Friday, December 31, 2010

2010: glover style

we started off 2010 with grayson looking like this:

and gracie looking like this:

2010 was a wonderful year for our family, started off a little rough, but ended so great! God definitely reminded me many times this year that He is in control, not me. And what a good reminder that is!


i was put on strict bedrest at 26 weeks for the remainder of my pregnancy. travis was sent to korea for six weeks. my mom and mother-in-law helped take care of gray and i had to learn how to ask for help and be dependent on others (not a fan.) most of our days were spent like this:


spent mostly in bed. grayson became the biggest daddy's boy imaginable and it's stayed the same ever since.


celebrated Easter. started getting out of bed a little more, bc i was almost full-term.


my brother married his best friend.

God gave us, yet again, another perfect blessing!

our Grace Kampbell was born may 4th.

precious, perfect, and adored.

i wondered how on earth i would ever be able to love anything the way i love grayson, but when i looked at her for the first time it was like God opened my heart and just kept pouring more and more love in!

i had the best mother's day ever adoring my two precious gifts from God.

the rest of may was spent adjusting to being a family of four. bliss.


june was mostly spent outside in the pool, staying cool. we celebrated my niece's birthday, my MIL's birthday, and my 24th birthday. we also celebrated travis's first father's day as a daddy of two! my in-laws moved to singapore.


a virus hit our house and made the rounds.

spent Gracie's first holiday, 4th of July (and her 2nd month birthday), hooked up to IV's at TX Childrens, praying to God every second that she didn't have viral meningitis. thank God she was only diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, but it still scared me to death. God is good!


nothing too note-worthy happened in august.


sept 4th was travis and i's first wedding anniversary. he was at work, so it was spent showering one of my best friends, Haley and angel baby Owen!

haley and her mom suprised me with this cake, even though we were supposed to be celebrating her! sweetest friend ever!!!! haley sturgeon, i am so blessed to have you in my life! i love you!
showering haley. celebrating owen.
my baby boy got his first haircut and in just a few snips, grew up before my very eyes!looking like such a big boy now!OCTOBER

october is always an awesome month!

haley and jeremy became the proud parents to the precious and perfect, Owen Ross!! (aka my future son-in-law!)

my hubby turned 25, but he was at work. we didn't get to celebrate properly bc by the time he got home, we were in full swing 2nd birthday party mode!

my first baby turned TWO! i still can't believe he is a toddler! how did time fly by so quickly without me even realizing!

gracie celebrated her first halloween as the cutest and chubbiest little lamb i ever did see!!!
cowboy grayson made a pit stop at mimi's while trick-or-treating, for a drink and some kisses!

we celebrated thanksgiving. so thankful for my angel babies, my husband, my family, my friends, our health, Jesus and a million other things. God has blessed us beyond belief! travis was at work and my in-laws were in singapore, so for the first time in 9 years, i only had one place to be on thanksgiving. AHHH heaven!!! my brother and sister-in-law hosted thanksgiving at their new house and both my mom and dad and stepmom and all our other family members were all under the same roof! it was SOOO nice! we had the best time enjoying everybody's company and i was able to relax and not have to worry about getting to two other thanksgiving feasts!

grayson had a blast playing with my bro and SIL's new dogs, hank and mimi!


december was all about celebrating Jesus's birthday! it really is the most wonderful time of year! it is so fun celebrating with the kids and starting new traditions and keeping up with old traditions. however, Christmas felt a little off this year, because travis had to leave to go back to work the day before Christmas eve, so we celebrated early! (if you've been keeping track, travis has pretty much been gone for every holiday this year! it sucks so bad! im just so thankful he was here for Gracie's birth and Grayson's bday!) i was sad he missed gracie's first Christmas, but good thing santa brought me a new video camera so i got everything on tape! now i can document all the precious moments he doesnt get to be here for!

2010 has been a truly incredible year. i can't even imagine what 2011 has in store, but im looking forward to all it has to bring!

Friday, August 20, 2010


the only thing growing faster than my kids these days are weeds! i mean, what the heck, in two months grayson will be TWO and gracie is already almost 4 months. i know ive said it a million times, but i wish time would just slow down before my babies are teenagers in need of an attitude adjustment!
gracie is really coming into her own little personality, laughing and smiling all the time. she is such a happy baby! ive been so blessed to have two very easy going children, that are both awesome sleepers! she is busting out of all her 3-6 months clothes. i put her in some jammies last night that were 6-12 months and they fit her jsut fine. SERIOUSLY gracie, slow down!!! gracie started rolling over yesterday. i knew it was coming soon. it's so weird bc she has been slightly early or right on time for everything developmentally for age... grayson was so behind on everything he did, so it's definitely change for me!
everytime grayson wakes up from a nap or in the mornings i swear he looks older and grows more hair...haha! hes starting to get taller and thin out. before i know it im going to have a lean two year old! he has mastered swimming this summer and loves the water and has NO fear, AT ALL which is good and bad. he would rather be in the pool than do anything at all. he is OBSESSED with a few certain foods: peanut butter, hot sauce, fruit (esp. grapes) and chips of any kind. peanut butter takes the cake for him though. EVERY single day, multiple times a day, he heads for the pantry to get the jar of peanut butter and wants to eat it by the spoonful. i wonder if his love of peanut butter has anything to do with the fact i craved (and therefore satisfied my cravings) peanut butter sandwiches every day i was preggers with him?! he is so in to the mechanics of how everything works, and it takes him no time at all to figure it out. he definitely gets that from his daddy and his grandfathers! he's really starting to grow up and help me with things around the house. it's so weird! its so insane to me how absorbant their little brains are and how it only takes seeing something one time to learn it.
here's a few pictures of my babies while they are still babies!
grayson smothering his sister and gracie having to take charge of the situation
grayson thinks he is too cool for school with his new shades

gracie bell and her cousin, taylor kay

slumber party at grayson's with his cousins

grayson and his best friend
(travis had to go back to work last night and grayson already is missing him. it breaks my heart)

my little fish! such a good little swimmer!

my pride and joys

grayson got his first job: the new pool boy
my beautiful blue-eyed girl after a swim
grayson or gracie? i normally dont think my babies even look related, but i know this picture is one we will look back and wonder which kid it is..... she looks just like grayson as a baby here.

i know when gracie gets older shell kill me for showing this pic to the public, but it cracks me up. she is SUCH a girl. grayson was all over her (as usual) and she was getting so pissed. you could totally tell. and this picture simply proves how aggravated she was with her brother...haha!

grayson just hanging out in one of his drawers from his playroom

sweet girl, literally one second before she rolled over for the first time

Friday, August 13, 2010


Blah. Ive been in a blog funk bad. I cant seem to get out of it bc everytime i tell myself i need toblog, if only for the sake of keeping track of my babies, i get so overwhelmed of thinking about where to start. SO, im going to try now, get caught up by list of everything going on since my last post (like 5 years ago) and then start fresh!

1. gracie is a month old
2. travis and i have our first evening out sans children to celebrate some sweet friends getting married!

3. my in-laws move overseas to Singapore, so we postpone our house hunting and move into their house for a year while they are gone.

4. i celebrate my 24th birthday.

5. we celebrate travis's first father's day with two precious angels!

6. grayson is 20 months old!
7. we had our first health scare with gracie girl. ended up in texas childrens for a weekend, including her 1st fourth of july and her 2 month "birthday", with meningitis.

8. grayson said "i love you!" TEARS OF JOY!!! this was like music to my ears, heaven on earth, especially considering my little bitty rarely ever talks!

9. gracie bell started smiling and cooing.... more music to my ears! so precious!

10. grayson becomes crazy, obsessed, attached to "brown bear," ironically just 2 days after i had told his ped that i was so glad he wasn't attached to anything that he just had to have in order to leave the house. jokes on me!

11. continue to fall more and more in love with my little angels everyday!

12. gracie started laughing.
13. grayson turned 21 months old. (is he really that close to 2?)
14. Gracie Kampbell is 3 months old. Seriously, time, where are you going?

OKAY! So i think that brings us up to date! Hopefully i wont fall behind like that again!
And here are just a couple more pictures of the ones i love the most!