Monday, June 28, 2010

A slower pace

Have a mentioned how much I love being home with our girl? It is such a blessing to have this time with her...watching her change each day, learning about each other, gazing at her in just moves at a slower pace. And I must say, I quite like it.

You see, I am a list girl. I get the same day planner each year that I've had since high school (no joke). And every day, there are lists. What needs to be done that day. These aren't always monumental tasks, sometimes it's as simple as Make Dr. Appointment, or Laundry, or Call so-and-so for their Birthday. But marking these To-Do's off as Completed is quite rewarding for me.

These days, there aren't as many To-Do's... or at least in the list making sense there aren't. These days, we see where our days take us.

Some days, like today, we wake up at 4:30 a.m. (after sleeping since 11 p.m.-- yahoo!) and decide we are very we enjoy the sunrise together and watch the ending of "Cold Mountain".

And other days days, we meet up with our Summer Sister friends for play dates and mommy dates.

Lately we've been enjoying have Uncle Zachary staying with us for awhile...

And who doesn't love a nice relaxing bath?

Or spending time with some of our favorite friends?

Some days though, we do like to get ready and put on our party dress for a BBQ gathering...

So even though our Pacific Northwest "summer" has left much to be desired thus far, we are filling our summer days with lots of love, love and more love. I'll check that off as the most rewarding To-Do ever.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The first

It's exciting knowing there will be so many "firsts" to discover and embrace this year. Each one bringing with it a new sense of wonder and joy. Each one special and unique.

This Father's Day was one of those firsts. Nicholas, at just 16 days into the job you are already an amazing daddy. I love watching you with our Charlotte. She is one lucky girl...and so am I.


We love you!

Our days...

have been filled with:
Memorizing each other...


Meeting new friends...




Hanging out with our favorite little watch dog...


Big stretches...


Spending time with Grammie...


Lots of walks...(and enjoying no makeup!)


A little bit of crying...


Hanging out with family...


And just plain being cute...

IMG_5120 is pretty good right now.

Friday, June 11, 2010

One week

One week ago she came into our lives. Our hearts were forever changed. To look at her and know that Nicholas and I helped to create this little is the most incredible, humbling, amazing feeling. Like she was chosen just for us. A place in my heart that I never even knew existed, is now there... just for her. I am in awe.





*All photos taken by my wonderfully talented friend, Miss Erin Coffey.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

And the dreams...

Mama Court
*picture taken by Aunt Shelly
That you dare to dream...


Really do come true.

Charlotte Grace
Born June 4th, 4:14 a.m.
8 lbs. 1.8 oz
19 inches long
Our dream come true