Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Saturday, June 30, 2012

To My Prince Charming

I am SO in love with you, Jason! Thank u for being the most amazing birth coach - for breathing through each contraction with me, holding me, instructing me, holding my hand through it all and giggling with me when our sweet Rael came into the world. I could have not done it without you, babe. Thank you for being the best daddy to our two precious girls..playing with Laylie all week and always snuggling Rael. I am so happy and honored you are my husband and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world every single day. I thank God countless times each and every day for blessing me with you. Let's enjoy growing old together while we soak up each moment raising our children. I love you with all my heart Jason Peter and I am truly living my dream life being married to you.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Rael Gracelynn

Our Rael Gracelynn is here!!!
Sunday, June 24th at 1:51am 6lbs 10oz 18 ½ inches
Our hearts are completely full of love and joy!

Labor was wonderful, completely natural, and powerful. I pushed Rael out into the world with 1 push and the nurse had to catch our little angel.

One of our most treasured moments of all time – Minutes after our sweet Rael arrived

My amazing birth team and more pictures of our unforgetable morning on June 24th

The First Day at the Hospital -
Laylie Meeting her sister

Bringing Rael home and cherishing every moment
(Laylie has been an amazing big sister and loves to hold her, bathe her, and change her)

We are so extremely blessed and are loving every minute of having two little precious girls. God is so good to us and we are truly on top of the world!
We love you Rael Gracelynn with all of our hearts and we are so excited you are here!

Our Beautiful Dancer

Laylie had her open house for dance last Tuesday and it truly was such a joy to watch her dance for us. She has been practicing with her amazing teacher Ms. Tiffany every Tuesday for a year and it was so fun to see how much she enjoys dancing and how much she has learned. Whether shuffling her little feet across the dance floor with her tap shoes, or pointing her toes and doing plies in her ballet shoes, she would soak up every minute. It was such a wonderful day celebrating Laylie and making her feel extra loved. We are so proud and loved watching her every second that went by in her big bright pink tutu.

I love having a daughter where I get to dress her up in big tutus and take her to dance class. She will be my special girl forever which makes this mama’s heart so happy.

Monday, June 18, 2012

40 Weeks...(This Thursday)

We can't wait to meet our sweet Rael. We are counting down the days and waiting for her arrival. My heart is completely full of joy thinking about holding her for the first time and see her beautiful face. Rael, Your mama, papa and sister are so looking forward to bringing you home and becoming a family of 4. We love you with all of our hearts.

40 Weeks

My Sweet Love-Bug

One last photo of us being a family of 3

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rael's Room

Rael is so loved!
When I first found out that I was pregnant with a baby girl, I started thinking about what theme I wanted to do for this sweet treasure’s room. As I thought more and more…I knew I wanted to do something with a tree branch. I had a vision of hanging a real tree branch on the wall and creating a fun masterpiece out of it. It all came together as a “love bird” theme for our sweet daughter. Days later, after a windy and rainy day, as I was pushing Laylie in the stroller on our walk together, we found the most perfect tree branch just lying on the ground. I sure felt funny pushing a stroller and carrying a huge tree branch all the way back home, but I thought that this branch had fallen just for Rael. Jason and I hung it on the wall and loved how it looked - but there was a nice open space on the wall that needed some beautiful decoration as well. And that is when my amazing Mother-in-law came into my head and all of her incredible artistic talent. Jason and I picked out a Bible verse having to do with birds of the air and Rael’s sweet Mamoe came over day after day and spent many hours in Rael’s room painting the most beautiful mural. Every time she left after painting touches on the wall, I loved it more and more. I was thrilled with every detail she hand-painted and created. It has become the most perfect touch to Rael’s “love bird” themed room and now Rael can have such a special mural made just for her by her Mamoe. Mom, we are so grateful for you and we thank you for painting our sweet daughter’s wall and making her room extra special. You truly have such a talent and gift that blesses others.

Here is Rael’s room and all the extra touches of her “love bird” rest spot.

Also, lots of special thank yous to: G.G. for sewing all of the fabric birds; my cousin Madisyn for making the fabric flowers; and Tisha for gifting me the beautiful fabric to personalize Rael’s bumper and shadow boxes. We can’t wait for Rael to enjoy her room and have it be a quiet, calm, and relaxing resting place that she will adore and love.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

38 Weeks

38 Weeks and we are beyond exited to meet our baby girl! We are counting down the days and our hearts are completely filled with love. We are praying every moment that goes by for this baby that God has blessed us with and we feel so honored that He has picked us to be her parents. To raise her, love her, protect her and guide her - we are living our dream.

The big sister is so excited and can't wait either!