Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Good Luck Singers! We will miss you!

Our very dear friends Keely and Spencer Singer are heading off on a new adventure this weekend when they move to Charlotte. They love the area and wanted a change from city living, so off the go. We are going to miss them so much, but we are truly excited for them as they start this new chapter in their lives.

Keely and I went to high school together, but became very close when we roomed together at IU for our first semester freshman year. Keely transferred to Belmont University, but little did we know we would meet up again when she moved to Chicago shortly after I did. Our friendship means the world to me and we have made the best memories together and with our whole group of friends here. Tons of laughs and good times. It will not be the same without them.

But, we know it's not goodbye. We have plenty of fun times ahead. We can't wait to visit them in their new home and have them show us around their new town. And, since we're both from Pittsburgh, I know we will see them in the 'burgh soon!

These pics are from a going away dinner hosted by our friends Jenny and John last night.

Keely and Spence, we love you! Good luck and best wishes.

Monday, September 21, 2009


We have had lots of visitors since the babies were born and it's always fun when someone stops by to meet them. I don't have pics of everyone, but here are a few. The picture with all the babies on the couch was from yesterday. Several of our friends had babies this summer so we got them all together for the Bears/Steelers game and got this picture. It was surprisingly quiet with all those babies. We made it through the whole game without any babies having a major meltdown! On the couch from right to left is Jack Hood, Mia Tullis, Jade Ponce and Max and Tessa. Jairus Ponce was also there, but we didn't get a good picture with him on the couch.

The picture in the pack n play is of Max and Tessa and Jade Ponce born just a week after the babies. How about that hair!!!

Auntie Jorie also came for a visit with her mom. It was so nice to have them here for the afternoon. Max and Tessa miss you Auntie Jorie! We did get a picture of Kathryn and Wes holing the babies. Now we just need some pics of the rest of the Chicago group.

Monday, September 7, 2009


We tried to have our own little photo shoot to get a good picture of Max and Tessa for the baby announcement and we ended up with a lot of pretty funny and cute shots. Here are a few we won't be using on the announcement.

Thanks Mom!

My Mom was incredibly generous with her time and just left Chicago after a little more than three weeks of helping us with the babies. We could not have done it without her and I am so sad she is gone. The first couple weeks has been pretty overwhelming and she was there the whole time encouraging me and helping me through the tough moments. She was an amazing mother and I've learned so much from her. She is also the BEST Gramma Sassy our babies could ask for. They also got a special treat when Papa Mowrey came back to Chicago this past Thursday for a visit. Both Max and Tessa got to take naps with Papa and Gramma Sassy all weekend. We miss them already and can't wait to see them in Pittsburgh in October. Thanks Mom and Dad. I love you so much!!!