Saturday, July 10, 2004

Sending A Smile Your Way

Letter To Her Grandparents

From email July 10, 2004:

Dear Grandma, Grandpa, Mamaw & Papaw:
I am growing up so fast! I am sending you an email of pictures of all the new things I am doing! My tooth is also peeking through—but you can’t see it yet (Mommy will take another picture when you can).

*Gracie sits up (for short period of time, but still a milestone); Gracie swinging on the playground for the first time; and a cute picture of Gracie laughing—she’s trying to squeal, but hasn’t quite gotten there yet. Right now it sounds like a sick seal; Gracie grabbing her toes (a new favorite pastime, right after sucking her fingers!)

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Here's My Cutie

From family email July 8, 2004

I couldn't resist sending this adorable picture of Gracie that I took the other day! I also wanted to send you the link to our updated website. It was very hard to pick just a few pictures--but I plan to update when I can. I also put several on and there is a link to those on the website as well. Snapfish is much easier to upload to--so I will let you know when I put more on there.

Gracie had fun on her first Fourth of July. It rained here, but the clouds parted just in time for her to watch her first fireworks! As we expected our little pyro was entranced. She loved them. And when we got home, she had more fun watching them on TV. All in all it was a wonderful family moment! And of course a Kodak moment as well!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Gracie's First Trip To Tennessee

From family email sent July 1, 2004:
It's been a busy month ( June 2004) for Garren, Gracie and I, but we have enjoyed it. Mid-month we went to Tennessee where Gracie saw many of her relatives for the very first time including her Uncle Luke, Aunt Heather and cousins; DJ, Ryan and Casey. It seems that they all adored her (but then again why shouldn't they!) We also had a chance to catch up with my former co-workers at WJHL and that was wonderful. Everyone welcomed me as if I had never left--a feeling I appreciated, and really needed. The weekend after that we traveled to Lynchburg for Gracie's Christening. It was a beautiful ceremony--and we were very proud parents. Mom and Dad hosted a party afterwards and there were tons of people and food and the baby got passed around and smothered with hugs and kisses. Gracie is teething already, she has been for about a month now--it's difficult because I hate to see her in discomfort (the drool is a bit messy too!) She's still a wonderfully happy baby. She is smiling all the time and babbling--and thankfully sleeping through the night--although I have a feeling she'll pay us back by being a terror when she’s 13 or so! This weekend we plan to take her to see the fireworks. We know we might have to leave after the first bang--but we want her to experience the fourth of July anyway. It was really wonderful getting to see so many family and friends--and we all hope that you will stay in touch and keep writing--we love to get emails! Happy Fourth of July to All, Love, Barbara, Garren & Gracie