Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sweet Soldier

Happy Fall everyone! Time flies when you're having fun...or you're sleep deprived. Either way, we are so happy to share photos of our sweet boy's baptism.

As For Me And My House We Will Serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15

We obviously knew we wanted to have R boy baptized. BUT...When? Where? Church affiliation? God parents? Who would perform the ceremony? Gown vs. pants? And on and on....

After really thinking and praying about it, the only solution we were both happy with was to have it down in Glen Rose. Right on the spot where Mr. R and I said "I do". And with the help of 20+ people we made it happen the third weekend in October at 11am. Under an oak tree surrounded by family, a few mules, chickens, and dogs, and a very curious barn cat. It could not have been more perfect weekend. Why would we do it anywhere else?

October 20th 2013

 Sunday Morning

The weather was perfect for a Fall baptism. The entire family rallied together for meals and we had a fun and memorable weekend. Add another great memory to the list.

My sweet friend Jim Martin and his family came down Saturday night. Originally I asked him to just take pictures of the ceremony. He took it upon himself to shoot the entire weekend and they are so special to me. Capturing a morning at the Brazos House is priceless. Everyone in their jammies sitting around drinking coffee. So many memories have been made in that kitchen. A huge thank you to our buddy! Jim also came over and shot the nursery hours before Raleigh arrived. He did such a beautiful job and never once called me a crazy pregnant lady:) 

You know, we kept it really simple. Just pressure washed 30 chairs the morning of the ceremony. No biggy. When I say everyone helped, I mean EVERYONE. Look at those sweet boys helping. Warms my heart!

It was a mad dash to the baptism finish line. Lots of scrambling at the last minute. Quiche, ironing, spit up, missing socks, etc. But we all pulled it together. It takes a village to raise a child and to pull off a Christening in our family.


 Raleigh's God Parents
Godmother Susie
Godmother Mandy
Godfather Drew

These two were born exactly one week apart. I have a feeling this is one of many special events they will be sharing!

Sweet Ily Belle in her Christening gown.

Raleigh Myers Ramirez is officially a soldier in God's army. It's a big job Raleigh Boy!

My cousin Mary came in to perform the ceremony for the babies. It is so special because she is family and that is really what the foundation of the Brazos House is built on.

Sweet Jess came for the weekend too!

A huge thank you to my parents who never hesitate to open their home to everyone. I was literally in tears as we drove away that weekend because this is exactly how I pictured my kids growing up. Running around, swinging, feeding animals, playing with their cousins, eating outside on the picnic table, getting dirty. Just the way I did. I would not trade that for the world. I know my grandparents and aunties were there with us just smiling away all weekend. I would also like to thank my in-laws and sister-in-laws who are always willing to go above and beyond helping with long weekends like this. To be able to share memories with both sides of our families and watching everyone form friendships is so amazing. And the love everyone has for our little man is overwhelming. What a lucky kid!!

Papa and Mimi
Lady and Poppie
There were so many great pictures from the weekend. I wish I could share them all. I am selfishly hiding them so I can use them for Christmas presents...they're so cute!

Oh Happy Day!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oh October!

I'm back to work. I'm tired! No more afternoon naps on the couch with baby R. I am so very grateful to have a job where I can sneak down to see my little man once, twice....eeeerrr four times a day. I'm even more grateful his teacher can call me and I can run down and nurse if time allows. Such a blessing. With that said, I still wish I could stay home all day and nap. Especially now, as this kid is still up all night eating. No complaints, I will take whatever sleep I can get. Now that I am working I cherish those 3am snuggles.

 What is baby R up to these days? Rolling over! Laughing out loud, melts my heart, he laughs all the time! He has found his hands and moves them all day. He chews on them and even holds them together like he is saying a little prayer, super cute! He is working very hard with his Daddy on standing. Mr. R swears he will be walking at 8 months. Of course he is smiling, peeing, pooping, spitting up, and definitely NOT sleeping through the night. We had one night 10pm - 6am....but only one.


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Trying to throw together some Fall decoration is a little daunting but I tried. You have to at least have some pumpkins on the porch. Changed up the chalk board and threw a wreath together...literally. Hey, it's more than last year! Our Halloween costumes are hanging in the closet ready to roll....finished during my maternity leave. Otherwise we would be going as sleep deprived parents and a spit up covered baby. Pretty excited about Halloween this year. I wont say our family costume is the best ever but it will be memorable!

We have been enjoying this cool-ish weather. Baby R has definitely out grown any newborn clothes and he is happily rocking with Fall wardrobe. We have been pretty busy already and October is only half way over. We had a much needed weekend down at the farm. Raleigh had is first Mule ride with Poppie and he loved it. He fed the chickens and played with the new kitten and hung out with all of his cousins. This kid is spoiled! We also went to his first birthday party for cousin Charlie and celebrated more cousins at Mimi and Papa's house. So fun!

Hanging with my fav! Ily.

Ready to PAR TAY!

Happy birthday Charlie
Sweet cousins!
 We finally got to meet baby Cruz. He was so little compared to our very grown up 12 week old. I can't wait to see these two little guys grow together. I have known his mama my entire life!
Rich and Stan? Nope. Cruz and Raleigh!
Why is this baby crying?!?!?
This weekend we are headed back down to Glen Rose to have Raleigh and Ily baptized. It has turned into an all out family reunion. I am so excited to have everyone together to celebrate these babies! Of course I am bringing my on call photographer so we will have lots of pictures to share.

My sweet 12 week old boy.

I'm sure people are reading this wondering why I haven't posted anything about our house or renovating or painting and all the fun things I used to talk about. Well along with our poor dog, our house has moved down the bench. I feel sorry for it sometimes:( We have a few projects in the works. Works = my mind. Hopefully when we get a little time off for the holidays we can make up for lost time. Or we can sleep...we will see!
Happy Fall!