The first favorite gift of the year was in the last post: talking to Max! It was so great to hear his voice and connect through Skype and we are still all on a high from that. It was kind of fun to have his cardboard figure around too and I have to say, c’mon some of you guys, let’s take that thing lightly! It’s just a light-hearted way to keep that kid who is so far away in our thoughts, and I’ll give you fair warning that it may keep popping up here or there in this blog, so get ready! (We’re in charge of my family reunion this summer and Max will be there in all his cardboard glory 🙂
2007 is when I started this blog and it is the best to have all these memories treasured up in a printed out version.
Just look at those baby faces!
How did they grow up so fast?
That trip to show a couple of my girls the city (NYC…above).
Those Halloween outfits that make me want to snuggle those little toddlers all over again:
That neighboring Turkey Trot we used to go to before we had our own:
And loving up my one boy:
This girl was destined to the beach from a young age…
And this baby?
Well, I think it’s safe to say that I loved her up enough to not ever look back and wish I had cherished that time more 🙂 (Although I will always miss it, I didn’t take it for granted.)
I had forgotten all about this note Grace had written to Dave:
…and her recovery:
A trip to Boston where we did the “jump” on the Harvard library steps just like we did this last December…I’ll have to get to that Boston wrap-up soon!
All this wrapped up together makes me so incredibly grateful for so many things remembered.
So many things that have made us “us.”
So many things I don’t want to ever, ever forget.
THANK YOU KARA for all the time and effort that went into making that thing. We will cherish it forever!