We made it one full year! My, oh my, what a year it has been! I pray this was the most difficult and challenging year we ever face in our lifetime. We are so fortunate to have two little miracles who we were able to celebrate this weekend with our family. We were also able to celebrate alongside some of our absolute favorite NICU nurses! What a difference a year can make!
We owe a HUGE thank you to Kristy Tuttle Chapman, owner of Kosmic Cakes in New Braunfels, TX, for creating an absolutely amazingly perfect 1st birthday cake for Drake and Kennedy!!! I could not believe my eyes! Another HUGE thank you to Brian's dad, Papa, for transporting the cake all the way from New Braunfels to McKinney! Thank you to Gran and Poppy for hosting the party at their house! We could feel the love and happiness in the air as we celebrated together!
Our two nieces, Alyssa & Hannah, were able to meet their cousins for the avery 1st time! Brian's dad, Papa, was able to capture a picture with all 4 of his grandchildren. This was a special moment!
As you can imagine, our babies have more than they could ever need; therefore, in leu of gifts, we asked for care-package items for families with babies in the NICU at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital. I am so excited about how many fantastic care packages we will be able to put together and deliver to the hospital! Not everyone with a child in the NICU is as fortunate as we were to have an outpouring of support from family and friends. Our hope is to provide some comfort for these families during this difficult time. I will post pictures of everything when we deliver the packages.
Below you will find pictures from the party that our family members snapped with their cell phones. We had a photographer friend take pictures, too and I will be posting those soon! I can't wait to see the precious moments that she captured on film and share them with you!