Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Our Weekend of Celebration

We had a wonderful Father's Day this passed Sunday. We also celebrated our baby girl's 1st birthday. It's funny how things come full circle. We found out we were pregnant with our first child, our son, on Father's Day 2005. I was being prepped for gallbladder surgery, when the nurse walked in with good news and bad news. The bad news she said was that they were going to be unable to do my surgery that next morning. And the good news was that I was pregnant. I thought it was a joke and I even laughed. (Probably due to the fact that I was already heavily medicated for the pain.) But when I saw the excitement on Hugh's face, I realized this was no joke. ~ We were going to have a baby. I was maybe two weeks along and I was soooo excited. And it was even sweeter to see Hugh happy and excited about the news. They ended up having to do the surgery anyway. The surgeon thought I might miscarry if we didn't proceed and take it out. She brought on a special anesthesiologist and OB to help with the surgery. I know the Lord orchestrated every last detail in order to bring these wonderful doctors into my life to keep my baby safe. Trey was born on his grandfather's birthday, two weeks after my mom passed away. Then eight months later, on Hugh's birthday, I told him I was pregnant again.~(hee-hee!) Anna Grace was born on my mom's birthday, which this year landed on Father's Day.

This year I gave Hugh a very special present for Father's Day. I can't really take credit for it, though. I borrowed the idea from a fellow blogger I admire, Brittani @ Holding Little Hands. This was such a fun creative idea for a gift. The best part is that it really came from the children ~ (With just a little help from me.) It turned out beautifully, and he loved it. We spent the day at church and then we enjoyed a cookout with our friends and neighbors, the Semrau/Murphy family. After pastor Murphy opened his Father's Day present from his children and grand-children, we all sang happy birthday to baby girl and let her open one of her presents. We had her official party Monday night. I hope you enjoy these pictures. I'll post the ones of her party later. A great big Thank You to Brittani for helping us give Hugh an unforgettable gift. Have a wonderful day everyone! Blessings!!!


Christy said...

i love that picture idea! my kids are painting canvases to hang in each other's rooms, and I may steal this idea for my hallway...it turned out so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

so precious, tiff! i sure wish i could have been there!

i LOVE the artwork. they did an awesome job!

Denise said...

Such an awesome gift. I love all of the pictures sweetie.

freetofly said...

What happy, happy pictures! Thanks for sharing your families joy with us! I love the top photo where she is smiling with the paint everywhere! Awesome!


luvmy4sons said...

What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing your family time with us in pics! What a wonderfully beautiful little girl!

Marsha said...

What PRECIOUS pictures! I love the one of the paint all over her face!