S: Our 2013 year in review
BC: of the year | FUN PHOTOS
FC: 2013 | THE BRICKNER FAMILY | YEAR IN
1: MaKena 's | TV Shows: Heartland, Team Umizoomi, Super Why, Scooby Doo, Dora, Cat in the Hat Movies: Tinker Bell, The Grinch, Rapunzel, Horse Movies, The Chipmunk Movies, The Smurfs Books: Gruffalo, The Lorax, The Grinch, Pocket Kisses, Memoirs of a Goldfish, Where do Kisses Come From? Songs: You're an Overcomer & Good Morning by Mandisa Food: Ham & bacon pizza, icecream Toys: Barbies & baby dolls Activities: Going to the horse races, Dance, Piano, Church, Racking walnuts & Riding the golf cart with daddy, loves to swing with mommy, ride her bike, go get nails and toes done with mommy & Maemaw Hudsen loves avocado, carrots, & Thomas the Train
4: Snowball Fight
5: "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." - Pietro Aretino
12: BIRTHDAY BASH
13: Look Who is 4
16: Caydence , Aubrey, Catalina,"Birthday Girl" Shaina, Gabby, Mommy, and Ariana, | Chuckie Cheese wishes MaKena a...
18: The Princesses Castle | Sunday , January 20th, 2013 at McComb Cafeteria
19: "The perfect shoes can change your life." - Cinderella Happy Birthday, MaKena! Today is your special day! We love you to the moon and back again!!! Daddy, Mommy, Sophie, Peanut, and the rest of your family. | Sunday, January 20, 2013. McComb Cafeteria
20: Giggles and curls, ribbons and bows- She's so adorable from her head to her toes! | Our little princess.
22: Our forever princess. Her heart is made of gold! May God bless you for the rest of the days in your life. We love you more than words can explain! Keep loving Jesus!
23: 4 year old birthday pictures taken at the Swan Tea House and Riverbend.
25: You will always hold a key to my heart
26: St. Patrick's Day Tradition: Lucky Charms and Green Juice for breakfast! | Dreams, wishes, fairies, and kisses... Hoping that your St. Patrick's Day brings these wonderful things and more!
27: "The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
29: Up from the grave he arose!
30: The Hunt Is On
33: "And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here." ~ St. Augustine
34: A man of great wisdom.......
35: The only thing better then having you as a dad, is having my kids call you papa.
36: BIRTHDAY | celebration | So many candles...so little cake.
37: Happy 50th Dad!!!
38: Why fit in when you were born to stand out.
39: Today is your day! You're off to great places! you're off and away! | Dr. Seuss at the Mazza Cousin Gretchen was Thing 1 & Aunt Lori did face painting
45: Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. | Surprise Liz! Happy 50th from everyone that loves you.
46: Sweet As Can Be | A child fills a hole in your heart that you never knew was there.
47: Last days of only us 3 | Great Wolf Lodge April 2013
48: rides | fun | laughter | great heights | family | together | adventure | excitement
49: the food | big laughs | smiles | the rides | hold on! | roller coasters
50: The alphabet beings with ABC, numbers begin with 123, music begins with do-re-mi, and friendship begins with you and me!
53: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
54: Baby Shower For Mommy By MaKena | Oh, the places you will go!
55: A person is a person no matter how small
56: We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break. - Marquise de Sévigné
57: “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” -Bern Williams
58: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
59: FAMILY | Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much
61: I feel a new beginning coming towards me & I'm running to it with open arms
62: Every end is a new beginning
63: Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in our hearts. | Every good & perfect gift, comes from above.
64: Hudsen Robert Leroy | 5.13.13 @ | 8 lbs 3 oz 21.5 inches Bluffton, Ohio
66: When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. -William Shakespeare | First we had each other. Then we had our babies. Now, we have a complete family.
67: A baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty.
68: Sweet baby of mine
70: Hudsen, in the cookies of life, MaKena will always be your chocolate chip!
71: "Your smile makes my heart bounce" -Winnie the Pooh
74: Home is wherever I am with you
77: bundle | of joy
79: You will someday outgrow my lap, but never my heart.
84: Hospital Picture. The puppy was his first stuffed animal bought by big sister MaKena and his outfit was bought by Aunt April.
85: Welcome little one! We're so excited that you're finally here. We have all been anticipating this day for such a long time. Your nursery is ready for you and MaKena is ready to hold you! When I saw your tiny little face for the first time my heart melted. You are so special and I can't wait to watch you grow and experience the wonderful milestones of your life. You are a blessing to our family and I hope one day you will look back at this book and know how special your arrival into this world was to us. It made even more special because we didn't know you were going to be a boy!
86: NEW BORN BABY
87: When someone else's happiness is your happiness... That is
89: Sometimes being a sister is even better then being a princess & sometimes being a brother is even better then being a super hero
92: “I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.” - Robert N. Munsch | First bath at home by MawMaw Doolittle
95: A baby has a special way of adding joy in every day
98: Enjoy the Small things
101: She will be coming around the mountain when she comes! MaKena's first dance recital song. Just keep dancing!
103: MaKena's 1st Dance Recital
104: Cherish your family for they are your treasure. A storehouse of riches. Wealth beyond measure.
105: together we make a family
106: FAMILY: where life begins and love never ends.
107: My heart belongs to family. | LOVE
110: Date Night : Dinner to McDonalds, went to Bluffton movie theater to see Epic, Coffee shop, Looking at the stars, and singing out the window
111: Daddy, I may find a prince someday, but you will always be my king. | Always & Forever | Daddy's Princess
112: WHERE LIFE BEGINS AND LOVE NEVER ENDS
113: WE MAY NOT HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT TOGETHER WE HAVE IT ALL
114: COLLECT MOMENTS NOT THINGS
115: LIVE LAUGH
116: LIVE LOVE LAUGH
117: There is nothing quite so sweet, as tiny baby feet!
118: The Mazza at the U of F had a fun day for the kids!
120: Enjoy the little things in life. Someday you will realize they were the biggest things! | FAMILY IS EVERYTHING
122: Kelsey's Clubhouse
123: It's FUN to be ONE!
124: hello little one! how much you've grown up already in just your first year you've learned how to walk and talk happy 1st birthday to our cute Kelsey Claire
131: Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet, and a lot of nuts!
132: 1 Month Young
133: MOLES EVERYWHERE!!!
134: Relax... You're on beach time.
136: It all began with a woodchuck. In 1900, a single woodchuck was donated to the City of Toledo’s Parks Board. From that small act of generosity, a great institution emerged, one that has become virtually synonymous with Toledo. The Toledo Zoo is now widely regarded as one the finest zoological institutions in the nation. It is not only the region’s number one attraction, but it is also recognized as a leader in animal conservation. It has become an integral part of the Toledo community and a draw for animal lovers from all over | The Toledo Zoo | Zoo trip with Lou Lou
137: Hudsen's first trip to the zoo. We spent the day with Aunt Lou Lou!
138: My father is my hero
140: Happy Father's Day, Daddy!
141: A Dad is respected because he gives his children leadership. A Dad is appreciated because he gives his children care. A Dad is valued because he gives his children time. A Dad is loved because he gives his children the one thing they treasure most - himself.
143: Adult showmanship Putnam Co. Fair | Once a 4-H'er Always a 4-H'er
144: PEACE & LOVE
145: FAMILY LOVE | MEMORIES
146: Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing. - DONNA HEDGES
147: Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. - GAIL LUMET BUCKLEY | CHERISH
148: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
149: FAMILY IS EVERYTHING
152: There's a whole lot of party going on
154: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks
155: OOOOOOooooo! Aaahhhhhh! Ohhhhhhhh!!!
156: CAN'T STOP THE | First piano lesson at Krysti's Music Studio in Bluffton with Ms. Rebekah
157: You are my Sunshine
161: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
162: There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.
164: FAMILY | Family tie are precious threads, no matter where we roam, they draw us close to those we love, and pull our hearts towards home. | FUN
167: LOVE & | LAUGHTER | Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after
169: Keep Calm & Love Animals | Annual zoo trip with Mom Newcomer | The Columbus Zoo 2013 | ...& she screamed
170: You may not have my eyes or smile but from the first moment you had my heart.
172: Enjoy these moments now, Because they don't last forever!
173: Be your own person
175: Without our children, tomorrow wouldn't be worth the wait, and yesterday wouldn't be worth remembering.
177: I love his smile, I adore his cuddles, I embrace his cheekiness, I marvel at his heart, but most of all, I love that he's my son!
178: Annual Family Trip Indian Lake We love riding on Donna and Rusty Wilson's boat
179: Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.
182: MaKena's 1st goldfish: Gilbert & Mr. Bubbles | The kids loved to play in the bath together | Making memories is the best thing
184: I love you! You brighten up my day
185: You are our sunshine!
186: 3 Months Old
188: I love you... passed the moon and the stars, the planets, and the sun wrapped around everything times twenty million, bajillion times INFINITY!!! That's how much I love you. | Fishing at the pond
189: Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
191: Weekend Get-Away with the family! | KENTUCKY
192: Kentucky Sire Stakes Red Mile Track
194: Welcome to Kentucky Horse Farm Lexington, Kentucky
197: Secretariat was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
198: Preschool 2013 Mrs. Payne & Mrs. Newcomer
199: Giving daddy a hair cut
200: You are AMAZING. You are IMPORTANT. You are SPECIAL. You are UNIQUE. You are KIND. You are PRECIOUS. You are LOVED.
201: 4 months and growing
202: You're a treasure in our family, a gift of greatest price. There's no one quite as special and no one quite as nice.
203: the more you laugh the longer you live
205: Let your smile change the world, but don't change your smile for the world.
208: Home is wherever I am with you | A baby is born with a need to be loved, and never outgrows it.
209: All you need is love and laughter
210: baby (noun) A little bit of heaven sent down to earth.
211: There are no words that can express how much I love you.
212: Hold that line defense, push them back attack!
214: Happy Birthday to You | Hooray For Birthdays
215: Look At All These Presents, I Can Handle This | Family time is the best present I could ask for!
217: FALL IS HERE | AUTUMN LEAVES | Together we make a family
218: Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot
219: There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! Percy Bysshe Shelley
221: An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest.
224: Hudsen's 1st shower with Daddy
226: 1st performance.Ribbon Festival.Bluffton University
229: GIVE THANKS! | "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." Cicero
230: merry | Being together is the best gift of all.
235: Willy is O N E
239: We started the tradition "elf on the shelf" & his name is Chippy
240: A baby is a blessing, a gift from Heaven above, A precious little angel, to cherish and to love!
241: Our little Huddy Bear
243: Cooking with kids is not just about the ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about imagination, empowerment, and creativity.
244: Such a BIG MIRACLE in such a little boy. 7 months
245: Together Forever | The best big sisters change diapers!
247: Music is what feelings sound like
249: His little hands stole my heart... & his little feet ran away with it..
251: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.
253: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
254: A single spark helps to light the world | Our Elf on the Shelf, Chipmney left a fun gift for the family on Christmas Eve day to open at night!
255: Their glow has warmed the world
256: FAMILY MEANS EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD | Merry Christmas | Sprinkling glitter in our driveway so the reindeer can find our house.
258: Isaiah, Alicia, Nathan, Trevor, Nicole, Raegan, Lily, & Thomas Some of the GRAND kids!
259: Macie, Jailee, MaKena, Hudsen, & Will Some of the little great grandchildren | Doolittle Christmas
260: J O Y | CHERISH
261: "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana | Christmas eve tradition: New Christmas PJ's New Christmas DVD Hot chocolate & to read The night before Christmas
262: FAMILY MEANS EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD | Merry Christmas | Baby's 1st Christmas
263: Hudsen's favorite part of his first Christmas was being able to eat the wrapping paper.
267: Taylor's first Christmas was a memorable one. All of the family came over Christmas morning and we enjoyed opening gifts and eating lots of yummy treats. Later that evening we joined all of the neighbors on a Christmas carol sing along. It was magical.
268: Christmas time is here happiness & cheer
270: There is nothing like a good ole Philipp get together
271: What's up doc? MaKena & Hudsen loved their carrots!