|Hannah and Abby Easter Sunday 2010|
|Abby, Connor, and Hannah 4th of July 2010|
Hannah will not have the kind of childhood that I had. I grew up surrounded with the best family in the world. Loving grandparents, fun aunts and uncles, and lots and lots of cousins. We were all close. I looked up to my older cousins wanting to be more like them and my cousins my age were like best friends. We used to ride rooter scooters around my grandparents basements, have mini slumber parties, play pool, and much much more. I always looked forward to them visiting and spending endless summer days with them.
|Abby and Hannah! Beautiful Butterflies Halloween 2010|
I have learned that in the Military we have "substitute" families. For example, my own Nephew who will be 3 this year barely recognizes me, but Connor see's my car coming down the road and startes yelling Auntie. We have been blessed to make some really great friends here that love Hannah and are glad to be her Aunties and Uncles, but it makes me sad that in reality she has 2 Aunts, one of which she has never met, and a Uncle that she barely knows. In turn I have a Nephew that doesn't really know me and a brand new niece that I have yet to meet.
|Cute girls! Abby and Hannah!|
|Hannah and Connor. Valentines 2010|