Archive | December, 2013

Liam Thomas

17 Dec

Avery and I were headed to the movies to meet my mother-in-love and cousin to see Disney’s Frozen when I got the call. My sister was in labor!! YEAHH!. So I did a U-Turn, drove to my grandma’s to pick up Kenzie then headed over to Glenn Jr. High to go drop the girls off with their mimi before I went and picked up my dad and headed to the hospital! We got there around 4:30 on December 3 and she was at a 5. It was a pretty long labor but I was blessed to be able to stay with her the whole time, at around 1:22 in the morning on December 4 we welcomed our second nephew, Liam Thomas into the world! He was amazing, handsome and perfect.

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Just look at her- That is the face of a mother’s love!Image

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Insta-best friends /cousins

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I am most definitely a proud aunt, but even more than that.. I am a proud sister.
Sure, she got pregnant at 16 and that isn’t the most ideal situation in the world, but she owned up to her responsibilites… she made the right decision by keeping him, and she is making the right decision again by taking care of him. In these situations you really find out who your true friends are, and I am thankful she has a handful of really good ones. She pushed passed the whispers of people at school and even at church and held her head high- sure, she is having to make adult decisions a little earlier than most of us but she is putting his life before her own and she is determined to succeed and beat the statistics. She has brought the blessing of new life to our family, and with our support she is going to go far in life. God knew this was in her future from the very beginning, he has a plan for her, Bryan and Liam and it is GOOD.

Aimee

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Kenzie Faith

17 Dec

So it’s a week until christmas and I am just now posting about thanksgiving, can we all agree that I am a little behind? Totally.

This thanksgiving was extra special! It was Kenzie’s 1st birthday!! Thank God for all of the turkey and pie to comfort me on that fact. I am so greatful that she was blessed with the gift of living, and that I get to watch her grow and her little personality develop- I just wish it could be a little bit slower! 

Anyways, we had her party the saturday before thanksgiving and despite the fact that it was FREEZING outside, we had a great turn-out! We have amazing friends and family in our life that love our girls! Very blessed we are! Here are a few pictures of her party… I made the cake and cupcakes- the cake didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted but I was pretty proud of the cupcakes 🙂

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Aimee