Tuesday, December 22, 2009

6 Month Photos

Right before Thanksgiving we had the pleasure of spending the day with our favorite photog Liz Cook! Liz did such a fabulous job with Charlie's newborn pictures that we didn't want anyone else taking his 6 month pictures. Most of the pictures were taken at Maymont Park in Richmond and we were actually fortunate because most of the leaves were still on the trees which made for some beautiful foliage shots! Liz did a wonderful job as usual - see for yourselves!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Giving Thanks for Our Many Blessings!

And we're back! So Thanksgiving 2009 was a very special holiday to the Bauckman family in that we have been blessed in so many ways and therefore have some wonderful things to be thankful for. To quote Jacob's mom Carol: "In one year, [Jacob and I] became a husband and wife, pooper scoopers (the adoption of our dog Billie) and a mom and dad!" Whew! That is alot of new responsibility! But even though this new responsibility may not let us be as selfish as we were a year ago - we couldn't imagine it any different! Even our dog Billie, who has destroyed almost every belonging we own, has enriched our lives with so much love. Don't even get us started with our main man Charlie boy - Jacob and I have smiled more in the 8 months he's been here with us than we have in our whole lives! We are truly BLESSED with these new changes that have wandered into our lives!

So to celebrate this special day we headed on down to Clarksville, Tennesee to spend some time with our Meme and Pepe along with Deb, Phill, Lindsay and Adam! We had a great time and spent most of our time eating, shopping and playing 'Hand and Foot' my new favorite card game! Another celebration took place while we were in Tennessee. Jacob and I celebrated our first anniversary! Can you believe it's already been a year? Jacob surprised me with a dinner cruise on the good ol' General Jackson paddle boat! It was fabulous! The dinner was great and the entertainment (which comprised of some absolutely breathtaking country western stars in the making) was fabulous! I gotta give Jacob some props on making our first anniversary one to remember for sure! Love you babe! Now we are looking forward to celebrating Charlie's first Christmas!