Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday part 3 (Grandparents' gifts)

We are very fortunate to have grandparents who are able to do super nice things for Holden and us, especially since they live 3 hours away. The grandmothers jump at the chance to come keep Holden when I have something I need to do minus the little one or when Jack and I have something to do or just to visit. The grandfathers jump at the chance, too! Again, they are all so generous and Holden's birthday was no exception! It was like Christmas in May! Jack's parents gave Holden a fabulous swing set which was more than a "some assembly required" project. It took 3 full days to construct but was well worth the time!! My mom and step dad sent Holden a box of goodies, ranging from a riding firetruck to pajamas to musical instruments to a piano in memory of my daddy and they brought him a sand and picnic table when they came! Both grandparents also helped make the party a big success! Thanks Meme and Bossy and Grammy and Gram!! We love y'all!!

Watching Meme, Bossy, and Daddy build the swing set

Holden is making sure they stay on task!

"Remember to hydrate guys!!"

"I'm getting a swing set!!!"
(Thanks Mimsy and Pop Bailey for my hot set of wheels!)

Holden and Daddy testing it out

First time to swing on his new swing set

Opening his mail from Grammy and Gram

Checking out his pops would be proud!

Taking his new fire truck for a spin

Checking out the gifts Great Aunt Char & Great Uncle Jimmy sent....he loves boxes!

Happy Birthday part 2(The invitation)

My sweet and incredibly talented friend, Jenny Holloway, designed Holden's invitation. I wanted it to be very special and something that our family could keep. I told her what I was thinking about and she created the most precious invitation for Holden. She is super creative and very economical! Thanks Jenny for helping my our baby boy's birthday so special!!!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Holden! Part 1

Well, it is hard to believe that my baby boy turned 1 on May 8! It didn't seem like a year had passed already! Being his mommy has been the most incredible, most challenging, and most rewarding thing I have ever done. He is so precious and is a daily reminder of God's love for us! I thought I would post some then and now shots and pics of what we did on his actual birthday.
May 8, 2008- 10 hours into the process...only 9 more before he arrvived!
Jack looks great! I had gained 60+ pounds by this point and the fluid they were giving me just added more. Oh well, it was sooooo worth it!

William Holden Walters
Proud Papa showing him off!

I finally got to hold him two hours later....the most remarkable moment of my life! I had waited so long to hold my baby boy! What a blessing!!

May 8, 2009- First birthday
Holden's birthday fell on a Friday so we had a family day. Daddy took off of work and we spent the day together. Grammy was also in town early to help get ready for the party on Saturday. We enjoyed the day and let Holden have a practice round with the cake. He didn't like the cake that much but we had fun with it!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy 5th Anniversary Jack!

June 5, 2004
I have to take a moment and give a shout-out to my hubby! Today is our 5th anniversary! It is hard to believe that 5 years have passed! I knew that I would marry Jack before we even went on our first date..we talked for about 3 weeks before our first date and we talked about everything. He was the first person I felt like I could be myself with! I didn't have to be perfect all the time and he made me laugh.....both of which are still true today! Jack is my best friend and I feel very blessed to have him in my life! A lot has happened in 5 years-completed med school, had our first child, moved three times, & started a residency program! I can't wait to see what the future holds for us! So, Happy Anniversary to my handsome, sweet, loving, smart, funny, & amazing husband!(great daddy too!) I loved you 5 years ago, but that love doesn't hold a candle to how I feel about you today! I love you!!
Honeymoon in Jamaica-2004

2nd Anniversary Trip to San Francisco-2006

Our life now-2009