Thursday, June 28, 2012

His Name Is.... & a Letter :)

Our sweet baby boy's name will be...

Grayson Patrick Garlich

Matt and I both loved the name Grayson right when we heard it & it goes so well with our last name.  I immediately could imagine that little person and his name just seemed to fit with the picture in my mind.  There was a bit of a time when Grayson's daddy "wasn't feeling it" but he thankfully got over that phase :) and we were back in action.  We started talking about middle names & one night in the car, Matt looked at me and said, "What about Grayson Patrick?" to which I immediately knew that was it.  That was our baby's name.  Patrick was the sweet brother of my hubby who went to be with Jesus before his first birthday.  From everything I know and pictures I have seen, he was a precious baby and we are so excited & honored to be able to carry on his legacy in this next generation. :)

My precious baby boy,
                       You have been in my belly for about 26 weeks and are making yourself quite at home in there. :)  I absolutely LOVE feeling you roll, kick, and turn around at all hours of the day and night.  It is a feeling that you just can't quite describe until you experience it yourself but I don't think I will ever get sick of it.  Your daddy and I can't WAIT to meet you and see what/who you look like.  At lunch today, we were talking about you and what your little personality would be like.  We talked about how we want to raise you up to learn about Jesus and live for him.  We vowed that praying and reading scripture at night together will be a nightly family act.  We are praying for your sweet heart, and that the Lord is ripening it to know Him.  We are praying for your health, your future, and that your daddy and I would be wise and trust in the Lord to help us raise you.  It's a little scary to think about, but we know that He is near to us and will help us to raise you despite our shortcomings and flaws.  I am so thankful for your dad, because I know he will be SUCH a wonderful father.  He will be a tough cookie discipline wise, but he also has the softest heart and will be there for you no matter the circumstance.  And goodness, is he ready to throw the football, teach you how to play catch, and dunk some basketballs with you!  Grayson, my sweet baby boy- you are loved, wanted, prayed for, and adored.  Your daddy and I are so very thankful for how the Lord is blessing our family with you!  We love you and can't WAIT to meet you (although you're not quite ready yet & we still have a lot to do, so stay comfy in there for another 13 or so weeks. :))!

                                                                                                           With all the love in our hearts,
                                                                                                            Mom and Dad :) 


A Wedding & Renovations

It's been a while since I last posted & to say we've been busy is an understatement.  I feel like life is zooming past me and I can't quite catch up with it but it's all good things (for the most part :)).  I'm going to do another post telling our sweet little man's name.

I'll start by recapping Kelly & John's wedding.  It was a beautiful, worshipful ceremony and a super fun reception!  I am so blessed with not just my immediate in-law family, but all of my extended in-laws...I just adore Matt's aunts and uncles and it was wonderful being together with everyone!  Here are some pictures that I completely stole from Uncle Bryan. ;)  I didn't take any pictures over the weekend which is pretty pitiful but we were busy the whole time so I am giving myself an excuse.  I can't wait to see the professional pictures!   

Love him :)

My FIL and his three brothers :)...all awesome Garlich men!

Our sweet baby boy was a trooper and let me dance the night away until finally I was exhausted and fell asleep within minutes of the head hitting my pillow

My mother-in-law and her two sons :)

Kelly was seriously beaming and looked like Cinderella.  I have an absolutely beautiful sister-in-law, not just on the outside but on the inside too.  I love her and am so happy she FINALLY has married her best friend, our sweet Johnny boy. :)

 Mom and daughter breaking it down on the dance floor. :)

The day after the wedding there was a brunch at a local was so fun to see the newlyweds again and hang out with everyone.  This is my sweet in-love family and come February, we will all be official! :)  Can't wait till Hope and GG's wedding!! :)

 My FMIL & her mom and sister, Matt's wonderful Aunt Sue

After the wedding, we (I say that very lightly because really there's not much I can do but supervise :)) have been kicking it in high gear on our house projects. 

Our kitchen floor was tiled by some wonderful friends in our small group at church and Matt did our entire backsplash!  It's not completely finished yet so this is just a teaser photo.  I am SO BEYOND happy with our is BEAUTIFUL in person and just makes me so happy every time I walk in there. 

There has been a little drama but nothing we can't handle :) (nothing is ever easy with house projects).  Matt has been ripping up the carpets upstairs preparing for our new carpets to be installed & he found a small spot of mold in our master bedroom.  We weren't sure if it was the bad kind (black mold) or not so we have been sleeping downstairs (our other beds are currently disassembled to make way for the new carpet). We closed off our room & I have not been allowed to go in there because my sweet hubby doesn't want me & our baby boy remotely near the mold.  It's also been a little rough because we didn't want to run our A/C to for fear of circulating the mold through the air so needless to say in late June, it's been a little hot for this preggo girl.  Temporarily, Matt got a window A/C unit downstairs that has been making it tolerable but I can't wait to get back in my bed with the real A/C on & feeling much cooler!  Thankfully we got the report back today that the mold is not the bad kind.  We (lol, totally loosely- not we at all :)- more like HE) will just get rid of it and then life can go back to normal a little bit. 

In the next several weeks to a month, our upstairs is being painted and then we'll get new carpet!  WOO HOO! :)  I'm trying to remain positive through it all and know that it's just for a brief season and it will all be worth it once it's complete!! :) 

I am now semi- caught up with our lives.  Next up....our baby boy's name & a letter to him