Saturday, October 31, 2009

Welcome to the world, Little Peanut!

Amelie Faith Palamaro
Born October 30, 2009, 7:46am
6lbs 9oz, 19 inches long

Please keep beautiful little Amelie, as well as Katie and Ant, in your prayers. She's battling a major infection. The doctors are keeping her in the hospital for a minimum of 7-10 days to continue to give her antibiotics and monitor her breathing. The Palamaros have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I can't even imagine what they're feeling, not being able to hold their precious new baby. It's very hard, but her parents didn't name her Faith for nothing. Giving this all to God. She's a fighter just like her mommy, I can feel it!

We're pulling for you, Little Amelie! I can't wait to meet you!!

Love, Auntie Hazel.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Peanut and Mommy Get Showered

It's a week overdue, but I'm finally blogging about Katie's "Little Peanut" themed shower. I do have 2 regrets...
1.) That I did not have a better camera and...
2.) That we didn't have more time!!! Time to set-up, time to spend with Katie...

It was a whirlwind! We had to rush to set up that I didn't even have time to take pictures of the whole set-up like I originally wanted to. Or rather, I was just so tired from the night before and happy to sit down once it was set up, that I honestly forgot to take the pictures! I think I was more flustered planning and setting up this shower than I was planning my wedding! ahaha But it was all worth it to see Katie and have people there that love her and Peanut so much!

Minh-Thi and I worked until the wee hours of the morning on the day before baking cupcakes, making buckeyes and prepping for the shower. Needless to say we were delirious by the time it all rolled around! See?

During all of our planning stages, I came across this blog entry from Elsie at A Beautiful Mess. She hand drew a sign for guests to take a picture with for a shower that she hosted. I loved the idea so much that I made one for Katie. I'm happy to say that it was a hit! =)

We even took a group picture! Well, two of them (at least on my camera.. there were a couple of other cameras floating around.) Take one. Jennifer (far left) had just finished setting the timer and ran over when Matthew came in to the hall. This is us trying to get Matt to hurry and get in the pic. Obviously the timer went off before he could get there. But it's a hilarious picture!

Take two is more refined as you can see:

I wish I had more pics of everything! But I'm so happy that we could put this together. It was an honor to throw Katie and Peanut a shower! I can't wait to meet him/her!! =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This weekend...

Will be amazing! Why, you ask? Because I get to see this preddy lady here:

(Favoritest picture of us--ever!)

And we get to celebrate her impending mommyhood with her shower on Saturday! We're so excited! =D You bet I'll be posting those pictures up!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

One Year.

October 4, 2009 will be here in two days. Feels like yesterday that it was October 4, 2008 and not...

525,600 minutes.

8,760 hours.

365 days.

12 months.

One. Year.

I've missed you for this long and I will continue to miss you.

I love you, Dad.