I have been so busy that I have taken some time away from updating our family blog. However, I am going to do my best at keeping it updated so that I can continue to document the fun and crazy things my boys are up to.:) I wanted to share the most recent additions to The Donato Family. Rosie and Maggie. Our two precious labs...and baby sisters to Lucy. Hugs to all! Sd
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sorry its been awhile since I've posted. ALOT has been going on...and finding time to get on the computer is hard. These boys are certainly keeping me busy!
Max is talking up a storm, saying some words and has figured out going up and down the stairs. Thankfully since our baby gate is on it's last leg. He flirts with all of the ladies by doing "pretty eyes" and blowing LOUD kisses their way! Ryan, well...he is a mess! A great mess that is! He is so unique with his mannerisms, the way he talks and his love. He is my cuddler and I so look forward to our nightly nuggle time. Jackson is doing exceptionally well in school, has made a ton of friends and has found a love in music. I catch him singing and dancing along to his favorite tv shows.
We enjoyed a trip to the Four Seasons resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; compliments of Insight!!! Yay Jack! Daddy has worked really hard the past few months and was given a promotion within his current company. I am so very proud of him and am thankful all of his hardwork has paid off. Although Jack has always succeeded in anything he has tried, a good 'ole pat on the back goes a long way! Congratulations honey!
Spring Break was a blast! We went to Dinosaur World and Roughcreek Lodge and Resort with Jacki and her family. The boys had a blast! Being ourdoors with animals, bugs and the sun on our face was exactly where we wanted to be. Pictures will be posted soon!
At home, we are in the middle of many projects. Revamped our office, cleaned out the boys room by adding bunk beds and consolidating many many toys. I added some personal touches to the guest bedroom and plan to continue that. Jack just rewired the cables in our Master so we can hang his birthday present :). A new plasma TV! Next to tackle, rewiring our Media Room and hopefully new floors throughout the house. Ongoing projects include landscaping, upgrading all fixtures throughout the house, and if I am lucky....granite countertops.
Me, well, I am doing good. I prefer staying busy since any down time kind of throws me off balance. I feel as if I am missing something if I actually have time to sit down. I did break my foot and caught a fishing lure to the groin...but other than that....I am hanging in there. I love my life and consider myself extremely blessed. But I do wish I lived closer to my sister and her family. I am enjoying watching my kids grow up but I feel like they are missing out on some special memories with their cousins. They ask about their Nana and Grandma Georgia and why they can't see them since their friends visit their grandparents often. So we try to spend as much time as we can with family but I do wish I could hop in the car and be at Jacki's house in 15 mins. Nothing like getting a hug from the person who knows you best.
To sum up the last few months... we are living life to the fullest, laughing often, and loving with all our hearts!
Posted by Stephanie at 5:15 PM
Monday, January 17, 2011
Happy Birthday Ryan!
Even though you were 11 lbs when you were born and already looked 6months old...I will forever consider you my sweet BABY Ryan. Such a handsome, loving, spunky boy you have turned out to be. You are always taking care of your momma and I love you so much for it. You make me smile. I feel blessed everyday because of you and wish you the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!
Birthday Breakfast!! Scrambled Waffles...YUM!
Car FULL OF BOYS on way to movies
A few of Ryans Best Buds: Christian, Jack Jr, Scott and Hayden
Birthday Ice Cream
Posted by Stephanie at 11:50 AM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to share the latest addition to our family. Lucy! She is a Bischon Shitzu mix and is as sweet as pie. We knew we needed to get a new puppy soon since Baylee is getting up there. I just found her sooner than expected. We wanted them to be together for awhile...and sure enough, having Lucy has given Baylee a little bounce in her step. She has acted super frisky, played more, and seems to be doing much better after her recent stay in the pet hospital. Here are a few pic's of Lucy and her Big Sister Baylee...
The day we met...3lbs (that is NOT me holding her/my bra...some store clerk! Ha!)
Keep me warm
On a rainy day
Posted by Stephanie at 12:09 PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Max's Big Day!
Where did the time go? Max started to walk right at 9months and from that point, I haven't sat down. He is on the go! Chasing his brothers or the puppies, he is a ball full of energy. One difference he has from his 2 brothers is that he talks. ALOT. jibberish, mostly but he is certain that he is telling someone something! We had a jungle party to celebrate his birthday and I was pretty impressed with my cupcakes. I watched a youtube video and learned how to make all sorts of fun animals!
Posted by Stephanie at 6:41 PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We did it!
60 miles, 3 days, TOTALLY Inspired!
Jack and I accomplished one of our goals this month. We wanted to do something that gave back...something that challenged us...something that made us proud. We walked 60 miles in 3days with our neighbor Bill. We did this in honor of Mrs. D, and Tammy (Bill's mom) and for all of the women who have or will have breast cancer. It was such a fun and rewarding experience! Here are some of our pics.
Posted by Stephanie at 12:55 PM