Ouch, that smarted….

Ok, so Lisa and I decided that we really did need a second car after all..and we felt an SUV would suit our needs better than another sedan would. So we went and purchased a 2009 Jeep Patriot. And I liked the lil ‘Riot..and was happily driving along on April 3rd, exactly one day after making my first payment on it..Yep, you guessed it..whammo!! I was sitting on the off-ramp bridge from Loop 1604 to get onto I-10 East. Sitting dead still, no movement at all. I glance up in my rear view mirror and see nuttin’ but grill..SLAM!! A massive furniture delivery truck slammed into me at about 60 mph..Glass flew everywhere, the collision causing a very loud sound and me, seatbelt and all, being flung around the driver’s seat. I take stock off myself for a moment, thanking God that Riley was sleeping when I left so I didn’t bring her with me.
I survived it, the lil ‘Riot took the shot like a champ. I’m all beat up, in physical therapy for back and neck pain.. But looks at these pics..tell me that you’re not surprised that the Jeep handled such a hard shot..Bad news..it was totalled…

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So now, it’s totalled and I’m having to come up with another down payment because Traveller’s Insurance will only pay off my Jeep, no more for inconvienence. So we go shopping. And we find exactly what I would have wanted, although used, in perfect shape.. A 2006 Jeep Commander Limited! Complete with 4.7L V8 and towing package. In-dash Satellite Radio, Navigation, 6 Disc CD/MP3 player and a fold down DVD system for Riley. It has 3rd row seating, power everything, leather everywhere and 1 sunroof and 2 skylights for Riley. Lisa found it and I couldn’t ask for more.. Best part? The payments are $100 less per month than the 2009 Jeep Patriot..and all it had was satellite radio. So yes friends, even in the face of “can’t we catch a break-ness” there can be a silver lining. I just thank God and Lisa that we had gap insurance.
Here’s my baby..

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Riley’s Baptism

Today Riley was Baptised at St. Gregory’s church in San Antonio. Lisa and GranMarne had picked out Riley’s dress months ago and we finally got her Baptised. It was a joyous event, yet sad as well as Kelsey was not with her sister for this. But I like to think that Kelsey is always looking over Riley and is with us, even if we can’t see and hold her.
Here are some pics from the Baptism. I can’t believe how angelic she looked.

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Included in the below pic is Riley’s Godparents, Tim Hess and Chris Ross.
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Stephanie and Daniel Castro with Lisa and Riley
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Riley gets her first shot at eating cake on her own.

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Video Montage

Here is a montage that Lisa made today, looking back at our family growing over the last 10 months. It’s 5 minutes long, but it’s cute. There are some pics in here you may not have seen yet. I broke down in tears when it went from Kelsey and Riley, to just Riley. We think about and miss Kelsey every day and wish that she was still with us to grow and learn and play with Riley. I hope you enjoy seeing our daughter’s progress. She never ceases to amaze me.

Happy Easter!!

Here are a few pics of Ms. Riley in her Easter Dress, along with her basket o’ goodies that she got when she mugged the Easter Bunny! I’m just kidding, she couldn’t be any sweeter if she was made of Splenda.

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The countdown to Lisa’s first Mother’s Day is on!!

Newest Pics and Videos!

We got some great pics to share with ya’ll. And Riley said mumum for Lisa today. Several times! It was so exciting. A quick shout out to the Mikes! Congratulations on Lil Rose! She is adorable and we are so excited for ya’ll!! A lil bird suggested that the inspiration of your journey should get a Ganesh print..hinh hint..just kidding, enjoy the second trip to India, and if you need any guidance at all, contact us here..

Anyone looking?

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Planning her escape..

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High Steppin’

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Sittin Pretty!

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Mommy apparently IS funny after all..lol

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Ready to head out..

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Do I know you??

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I DO know you!!

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Bow-Liscous!!

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And The Chase Begins…

She’s Mobile Now!!

And finally (for today, that is)

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