Sunday, July 8, 2012

 As many of you are aware, in the month of may, a fundraiser was held in honor of our little nephew Kellan. Team Kellan was created to raise money for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Their local walk was held on May 19th. Kellan has Angelman Syndrome. The support that Kellan's parents, Ben and Lori, recieved was overwhelming. Team Kellan raised $17,500.00. This money will go toward the aggressive search for a cure. Over 100 people came on May 19th to walk for Team Kellan. We all wore red, and we couldn't be missed. All of this for one spectacular little boy! We love you Kellan!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

All that anyone really wants to see are the pictures, right?  I don't need to say much, but Caroline's Blessing Day was very special. My Mom spent hours making her dress. It was gorgeous. I know that it will always be special to her. It's made from the same silk that my Grandmother used to make my wedding dress. My friend Breezy used her talent to make a beautiful headpeice for Caroline. She was exquisite!

My Father gave her a name and a blessing at our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on May 6th. It was a beautiful day. We were glad to have so many of our friends and family members there with us. Aunt Susie came the longest distance, from Seattle. I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with love. We have been so blessed to have Caroline join our little family. I know that God knows us, and I know that we knew each other before we came to earth. I am so grateful that Christian, Charlie, Adam, Caroline, and I are here, together!

This picture is a treasure to me. I am so lucky to see my Grandmother hold my child!

We had a wonderful celebration, with food, after church at my parents house.

My friend Julie Shipman took the time to photograph Caroline with me and my Mom. These are beautiful pictures that I know I will always treasure!

Until Caroline was born, I couldn't have imagined how happy my Mom must have been when she found out I was a girl. It may seem superficial, but when you really think about what it means, any surface meaning disappears. To have a daughter is to have a friend for life. Someone who you will be connected to forever. I know that there is no way that I love my Mom as much as she loves me, but I know that I will love Caroline in a way that she won't understand until she has a child of her own. I look forward to watching her grow. I hope that my boys will let me love them and always be close to them, and I hope that Caroline will be my partner, my girl power! I can't wait to know her, and I hope someday to watch her become a Mother, too!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Introducing...... (drum roll) ....... Caroline Rose Cole

 Caroline Rose Cole was born on February 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM. She weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. Welcome to the world sweet girl!

Charlie and Adam came first thing the next morning, anxious to meet their new sister!

Along with their Regalie Grandma, they were able to watch Caroline's first bath.

Christian and I agree that she looks a lot like her big brothers. Our biggest surprise was her gorgeous strawberry blonde hair!

We were anxious to bring her home. Less than 24 hours after she arrived, we were all home together.

Shortly after we had her home, she had many visitors. Not all were lucky enough to have their picture taken!

You know your the third child when you've been home for a week , and you've never had a bath! Charlie and I bathed Caroline when we decided she couldn't go another day!

Caroline's big brothers adore her! Adam graces her with a new nickname almost every day. Some of the most recent include: Carkolineka, Ruedaline, Goudaline, Hunnee, Deedee, and anything else that rhymes with Caroline. Charlie likes to call her Baby Girl. I think we should call her Lucky!

These little folded legs were in my ribs for a couple of months! At first, Caroline would fold her little legs up every time she was sleeping. The older she gets, the less she does it. I look at these pictures fondly!

Life for us will never again be the same!
Easter Sunday was the first time we really dressed Caroline up. She had it all, from the hair bow to the ruffled bum. It was fun, and she looked gorgeous!