Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's Thanksgiving!

Well, almost! Tomorrow it will be and what a wonderful time of year to really say thanks for all that we have! I cannot believe how blessed we have been with our children. We really are so grateful for them... all three of them! We learned so much about love, life, and letting go with Hope... she is missed dearly everyday and not a day goes by that she is not thought of. Nathan and I were sitting in the den the other night and Chayse was dancing and laughing, Garris was cooing, and Nathan and I were just taking it all in. Nathan looked at me and said can you even imagine how it would be with a 3 year old, an 18 month old, and a 2 month old? We both laughed and my heart smiled knowing that in moments like that when everything in our home is perfect, she is still remembered. For that, I am thankful...
Chayse had her 18 month check up and she is growing away! It is official... she is a TALL child! She is almost off the charts with her height as she is in the 95%, which is tall for a girl! She is growing and learning everyday. She is amazing to watch as she soaks up everyday life. She is talking and is just amazing to be around. She has such a sweet personality, even if she is a bit stubborn! What a wonderful spirit that little girl has.
For that, I am thankful...
Garris is almost 3 months old now! Can you believe it!?! He is smiling and cooing and laughing these days! He is also holding his head up and trying to push up a little. Before we know it, he will be sitting up and then running and walking! Agh! The pages of time are turning so quickly is this book of life we live! He is sleeping through the night now for the most part. He is nursing wonderfully. He is sweet sweet baby and we could not love him more. He is our sweet boy and is such a wonderful addition to our family! For that, I am thankful...
I often wonder if I am truly worthy of all that I have... my husband, my children, my family, and my friends... thank you God for blessing my life with more than I could ever imagine.
For that, I am thankful.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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I know I said it wasn't going to be long for pictures but it was. I need to apologize to Garris for not blogging about him the way that I should but he is just too stinking cute and he takes up all of our time! Now, ON TO BLOGGING!!!
Happy fall!! Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?? I cannot but I know it is coming because I see pumpkins and mums!! But, I have to be honest... I think that I have the cutest pumpkins in the patch! Here is our latest family photo!

Like I said, I think that we have the cutest pumpkins in the patch!!

Garris has been doing better with his reflux. For a while there, he was throwing up almost every day, several times a day. It was nasty!! But, he has been on some medication for almost three weeks now and it seems to be doing the trick! I cannot believe that he is already 2 months old! It seems like we just brought him home yesterday! He is holding his head up really well and is cooing away! He is so fun to talk to because he just smiles and smiles and ugh, it will melt your heart!! Garris went on his first beach trip a few weeks ago. We went to Myrtle Beach in S.C. and had a blast. It was a girls weekend plus Garris... Me, my mom, my aunt, Chayse, and Garris. While Garris did a lot of sleeping, Chayse did a lot of swimming!
Here is Garris, smiling... while it was night time, it was his first ever look at the ocean!

And these were taken on the same... Chayse and I walked down the beach at sunset and then we went and played in the hot tub!

Lots of things to post about and new pictures to come soon!!