Pete and I met on the very first day of Graduate school.  We got engaged the day before Mothers Day 2010 and were married on September 25, 2010.  Our wedding was amazing, it helped show our strenghts we had together - the day was not perfect, but it was the most memorable day for the both of us!! We were married on Whiteface Mountain, with our closest friends and family.  Pete taught me a lot about life, he encouraged me to live a more healthy lifestyle, which I appreciate more than any superficial present he could have ever given me.  (Except, of course, for my pretty diamond....).  He taught me all about his passions in life (which I also used to do when I was younger), such as camping, hiking, downhill skiing, and sailing.  He has such a love for the outdoors, which I always had as well. 

Mikayla was born Oct 17, 2005.  She makes me laugh daily, and she says the sweetest things, things I didnt even know children could say.  "Mommy, I'll never stop loving you".  "Mommy, you have a special place in my heart".  "Mommy, you are the best cook ever", aaaand "Mommy, you are so tan"! haha. Mikayla is the BEST little skier - she started a tiny bit when she was 3, and went a lot when she was 4.  She has skied black diamonds, and tried tree skiing last year.  Mikayla is very athletic - she enjoys ice skating, camping, sailing, swimming, gymnastics, "cross" (lacrosse), running, etc. You name it and that girl will do it, eat it, or try it.  Mikayla loves life and is not scared to do anything!! She is such a happy child, and is happy in any situation! I couldnt have asked for a better daughter.

Baby Vottis
Is due June 26th and is giving Mama a run for her money!!

Rocket is the "oldest" and biggest of my 2 puppies.  "Mincher Pinchers" as Mikayla says.  He is now weighing in at a hefty 6 lbs, and is the most huggable, cuddle bug on the planet.  His favorite things are sleeping, blankets, and laps. 

Pocket was the runt of the litter.  She is crazy!! She is weighing in at a hefty 3.5 lbs, possibly 4 as we speak! The one thing you need to know about Pocket is she NEVER sleeps.  Ever.  Pockets favorite things are chewing, running, and biting Rocket.  She loves Mikayla and will pretty much tolerate anything Mikayla does to her!