S: The Early Years 2008-2011
FC: Life is always better when shared... | ...as long as I get the whipped cream!
1: This scrapbook starts right after we get back from our honeymoon. It follows the early years of our wonderful marriage.Every year gets better than the year before!
2: Our First Christmas as Mr. & Mrs. Hardwick
3: Adopted Sadie Hardwick on January 8, 2009 A black lab mix that would become a big part of our growing family!
4: Diaper Cake for Audra Mahoney and Twins! | Created By Heather Eckhart and Nicole Hardwick
5: July 4th 2009
6: Mike and Eric playing Flight Sim & Peter taking me on my FIRST MOTORCYCLE RIDE!!!
7: Debi's Birthday August 27, 2009 Celebrated at Christopher's in Coupeville With a yummy carrot cake by Hardwick's Cakes!
8: Eric's Birthday September 21, 2009 Celebrated at Randy's Pier 61 Chocolate Chip Cookie Doug Ice Cream Cake Made By Hardwick's Cakes
9: YAY YAY YAY Birthday Present for planning next years vacation to Kauai and a new jacket. YAY YAY YAY
10: Beth & Peter Tranby Wedding | September 26th 2009 | View Driving to Coast | Beautiful Wine Country
11: Cannon Beach & Seaside | Long Weekend Through the Oregon Coast | Feet in Sand Picture is a Must!!
12: Goonies House in Astoria | Bowling Alley From Film
13: Ocean Shores Where you Can Drive on the Beach!! | Eric thrilled for adventure!!
14: My Mom's Surprise Birthday October 14, 2009 at Red Robin
15: The Bearded Buddies
16: Our Anniversary breakfast! Cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk served in our Wedding Toasting Glasses! | All 3 guys grew a beard that fall. Matt, Mike and my Hubby! Looked good but didn't like kissing it!!
17: Our Anniversary Date was at Gordon's on Blueberry Hill in Greenbank. It was an amazing and relaxing dinner!! | Us being silly before church on our One Year Anniversary!
19: Thanksgiving 2009
20: BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING | Some Fabulous deals were scored. Not to mention a fun day with lunch and a movie!
21: It was a memorable evening. Eric was coming down with a cold and couldn't hear well. Then we couldn't get to Melting Pot and ended up having to go somewhere else. Memorable but not the way we wanted!!!! | One of our Christmas presents to each other this year was to go see White Christmas in Seattle. The other a new wii system. YAY
22: 2 Cakes in One | Holiday Treats Galore | Cinnamon Rolls for Breakfast
23: Christmas 2009 Pajamas and the wii with a little Kung Fu Panda ruled the day!
24: Adventure to Mt. Baker Spent a day to go have an adventure and see the snow. On the way to the mountain we stopped at a winery for a few samples. Overall a great little day away!
25: The Melting Pot A Date for Valentine's Day 2010 4 Courses of Bliss
26: Nicole's Birthday Celebrated at Good Time's Pizza. My mom got an ice-cream cake from Baskin and Robins! Early that week I made a better-than-sex cake for my friend Kristin. It was delicious but definitely not better!
27: Newsboys Concert 2010 A great night of music and fun!
28: Tait rocked the house as the new leader of Newsboys!
29: Haggen to Haggen 5k | I walked this event, cutting 5 minutes off of previous time. | Eric ran his first 5k this day in about 36 minutes! | Both of us very happy about our first 5k Together!
30: Mike's Surprise 30th Birthday
31: Beth and Peter's Visit the Weekend of July 4th 2010 | A Visit to Village Pizza! We had to introduce them to the garlic balls of goodness!
32: Striking a pose with the local Anacortes folks! Took a little convincing, but finally the guys joined in!
33: Battles of Sword Fighting and Ping Pong were the highlights of the evenings!
34: Went for a hike at Deception Pass. Enjoyed a beautiful weekend and took the opportunity to snap a few photos!
35: A little family photo of Eric, Sadie and Myself
36: A night at the Up Front Theater enjoying a little poetic improv. We had to stop and get Woods Coffee on the way!!!
37: Best of Friends all dressed up!
38: Our Friends Robert, Bianca and Brianna came to the island for a visit. Since it was a gorgeous weekend we also decided to go for a hike! | New Covenant Fellowship Reunion Picnic 2010 A good time of reconnecting with people that I hadn't seen in a long time.
39: Kelly's Birthday 2010 Celebrated with a big BBQ and a practical joke kitty litter box cake. Looked gross but tasted good!
40: Grace Community's Guys Hiking Adventure
41: Hardwick's First House Moved in August Friday the 13th 2010 | Eric was happy to finally have a man space to call his own! | First Meal was Nacho's | First Home Improvement: New Kitchen Faucet | Eric and Sadie's first nap from exhaustion moving!
42: First official Guest Room and First Fire | First time being able to paint my own house!
43: Celebrating Debi's Birthday | Carrot Cake Created by Hardwick's Cakes | Debi excited about her new pink electric guitar from Kelly. A fun BBQ to celebrate the day.
44: Eric's 30th Birthday All the family got together to surprise him with a road bike!
45: The surprise face | Mom's Surprise 50th Birthday Party | The famous hat of El Cazador | Made a recipe for a gluten-free German Chocolate Cake!! | A Great Surprise Achieved | A table filled with laughs and fun!
46: A Beautiful Reminder of a Beautiful Friend. She will be missed.
47: Women's Retreat 2010
48: Year 2 Anniversary Celebrated at Randy's Pier 61 I surprised him at work and took him out to dinner for a nice evening out. | One week before we got ourselves a great anniversary present!
49: We adopted our American Bulldog Levi on November 14, 2010. He was a blessing from God and had been given up on our Anniversary.While Sadie will always be a Daddy's Girl, Levi will always be MY cuddle bug! | PUPPY LOVE
50: Dogs Checking Out the Snow | Bake It In A Cake Sweet Potato Cupcakes! | Thanksgiving One | First Turkey in New Home! | A Day to Give Thanks
51: Thanksgiving Two | This was the night that Stephen officially proposed to Megan! | Obviously she said yes!
52: Stephen & Megan Quimby's Wedding December 4, 2010
53: Getting Ready for Christmas 2010 | 3rd Christmas as a married couple! | Eric trying to put up the tree with the kid's help! First tree in our new house!
54: Christmas Day 2010
55: Delicious Pizza! | A Day Trip to Leavenworth December 27, 2010 A very romantic getaway. Looking forward to going again this next year and maybe trying the snowmobiling!
56: Eric excited that I finally finished his quilt the weekend of New Years | Levi and Eric getting their cuddles on. My 2 favorite guys!
57: 5 Guys Burgers A Delicious First Experience | Beth finally finding the Chuck Taylors at a really really ridiculously good deal!! | Candid Shot | Beth and Peter's Visit January 13 - 16 2011
58: Nifty Fifties Diner
59: Peek a Boo | Nap Time | Ferry Ride | 50's Apron | Cuddles | Our Guys Being Geeks | Hats and more Hats
60: Homemade Pizza Dinner
61: Couple's Dinner Hosted by the Hardwick's | Celebrating Candace's Birthday
62: Upside Down Apple Pie | Paprika Chicken With Onions and Swiss Cheese | Maple Chicken Fetticine | Ice Cream Cake | Chicken Enchilada Casserole | Hawaiian Coconut Macaroon Bars | Cinnamon Swirl Casserole | Lemon Basil Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta and Alfredo | New Recipes for the New Year
63: Puppy Love
64: A Night At The Opera A Birthday Present From Friends And Family The Barber of Seville
65: Painting Mugs to Celebrate our Birthdays!
66: Eric and I celebrated Valentine's at our Church on February 5th with a delicious catered banquet and hilarious NewlyWed Game! | The same weekend Uncle Tim and Aunt Sam came to visit Grandma. This time they stayed with us in our guest room. | One of the nights Eric and Uncle Tim got their game on playing ping pong. It was funny seeing the more competitive side of Uncle Tim! | This weekend was also Superbowl Sunday. We spent the day at Kelly and Debi's. I finished a book while they watched the game!
67: Enjoying a Birthday Burger at Bob's Burgers and Brew | Most of the family was able to join us for a lunch celebration! | Eric and I getting to meet little Kaleah Matros | The Matros new addition was welcomed on Valentine's Day
68: A Hawaiian Theme Couple's Dinner for the Month of February. | To keep with the spirit we even had a hula contest!
70: Weekend Trip to Olympia May 2011 | They had a great extra large shower. When I got out Eric had written I Heart You in the steam!!!! Reason 1,576,232 that I love him!!!
71: We always try to find local places when we travel and this time we found two amazing restaurants! | Such a great relaxing time spent with dearest hubby! | The Bread Peddler - Pastries and Breads of scrumptiousness | Rambling Jacks - Pizza, Burgers, Buttermilk Fried Chicken of Bliss
72: Not only was all the food unbelievable at the brewery...did you see the picture of the 22oz slice of the 10lb chocolate cake? We also found my first cupcake shop! So YUMMY!
73: Great Saturday with Dad Hardwick in Tacoma! | Hampton Brewery in Tacoma
74: Eric with his happy face on! | He is getting to build his first computer! | Just a few more pieces to go! | Mom and I celebrating a late Mother's Day and a thank you for watching grandpuppies on Olympia Weekend!
75: Celebrating Joanna's Birthday at the Keg Enjoying a new friendship with our Canadian Friends!
76: Alan and AnnMarie Beckett were able to visit and stay with us for 3 weeks while they were back from ministering in the Ukraine. We played games watched movies and Friends.Enjoyed dinners and many conversations, but as always the time ended way to fast and hope that the days will be few before we see them again!
77: One of the nights we met them in Burlington to eat at the Chuck Wagon a fun theme burger place. Quite delicious. Family just means it is someone that is always carried in your heart, not that you have the same bloodline.
78: First 4th of July In our House | Hardwick Brothers and family all together for holiday!
79: Chicken, Cupcakes and Briscuit... Food Everywhere!
81: Our first 4th of July was a wonderful success. Friends from all over the map were here to celebrate with us and new friendships were made. The food was delicious and the weather was perfect! Having a house to entertain has been a blessing beyond compare!!
82: Family Dinner at Valley Azule. Flowers that Dani and Jeremy got me. And Levi and I cuddling for movie!
83: Homemade Pizza Night | Coffee & Shipwreck Days in Anacortes
84: Dad, Jie, Kylin and Rui visited for a weekend while on their summer vacation. Had burgers at Applebees and then the guys made a big family breakfast for Saturday morning. It was great to see family!
85: First Cherries from our Tree in the front yard. Puppies enjoying the relaxed Sunday.