"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, November 24, 2008


What a fun weekend we had celebrating Cooper's birthday.

Cooper got his first real bike from mommy and daddy, but that wasn't anywhere near as exciting as his $4 trains he received (we should have known!).

***Notice we finally have pants on in a picture, but now we are without a shirt???***

On Sunday, we invited our family to church with us to dedicate Miss Sadie to the Lord. We believe that each person has to personally invite Christ into their lives and have a relationship with Him, we cannot do this for them. So this day is about us as a family committing to raise Sadie in a Christ centered home and with a loving family and church family supporting us in this.

I am sorry, but he's a total hotty, and she is just too yummy! She's breathtaking, isn't she???
What an incredible day as parents to give our child back to the Lord. The harder part is remembering each and every day that they are not ours, but His...to not make her dedication just another thing we do, but a day that shows those around us what we've already committed to Sadie, Mommy G, and God.

After church, we all loaded back up and headed to our house for Cooper's party! We have 11 kids in our immediate families, 9 of those being 4 and under!!! So needless to say it was a fun afternoon with lots of toys and giggles and energy. We are so blessed to have family close to help us celebrate birthdays! Cooper LOVED his cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents sharing in this special time.

Enjoy the pictures!

Sutton playing peek-a-boo with me! Thanks for coming to the party Sutton!

Does it get any better than this buddy? A big boy cup with ice and diet sprite and an iced sugar cookie! No, they don't get to drink pop...but they did today! We are suckers for celebrations!
Loving on Noonie (my mom). She had to watch Fox and the Hound, but I think it was worth the cuddles!

You think the boys are needing a nap??? They could hardly keep their heads up and eyes open!

The fun and excitement calmed around 3 and we persuaded the boys to just take a short nap (they are usually at least 3 hour nappers). Cooper wanted nothing of it, but I found him a while later like this....
Asleep on the floor next to his bed! I think it was well worth it!


Becki Francy said...

Crack up at the picture of him on the floor. And a special "woohoo" to Aunt Molly for making sure no pictures of Aunt Becki with her post baby bottom in the blog! Love Cooper and so glad to be a part of the dedication of our sweet Sadie...even though I didn't even make it past the first ten minutes! Love you all bunches!

kim said...

What a fun celebration! It reminds me an awful lot of our family get-togethers...tons of kiddos (ten...and counting!)

Asleep on the floor...priceless!

Melodie said...

what a fun day for your families!!

Chassidy said...

Wow, what a fun day you all had! Thanks for sharing those sweet pictures of your family! I love seeing them! Aren't we so blessed to have such amazing families.

Lisa said...

I am in AWE of your postings, you are so expressive, and I love your willingness to share. As I give thanks for Wyatt, and his birth mom this holiday weekend, I know we stand connected on that topic. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!