August....I love his name and I love him.
We were so very blessed to be able to make a trip to Arizona while on fall break from school. The plan was that we would drive straight through to be able to make it in time for baby August to be blessed in church at 9 am on Sunday morning. We left Kentucky at 5:30 Friday evening and we made it with
little time to spare! It was a fabulous day. In the circle surrounding this precious baby for his blessing was his father, Tim, his grandfather, Tim, his great uncle, Jeff, and the bishop of Tim and Lisa's ward, Bishop Woods.
After August was blessed I got to hold him and he slept through the entire sacrament meeting. The necklace that a wear *everyday* was draped on his arm. While we don't typically take pictures in church, I asked Annah to take a picture of August sleeping. My heart was so full to hold this sweet baby so close for so long. I think it was a tender mercy given to me since our time with him was so short.
Tim and Lisa with August
August wore the same outfit that his father was blessed in. :)
Jeff, Tim, August, Tim and Annah
Lisa's parents, Ted and Kathy (Nana & Gramps) Brook
We first met August when he was just 3 weeks old.
It was amazing to us to see him respond to being outside like nothing I had ever seen before. He could be fussy and squirmy and if you walk outside with him he settled down immediately! I would find it hard to believe if I hadn't seen it happen time and time again while we were there!
He got his mom's love of the outdoors and Valenta genes with his long arms, long legs and long fingers!
Grandma and Grandpa Valenta
Auntie Annah holding August. I love that he is sucking his thumb..Sweetness!
I love the look on Annah's face!
Great Uncle Jeff holding August
August hanging out with his dad
August's first hike
Love this picture with his hands under his chin!
On August's first visit to his great Uncle Jeff's house this happened :)
One of my favorite pictures...
It was incredibly hard to leave Tim and Lisa and August. I so wished that we lived closer and knew when we were going to see them again. A whole new world is opening to them as parents and we are so far away to see it or be apart of it.We are going to have to figure out how to do that whole "long distance grandparenting" thing quickly!
I miss this little guy every day...