March 28, 2013

Your Fourth Birthday

Dear Carter,

It was brought to my attention recently that I haven't blogged in a long time.  As in a REALLY long time.  Once again, I've gotten all caught up in the day to day life, and the blog has slipped through the cracks.  Normally, I would have felt guilty about that, but I've decided that sometimes I just have to let a few things go for a bit.  It's not that I haven't been working on projects FOR you, or FORGOTTEN about's just that it doesn't seem quite as important anymore to write on here about it.  Things are starting to slow down a bit, so maybe I can get rolling on this again, but I'm not making any promises.

Let's much to catch you up on.  Well, we surprised your brother and sister with a trip to Disneyland in February.  It was so fun to keep such a big secret, and we all had a blast!  As always, we spent some time on the beach and felt you with us.  We even saw Dolphins from the pier!!

I think that our favorite part was probably the new Cars Land.  We are Cars fans though!
Jovie's Birthday was a few days after we got back, and on that very day we found a perfect match for our family.  Introducing Pugsley!!

Then, not long after that, your Grandma Sherie finally retired from her job!!  It's so exciting to know that she doesn't have to worry about working anymore.

So that's what our family has been up to....along with planning a very special event coming up in August.  More on that later ;)
Yesterday was your fourth birthday.  We decided that the best way to celebrate your sweet life was to light off sky lanterns at your gravesite. We were shocked by how many people showed up, and we are so thankful to our friends and family for making this such a beautiful way to remember you.  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

On our way home, Jovie asked what happened to the lantern once we couldn't see them anymore.  Mikey's reply "Carter collected all of them and hung them in his Heaven house.".  And now I'm crying all over again.
Happy Birthday my sweet little one.  It's one more birthday that makes me closer to seeing you again. We love you and miss you with all of our hearts, and I hope that we are making you proud with the work we are doing for you.