Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby Bentley

Brooke had her baby on Sept. 16. 6#9oz. She sure is a cute little thing. Brooke is doing amazing. She is such a good little mommy. I'm so proud of her and that the nursing is going so well. It is so different being the grandma and not the mom while having a newborn in the house. We had scheduled the shower for the 17th, but that didn't happen so we had it on the 24th. We are surrounded by such good people. I almost want another baby so someone will make me a beautiful blanket, but I guess I can just get my act together and make myself one. Thanks to everyone for making it so special for Brooke and showing her how many people love her.

Sadie's doodling:
View from labor/delivery room:
New Mommy and baby:

Taylor Brown & Kodee:
Proud Grandpa:

Even Bentley is happy to be here.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy 23rd Anniversary to Us!

It is so weird to think of where we were so many years ago. I didn't realize where I'd be at this point in my life, so I'm just going to list some of the changes that have taken place.

I didn't know that we would have 7 of the most beautiful children.
I didn't know that we would be grandparents already...we're still young aren't we?
I didn't know of the joy that comes when you take a child to the Temple.
I didn't know that we'd be living so far away from where we were raised.
I didn't know that we'd be so overweight....we can still fix this!!!!!
I didn't know that Gary would have already had a heart attack.
I didn't know that I would be so much more in love than I was on our wedding day!

It's amazing that we still feel so young and yet it is such a deeper love than I ever thought existed. I'm so grateful that families are forever. Thanks, Gary for the years behind us and the many ahead.