Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks!

Today is Camden's first Thanksgiving, and it was a wonderful day. We kicked off the day at Gigi's house, and enjoyed a delicious lunch completed with homemade pound cake. Mmmm! Then it was time to leave, and head to Nana's house. We were greeted by Cole and Nana, both of whom were thrilled to see Cam...of course. After ANOTHER delicious meal, we hung around to spend some time with relatives that we do not get to see so regularly. We had a blast. We headed home when Camden was ready to sleep, and Aaron and I watched a movie (which was not all that great, although spending time together WAS!).

I am soooo thankful for the life God has blessed me with.
I am thankful for......Aaron, my amazing husband, who continuously amazes me with his
deep love for me and Camden. He is the kind of father that many kids can only dream of.

Camden, my precious baby boy. He is the happiest, most cuddly, smiley, silliest baby I have ever met. I feel so incredibly blessed to be his mommy, and love the bond we share. I also can not get enough of watching the two men in my life interact. Camden loves me, kisses, hugs, cuddles with me, and wants me when he is sleepy or fussy. He counts on Aaron for his laughs. Aaron gets the best chuckles out of him, and I see nothing except pure happiness beaming from both of them when they are playing together.

My family. We live half a mile away from my parents, and are very thankful for all they do for us. It means so much to all three of us to be able to pop in anytime. My sisters are some of my best friends, and I talk to them quite regularly. Camilla is a real light in my life. I love her as if she is my own child, and can not stand going too long without seeing her, if only for a hug. Adrian for being my very first brother. He takes amazing care of Chrystie and Camilla, and is a great addition to our family. My in-laws have been nothing but supportive, and love us with all of their hearts', as we do them.

My wonderful girl-friends, who have helped me through so much throughout my life, and I continue to depend on for advice or just an ear to listen. I consider myself to be a very good friend, and truly value my best friends. They are not just people I chat with. I love them. I try to always be there for them, no matter what the situation.

These are the people for whom I am most thankful. Although, my thanks are not limited to them. A few months ago, Ashley Hadley asked me to go and visit Church of the Highlands with her. I was eager to check it out, as I had heard soooo many great things about the church, Chris Hodges, and the members of the congregation. It is a non-denominational church, and I am truly in love with it. Thanks to Ashly inviting me to go with her on that Sunday, I have really made a turn in my life, and the meaning behind it. I am so thankful that she invited me to go, and thankful for all of the changes I am making. I am, beyond all of these things, thankful for our Lord.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My husband just doesn't understand it.

Aaron just can't quite understand how I could enjoy reading the blog of someone I have never met. For those of you looking for a fun, interesting, and extremely addicting blog to confuse your spouse with, check this out.

MckMama is hosting another one of her wonderfully fun contests. I invite you all, whoever you may be, to check out the Small FryDay Contest.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bathtime, drool, and a warm winter coat!

As we near Thanksgiving, I, as most, am consumed by thoughts of all that mean so much to me. I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends. I have recently grown very close to a few wonderful women, and they came into my life at such an amazing time. You know who you are!
Oh my, how life has changed so very much! I am working on so many things in my life in order to be the best wife, mommy, friend, sister, daughter, and aunt. The original inspiration for all of these changes are the wonderful men in my life.....

I am so happy with where life has taken me and my family of three.
here are some more pictures, because you know you want to see them!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What a week!!!

As Camden approaches his Nine Month birthday, he is trying to squeeze in as many developmental milestones as possible! Not only has he begun crawling and waving, he now is clapping and pulling up! Sunday he started clapping, and it is just about as cute as anything could be! He concentrates on it at first, but quickly is able to do it while paying attention to other things going on around him. Then on Monday night, as I was doing laundry, he was playing on the floor with Aaron. He pulled up on a laundry basket. What a big boy we have!!! Today at Grammie's house, he attempted to walk from the coffee table to his exersaucer unassisted! He seems to think he is able to do so. Grammie helped support him, but it might not be too long before we have a cruiser! picture to follow.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A few more pictures, because I simply can not get enough of Cam!

An incredibly sweet, incredibly loved duo.

My very own frog prince!

Aren't my boys handsome?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Say.."Bye, bye"

Camden is officially waving, and it has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!! He is such a sweet, cheerful baby! I am really enjoying this stage in his life. He is so cuddly, and loves to hug on people. The sweetest thing in the world is when he crawls over and lays his head on my lap. He seems to be so laid back, and loves people. Anyone that wants to love on him, he welcomes with open arms. He is an extremely ticklish baby, and giggles at the drop of a dime.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hoppy Halloween!!!!

I am still awaiting a picture of Camden and Camilla as a pretty princess and her frog prince, but here is my sweet little froggy. I have always had a thing for frogs, but this one could make anyone's heart melt!