S: October 29, 2011 - January 2012
BC: The End
FC: 2011-2012 | The Moore Family | October 29th, 2011 - January 2012 | Live * Love * Laugh
1: With the birth of Steven Alexander and our first steps on the Army Road beginning simultaneously, a brand new life unfolds...
3: October 29th, 2011 Our family is born along with our beautiful little boy... Steven Alexander Moore 18 1/2 inches long 6 pounds Born 10:54 pm About one month early He is perfect !!
6: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen | Pumpkins.....
7: Costumes... | Our Annual Family Reunion was fantastic this year! We had so much fun playing games, telling stories and eating lots of great food. My favorite part was listening to all of the grandparents tell stories about their childhood, boy how things have changed. It makes me grateful to live in such convenient times. I will always cherish the memories we create at these special events. I hope everyone had as much fun as we did. Until next year... | ..and mommy's little pumpkin
12: Jan and Grandpa Steve come to visit little Steven... We celebrate Jessica's 14th Birthday at Bubba's Big Bad BBQ... Everyone rides the bull at Bubba's
13: Little Steven's first Football Game :D
16: Jessica Bull Pups Marching Band Freshman Year
17: Lance All Star Football Undefeated team... Won the All Star Championship
19: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
20: Christmas Party Toys for Tots Benefit
21: Grandma and Grandpa Burmeister's House
22: December is here! Counting down the days until Daddy comes home. | Jessi's Christmas Concert >
24: In the days before daddy comes home... Lance has a concert, and we go pick out and decorate the Heinrich tree for little Steven's very first Christmas!
26: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
27: Daddy comes home from Basic Training to see little Steven for the first time... The best Christmas present I could ever ask for! | Family Is The Best Part Of
28: Daddy gets to hold and feed his son for the first time in the front seat of our car in the parking lot of the airport. I can't believe he's home!! Just getting to our apartment >
30: Bringing our first Christmas Tree Home | Perfect
31: Family Fun
32: Daddy and Me
38: Unwrapping the Holiday
40: Daddy assembles what will become one of little Steven's favorite toys ... The Monkey Chair!
41: The day winds down with little Steven hanging out with two of his favorite guys... Tomorrow we get to see your other favorite guy & gal... Grandpa Ted and Grandma Donna!
42: We Celebrate Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa B's house the day after Christmas
44: The New Year is here... And daddy has just a few more days left before he goes back to training...
46: Mom's 45th Birthday at Bass Lake... we rented a cabin and a boat :D
49: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
52: A couple weeks after Mom's 45th Birthday, little Steven and mommy fly out to Florida to stay at Grandpa Steve's house for a couple of days, before him and Jan drive us to Fort Benning, GA. Alex meets Great Aunt Connie for the first time ! >
53: We stop in Dothan, Alabama at an RV park where Grandpa Steve and Jan will be staying... then we head off to Fort Benning, GA to check into our Cabin at Uchee Creek.
54: The cabin at Uchee Creek Fort Benning, GA
55: < I can't sleep, knowing that I am in the same place as Steve, wondering what he is doing, where he is.... instead I watch our creation sleep and think about what it will be like when he sees his daddy again. | In the morning I put Stevie in his Marshmellow suit for a walk to pass some time... We don't get to see daddy tonight, but we go to an event where we meet his drill sergeants.
56: ^ All ready to meet Daddy's drill sergeants! It will be so nice to put a face to the name and meet the army sisters I have been talking to online! I was able to talk DS Pyle into getting a picture with the baby and I... just for daddy. DS Pyle was Daddy's favorite :D
58: Family Day Award Ceremony one day before graduation. Seeing Steve for the first time in full military spirit... I almost didn't even recognize him! I remember thinking how much I thought daddy found his calling and the United States Army Uniform was made for him. He is our So full of We love him so!!
60: Daddy's position as company Guide- On is considered one of honor and he was chosen specifically for the task by the Company Commander... Both for the award ceremony as well as the Graduation Ceremony
62: After the Ceremony, married soldiers and their families are required to go to an informational briefing, after that we wait for a taxi to take us to our rental car.
63: At the Uchee Creek Cabin, before daddy has to go back for the night.
64: Spouses Panel Right before the ceremony, the new army spouses get a chance to meet with and talk with seasoned Army wives, then we are led to a VIP section for the graduation! | Daddy sends me a couple of pictures of him, right before the ceremony starts :D | GRADUATION DAY
68: Just after the ceremony finds each other. After pictures and congratulations we go to lunch with Grandpa Steve and Jan, then to our cabin for one more evening together before Daddy has to report to HHC for OCS.
70: We cherish the little bit of time we have together as a family at our cabin. The next time we are together is in May 2012, when daddy is close to graduating OCS.
71: To be continued....