Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Welcome Grady!

Grady and Sam... just 3 weeks apart!

Grady Brandon made his grand, and much anticipated entrance into our family on Saturday, January 14 at 6:41 PM. He weighed 6 lbs 12 oz and was 19.5 in long! Gavin is so thrilled that his little brother is here and has been more patient and understanding this last week and a half than I could have ever dreamed of! He is loving his role of big brother and is immensly in love with Grady! We are loving all of the visitors we have had and could not feel more blessed. We cant wait to watch Grady grow and discover this great big beautiful world!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

welcome Sam!

On December 23rd, the Strey family welcomed a new little miracle into our lives! We are so thrilled that Samuel Eric is here and happy and healthy! Owen is going to make such a great big brother, and Gavin is absolutly in love with his new cousin. Right after seeing him for the first time, he told me that we had to text Laurie and tell her that "if they every go anywhere, where there are no babies allowed, that we would love to babsit Sam!" We cannot wait to watch him learn and grow and help him to discover this great big world! Love you Sammy - you are so perfect!

a very merry christmas...

We celebrated a little family christmas, the weekend before Christmas. I was feeling pretty good, but we were not going to go anywhere, so we had a nice dinner together and opened gifts. As you can tell, Gav was a little excited to open his Wii and his new lego set!

still growing!

This picture was taken at 35 weeks. I am currently 36 weeks and 2 days I have now surpassed Gavin's gestational age of 35 and 6. It has been a long, and strenuous journey, I'm pretty uncomfortable most days, but I know that this precious little baby boy is all worth it!

annual cookie baking day!

One of my favorite days of the year, is our annual cookie baking day! It's just a day full of family time and lots of goodies! The kids always put together a gingerbread house, and each year it gets more and more detailed and well done! We also got to spend lots of quality time with Landen, including going to meet santa and do a little shopping! It's a great way to kick off the holiday season. This year, Shane helped Bryan deck the house out with lots of fun Christmas lights and made our home look very festive. I can't wait to do it again next year!