Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Tonight, we took Gillian over to the Shawnee Safe-Scare for a little trick-or-treating before we came back to our house to hand out candy. Gillian went down to bed about an hour ago and Michelle and I have been watching Halloween H20. We've only had about 15 trick-or-treaters tonight. We were hoping it would be more, but maybe next year....

Monday, October 29, 2007

Baptism pictures

I don't have too many pictures, but I know that there are several people who have a lot more than we were able to get. Our batteries died not too long afterwards, so there are no pictures of the reception. However, I will share what Garret was able to take for us! As always, you can find the album here, or view it through the slideshow below...

Baptism weekend

Yesterday, Gillian was baptized at Good Shepherd Catholic Church where we belong as parishioners. It was such a special day and a very incredible ceremony. We enjoyed the company of around 30 of our friends and family afterwards at a reception held at our friend Eric's art gallery. It was a perfect day. Once I get the video downloaded to the computer, I will be sharing it for everyone to see. There was a lot of talk about my inability to update the blog in a timely fashion, so I'm making that a big priority as Gillian begins to discover new things and amaze us even more.

I will upload pictures as I receive them from everyone, but before I close for now, I wanted to share this very special story with everyone.

Before I start the story, I want to point out that as you walk into our house there is a fireplace and a mantle directly to your right. To help keep my mom forever in our hearts and the forefront of our minds, a picture of her sits on the mantle. Our nephew Josh, who is 4 shared this with his Mom, Angela this weekend.
Josh: Mommy, who is that? (gesturing towards the picture)
Angela: That's your Uncle Matt's mommy.
Josh: Where is she?
Angela: Well, she is in heaven.
Josh: I don't want her to be in heaven because I haven't had a chance to meet her yet.

Yup, this was definitely a special weekend.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lots to update

It's been almost a month since I posted anything out here, and I truly apologize. I know all of you out there who haven't gotten to see Gillian any time recently. She is getting very big and we've certainly noticed that the carrier is much heavier than it used to be. She is hardly the same little baby we brought home over 3 months ago. It's hard to even qualify her as a newborn anymore, but she is still the cutest baby I've ever seen!

Last time I posted, Gillian was starting to come down with a cold. She seemed to only be sick for a couple days where she was just really congested and had a runny nose. Now that she seems to have licked that, she's happy as a lark most of the time. She's doing wonderfully at the babysitter and is making all kinds of new friends! One of her new favorite things is to roll over. We have it on video and I fully intend on putting that video out here as soon as I get a chance.

Everything else is going very well. I also have pictures of our trip to South Dakota to our cousin Eric's wedding that I will be putting out here as well.