Sunday, September 27, 2009

hate goodbyes...

So, our dear friends, Dylan and Candace are moving home to Vegas....on one hand it's really super awesome for them to be near family, grandmas and grandpas, cousins....but on the other hand...they were really becoming great "family friends."

Dylan and Candace are creative artists, "makers of fine things" - so check out their stuff:

Something I am learning is how easy it is to take for granted the people you have right before you...your husband/wife...your bff....your fantastic neighbor....and when "life" takes them on another journey, it hurts. We will miss you guys a ton but know that our relationship not something geography will dictate...Godspeed friends...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And his name is....

Leland Ryan Miller

Leland is pronounced "Lee-Lend" and means, One who dwells near fertile soil that will one day become a vineyard or an orchard.

Ryan is his middle name after his Uncle Ryan...Joel's oldest brother and the man who has helped to spiritually lead not only his own family but all of us through some tough times. We love you, Ry, and hope this little guy learns how special it is to be named after quite the man!

Jude is entirely excited by the idea of this little person...he consistently watches my belly to see the growth, talks to Leland, assures his little brother that he'll be out soon and "not to worry" - it's beyond adorable.

We have enjoyed this season of pregnancy-not only because it was a long wait-but also to watch it through the eyes of our 4-yr old. We'll NEVER forget this time with's been in the words of Jude "Super Smuper Duper Special"