Thursday, June 23, 2011

Travis's New Fort

A special move-in treat from Nana and Papaw!





Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Moving Fun!

BEAR WITH ME - WE HAVE BEEN FOUR WEEKS WITH NO INTERNET AND I HAVE SOME MAJOR BLOGGING TO DO.  I WILL TRY TO CATCH US UP IN A HURRY SO THAT WE CAN BE CURRENT GOING FORWARD.  THESE POSTS WILL BE BACKDATED TO KINDA MATCH UP!

Maryn's arrival day changed, but our moving plans did not so six short days after Maryn's arrival, we had the apartment packed up and the movers were en route with all of our stuff that had been stored since November and a moving crew was headed to the apartment to load everything up.  For all of those that told me I was crazy, I have to say that you were correct!  :)




She didn't take it too rough!  I might have overdone it a little on Saturday, but banned myself from going up the stairs on Sunday and was much better.  Praise the Lord for no c-section recovery!



Celebrating a week of life and Brandon's first Father's Day as a dada to two kiddos!  Saying "kids" plural is still a little weird to me.

Not everyone thought that moving was a chore!  Grandpa is whipped, but Travis is having a blast!



Couldn't have done it without the sweat, meals, support, and help of our friends and family.  Especially LOVEY!  She worked her tail off for 3 weeks taking care of us and getting our house set up.  There is a special place in heaven for moms that have that kind of love!

MOVING IS SO MUCH FUN!



Travis kinda enjoyed packing up too.  (Nov. 2010)


But even he lost his sanity at some point...



Xoxo,
Gara

We are alive!!

All FOUR of us!!  We have been doing great getting adjusted and moved in.

We have been mainly adjusting and Lovey has mainly been moving us in.  We have had great help from everyone and we are so blessed by awesome family and friends!

Can't believe our little chunky monkey is 2 weeks old today and our big boy was 22 months yesterday!

Promise to post TONS of pics when we finally get Internet at the new house!

Xoxo,
Gara

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Enjoying a Couple of Days of Apartment Life


The drive home wore me out!


Survived T's first couch attack. (See B's face!)


"Sharing"


First "streaking" sighting!



First blow-out!



Lovey's lap has plenty of room!

Xoxo,
Gara

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sibling Gifts, A Few Visitors, and Heading "Home"...

Sweet sister got her big brother some prizes to celebrate her arrival, and Travis picked baby girl out her first doll.  Of course, Travis was happiest with the hospital phone.



Travis "sharing" with Maryn.


We had an amazing amount of friends and family visit us in the hospital, but apparently also had a crappy picture taker to document everyone.  Second kid definitely already getting documented less.  Here are just a few of many of special people that came to shower us with love.





Maryn's first gentleman suitor.  Maryn was the last (and biggest and only girl) of four births in June in our Sunday School class.  They are trying to make their move early!

We were discharged on Tuesday morning, and we loaded into the car about 30 minutes before our scheduled C-section time.  Most definitely the Lord's poetic justice on the whole situation.














Let's blow this joint!!


Hello ankles - I've been missing you!



Apartment "Home" #2103

Xoxo,
Gara

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

She's Here ... and We Are "Home".

Maryn Rochelle Hill
arrived at 7:42 am on Sunday, June 12th, 2011
weighing 8 lbs 6 oz. and measuring 21 inches long
looking angelic, squacking like a duck, sporting a piggy nose, and looking remarkably similar to her mama. 


Cliff's Notes Birth Story:  I started having contractions about 3:30 on 6/11/11 (her due date), we left for the hospital about 12:45 am, and she arrived about seven hours later the "ol' fashioned way".  We came home yesterday around lunch time (we left the hospital about 30 minutes before our scheduled c-section time - God's poetic justice does not disappoint).  The birth story is beautiful and emotional and perfect, and we look forward to getting it written and sharing it soon.  The Lord was so present and so faithful, and we are so in love with our baby girl!  Thanks to all who prayed for us during this journey - there is no doubt that we were (and are) surrounded by God's love and the prayers of so many of His believers.

A few pics from Sunday!








 


Busy week ahead - moving day is Saturday!

Xoxo,
Gara