Peace Out 2016!

I know that like many people, I am very excited to put 2016 in the rear-view mirror. My favorite descriptor of this year so far? “Poop-flavored trash fire.” And I’ll never stop laughing at it. For all of the crap … Continue reading

FINALLY they Got Hitched!

FINALLY

 

HIGH POINT, NC — This past weekend two of the best people I know got hitched! I’m so happy for them and feel blessed to have been asked to share their most special day with them. Thank you to her wonderful family and friends for making me feel welcome. I have met so many awesome people and shared so many laughs. Congrats Elizabeth and Caleb! I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon, soaking up the rays and drinking on the beach. There are so many wonderful things ahead for the two of you and I hope to share many more memories with you in the future! ❤

 

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This Kind of Love

“This kind of love it’s what I dreamed about
Yeah it fills me up
Baby it leaves no doubt
This kind of love it’s why I’m standing here
It’s something that we can share
I can’t enough of this kind of love”

~ Sister Hazel

This is the song that my husband and I danced to at our wedding. It’s our song.

Little did I know that a few years later, it would be the perfect song to describe how much I love my son. As I was rocking him tonight, I was overcome with emotion. It happens often. I feel so lucky, so blessed, so special to have the opportunity to not only to be a mother, but to be his mother.

Lucky Number 17

Wedding Date: October 17, 2010

Wedding Rings – 10/17/2010

Gabriel’s birthday: March 17, 2012

My boys 3/17/2012

I guess the number 17 is becoming a pretty special one for the Graening family.  It didn’t dawn on me until someone asked me how old my son was. I immediately said six months and realized that he is quickly approaching seven months. When I thought about how long it would be until he was seven months, my mind seemed to blank. How did I forget the 17th was his monthly birthday? I realized that in my mind, the 17th of October was my wedding anniversary, not Gabriel’s seventh month. Then I thought how cute it is that they fall on the same day. I had been thinking lately that seven months is pretty bland. No major doctor’s appointments or milestones like six months and not much going on until nine months.  Continue reading