Donovan: Month Ten

The New Year always makes me sentimental.  I like reflecting on all that has been accomplished and all of the events that made the year memorable.  2014 has been the best year of our lives.  Nothing can compare to the joy that we experienced as we welcomed Donovan to our lives.  Watching him grow and change has been such a blessing and it was taught us so much, too.  Moving back to Florida and buying our home has truly made life more complete.  Saying good-bye to the best year ever was harder than I thought it would be.  But it also reminded me that there are many memories yet to be made.

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In true Schwartz Family tradition, we rang in the new year with our close family and friends.  It was wonderful to be able to drink this year and someone even made an appearance at midnight…I guess he couldn’t miss out on all of the fun!

IMG_6717Doug and I met in December of 2008 and he came to our NYE party that year.  So each year we celebrate our anniversary of meeting.  7 years!

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We suffered through a horrible FSU game:

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Donovan has become quite the little “helper” with chores:

Folding Laundry
Folding Laundry
He really loved laundry!
He really loves laundry!
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Packing Christmas items
Putting his toys away
Putting his toys away
Entertaining/annoying Stella
Entertaining/annoying Stella

We celebrated Cuba night at our house with the Mitchells (Photo credit to Mary):

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We suffered through a Packer play-off game:

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Using my new bread maker!
Using my new bread maker!

We enjoyed a chilly day at the Children’s Gasparilla Parade with the Motleys:

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And a fun visit from the Saliards.  And, they shared some very exciting news!

Baby Saliard will be arriving August 2015!

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We enjoyed a St. Pete sunset on MLK weekend.  Complete with dinner at the Hurricane and lots of Grouper! YUM!

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And lots of fun with family:

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10 month photos:

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With Love,

From Me to You

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