March 30, 2009

Congratulations Nicole & Scott!!!

We are back home and settling back into reality. Oh joy! :-( We had a great time this weekend in New Jersey & New York! We had an amazing time at Nicole & Scott's wedding! Nicole made an absolutely beautiful bride! We had a blast and danced the night away! Even Payten danced the night away. Congratulations! We are so happy for you both!Of course I have only posted a few of the hundreds of pictures I took. But if anyone would like to see them all please email me and I will be glad to send you the link from Shutterfly. Doesn't Payten look adorable in her dress?
She sure does love her Auntie Tracy!
Payten and her Daddy hanging out while the girls get their pictures taken, then off to the ceremony and reception for some fun!
Also on our trip we got to visit with Brianna & Frankie. And we got to eat some REAL pizza, not the garbage they have here in Florida. And it was so yummy! It was fun catching up and hanging out with our cousins. Wish we could have spent more time visiting more family & friends but we hope to be back out soon to visit! Hope everyone had a great weekend! We sure did! I promise to post more during the week! Happy Monday!

March 24, 2009

My Daddy is turning 50!!!!!

I know back to back posts but this week is full of huge milestones for my family! We have lots of events to celebrate and I am so glad we will all be together!

My Dad is finally turning 50!!! It feels like its been forever..... my mom, aunts, and uncles turned 50 years ago and finally my Dad is joining the 50 club! Although of course he will say that it's his 27th birthday. Haha. But Dad don't worry you don't look a day older then 27 :-)

Well where can I even start.... My dad is truly my hero! I know I can always count on him for anything. Whether its a shoulder to cry on, to tell him about my horrible day, or just to call to say hello. He truly is the best Dad! Thank you for just being you, and loving all of us unconditionally no matter what. Happy 50th Birthday Dad! We love you!

Daddy & his girls!

Sharing a dance on the best day of my life!

My Little Sister is turning the BIG 2-1!!!

I still can't believe my little sister is turning 21!!! Well I guess I should say younger sister :-) Where have the years gone? It feels like yesterday I was yelling at her to get out of my room and stop ease dropping on my phone conversations. Or fighting over whether Mom or Dad was attending our cheerleading events. Although there were lots of fights through the years, there were lots of great times! She truly is the best LITTLE sister a girl can have. You always make us proud and we are so lucky to have you as a sister, daughter, friend, and aunt! We love you Tracabella! Happy 21st!!!! xoxo
The little peanut when she was in elementary school!
One of Tracy's many cheerleading events!
When Mom & Dad put the house for sale!
Tracy's 17th birthday!

March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from our little shamrock!!!

March 12, 2009

Payten is going to be a BIG sister!

Yup the rumors are true.... Payten is going to be a BIG sister! Her little brother and/or sister is expected to arrive October 28th. We are all very excited to add the last addition to the Florida Hogan bunch! Here are a few pictures of the little peanut from our ultrasound this week.

March 9, 2009

Miss Diva... aka Payten Elisabeth

Yesterday evening, I got to take Payten on a stroll around the neighborhood for the first time in months. It was actually beautiful weather and it was still light out. I am loving this Daylight Savings thing! Miss Diva had to wear her sunglasses. She is too much! The other picture is from today, that is her new "cheese" smile. She is quite a character (Just like her Dad).

March 5, 2009

This blogging world puts a new perspective on life!

I never had any idea how many blogs are truly out there and for all different reasons and causes. I have came across so many that have truly touched my heart. When I think I have had a bad week, I start looking at some other blogs and realize that my bad week is nothing. I should be ashamed for even considering it a bad week. There are millions of people out there fighting for their lives, or have just lost a loved one.

There is one blog that I came along about a gentleman, a husband, that is 31 years old, same age as Sean, and he lost his life to a battle of cancer. It gets you really thinking that your life isn't so bad after all and that the things we stress about are peanuts compared to what others are faced with.

Another blog I have came along is about a little girl, almost the same age as Payten needed a heart transplant and received it but however the heart failed and she has passed away. I could never imagine losing my baby girl and can't imagine what those parents are going through.

Please keep these families in your prayers.

March 4, 2009

Not a good start to our week....

Well after having a great weekend celebrating Payten's 1st birthday with our family & friends, I knew it was too be good to be true for it to last on a good note.

Monday night I was hanging out watching The Bachelor (don't even get me started on that right now), and I was cuddling with Roxy (something I rarely get to do since Payten has been born). As I was petting her I noticed a huge lump/mass on her body where her one leg meets her body. I immediately
started to freak out, sobbing like a huge baby. I ran upstairs to get Sean to have him check it out. He told me to calm down and that he'll take her to the vet in the morning. We all know how overweight Roxy is but this mass was so noticeable. Sean took her 1st thing Tuesday morning, well actually after he found out that his battery died on his car ($100 later). The vet did a needle biopsy and called us with the results today.... It's been a long 24 hours! Her bloodwork came back great, she doesn't have a thyroid problem, she's just fat... haha, and her lump/mass is just a fatty mass and the doctor is not concerned. However we need to get her on a diet. I am so glad that everything is okay with her. I was heart broken thinking there was something seriosuly wrong because Roxy is Payten's buddy. She would be devasted, as so would Sean, I, and even Corgy. We are hoping our week starts to get better... but I am not getting my hopes up just yet.

I hope everyone is having a great week. Is it Friday yet? :-) Happy Hump Day!Roxy as pup... wow she was tiny!
Roxy now.... 41 lbs (yikes!)