Thursday, January 30, 2014

Owen is 1

I didn’t realize that I didn’t put up any of Owen’s 1 year old pictures so I guess I will do it a month late! It is hard to believe that just over a year ago, we were in the hospital having our little guy! He came fast and furious so it was very exciting and very crazy! But we made it to the hospital and he was here in a flash! Life before him was really good, but we had no idea just how amazing it could be once he was here.


Becoming a mother is something that has completely changed me in so many ways. I have come to realize and understand just how important it is to raise children of God. Growing, feeding, changing, teaching, and taking care of little ones is our purpose and it is what God wants. It brings me more joy than I ever thought it would.

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My neighbor took these adorable pictures of Owen at our house right before his birthday. It was freezing outside and it was so nice to be able to do it inside at our house where he was comfortable. He did awesome and was a cutie pie for the camera!



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He loves to raise his hands up when we say “soooo big!” and he loves to clap his hands, so we got a lot of that!IMG_9317IMG_9308IMG_9332



This last picture is probably my favorite because it captures Owen perfectly! He was busy and always on the move and he has the cutest twinkle in his eye because he has a plan and knows exactly where he is headed.

Owen has brought so much joy to Dan and I, but also to our families. He was born 2 months after my dad passed away and his little spirit brought a lot of joy to our family during a lot of sad days. Seeing my mom with him has made my heart so happy and I just wish my dad could be part of the fun that we have together as a family.

The past year has flown by and we have had lots of wonderful adventures as a family. Heavenly Father has blessed us in so many ways and we are so grateful for the joy we get from His gospel. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings for our family!


Lanea Sampson said...

Beautifully said, Haley. I'm so grateful that you are such a wonderful mother to my precious grandson. I love you.

Amy said...

I loved this post. I feel exactly the same. It's incredible that we get to have God's children as our own. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think "How can I love these little people so much?". Motherhood is the best.