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Monday, May 19, 2008

Bianca's Last Mom's Day Out for the Summer!

This is Ms. Audrey and Ms. Dee who are both Bianca's Mom's Day Out teachers. Bianca LOVES these ladies...and so do I!!! I got a quick pic of her last day at school with them...Man, she is just growing so fast! She will have these ladies as here teachers again in the fall since she will still be ONE!!! How adorable!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Good Times-Just Being a Kid

I took this photo of Bianca and her cousin Fisher over the Mother's Day weekend. This captures the care free spirit of a child...I want that! I mean, I guess I live like that for the most part, but for me, as an adult-it sometimes has to be very intentional. I learn a lot from this little child.
This was really my first true Mom's Day. I LOVE being a mom! It has just been such a wild ride already. I have moments of such great pride for my kid, hints of sadness as I see her grow so quickly, & mind blowing grateful days where I am in full realization how blessed my life is because God gifted me with this life.
I am starting to see how much my mom loves me, as I love my own daughter more and more every day. And just imagine how much God loves us....crazy!
As for our day to day lives, we have some fun stuff coming up. Eric's mom, Momma B, will be moving here soon from STL! We are too excited! Bianca will get to have both sides of grandparents so close now. How cool.
We are going as a family to Florida in the next few weeks. Eric is doing some training and Bianca and I are heading to the beach. It will be her first beach experience-can't wait. Sorry it is not to California however-I am very partial to sunny SoCal. We still love to get back to visit, and it has been a while since our last trip.-This will also be our first flight with Bianca since she has become a "runner"..That kid is fast! I am sure we will be a sight lugging all of her stuff through the airport. Anyone who knows Beck (Eric) also knows how perfectly meticulous he completes most any project, and packing is one of them. He prides himself in never checking baggage at the airport, and while his habits have still not rubbed off on me- even more so it will be now when we have to pack the mother load of stuff to deal with all of the needs for such a tiny person!
And as most of you locals know, we have been part of an awesome project a few small groups started at our church to tear down and rebuild a local Pastor's house....It is almost finished. The project is called The House God Built, and it has certainly lived up to it's name. Check it out if you have the time on the blog
That's all for now! I am getting back into the swing of this! Much Love-Chantelle

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Morlan Family

I am pretty sure this is the FIRST family photo we have all had together...Why does it take so much effort to get a simple pic? And as we are learning- the more kids, the tougher to get everyone actually looking into the camera!!! This photo: My parents, my sister-Candy, her husband Mark & 2 boys-Fisher & Klein, and last but never least, my little brother AJ.
Love seeing them! We spent a great weekend with our family and Eric's mom who I affectionately refer to as Momma B. What a ball we had! Much love to our family and friends who have become family-Chantelle

A New Day!

Okay, I am officially AWFUL at updating the blog!!!! Man, what a load! So sorry for those of you who still check in regularly.(That means you Momma B!)
I am finding that God continually has us on this crazy roller coaster in life. Guess that is a good thing...Never a dull moment! We are blessed! I look at Bianca every day and I am blown away by the goodness of God.
Above are a few "important" photos! Bianca and her dad with her first attempt at growing tulips...And they turned out quite nice. We will pass on the green thumb to our kids in memory & honor of the fabulous and one of a kind Grammy Tucker. What a great woman she was!
The second photo is of Bianca and her cousins Fisher & Klein. They LOVE this little lady and she LOVES them! We just spent the weekend all at my mom's and Bianca enjoyed every second being the "baby"!
More photos to post!