Sunday, March 8, 2009

Matt's Birthday

Matt turned three yesterday, and I was so glad Ryan could be home. It was our first Saturday together as a family in one solid month... (1st-year residency is hard to tolerate!). Ryan probably makes it to church 20% of the time because he's either working or sleeping post-call. Some people at church probably assume I'm a single mother, because more often than not I'm herding the kids into sacrament alone. Today was no different (Ryan works all day and all night tonight). Next Sunday Drew is assigned to give the scripture in Primary, but again Ryan can't see him because he'll be working. That's why it felt so great to have him home yesterday to celebrate Matt's birthday.

I just can't imagine life without Matt. He joined our family at an extremely stressful time in our lives. We struggled so much, but with great struggle comes tremendous growth, and we got through it together. Looking back, having our first child was so special (nothing else like it), but I clearly remember when Matt came along that the ties that bound our family together became tighter and more numerous. He is so special to us, and we are a better family because of him. Here's Matt through the years, followed by video of him blowing his candles out.

Birth...


Homecoming...

1st Smile...

1st Birthday...
2nd Birthday...
3rd Birthday...

5 comments:

Jeff & Ashlee Olsen & Family said...

Wow, rare occasion of Ryan being home huh? Lol; sounds like you all had a good time, wish we could have been there! Happy Birthday Matt!!!

Sarah C said...

Happy Birthday Matt!

the Smedley's said...

Very fun little video! Glad to hear that you guys are doing well. 1st year sounds like long hours and not exactly something I am looking forward to, but through it all...endure....right!? Hope you guys are having fun in the warmer weather!

James and Jessica Ford said...

Oh..I am sad I didn't get to talk to you the other day. I can't believe you actually made their birthday cakes. Oh, yeah. I forgot. You're Brenda. I'm Jessie. You bake it, I buy it. Way to go Babe!

Jennifer said...

Hey girly! Happy Birthday Matt - sorry it's a little late. I haven't talked to you forever and hope you are doing good. We need to catch up!!

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