Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Our Thing 1

How many things will we have?! I hope we have many things, I love thing 1.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Aspiring Musician

Jillian is fascinated by the guitar when Aaron plays it. She starts to make noises like shes singing along. She even puts her fingers on it like she is strumming it.

Whenever we go to both grandparents houses she loves it when I sit her by the piano. She has so much fun pushing the keys. I think we might have a little musician in the family, what do you think?

Monday, September 21, 2009


Yesterday in Young Womens the teacher for the Miamaids asked the girls to each tell the class one thing possitve about their week. There was one girl who said she did really well on her Math test. Another girl said she spoke to a friend that she hasn't seen in a long time. One of the leaders said that her husband just received an award for his heritage and will be picking it up in Washington DC this week (I'm not quite sure exactly what it was for), then it quickly came to me to say something positive that happened to me last week. I was a little nervous cause I couldn't think of anything really, then I remembered this, I said I ran with my baby and my dog three times last week. Thats all I could think of. I am proud of myself for doing that but why couldn't I think of anything else at the time? It made me realize that I need to be more grateful for everything I have in my life and to think more postively. I don't want to ever hesitate if and when asked that question again. There are so many things right now in my life that are positive. My little girl who I adore in every way possible, my hard working husband and good father, my sweet pup, my understanding boss that lets me work part time after taking 3 months off for maternity leave, my loving parents that I get to see so often, my good friends all around me and knowing Jesus Christ lives and loves me. I am so blessed.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Apple Pie Design

I just found this website today, here is the link:
I am still trying to figure out how to add a link without the website posted. Does anyone know how? Anyway, I love the simplicity about these rooms as well as the creative decalls.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Past Due past due past due...

Heres our little sweety when she was only 2 months old. These beautiful pictures were taken by my good friend Emily Turk. She is a great photographer. Check out her website here:
I love this little girl. She is my little sunbeam.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dryden Family Reunion 2009

I added these pictures in the wrong order. If you start from the bottom of this post and work your way up they go in order except for the first two pictures.

This was the first night at Steve and Erica's house before Tess, Tayli and Grandma and grandpa came. We played alot of Guitar Hero. It got even more fun when jessie unlocked some new songs to play.

We went to Cunningham Lake for the day near Gettysburg. Here is Eve, Jillie, and grandma

Paulie and Jillie at John and Laura's house

Some of us went to the Dupont Mansion in Deleware one day. This was so exciting. The DuPont mansion has 9 floors! But we only saw the 5th floor. In this room, he bought the wallpapar and then made the room to fit it. Above each window he had an artist paint the mountain scenary to match the wallpaper but over time the parts above the windows have gradually became darker. You can tell if you look closely.

jillie and I in New Jersey

Faith and Sara in Cape May, New Jersey

We stopped at this fruit and vegetable stand to buy some corn for dinner. I loved how they had everything displayed in baskets and barrels

Cute Kate

Just one of the beautiful homes Iback there

Dad, John, Sara, Eve, Thomas, and Jillie walking from one museum to the next.

On our way to the AeroSpace Museum

Eating lunch outside the Natural History Museum.

Gettysberg battlefield. This looks like a painting that is how beautiful it was.

Jillie with a handful of sand enjoying the lake.

Yes!!! I love this picture of her in Mid Scream.

At the Washington Monument

The Old Post Office in D.C. We went up to the top floor and saw a panaramic view of the city.

All the girls including Thomas and Tyler waiting for the men to catch the Metro into D.C.

Jillies first plane ride.