Oh! Eight!

Wow... the year is coming to an end today! What a year it has been...

02.18.08 Andrew and I picked our our cozy little one bedroom but big enough for us... apartment

02.29.08 Rachel Diane Morgan decided to make an early appearance... just so her mommy and daddy couldnt come to Andrew and Heather's Wedding... oh yeah, and it's Leap Day!

03.01.08 I married my best friend... he is my heart and i could not ask for more

03.16.08 We lost my childhood dog, Savannah, a week before her 17th birthday

04.20.08 I went to my girl Holly's house and spent a precious hour with her that I would never ever give back...

05.04.08 We lost a precious beautiful girl, Holly Rebecca Tilley to Acute Myloid Leukemia

06.06.08 Andrew's Cousin Emily gave birth to KJ Hawkins

06.19.08 We picked up Sophie... our Pembroke Welsh Corgi... and my 22nd Birthday

06.27.08 Andrew's 23rd Birthday

07.01.08 Andrew started his job at BioLife Plasma Services... not necessarily what he went to school for but a blessing none-the-less

11.09.08 Josh and Emma McKinney were born at 24 weeks

11.19.08 Josh McKinney went back to Heaven

11.23.08 Emma McKinney went back to Heaven

11.27.08 Our First Thanksgiving and our first big "shin-dig" at our house... hours and hours of preparation for what seemed like five minutes of fun

12.01.08 Andrew started his job at Malt-O-Meal as a Quality Assurance Supervisor... this is what we've been waiting for... what a blessing

12.18.08 I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor's of Science in Specialized Education Services with a concentration in Human Development and Family Studies..... We also bought our first car - a 2008 Saturn Vue XE ... again... what a blessing!

12.22.08 Andrew won a contest on Rock 92 and we get to start off 2009 at Snowshoe Mtn doing what Andrew absolutely loves... skiing! And the whole weekend is all.... free!

12.23.08 We lost Deputy Tom Roach to cancer, a wonderful man who was the School Resource Officer at Southeast when i was there... "Occifer" Roach we'll miss you!

12.25.08 Our First Christmas... what a different experience from what we're used to, but making our own traditions is all a part of the journey...

What an amazing year it has been... we've lost a lot of wonderful people, but we've also been blessed beyond measure... here's to 2009!


Graduation From UNCG

walking across stage
Turning the Tassels Hubby and I Mom, Me, and Dad
My Grandma and I
My Grandpa and I
Andrew's Mom Susan and I
My Nana, Me, and Andrew's Grandpa Ray
Nana and I
Andrew's Aunt Linda and I


The New Car...

We have been blessed this month to purchase a new car, conveniently on my graduation day. As my father said, "Congratulations on graduating and going into debt all in the same day!" Here's the new ride...