12 November, 2009

Dear Ones,

I'm sorry I'm such a cracker jack blogger lately. Babies and stuff, y'know?


click to enlarge, you've gotta get a look at those plump lips and squishy cheeks. . . oh!

FOR THE RECORD: all of you who said to me "Natalie, after 3 it doesn't matter how many kids you have! 3 is the hardest! bla bla bla" you are all grounded for a week, because that is a tub of poo! 4 is WAY more than 3. End.of.story. Rach, you get a gold star for being the only one to offer any kind of warning.

All joking aside, I am happier than I've ever been in.my.entire.life. Being a mother is such a treasured gift. The joy this little Gavin has brought into our home is so far beyond the realm of description it's unbelievable. Seeing the circle of life come to fruition is breathtaking. It's miraculous. Most of all it's humbling.

So thank you for being patient while I take some time to enjoy these precious days with my family.

Love ya lots!

N

18 comments:

iMaLLheaRt said...

LOVE the individual brother pictures! SO adorable!

Ashleigh said...

love. love. LOVE!

JLPierce Ohana said...

So cute!

shelly said...

Well said, Natty! By the way, isn't there just something special about a 6 yr. old with their baby sibling?? I mean, obviously ALL of them are, but 6 yr.olds w/newborns melt my heart! Raleigh is no exception. Your pictures are priceless. THANK YOU!!!

Heather said...

Nana! SOOO wonderful! I can't WAIT to squish him really hard at Christmas time! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxox

P.S. I want another baby soon. Am I insane?

I'm Natalie. said...

Not at all Heather. Not at all! If you get pregnant when Cole is 1 Cole and his new baby will be as far apart as Raleigh and Cardon. :)

The Tesimales said...

Congrats! I love him. Actually all your boys are so cute! And your right spend every second with him. I can't believe how fast Kalani has grown. I heard that about three kids too. Haha guess it's not true. The circle of life is so amazing. There is no feeling like right after you've had a baby and you can't (or at least I didn't) remember that feeling for long so cherish it! Congrats

Malia said...

Natalie you and Richie make some of the cutest kids I've ever seen! I hope all is well and you are getting some you time!

apryl deeter photography said...
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apryl deeter photography said...

blessing to you & your troupe.
enjoy these wonderful days!

Annie said...

Sweet Natty Gann- Can't tell you how miraculous these last three weeks have been, or how grateful I am that you and Richie shared them with me. (Who can stand to have their mother/mother-in-law around for SO LONG?) Deepest heart of my heart gratitude to you all. I love you sooooooo much. Ooooooooooooo, I love you!

Tracy said...

So cute! I have no idea how you handle four, I only have two and I can barely keep up! :) Going from one to two was very hard too!!

Kurt Radmall said...

Congratulations on another beautiful boy! They are all so handsome and yet so different looking. You are a wonderful Momma I know.

Natalie Hill said...

nats,
he's SO gorgeous. and so are your other tinies....you should really have a litter of toe-headed hawaiian babies.

keep going, girl!
your biggest fan, me

Richie said...

This is what's life's all about!

Rebecca Waldron said...

What a beautiful family you have! I want one just like yours.

Meg Asay said...

You don't know me but I got an e-mail from Rachel Whetten here in Oregon. I have three little boys myself and feel for you greatly at this time. We're praying for Gavin here in Oregon.

Larry Reeves said...

I couldn't help but look through at all the photos of Gavin. He is precious, and I'm SO glad you have these moments with his brothers captured forever. :-)