Friday, November 11, 2011

Amber has a job!!!! I got a position with ABC daycare in St. Charles not very far from my house. Its full time! I am so excited...Michael is going to have a good Christmas after all! :) I am in the Infant room age 6 weeks to 7 months!

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Birthday/ Halloween

This is a combo of Michael's 26th Birthday and Halloween! They were sure fun nights!!!

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 Love you Michael!

Michael Studying


He is so Handsome!!!

Conference weekend crafts!

I made a Halloween table cloth and a Fall wreath! The Fall table cloth that matches is currently under construction!



Dress for Aryelle

I made this dress for Aryelle for her Dad's graduation  from boot camp!




Anthony meets Aryelle!

For the first time since her birth we were able to go to Fort Leonard Wood, MO and see Anthony. They were great  together! :)

This Video was the very first time that Anthony met his little girl!
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The rest of the day:










Craft's for a Halloween/Fall basket!

Michael's work was doing a fundraiser with United Way , They auctioned off baskets with a Fall or Halloween theme and the basket that raised the most money was able to get money for there floor! Michael works in the Telemetry unit and...they won First place! Michael had an awesome vision for the basket we created and we had a lot of fun! Congrats Tele unit and Michael it was great!







Practicing on Amy's hair!

She was a great subject!


Thanks Amy!!!

Sunset in St. Louis

Beautiful sunset off our balcony. September was a great month!!!!!

This was Aryelle's 1 month old pictures so we all decided to take part :)

This was a beautiful Labor Day at the park. Aryelle was fun of course she hardly looked at the camera but we got some good ones!

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Wedding!

This is partially going to be a repeat of some you have already seen (I really appreciate the help of Christina and Richard Thomas, Sabrina Beck, Cathy Huff, Ashley and Jordan Kerr, Erin Webster, Britanie Kersey, Jessie Moore, Michael Thomas, Jennifer Thomas-Lucus, The Thomas Family and Lyndi, Mark, Marshall, and Abby Drews.) We went up in American Fork canyon 1 month later and had Kimberly take some more of us. It was a great afternoon! Thanks Kimmy!

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Honeymoon May 2011

So we are going back in time as promised!

We spent are first night as a Married couple at the Marriott at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. We were greeted with candles everywhere and strawberries with Martinellis sparkling cider, and white rose petals all over the bed. (Erin, Thanks so much it was beautiful. We appreciate all of your help with everything!!!) The next 3 days and 2 nights were spent at Wolf Creek resort in Eden, Utah. It was beautiful and so relaxing. This link is for your viewing pleasure with all of our appropriate pictures! Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Big changes for the Drews'

We are all settled into our home :) It has been wonderful having a place of our own! And we are thrilled to be getting ready for the holiday season!

UPDATES:

Michael: He has been working for SSM St. Joseph in St. Charles. It has been a huge blessing for us. They are very supportive and encouraging. They really helped him with starting school. Michael was accepted to Chamberlain College of Nursing!!! In three short years we will earn his BS in Nursing. He is heading into his Fourth week Sunday and has been doing great! 

SSM hospital in St. Charles

Chamberlain College of Nursing In St. Louis, MO

Amber: Has been working on crafts, sewing projects, and many other things. On the 3rd of Nov I spent a relaxing day at the St. Louis Temple it was truly beautiful! I also received a calling in the nursery! Michael  and I are taking a Marriage and Family class that just started for Sunday school, we really are enjoying that...that also means that I only help in Nursery the last hour. They were great though, I enjoyed getting on the floor and playing babies and Mr. Potato head. 

This weekend we also went and took some fall family pictures...coming soon! That was a fantastic day, it was warm and the colors were at there peak on the drive. We also did a bit of garage sales and ended up with some great deals on things we were defiantly needing. 

It feels a lot like winter is on the way (I'm about to turn on the heater so that's saying a  lot!) And my hot chocolate buddy and I downed some delicious hot cocoa yesterday during his math quiz (which he did great on! its truly amazing how his mind works!).

I will come back and update some things that have happened while we weren't blogging so be prepared!

Love to all,

Michael & Amber 




Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Forgotten Carols = A new family!

I love The Forgotten Carols! And I would like to share a story with you. As soon as it was out my mom implemented this beloved story and music every Christmas and as a special bonus for my Birthday we were able to go see it as a family! For several recurring years in fact!!!(Although it wasn’t until I was older, that I realized it wasn’t really for me at all! –still love you though mom!) Living outside out Utah for over 10 years was so sad to miss it, but when we returned the tradition continued! As I love Christmas and all of its music I was more than ecstatic to share this music with everyone, my best friend Michael of course was no different! And as a new fan the last few years, He made plans to fly in to Utah the 13th of December and took me to a special birthday dinner and the show that night…although he had been living in Texas and only since the end of October we thought it would be just the same friendly fun as it has been the 9 years we have been friends! However, This was different…just excited to see each other, we guessed through dinner….But then we saw the show, Amazing as always…then the song. As instructed we held hands, as he was at the end of the row and there was no one next to me the row of holding hand was limited to  just us, as we sang  We Can Be Together Forever Someday…. We had no clue this was the change, this moment! The next few weeks we talked about things that were NEVER talked about before…as we were best friends and nothing more…Then during one such discussion in the evening of Christmas day the spirit bore witness that we were to take that very special journey…And we listened …engaged just two weeks after singing and holding hands…as we are ones to take our time we set a nice date in September later this year…But just as quickly plans change. And April 30, 2011 we were married! Sunday after we were on our way up to Ogden canyon to spend time together as newlyweds, holding hands and listening to the local church station we were amazed as hymn after hymn and song after song played were our favorites some we had not heard in ages! Then as we were nearing the canyon close to the end of good reception a familiar tune came on…We Can Be Together Forever Someday, sung by Michael McLean…that triggered the recollection …My husband Michael held up our interlocked hands and said, :”This…this was it the change needed in our relationship, this is where it changed! We should write Michael McLean a big thank you!!!” If this is what the writing and revamping with your wonderful families involvement led to with this play, another family created, I am eternally grateful! Michael McLean and Family, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work! Sincerely, The Drews Family !!!