trip to Florida for my 30th birthday. We had an absolute blast and I'm so fortunate that we were able to take this trip. 

Thanks girls! Love ya!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekend thankfuls

Days 10 and 11:
I'm thankful for my education from Purdue. 

I'm thankful that the 2 children that are here with us are beautiful, healthy and happy. Have the ability to climb and fight and play with one another.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 9

Day 9:
Blessed beyond words how thankful we are to have Nina and Poppy watch our kids while we work.
By far--the BEST :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 8

 Day 8:
Thankful for my little mama's boy.
Dane is my little lover.
A personality much different than his sister....

LOVE this smile
 Adore his big, beautiful blue eyes :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 7

 Day 7:
I'm thankful for this precious little girl--who was born on the 7th, at 7 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. If she plays any sports where she wears a number, I'm guessing it's going to have to be 7!
She lights up my life.
She's goofy.
Full of drama.

And SO full of love.
To my second born...I'm SO VERY thankful for you.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 6

Day 6: I'm thankful for our firstborn, Connor James Hall.
He has made me appreciate being a parent.
Allowing me to live my life to the fullest.
Comforting to know we always have a special angel watching over our family.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 5

Thankful beyond words for my friend DeAnna and her hubby, Todd. DeAnna has been one of the most amazing women brought into my life. She's the friend I wish I wouldn't have had to meet, but completely blessed to have her in my life. 

Love you, DBF!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Days 3 & 4

 Weekend thankfuls--My sister and brother. They are pretty amazing siblings. We have great relationships with each other and can't imagine our lives any differently. I love that our children are all so close, literally and physically. I hope one day my children love and respect each other the way we all do.
Love you HALEY!
Love you BLAINE!

disclaimer: these posts are in no specific order!  :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2

Day 2
I'm thankful for my husband, Jeremy.
We've been through so much together and I'm thankful he has stuck by my side.
Love you!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankful-November 1st.

The next 30 days, I want to list different things I'm thankful for....
Day 1
I'm thankful for my amazing parents. They have taught me more than they will know.
Their love for each other and committment is amazing. Over 35 years of marriage....3 children....7 (almost 8) grandkids. I'd say they've done a wonderful job.
Thanks for being so awesome. Love you mom and dad!

Friday, September 28, 2012

I should be.......

 ....finishing my paper that is due on Sunday... BUT I am taking a break to post something VERY important!! Dane's FIRST HAIRCUT! :):)

He didn't stand still very well, but Mimi was able to cut off most of the fly-away hairs!

Dane also had his 15 month checkup this week. He weighs 28.6 lbs and is 33 inches tall. He is in the 90%ile for both height and weight! He sleeps from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Doesn't typically like being rocked to sleep--maybe once a week I will have to snuggle (oh darn!)
He LOVES basketballs (or any ball for that matter), loves to eat, and loves anything that Mia does. He watches her like a hawk!
He can sign more, please and all done.
He can say, "mama, dada, dog, up, light, ball, cup, bite/eat, more, uh (not the oh yet), and a lot of babble!
He is still a HUGE mama's boy :)
He likes to climb up on to the couch and sit like a big boy:

And I bet he would have looked just like his big brother.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


For an amazing man, doctor, father, husband, uncle, teacher, coworker and friend to many....

My O.B. doctor, who I have a pretty close relationship with, was in a horrible accident last week and has suffered a brain injury along with multiple facial fractures.
He and his beautiful family (amazing wife and 5 daughters) could really use all of the prayers possible.
This man holds a very special place in my heart and doesn't realize the comfort he has brought to me and my family.

If you could, please pray for Dr. Jeffrey VanCuren.....

What an amazing man he is.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

South Haven

 We spent the weekend in South Haven with my entire family (they were able to stay the whole week, but my grad school externship kept us from the vacation during the week) :(

It's so beautiful and relaxing in South Haven. I can't wait to go back!
Pictures from the weekend below:

One of my favorite pics from the weekend. So carefree


 These 3 are too cute!

 Toes in the sand :)

 beautiful sunset

 ready for the beach!

 first time in the sand....
 annnnnd he HATES it!

 Dane's favorite spot--NOT in the sand!
 or in Mimi's arms!

 Getting ready for dinner at Clementine's!
 How cute!!!!

 Bumper Boats!
 Me and my cheeser!

 Go Karts with Daddy!!!
 Mommy and Dane!!

Till next time, South Haven!