Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Not goodbye but see you soon......

This time last year we were starting a party that would last over a week. Family had arrived from all over the country to celebrate a very special man. Some called him Kenneth, some called him Granddaddy, some called him Daddy but whatever term of endearment we chose, it was in love. We gathered to celebrate a man of integrity, one that had taught us what would make a marriage last for 60 + years, one who exhibited his faith in Christ in all he did, one who was loyal to family & friends.

Yesterday we gathered to soak in every last minute of that very special life. What a privilege to be there as he slipped from the hands of his devoted wife & loving family right into the arms of Jesus Christ his Savior.
Granddaddy suffered a massive stroke yesterday morning. We spent the day surrounding his bed, sure with a lot of tears but also with many sweet memories & even a little laughter as we recalled a life well lived. 5 1/2 years ago we surrounded his bed as doctors told us he would not live from several cardiac problems & many complications. When he lived longer than they expected, they warned that we would not take home the same man. God used Granddaddy to teach us all about prayer, healing & never giving up on the mighty God we serve. Not only did he go home, he truly lived the next 5 1/2 years. He did all the things he loved to do. He spent his days with my grandmomma, he gardened, he remained involved in his church, he played with great grandchildren...all the things that he loved.

Even in our sadness, we have so much to be thankful for. We will miss this wonderful man so much. Most of all, I am thankful for his faith in Christ & the assurance that we will see him again!

pictures from last year's party:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Logan and baby news!

It is hard to believe that Logan is 2!
I am hoping that when we wakes up in a few minutes he will be fever free. Yesterday he was fighting a little something so we hope today he is feeling better.
We have been asking him "who is about to turn two?" And he says, "ME!"
He even practices blowing out candles with his wooden Melissa & Doug cake puzzle.

These pictures capture his personality. He is a busy boy and loves to explore.
He is very curious and has to watched every minute because he can find trouble in a heartbeat!

He is talking more and more all the time but will hardly talk around others when away from home.
He wants to run wherever he goes rather than walk.
He is getting to be a pickier eater every day but definitely has a few favorites.
He loves his brother and wants to do whatever Jacob is doing. (see pic above, he is wearing a football helmet to be like brother:)
He loves his crocs and wants to put them on right when he wakes up, even with his PJs!
We love our sweet little man!

As far as baby news, if you are reading this and missed our announcement.....we are expecting baby #3. Yesterday I heard that sweet little heart beat. We will be able to find out in about 3 weeks if we will add to our boys or have a little girl. We are excited and thankful for this little surprise:)
Now, I have some celebrating to do with a 2 year old but will do a spring catch up soon!