North Carolina

I thought I would share a few pictures from our trip to North Carolina for Christmas this year to kick off  the first post of the year.

027.JPGSara’s parents moved to Hayesville, NC  approx. two years ago, retiring on 50 acres adjacent to and overlooking Jack’s family farm that he lived on when he was  a little boy before moving west. I must say the old Roger’s home is a bit worse for the wear but the walls still hold a lot of memories. Jack’s uncle mentioned he has thought of tearing it down on several occasions but has yet to get around to it, I imagine just a little to hard to see of those memories disappear. As for the new home, it is beautifully located on knob just above the mountain pass known as Sally Gap.                  P1000896.JPGAbove Jack, Sara and Amelia standing outside the old Roger’s home. Left, looking up at Jack and Roxy’s new home overlooking the valley below

   It was wonderful to spend some quality time with Sara’s parents. Amelia was like any good child most interested in the wrapping… 

Our new bundle of joy

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Well in hopes of getting some more pictures out there of our new bundle of joy, I am breaking my months of silence. In short the last few months have had us focused on preparing our home and lives for Amelia Marie to join us. Then on June 22nd at 5:47 p.m. after 10 hours of labor Sara gave birth to our beautiful baby girl Amelia Marie weighing in at 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 19.5″ long. 

Sara was amazing throughout and as you can see by the above picture was radiating beauty only minutes after pouring out more strength and effort than I have ever witnessed in my life.

Amelia has been wonderful and we both now wonder just how we got by with out her for all these years. As one can imagine she is the center of our world at the moment. Below are a few of my favorite shots from the past few weeks. More photos can be seen on our Picasa Album

 

Something big, yes, but it is quite small…

Okay, okay, you have all been waiting to find out what the big news is… we are having a baby!  After 7 1/2 years of wonderful marriage, we decided to jump into the baby world.  Sara and I are extremely excited.  Right now, Sara is 14 1/2 weeks along and Baby Kavy (Baby Kavanagh), as we like to call it, is the size of a lemon.  Sara has been feeling good, she was very tired at the beginning, but feeling more like herself now.  We did get to go skiing yesterday at Crystal Mountain in Washington, and Baby Kavy seemed to enjoy its first turns.

We can’t wait to share this new adventure with you!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Something big is coming…

….and that is all I have to say about that.

On other fronts, life continues to be packed with trips, work, and just about any activity you can imagine. Which all leaves Sara and I looking forward to this coming weekend with no plans in sight; it is going to be the most awesome day of doing nothing in months…maybe years.  Continue reading