So, it's been a while. :) Here's what's happening in our lives. :)
Rachel is 10 1/2 months old now! Crazy! She's crawling all over the place and can say "Mama" and "Dada" and occasionally she'll say "Yay!" :) she loves to clap and be the center of attention. :) she's into EVERYTHING! She loves making messes! She loves eating too! That girl would eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if we let her. :) She DOESN'T like sleeping. She fights it with everything she's got. She'll try and talk to keep herself awake while she kicks her legs out again and again. (Not angrily. Just to try and keep her body moving.) Then, the kicking stops, the talking turns into an "Uhhh" sound, which evolves into a faint moan until it completely fades away and she is out! :)
She LOVES music! She will dance to almost anything with a beat. Even the blender or the sound of the lawn equipment outside. :) her favorite band is Guster. Haha I don't know how, but somehow she can tell them apart from other songs and she gets so excited and dances extra crazy for them. :) Her favorite song of theirs is "Bad, Bad World."
She is SO much fun and so full of personality! She brings so much joy to our lives! We are totally in love with her and are SO thankful for what a blessing she is to us! I love my little family! :)
Garrett is doing great as well. :) He has been so busy with school! The other week, he was at the school from 7am to midnight every day! Bless his heart! This week is Spring Break. And while he has still had an occasional obligation at the school, it has been a nice break and it has been so good to be able to spend time as a family and for him to be able to relax. He's about to finish up his second year! Yay! One more and he's done! I'm so proud of him! Law school is no picnic! And he's been doing such a great job. I love him so much and am so grateful for the sacrifices he makes every day in order to be able to provide for our family! And he is the cutest and best dad! It's so fun to watch him with Rachel! And boy does she love him! She gets so excited when he comes home and rushes over to him, smiling all the way. :) Parenting is hard sometimes, but little moments like that just melt away any stress and make you feel on top of the world!
The weather is getting warmer.. Then colder... Then warmer again here. Haha! When it's hot outside instead of raining, I take Rachel for walks with my friend Arianna, or I'll take her to the beach. Rachel LOVES being outside! And she loves the texture of the sand. :) She's so fun!
So all is well here in Jacksonville. :) We are happy and love watching our baby grow! :)