Friday, October 21, 2011

We are having so much fun dreaming about this new little one
that we will be welcoming in just 7 months.
I can't help but feel a little melancholy about the fact that my
firstborn baby is growing up right before my eyes.

Even though I am so excited to meet our new baby,
I am well aware that these sweet moments with Gage our
quickly passing, and I am determined to soak them up every way
I can.  I may feel differently later, but for now, there is no rush with
this pregnancy.
I am enjoying our life so much right now.

Our days are kept full because of this cherub-faced little boy.
Who has the happiest disposition, and is a busy boy, but not a
rambunctious boy. I love his calm but active personality.
He is so much like his Dad.

His nickname is Little Man, because, well, he is just that:

The best reaction ever over his new tool set!

Thank goodness I have two handy men around!

The look that I so frequently find on his face when he is into something naughty...

Trying desperately to sneak a bite of his new favorite food: pumpkin bread.

I tell Brandon nearly every day that today I am the happiest I've ever been.
I feel like life is just getting sweeter by the moment.  I hope I can hold onto
these days and forever forge them in my heart and mind.

The lazy days spent together, sharing food and conversation,
making messes and being together. I just love all this time we
get to spend as a family now.  I feel like I'm getting to know
my husband all over again.

Last night (and he'll kill me for telling you this,) he bought a
coat that he's had his eye on from Cabella's, and tried it on over
and over, showing me all of it's features like an excited little boy.
We stretched across the bed and he talked about all of his wants
and needs, and dreams for hours.
Sometimes I forget that still waters run very deep.
If  you have a quiet husband like I do, you'll understand what a
gift it is when he does all the talking.

Enjoying our cozy little house that isn't our dream house, but can
be in its own way pretty dreamy.

Life is good. And we are so grateful!


  1. This is a lovely post--I especially love how you're consciously soaking up *today* because THAT is so hard to do! Your life looks pretty sweet right now. Gage looks so much like you, but in the mischievious-small-boy way! Hugs!!

  2. In tears over here to hear you say that with each every new day that you are the happiest you've ever been." God is just so good. So good to give us the desires of our heart. So good to answer our prayers + the cry of our heart...all these pictures of Gage are amazing...he is the sweetest...he gets that from you dear. And Brandon. :)

  3. Big congrats on your baby news Chantel!! Gage will have such fun as an older brother :) Inspired by the way you are treasuring this time in your life.