Monday, May 4, 2009

2 Years for US, and almost 3 weeks for HER

Two Years and going stronger by the moment! Happy Anniversary Sweetheart- I love you tons!!!
Jason made me a lovely dinner that we enjoyed in our home while Brooklynn had a nap, and he got me 2 dozen peach roses (a dozen for each year, I wonder if he'll add another dozen each year?) We kept things simple and it was everything I'd hope for and more.

I can't believe it was 2 years ago that Jason and I were sealed together for time and eternity. Sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday but then there are moments where we feel like we've been doing the family thing forever and not having him by my side seems like a lifetime ago. I with out a doubt believe that we bring some memories or feelings of relationships with us from heaven, and that is why we feel such instant and powerful connections with people in this life because the connection was already there once before. Having a baby in our home has been quite the spiritual journey so far and I have gained understanding and such great conviction of the bond of families, that they existed before this earth life and will continue on afterward, and also the immense love that binds them together and that our Heavenly Father posseses for each of his children. I am so greatful for my growth in that respect, it's been sort of life changing for me in the past few weeks.

Here are a few selections or moments captured over the last 3 weeks. I can't believe how fast she is growing. This morning after she was done feeding I was holding her and I am positive she looked at me and smiled, I know it's a good chance she had some gas but she was looking RIGHT at ME and I will keep that as a special memory :)

THe day we brought her home from the hospital, April 15th.

I love her BIG blue eyes. She is 10 days old in this picture.

Sitting on daddy's lap, and 2 weeks old.

On our way to a wedding reception, both looking cuter than ever.

Having some tummy time and almost 3 weeks old. I can't believe how fast she is growing. We had a doctor's appointment later today and she weighed 9lbs 3 oz. A whole 2 pounds more than when she was born. She takes after her mommy!


Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary!! The 2 years have flown by but still seems like it hasn't. Sometimes it feels like yesterday we were sharing a room and talking all night long! Glad you enjoyed your special day with Jason!

Brooklynn is adorable in those pictures!!

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I totally know what you mean about the relationships now and before this life. You described it well! How special that experience with Brooklyn and the smile. I totally know exactly how you feel! I remember the exact moment I felt like Jacey was looking at me in the eyes and it was like he truly was looking at me! It was a very special and spiritual moment for me! Brooklynn is absolutely beautiful, I really can't wait to meet her one day, she has gorgeous eyes!! on and by the look BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Megan C said...

I meant to tell you Happy Anniversary last night, but I forgot. I was just completely smitten with little Brooklynn. She IS beautiful! I just love her! Thanks for making such a cute niece for me!

jjandb said...

Suzanne, Brooklyn is so beautiful!

I think that newborns definatly smile in their early weeks not as a sign of gas but as an instinctual reaction to joy and contentment. They do the same for every other emotion, it is only fair to say they do it for happiness as well! I don't see any gas in that last pic!!!

Enjoy your smily baby:)!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Brooklyn is SO adorable and growing so fast - I can't believe she is already 3 weeks. Before you know it she will be crawling, walking, talking and you'll always be surprised at what amazing lessons come from being a parent. We are so happy for you!