Monday, September 29, 2008

The Cat and the Hat

Friday, September 26, 2008

Miss Natalie

Our time with Miss Natalie is almost over.  Natalie has been Haidyn's speech therapist since April.  Haidyn has come so far and will soon be graduating and moving on to continue her speech improvements through our school district.  It has been such a joy to watch Natalie work with Haidyn - she is patient, loving, encouraging and highly professional.  Our family will miss you Miss Nat, you have played such an amazing role in Haidyn's development- THANK YOU!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


He made it!  Ryan survived turning 40!  Hooray!  I have been secretly planning his 40th getaway trip for quite sometime.  It couldn't have come at a better time for us.  As some of you may know, Ryan was recently given a final employment date of December 31st - he was laid off.  It has been an emotionally draining past couple of weeks so this trip was even more special.  Saturday we flew out to Palm Springs for 5 days of relaxation and pampering.  It was a great trip once we got through day #1.  Unfortunately, our first night there we got food poisoning - we thought we were dying.  It's not fun being sick with only one bathroom.  But we pulled through and had so much fun the rest of our trip.  On his actual birthday (Tuesday, September 16th)  I had a convertible delivered to our hotel for the day.  Ryan was so ecstatic!  It was the highlight of the trip for him!  I, of course enjoyed the pool and our spa day.  We had an 80 minute couple's massage - it was heavenly!  Once we were feeling better, we enjoyed some great dinners.  We highly recommend Bing Crosby's and Le St. Germain Restaurant ~ spectacular!!!  

The Car (2008 Audi A4 Convertible)

Heading off to Ryan's birthday dinner @ Le St. Germain
"I wish to be younger."
Cruisin' in the desert...
Lunch in downtown Palm Springs (9-16-2008)
Ahhhh......the spa day......ZZZZZzzzzzz
Oh, did I mention the waterpark at our resort?  Here's Ryan...
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (our home for 5 whole days)
One of the many pools...
Bing Crosby's Restaurant (best meal we ate the entire trip!)
My sexy 40 year old husband...
Room service - Ry's birthday breakfast
Our room #411
Happy Birthday Honey!