Sunday, July 12, 2009

Aunt Laci's Wedding

Well, we have a new uncle at our house. Aunt Laci and Uncle John got married this past weekend in Austin. It was beautiful. Check out our family blog for more pics...I just thought Lia's blog needed a picture of her and our pretty bride Laci.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Looking Back...

It's hard to believe Lia's almost a year old...It's July the 4th and this time last year was a hard day. I remember Corey was working, and the rest of us went out to Mimi's and Grandaddy's house to spend the 4th. I had already stopped working. The stress was weighing down on me so heavily, and I was at a breaking point. I remember going out to mom's and literally having a breakdown. Mom and I had gone to the store by ourselves. As we pulled into the driveway, I looked at mom and started crying. She asked me what was wrong and I said, "I'm just so scared." We both cried and she immediately backed up and we drove around until we could pull it together.

A whole year later, things are so much better than I had allowed myself to dream they would be. Lia's a vibrant, active, happy little girl. The boys have adjusted to her wonderfully without resentment or jealousy. We live every day feeling so blessed. I still allow myself to have days of feeling sorry for myself and feeling sad, but those days are few and far between. I feel so fortunate to have this little girl to love and watch grow. All three of our kids bring us joy in such different ways. We are unbelievably blessed.