Tuesday, November 25, 2014

and a few more...


so blogger has made it much easier with their app so i can upload pictures straight to a post! only thing it doesn't do is add more time in our day for me to write more! 

so on that note here are some updated pics and not a lot of words...but soon! 















and my favorite...


happy thanksgiving! we all have much to be greatful for despite our circumstances! 

11 comments:

marlece said...

He sure is smiley isn't he? Precious family you are....happy thanksgiving my friend!

Becky L. said...

Aw, i love the photos especially the photo where Ben is reading to baby. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Fantastic photos! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Allie said...

He is so beautiful!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

JG said...

You have such a beautiful family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

My Dear Girl, What a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with me/us. I have many favorite pictures. A couple of them are Ben reading to Cruz, and Cruz holding his finger...precious. Cruz looks to be hanging on every word his daddy is saying. I love you and am grateful for being a part of your life.

Marion

daniela dodel said...

Hi! I have been a reader of your blog for way too long! I do not even remember how I came across it.
I just wanted to say that I am SO SO HAPPY for you and Ben, you two have gone trough so much (and still are) but slowly but surely things are getting better.
so a huge congratulations is in order!

Lots of love all the way from Uruguay!
Dani :)

ps: can not wait for more photos!

Theresa said...

So precious! Especially love the one with Ben reading to him. He looks like he is paying close attention. Happy Thanksgiving :)

Michele said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures! Your family is beautiful - Ben has such contentment in his expression, it is awesome!

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness, he is such a perfect little human! Ben looks like he's in pure bliss in those pics:) You look beautiful as always and I can't even imagine how busy and exhausting taking care of your little family must be...but so rewarding too.

Taryn said...

Hi Katie! My name is Taryn and I met you at the VA hospital in Palo Alto. You and Ben were in the room next to ours. I was there with my husband Mike who had viral encephalitis of the brain. We didn't have much interaction and I regret I didn't get to know you all better, but I will never forget your kindness. You first introduced yourself to me the day we arrived and I was alone in the room crying. Mike had been battling this virus for over a month and it was the first time I had been alone with my thoughts. I was sleep deprived, scared, vulnerable...basically physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted (feelings unfortunately that were not uncommon in that hospital). You poked your head into my room and asked if I was ok, offered yourself as someone I could talk to, then left with a warm smile. That seemingly small gesture meant so much to me. I was feeling so alone and it was nice to know someone else could relate to what was going on inside me.

Fast forward almost 5 years later and I find a piece of paper while decluttering the house with your information on it including this website. When the first thing I saw was your beautiful baby boy I instantly started to cry tears of joy. To see how far you all have come made me indescribably happy. I don't know you well at all, but I can confidently tell you how amazing of a person you are. You have selflessly gone above and beyond for your family. I looked up to and prayed for your level of strength. I just thought you should know that.

On a side note my husband Mike has made almost a full recovery. He still has some issues with short term memory, but that's why God gave me a photographic one :) He has since been deployed to Afghanistan, gotten out of the Air Force, accepted a job with American Airlines, and welcomed our first baby girl in May!

I wish you and your family the best!

With love,
Taryn Thompson
taryn.thompson26@outlook.com