Tuesday, September 20, 2011

crosby had his 6 month checkup today.

he is over 13 1/2 lbs and almost on the growth chart!

way to grow, crosby d!

Friday, September 16, 2011


i love them so much, sometimes it feels hard to breathe.

thank you, Lord.

lily &  finn have recently discovered the joy of playing up on her bed.  i think they feel like it is a secret hideaway.  love it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

::growing team::

again, a whole lotta love here.

you have to know that ryan was thrilled when he realized our kids' initials were the same as "liverpool football club."  it begs the question, "is that why he thought crosby was a good name??" :)

(thanks to whit for giving crosby his first liverpool uni...ryan was beside himself when he received this gift!) 

and because i couldn't resist, look how they've grown...


congratulations to ash, jose and griffin!!!

diego brantley guzman was born last night and he is beautiful!

i can hardly wait to have him in my arms!

we love you guys SO much!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

::beautiful day::

crosby was baptized today.

i wept.

it was beautiful.  and felt like such a fulfillment of the Lord's promises and blessings.

thank you, Lord.

Friday, September 9, 2011

: a new school year::

lily had her first day of pre-k today.

it makes her seem so old!  last night when i was tucking her in, she said, "mama, straightaway when i wake up, can we put on my name tag?"

i think she was pretty excited for her year to start!

we went out for ice cream last night to celebrate the upcoming year.
and this morning, i felt very much like my dad as i made pancakes in the shape of "L's" and "F's" and mickey mouse and anything else simple and easy i could manage with my batter.  (they were rough looking...my dad has much more finesse in the kitchen than i!)

upon pickup, she announced that, "this is going to be a really good year."

i am so thankful for a good first day!

crazy to think she will be a kindergartner next year!  whoa!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

:::6 months::

it is hard to believe that half a year ago crosby made his tumultuous and miraculous entry into this world.  

sometimes it is still hard for me to wrap my mind around everything that happened.  

sometimes i still get teary eyed just looking at him or remembering the lonely nights when i had contractions through the night and felt like i was going to lose our sweet babe.

sometimes i am still in awe of the miracles God has worked in our lives.

sometimes i am overwhelmed by how blessed we are.

happy six months, crosby d!  your half birthday is the best birthday gift ever!!!