Thursday, August 23, 2012

Grow This! [said with attitude]

Growth Spurts. 
Who needs 'em?

Growth spurts aren't exactly on my "friends" list. 
In fact, we may just be at odds with each other,
for life. 

Because they make you cranky. 
Not to mention the baby,
who just desperately wants to grow faster then you can nurse.

Nursing every hour,
on the hour,
can get really old.

its only 1 day out of 7
that this happens to me.

This week,
the 2 month growth spurt coincided with shots. 

my kid is cute.

Cute measures at:
12 lbs 1oz
24.5 inches long

2 months is bringing smiles,
and more and more personality!
We love you E!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

4 years = 1,460 days!

My title kind of reminds me of "Seasons of Love" from the hit Rent. 525,600 minutes; how do you measure a year? How about love?

[in fact, its now on repeat on my computer!]

Its so true.

We've had nothing but love. We have had a lot of compromise, changing of opinions, and laughter. More laughter than anything else. Its been a lot of fun, and now that we've added a little game changer, we are excited to see what else we can find to laugh about.

Last night we laughed about this post of mine on facebook:

It was a hard day, but at the end of it all, we laughed together and that was all that mattered. Poor Ethan got milk all over his face in the process, but that never hurt anyone!

Its been a big comfort to have a best friend by my side through this journey. With Ethan here now, its been an even bigger comfort. Sure, listening to General Conference talks during feedings and reading the scriptures during naps brings comfort... Tyler just happens to be a balm of Gilead that I can hold on to. He doesn't judge me when things get hard, he doesn't scold me for not having the house spotless when he comes home, and he is quick to go into work an hour early, come home and do dishes, do the laundry, and take Ethan so I can run to the store for 30 minutes of out-of-the-house-exposure on the days when Ethan and I haven't gone for walks. All of this without complaint. I have a lot to learn from him :) He is thoughtful. He is kind. And that is better then all the riches of the world.

He makes me laugh. Oh my. We were laughing so hard last night while waking up and feeding/changing Ethan - what hubby gets up each time with his wife to change the diaper so she can use the restroom, get ready to nurse, etc? Wow.  I am blessed. Especially because my eyes are barely open and I would hate to be the one changing diapers at night :) haha even with the lights on! haha Just kidding, but really? I am counting my blessings. Both of them.

 I am so thankful for the promise of forever families.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

greetings, photobooth!!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thanks Friend ;)

A little while ago, I came across 
on a friend's blog.

I feel like I've heard it before,
but not. 

I'm hearing it loud and clear now.

My favorite line,
which coincidentally brought me to tears:

"Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole."
[matt 9:22]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ethan's Blessing Day - Week 4

Tyson, Marissa, Dad, Mom, Me & Ethan, Tyler, Melanie, Devin
Grandma Sanders

 Aunt Nancy, Mom & Ethan, Aunt Cynthia
Grandma Sanders

 Aunt Cynthia, Uncle Bentley & Ethan, Dax, Nathan
Marissa, Melanie, Me & Ethan, Alene, Ruth
Grandma Sanders
 Melanie, Tyson, Rissy, Dad, Mom, Me & Ethan, Tyler, Devin

 Melanie, Tyson, Marissa, Grandma & Grandpa Campbell
Dad, Mom, Me & Ethan, Tyler, Devo-bevo

 Bethany and B-rock & Me and Ethan

 Mom, Grandma Sanders, and Me & Ethan

 Tyson, Grandpa Campbell, Tyler & Ethan, Dad, Devo

 Tyler & Ethan & Tyson

Thanks so much to everyone who came!
Your support is more important than you know!

We love you!