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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer 2012, the biggest news first.

We're down to the wire, just a few more days of watching TV till noon while eating leftover State Fair salt water taffy for breakfast and it's back to life with schedules.  It's been a crazy, whirlwind of a summer full of growth, change, and a dash or two of drama thrown in for excitement, I guess.
I'm a little sad to be saying goodbye to all my time with the kids but, who am I kidding, I'm a little excited about saying goodbye to all my time with the kids, too.

Our biggest news was that I went from this:

To having this little sweet bundle in my arms on July 2nd...

She arrived early, 6 weeks early, but was big (6 pounds 3ounces) and healthy and we were more than ready to welcome her into our family.

And while she was "Baby Alice" nearly the entire time she was growing inside me, in the end I knew she needed an S name like the others...so Corey chose Siri. 

Siri Alice, made us a family of 5.

And we truly could not be happier.  The older children have loved her since before they met her and since she's been here they've done nothing but shower her with kisses and hugs and a whole lot of cheek squeezing from Shore.

And just like that, the sweet intoxicating baby smell was back in our lives and we had room in our heart that we hadn't known about before...
And Sweet Siri became a part of our crew...forever.


  1. Ruth- She is just beautiful. I love Siri Alice. I am sure the kids are over the moon for her. I have been checking your blog almost daily, waiting to see her precious face. I was so excited this morning when I saw your post. I hope everything is going great for you guys!

  2. Oh Kasey, you made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words...it's comments like yours that motivate me to blog. I'm coming out of the "newborn haze" so hopefully I'll post more regularly.
    Hope you and your family enjoy the long weekend! OXOXOX.

  3. Ruth- She is beautiful. The new baby smell--brought tears to my eyes! I can tell how in love with her all of you are!!!!

  4. We are SO in love!!! And just today we found out that our little Love Bug is over 9 pounds! Maybe we should start calling her Chunky Monkey!

  5. You're back!!! I LOVE your belly, your baby, your older children, your husband...and I love that you've all fallen so deeply in love. Siri is darling!!!


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