Therefor I would like to dedicate this post to all those wonderful people who jumped in without hesitation and helped us through those first few months!!! We planned all year on having a big birthday bash to celebrate all those who showed their love, but due to my broken arm (which I did just get my cast off!) selling the house (still no closing date but we're on track for the end of this month) and the big kicker..... Alan got sent out of town for an entire week (he left this morning, so we had to spend the majority of the weekend packing the house); well that being said we decided to have a small family get together...... but our love for all of you is still there!
I would like to start off by thanking my dear friend Lauren and her family for jumping in her car in the middle of the night b/c my water broke! :) Thank you so much for watching the kids my parent's really enjoyed being able to be at the hospital when the twins were born!!
Thank you to the twins godparent's Sonja Brueck and Kevin Clausius! We love you guys so much, your prayers and love are such a blessing to us!!
Thank you Mom and Dad for all your love, taking the older kids while I was pregnant and after!! All the yummy food, and many many more things!!
Thank you to my dear friends who came by the house to visit and to take Stephen and Abby away for a bit to play, those moments were so special to them (and me)! Trisha Lyons, Lisa Melnick, and Lauren Johnson you and your wonderful children got us through those first few months!!
There are so many more people who stopped by, sent food, held babies, sent gifts, I just can't name you all; but please know I know who you all are and I love you dearly!!! I would also like to give a shout out to my dear friends from out of town who have gone out of their way to come by and say hey, visit, sleep on blow-up mattresses just to show their love :) Stephany McLaughlin and her beautiful family and Alyson and Meredith Gramley. Thank you Missy, Stephen still plays with his coloring notebook you sent(he calls it his spy book)! :)
Again, I know I couldn't name everyone, I have a great book club and Rosary group and you all have helped out so much! Thank you Sheena T, Elizabeth V, Elizabeth B, Alyssa, Courtny, Britney, and all those on facebook who have given us moral support and prayers!!
I have to stop now, I am just so thankful for this past year!! I know these past three weeks have been a re-peat of a year ago, so thank you to the same people for all the help with my broken arm!! Mom, Shirley, Trish, Sonja and Lauren - your visits, dipar changing skills and coffee got me through (um, of course the food too!!) Thank you, I am deeply touched and overwhelmed by your love!!