Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Well, Everly isn't a "baby" anymore. She has officially been outside my body as long as she was in.
She is as big as Caroline, has been mobile for months and keeps us all on our toes by putting EVERYTHING in her mouth. She's very vocal, waves to strangers and is the jolliest little monster we have. I can't believe she's 9 months old already. Time has flown by. People always say that, but this is the first time I've felt it with my three. I'm glad she's tough and can hold her own with her siblings already.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A resolution-In writing

One of my more realistic New Years Resolutions is to update our blog more often.  I have been selfish with my time and when I have a free moment, I usually spend the time snuggling my very rapidly growing baby or reading a toddler paced story about animals.  So much has happened since the last time I posted, I fear I won't catch up.  Hopefully I can start with the big events and go from there. 
-The kids and I had an awesome trip to Georgia and North Carolina.  We got to show off our new arrival and let Caroline charm the pants off everyone.  (This trip had a small hospital stay for Caroline, but the Doctors and staff at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta were amazing.  They even let me keep Everly in the room with us!)
-Parker turned 4!
-Everly was baptised.  We had her baptism the same weekend as Parker's celebration and had a house full of visitors. 

-Matthew had a birthday, (a big one) and since he really couldn't take off from work, I brought a small party to him.
-Parker started Montessori school. 
-We FINALLY bought a camera worth taking pictures on.  (I really can't believe how long it's taken us.)

-We had a fantastic visit from Matthew's Dad (Papa Keith) and Grandma Vicki. 
-Parker broke his leg and got a cast up to his hip.  I don't even want to talk about it. 
-On TWO separate occasions, someone has run into the back of my 4Runner (the last one caused almost $9,000 in damage.)  These Virginians need to learn to drive!
As we start 2013, our family is preparing for a deployment and an open heart surgery.