Wow! It's been almost 6 months now since my last post. I do apologize for stepping away for so long, but for most of you who know me, that have checked in here regularly, know that life has been quite busy for Kim and I as we raise our 2 beautiful young boys, Gabe and Liam. We've been 'living life like we mean it' (thanks Derek!) and staying very busy indeed. So for today, I'd like to share with you some pics...greatest hits from our journey so far. These boys are great! God has truly blessed us. I will be returning with more regular posts soon!
Over the last 6 months, Liam's had plenty of relatives around wanting that all important photo op. On the right it's with his Great Uncle Ken (Kim's uncle) and on the left it's with his Poppie, my dad. I don't know who's more excited, Liam or the proud relatives?!
At first the yearly August Gryder Family beach trip for our foursome didn't look like it would happen, but after realizing that we needed the time to get away as a family and be with everyone we made it to the Outer Banks after all! It was a short trip, but a great one! Gabe's 2nd trip to the beach was more enjoyable for him this go round. He and I enjoyed some father son time on the shore. Gabe also had some fun times with his day care friend, Charlotte at the local pool this summer.
Liam just keeps getting bigger and enjoying life more everyday. He's a very laid back and happy little boy. On the left he seems to be letting us all know that soon he'll be up terrorizing his big brother; tagging along for every opportunity to play and learn from Gabe. But when he's had enough...well sleep takes over...Zzzz.
So Gabe now 2! He had a great construction themed birthday party. He had a blast in his bouncer as family looked on. His special week culminated yesterday with some new ishoes and very first concert. He even got to play guitar and sing with his new friend, Andra Moran!
And now I'll share a scripture with you that jumped out at me a couple of weeks back that I've been thinking and praying a lot about. It's been a great 6 months and I'm very thankful for all I'm been able to be a part of. More to come!
I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough. -Revelation 3:8 "The Message"
Peace and thanks for waiting.