Thursday, July 22, 2010

4 years

happy 4 year anniversary shauny!! (a day late)

you are my best friend and i'm more thankful for you today than ever!

we have had some eye opening experiences lately and we have learned a lot these past couple of weeks. about ourselves, about our marriage, and about how wonderful our God is and how important it is to always keep him in the middle of our marriage.

thank you for taking care of your wife. you teach me everyday how to become a better person and a better follower of Christ. you love me unconditionally and always see me for who i am, even when i seem to be acting like someone else. ;)

you are an incredible father. i love you more every time i see you interact with our baby. she is totally smitten with you just like her momma. you are so good to your girls and we couldn't make it without you.

i love you shaun. i love the good, the bad and the ugly. i love how our friendship has grown deeper these past 4 years, and i love that we have so many more years ahead. i love you with all my heart and i promis i will never stop.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

i'm out!

i don't know if anyone out there actually reads this blog, but just in case you do, i'm leaving for vacation tomorrow!! YEAH!!

i'm going to the beach with my three best friends and their husbands and their wonderful children.

please pray for the safety of our travel. every car will have a child that will NEED their mommy and be a distraction for daddy while driving.

and please pray that the oil and tar balls stay away. we will have 6 very disappointed kids if the beach is in sight but out of reach. and probably a few disappointed daddy's too...

i've got a little surprise for my bestiekids and will share that once i return. i hope to have tons of wonderful photos to share that will attempt to catch the memories we are making.

see ya blogland! have a great week!

i'm out!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

10 months

i know i haven't been consistent in doing these monthly updates, but this past weekend when C turned 10 months, it really made me realize that almost a year has passed since she was born and very, VERY soon my baby will be 1. oh geez....

it also made me realize how fast she is changing. she is almost walking. WALKING! is this right? my little baby who just a month ago starting crawling is now almost walking? i have no idea how long it will take before she actually takes her first step, but her balance is already so good, i really don't think it will be that long. there are so many times that she will be holding onto the couch she just pulled up on and then just let go. just let go and stand there. no help. no wobbling. just standing. playing with the remote or iphone she just got her hands on. it's crazy and freaky and amazing all at the same time.

and her two top front teeth have pushed their way through. that just seems totally crazy to me. the two bottom teeth seem normal, but the two top front teeth seem crazy. she really seems like a big girl with 4 teeth.

she is talking all the time. babbling and saying things with real meaning in her voice. it's like she is trying to explain things to whoever will listen. she understands so much and i think when i ask her a question she really knows the difference between yes and no. i can hear the "yeah" and "na" in her answers. and of course, shaun and i are both smitten that her two favorite words right now are "da-da" and "ma-ma".

she makes us so happy. we left her for the 2nd time this past weekend, but it was really like the 1st. (when she was about 6 months old she got a stomach bug. after she recovered shaun and i got it bad. so bad C had to go to my Mom's for the night b/c we couldn't physically care for her) we attended a wedding out of town and decided to stay the night. i wrote out instructions for my Mom until about 2pm the next day and i told shaun to pack his swim trunks b/c we should take advantage of the hotel pool. yeah right. when we woke up a little before 9, we immediately packed our bags and headed home. i couldn't believe how much i missed my baby. shaun and i make a point to go on dates about every other week, but not being there when she woke up in the morning was weird. i couldn't believe how much i missed peaking in her room and watching her talk to herself before i went in to get her. and how that sweet smile and instant bouncing to get out her crib when she first sees me, really gets my day started. she brings me so much joy.

so happy 10 month birthday baby girl! you are so much fun right now and i can't wait to go on vacation next week. the beach is going to be a whole new adventure for you!

love you always and forever,