BC: "Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories." - CathyAllen
FC: A Year in Review 2008
1: Every house where love abides And friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home sweet home For there the heart can rest. ~Henry Van Dyke
2: Celebrating New Year's Eve 2008 | New Year's Eve in Austin, TX with Jen and Patrick Fischer, Amanda Fischer, and Laura Jesso. Amanda was in town from Iowa and Jesso was visiting from Georgia.
4: March 3, 2008 During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Senator Barack Obama spoke with veterans, active military personnel and military spouses in San Antonio, TX. Carissa Piccard, a military spouse and founder of Military Spouses for Change invited other spouses to join in this town hall meeting.
5: Spring Visitors to Texas Mary and Charles come to Austin
6: Round Rock Express Baseball game with Jen Fischer and Maja Campbell. The three of us all worked as Recreational Therapist for Scoggin's Therapies in the Austin area. | Life back in Michigan. Watching a ballgame with the sisters. | My first Detroit Tigers game with Kari Sodman. | Play Ball!
7: First ultrasound of the little boy "Zebediah." May 13, 2008 | Well hello, Little baby. Your eyes have never seen the sun You should know Little baby That I am the lucky one I get to be the one to hold your hand I get to be the one. Through birthdays and broken bones I'll be there to watch you grow I get to be the one. Don't feel alone now, Little baby. Do you hear me singing you a song I can't wait to show you Little baby How to crawl, How to walk And how to run I get to be the one to hold your hand I get to be the one. Through birthdays and broken bones I'll be there to watch you grow I get to be the one. How does someone so small Hold my heart so tightly I don't even know you I love you completely I get to be the one to hold your hand I get to be the one. Through birthdays and broken bones I'll be there to watch you grow
8: Summer Spent a weekend up north at the Malloy's home with SMB friends Jim and Karen (Baugh) Malloy, Jane Zuchowski and Angela Symanzik. Fun, laughs, good times!
10: Higgin's Lake 4th of July Weekend Trip with Peckham
13: Ben, Sarah, Kari, Mary, Megan and Liane
14: Wedding of Kristyn Tooley and Joel Wilkins Kristyn is one of my dearest friends from the USOC internship and I had the pleasure of standing in her wedding. It was a wonderful weekend reunion in Ohio with Kristyn, Jake Smith and Becky Meyer.
17: Baby Boy Bradley's Ultrasound July 22, 2008
18: 2008 Bannister Czechoslovakian Harvest Festival
19: Georgie Girl, Dora and Krasna | Spending MSU game day on campus with Gary and Meggan
20: Baby Shower
22: Presidential Campaign 2008 September 28, 2008 Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in Grand Ledge, MI with Governor Jennifer Granholm and Mark Shauer. Charles, Mary, dad and I attended the event. Mary played the pregnancy card and got us into the handicapped area. Obviously, the plan worked to our advantage in many areas!
23: Time for "Zebediah" to join the Bradley family.
24: Isaac Gabriel October 14, 2008 5:33pm 7 lbs. 13 oz. 20 inches
26: Family there to meet Isaac was Grandma and Grandpa Bradley, Aunt Anmarie, Aunt Mary and Uncle Charles, Great Aunt Romona and Amy Fornusek.
28: Meeting the cousins, Bradly, Meggan, Gary and Uncle Brent. Joanne Fornusek also came to visit in the hospital.
30: Isaac comes home and meets more friends and family, including Great-Grandpa Kasik, Aunt Caroline, cousins Pam, Kim, Jessica and Andrea, Jim and Diane Korienik, and friends Christi (Long) Stenger and Kristi (Peterson) Brunworth.
32: Isaac's First Halloween
33: Trip to Missouri to meet Grandma Brenda | Isaac's First Thanksgiving hosted by Mary and Charles in their new home in St. Johns.
34: Bath Time
36: ZCBJ Lodge Christmas Party | Isaac with Great-Great Aunt Vlasta Kopta | Isaac and Santa | Isaac and Svate Mikulas
37: Kasik Christmas Tommy proposed to Paula the evening before Kasik Christmas, which was held at Uncle Don and Aunt Bev's home.
38: Bradley Christmas
40: Isaac's First Christmas
42: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.