Friday, July 31, 2009

Missing Jackie

I came across some video of my 30th birthday party last year that my father-in-law had. It's amazing how seeing something that you didn't remember happen can really take you off guard. I thought I'd watched every video we had of Jack over and over, but seeing this footage really floored me. I'd give anything to be able to hold his hand and help him down the hill again. Like I said, I don't remember this event, but now that picture will be forever burned in my mind. I guess I'm just really missing my little buddy lately. It was great to see this video because it's how I picture seeing him again.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Monster!!

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Happy Birthday to the LOVE OF MY LIFE! Coby is seriously the most amazing person I have ever met. He is so fun, optimistic, loving, hard working, adventurous, forgiving, HOT, get the picture. HE's quite possibly the most PERFECT person in the whole wide world!

One of the things I love about Coby is just how confident he is in every aspect of his life. I remember the first time I picked him up from the airport. He walked off the plane and strutted (as only Coby can) over to me and just grabbed my hand like he owned it! I still get squirrels in my stomach just thinking of it. I love that I can ask him anything and he never makes me feel stupid. He makes me feel like a good wife and mother...of which I have struggled this year. He always builds me up and makes me feel beautiful. He spends time with our boys and always makes them feel special. He rarely gets mad and is so good at not judging or speaking badly of others. (Which sometimes stinks...because I am GREAT fuel to fire)!! I joke that Coby is the "girl" in our relationship because he can sew, cook and most importantly SHOP! He can always spot a bargain and has more fashion sense in one little pinky than I have in my entire body. He used to have to dress Corbin because I'd either put his clothes on backwards or they just wouldn't match. I swear to you that he got ALL or nearly ALL the motherly instints. He has the "touch" when it comes to putting the boys to sleep. He never complains that I spend too much time getting ready or that I can't be on time to save my life. He is a GREAT trip planner. Just ask any of our friends! He puts our family first before any other thing. He lets me cry and just holds me close. He is my best friend and I am so grateful that he chose me. I still can't believe that he chose me!

I love you sweetheart! You are my monster and I completely ADORE YOU!! Happy Birthday! Good things are coming...if we could stay home long enough to get a sitter...I might actually be able to show you! :)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Overwhelmingly Grateful

Our newest addition...Jaden or Baby Jaden James as Corbin says.

Me and my Corbi-Mac on the way to the hospital

Me and my Jackie

Me and most of my boys

Wow, I am so overwhelmed with gratitude as I type this.  Jaden is only 1 week old and I can't seem to get enough of him.  He looks so much like Corbin did as a newborn and has SO many of Coby's traits.  Coby finally got a monkey with his ears instead of my cartlidgey ones, his cute little nose, Coby's bow legged legs and slender toes.  We might actually be able to find shoes that don't have to be an X-WIDE this time!  It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop.  I find myself not wanting to put him down.  He's such a GREAT nurser like Jack...only I swear he eats twice as much as Jack we may have MORE than just a little chunk on our hands soon.  

I just love my little boys.  Corbin is so sweet with Jaden.  He's always giving him little kisses and trying to make sure he's warm enough.  He tells me he loves "Baby Jaden James"  It's really the greatest feeling.  This little boy is surrounded by so many people that just adore him.  I know that Jack continues to stay close.  I'm glad.  It makes me happy to know that Jack, despite how far away he is, IS and will ALWAYS be a big part of this family.  How grateful I am for this knowledge.  My cup runneth over and I thank my Heavenly Father every single day for the privilege I have to be their mommy.  I am sure that I am biased, but I think I have the best little boys in the world. heart is full.  I just love 'em!  

Thursday, July 02, 2009

More Pictures of the Jader-bug

First picture with mom and dad

Corbin and his new baby bro

He loves him

Mom is looking and doing great!