Now when I say how lucky Nathan and I are as parents, we truly are lucky!! For the whole two weeks Nathan was gone Gabriel was amazing. Even when I thought he was being a pain it really was me and lack of sleep. Gabe just seemed to know that I really needed him to help me out while his dad was gone (yes I know Gabe is only 10 months almost 11 months old). So for those two weeks we kept ourselves extremely busy...explored new places, played in the leaves, rearranged the kitchen and living room, and bought party items for his 1st birthday.
Nathan has been home for three days now and I have been sitting back and watching him and Gabe interact with one another. I am truly one blessed woman to have Nathan as my husband and father of my child!! He has no problem changing dirty diapers, feeding Gabe, or even though he is super tired, getting on the floor and playing for hours with Gabe. Nathan, thank you and I truly love you!
As for Gabe's 1st birthday, it has been bittersweet planning. A new friend Leyna, has offered to create Gabe's video montage. I was going to create it but since I have never created one before and would like to play it at his birthday, I gladly and very appreciatively handed it over. Thanks Leyna!!! Another friend, Jen Pack, is a Graphic Designer and Photographer. I asked her help in creating Gabe's invites (I know evites, evites, evites, but I LOVE anything paper related-invitations, birthday cards, the list goes on!!). I am not going to show the finished product-yet-but will say they are FANTASTIC and made me cry!!! The tears were happy tears but also tears of how in the world has a year gone by already?????
Besides Gabe's birthday party, I am planning Shelly's baby shower (I am super honored that she is letting me throw her one!!), and going to have a open house on Christmas Eve-for our military family that can't go home.
What about Thanksgiving you ask?? Well, we are all meeting in Kansas City!!!! Just found out earlier today that my brother can make it as well. Wish his daughter (my fabulous niece Riley) could make the trip as well, but I know I will see her soon! Very excited that we are going home! Haven't seen my parents and grandparents since April and Gabe has changed so much...can't wait!
So to close this blog, I am wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I know we still have two weeks left but there are a lot of things going on here in the next two weeks, that I will more than likely not have time to blog. God Bless.