S: Seasons of Change 2011
1: The Oak Tree A mighty wind blew night and day It stole the oak tree's leaves away Then snapped it's boughs and pulled it's bark Until the oak was tired and stark. But still the oak tree held it's ground While other trees fell all around The weary wind gave up and spoke How can you still be standing oak? The oak tree said, "I know that you, Can break each branch of mine in two Carry every leaf away, Shake my limbs, and make me sway But I have roots stretched in the earth Growing stronger since my birth You'll never touch them, for you see They are the deepest part of me Until today, I wasn't sure Of just how much I could endure But now I've found, with thanks to you I'm stronger than I ever knew. -Johnny Ray Ryder Jr
3: Winter Days and Mitchie
4: Happy 7th Birthday Hallie!
6: March 1, 2011
7: The Happiest Place on Earth!
13: Jurassic Park the Ride at Universal Studios. We had a good laugh on this one.
14: The Cheesecake Factory
16: Waiting for the Fireworks
20: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it! | Match Day! March 17, 2011
21: Derick graduated from AUC and matched at Providence Hospital in Obstetrics and Gynecology. We felt so blessed are so proud of him. | All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney
22: Let's Celebrate!
23: We celebrated the Match with pizza at Aubree's, watched "Rango" in the theater and Ice Cream at Dairy Queen! | March 18, 2011
24: Girl's Weekend Denver, CO April 2011
25: Easter Breakfast | Butterscotch biscuits, strawberries and eggs. Yummy
27: Happy Easter April 24, 2011
28: A Pinch To Grow An Inch
29: Ready, Set, Blow! | Happy 3rd Birthday Reese!
30: Your smile brightens my day | Derick and the kids took me out to Chili's for Mother's Day. We ordered a Molten Lava Cake for dessert and the kids went nuts. They got chocolate everywhere and we got a good laugh out of it.
31: "A mother holds your hand for a while, but holds your heart forever." | May 7, 2011
32: Dad comes to visit
33: Dad came out for almost a week just to see us. We loved every minute. May 11' | Fun with JoJo
35: Race for the Cure in Detroit May 21, 2011
36: Family Fun in Cody
41: We spent two weeks in Cody before starting Residency. Our car broke down in Chicago,we got into a big snow storm on the Big Horns, I was sick and pregnant and we didn't catch a single fish. We love our family though and are glad we could be there to celebrate this new chapter in our lives.
42: Our New Home 1898 Meadow Ridge Drive
44: GO TIGERS! Our first Tigers game. We loved every minute of it.
45: New York Mets | Detroit TIgers | 5 2 | (text)
48: Friends, Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks We celebrated with the Dewey, Ormond and Furness families.
50: Mason turns 5 years old!
52: Look At All These Presents, I Can Handle This
53: July 30, 2011 | Party at McDonalds!
54: "I hope you always have a shell in your pocket...and sand in your shoes."
55: "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade" | Berry picking at Spicers' Orchard with the Kent's
56: First Day of School!
57: Hallie started 2nd grade withMrs. Saenz and Mason started Kindergarten with Mrs. Ozminkowski at Mary Helen Guest Elementary
59: School Days
60: Family Night
61: Trick or Treat! | Pumpkin Carving | Happy Halloween
63: Batman, Spider Queen and a LadyBug
64: Ward Halloween Party
65: Trunk Or Treat
67: Fall...The Colors Leave You Breathless
68: A Day Of Thanks | Visiting Dad at Work
69: We spent Thanksgiving with the Day family and had a wonderful time. Derick was able to come after work that night.
71: My 29th Birthday
72: wonderland | Dr. Fenton
73: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us. | December 13th 39 weeks 3 days. We had planned on going to the hospital this evening but got to spend our 9th Anniversary at home instead. We watched "Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides" and had floats from Sonic.
74: December 14, 2011 | Bennett Michael Fenton
75: Bennett was born at 10:41pm He weighed 9lbs 3 oz and was 21 inches long
76: Enjoying The Holly Days | Christmas Eve | I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
77: Dear Santa, I Was Very, Very Good | A Christmas To Remember
78: Enjoying The Holly Days | A Season of Love and Laughter
80: Happy 31st Birthday! | Hallie made Derick cupcakes for his birthday with her new cupcake maker that she got for Christmas