June 22, 2009

Grandpa Reid

Virgil Reid Harris 9/7/1930 - 6/21/2009


My Grandpa (my Mom's Dad) passed away yesterday and we are going to miss him dearly. I am thankful we were told he died in his sleep and there didn't seem to be any struggle so we believe he passed peacefully, which I think is the way to go. I thought I'd post something about him while I'm getting some pictures together for my Mom.

Grandpa was a funny character and everyone loved him. He loved to talk to everyone, even complete strangers he just met, about his years in the Navy and working as a truck driver for P.I.E. for over 30 years. You've all seen his Gold retirement watch. : ) I didn't know Grandpa all that well growing up. He lived in Oklahoma and we didn't see him very often. But, I remember him visiting one year, pulling up to our house in his BIG, LOOOONG, baby blue Cadillac with his cowboy hat on. He seemed like a true Okie to me. He was funny, but also seemed like a mean ole' guy. He was a jokester and kept trying to pinch my Mom's toes with pliers and then laughing during that visit. Ouch!! Grandpa, be nice!!

About 15 years ago (give or take a few years?) I got to know Grandpa a little better. His trucking diet (bacon and eggs for breakfast everyday) and drinking finally caught up to him and he had a stroke. My Mom and her siblings moved him back to Idaho so my Mom could take care of him, and so he could be closer to his family. My Mom has been an amazing caretaker and rock for my Grandpa over the years. Grandpa was a great guy and I'm thankful for the years I got to spend with him, and most recently thankful he got to meet my Carter boy. We got some great pictures with the two of them.

We will miss you Grandpa Reid. We love you very much.

June 17, 2009

June 11, 2009

June 9, 2009

Eight Weeks

Carter is 8 weeks today. He is getting so big and so fun!! He's coo-ing, and smiling (however I can't seem to capture it with the camera). He even snores. We recorded it and it's hilarious! Oh man, a husband, a son, and two dogs that snore in one household...not good for me the night owl who doesn't fall asleep easily. :-)

My 8 weeks off work with Carter have been phenomenal. I learn something new everyday about being a mama and I never knew I could love someone and want to protect someone so much. He is the best son a mom could ask for.

I am lucky to have 12 weeks off work, but I am sad that it is slowly coming to an end. Oh well, I'll just have to cherish every second I get to spend during the day with the little guy. I love him so much. He is my sweet little baby that to me looks like a little man. Mama loves you Carter!


June 2, 2009

Seven Weeks

Surrounded by his furry friends at the foot of his crib. And Mom taking silly self portraits. Our beautiful boy weighs 11 lbs. 4 oz. and is 23 inches long. He got his 2 month shots yesterday. He cried for only a minute, but it still broke my heart. He is a tough boy!



View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting