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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011!

As usual, we had a wonderful day on Thanksgiving. It was a day full of family, friends, food, football, and fun! Liam had a fun day and he was a perfect little Angel! He was even sweet enough to take a nap during the big meal so Brad and I could sit and enjoy eating! We had my parents, Allie, Grammy, Patti, Randy, Bryan and Katie, Liam, and the masses of dogs this year. The Arnts came over after the meal to have some pie and watch some football!

On the menu this year we had a beautiful turkey, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, yummy stuffing, gravy, and fruit salad! Then we had a pumpkin pie, apple pie, lemon pie, and coconut cream pie to enjoy. Needless to say, we were all stuffed. But, come about 6:00 that night, we got it all out again for round two! I made sure Liam ate some sweet potatoes and pumpkin of his own (I made it separately of course) so that he could enjoy some yummy Thanksgiving foods as well!

We have so very much to be thankful for this year. We are blessed beyond anything I ever could have imagined and to that we praise our Lord Jesus Christ! One of our very most obvious blessings this year is our sweet angel boy, Liam. Life has changed so much and looking back seemed so meaningless without this little guy. I cannot imagine not having him in our lives! What a little blessing.

Another thing we are extremely thankful for this year is our wonderful church home, The Door Church. It has been such an amazing experience and we are so happy that we have found this incredible group of people to love and live life with. The love of God is ever-present at The Door and I look forward to the future with all of our amazing friends, new and old.

Here are some photos from Thankgiving this year!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Six and nearly 7 months old!!

On October 28th, Liam turned 6 months old! Now he is one week from being 7 months old...I cannot believe he is over 1/2 a year old already! So much has been going on and life has been so busy with this busy little guy that I have forgotten/not had the time to blog. But, I truly plan on getting better! There are just so many things to document.

Liam had so much fun on his first Halloween. Of course, he was a giraffe for his first halloween. He wore the costume proudly :) Our church had a block party for a few neighborhoods in Coppell. We had bounce houses, hot dogs, and candy for the trick or treaters. It was so nice to spend some time in our city, loving on the people who live here. Our Church (The Door) has been such an incredible blessing in our lives. I am so excited that Liam will be raised in this church with all the amazing people we have met there.

Liam has learned to sit up in the last month and is starting to rear back looking like he is ready to crawl! He is growing up way too fast! He can stand for pretty long periods of time (with assistance of course). He is not a huge eater, but we manage to get some solids down him each day. He eats a lot of avacado and squash :) He also loves pears, plums, prunes, and peas! We are enjoying every second with him and still cannot believe we have been blessed with such an amazing and perfect gift. It is a huge job to raise a Godly child in this world today, but we are thankful that the Lord has entrusted us with this sweet boy.

Liam is in LOVE with the dogs and cat. If nothing else makes him smile, all they have to do is walk into the room and he will giggle. That is definitely something he got from his momma (although Dad loves dogs also). He also obsessed with jumping and the best invention in the world is our jumparoo! He is always bouncing whether he is in our laps, in his excersaucer, or in his jumparoo!

In early October we headed out to the pumpkin patch to try and catch some cute pictures. Well, he LOVED the grass, hay, and pumpkins so much, we could not get him to look at the camera! But, we like the pics anyways :)

We did a quick photo shoot with Eric while he was in town and got some amazing pictures! Unfortunately, I cannot share them all because we will be using them on our Christmas card this year! But, here is a little preview of a few of them!

I will try to post more often and set aside a time each day. I know that one day Liam will really enjoy looking at this :)