Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Emery and Amia (a.k.a. Amelia)

****I am grateful for
1) cousins
2) bows
3) holding hands
4) best friends
5) love

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Happy 8th Birthday Chase!

Exactly 8 years ago, I held my firstborn in my arms for the first time after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, wishing, praying, and dreaming.  I know it's sounds cliche, but I can't believe it's been 8 years.  Where has the time gone and how the heck do I slow it down?  We had a little family dinner and he has his big party on Saturday.  He is so excited that he can barely stand it!  We went ahead and gave him our gifts tonight and I'm pretty sure that we did good.  He was pretty thrilled with the iTu.nes gift cards and the video game goodies, but the mini iPad... that was the icing on the cake!

My Dearest Chase,

For so long Daddy and I dreamed of what you would be like and said many prayers that one day we would finally get to hold you in our arms.  We had so many hopes and dreams for you.  So many wants for you.  8 years ago today, our dreams finally came true and you have given us so much more than we ever thought was possible.  Not a day goes by that you don't make us proud and thankful to be your parents.  You are a blessing to us and so many others.  The world is full of people that love you and know just how special you are.  You are a wonderful son and the best big brother we could ever hope to have for your little sister.  Never forget just how loved you are, just how special you are, just how wanted you are, and just how needed you are.  May today only be the beginning of many more great things to come!  Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!!  We love you!

Mommy (and Daddy)

 ***I am grateful for
1) those big birthday smiles
2) 8 wonderful years (that have gone entirely too fast)
3) family and friends to celebrate with
4) birthday cake
5) memories being made