Sunday, August 8, 2010

Eleven Months Old...

Chloe is 11 months old today. I cannot believe how fast she has grown up and changed over the course of the past 11 months. We are having a good time together and she keeps me laughing.

Here are a few videos from the past few weeks.






Here are some recent photos we had taken. Kelly Hornberger, a friend from high school, came out to the lake and took some family photos for us over Memorial Day Weekend.




One of Chloe's aunts (commonly referred to as "Cousin Amy") made her this Rhinestone Cross Outfit. It reminded me of one of Sara's shirts that she wore at her head shaving party a year prior (almost to the date).

May 30, 2010

June 6, 2009

47 comments:

Barbara P said...

Chloe is so beautiful! I wish for you strength in the upcoming weeks.

Debra said...

I love those photos, Brad! Absolutely beautiful not-so-little Chloe!

And that photo of you and Sara is so precious and....I don't know. I can't find the words to say what I mean.

Thinking & praying of you often!

~Debra at http://ourimperfectlife.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Chloe is so smart!! She's absolutely beautiful and puts a smile on my face just like Sara always did. Thanks for the update and God bless...

Jenifer said...

Beautiful! She's getting so big! We are about to celebrate a first birthday at our house soon too!

*Valerie* said...

I love all the pictures! She is a beautiful little girl! Happy 11 months Chloe! I know Sara looks down on yall with a huge smile! Sending love and prayers!

Valerie

Leslie said...

Brady, I'm so thankful that you keep this blog updated. I continue to keep you and Chloe in my prayers, and it's an honor being able to watch her grow.

Ms. Elaine said...

she is just beautiful and of so smart and growing so fast. thanks for posting updates.

Denise said...

Chloe has gotten so big & is as beautiful as ever. Love the photos. The first one in the series is awesome! Keep up the good work and may God bless you both!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for updating on your family. I have prayed for you since before Chloe was born and continue to do so. May God Bless you and your family. (And I love Chloe's matching shirt with her Mommy's)!

Suz said...

Happy 11 month birthday, little Chloe! She is so darling! Thank goodness for kids...I don't know what I'd do without mine. :)

Melissa said...

She is so adorable and looks like she brings so much joy to your life!

bass family said...

I love it! 11 months... isn't it a fun stage? Is she walking yet? I can just imagine when she starts getting into everything :) You are doing a GREAT job. So thankful that Chloe has a daddy who leans on the Lord rather than giving in to a world who tempts to despair. Keep on keeping on!

snekcip said...

11mos old!! Oh My Gosh!! Time passes so fast! I have enjoyed watching that baby girl grown and look forward to many more uplifting post about her!

Ashley and Matt Sheehan said...

You don't know me, but I'm a friend of Sara's cousin Hope Eubank. I have followed your blog from day one, and you inspire me to be the best parent I can be to my 17 month old daughter. You are always in our thoughts and prayers, and may God continue to bless you throughout your journey with Chloe.

Deborah at said...

Wow, those pictures are gorgeous!!! Chloe is getting so big-I can't believe it. Happy 11 months Chloe!!!

parks said...

your daughter is extremely smart!! brilliant! i love that you share her with us. she is so beautiful... and you are doing an absolutely amazing job. she is so happy :o) thanks for posting these videos!

Lori said...

It makes me so sad that Sara is missing out on Chloe. That baby girl is awesome!

gems4me said...

Thank you for updating with the videos. She is precious.

Megs said...

Aww! Chloe!!!! I miss you already!! Hope we get to see y'all again soon!

Megs said...

Aww! Chloe!!!! I miss you already!! Hope we get to see y'all again soon!

Montgomery said...

cute, cute, and more cute.

Jen said...

Wonderful!! THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful daughter with us! She always makes me smile!

Dena Yllescas said...

Hello. We've never met but your blog was sent to me via a friend who came upon your blog. Let me start off by saying your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!! It's amazing how fast they grow up, isn't it? Secondly, I wanted to tell you that we share an unfortunate bond. I, too, am a widow. My husband was injured in Afghanistan in October 2008 and passed away Dec 1, 2008. I have 2 girls. The youngest turned 10 months old the day he died. Even after 18 months, at times it still doesn't feel real. Hang in there. I continue to pray with time, things will start getting better. You and your little girl will be in my prayers. Dena Yllescas
ps...I started a blog the day after I found out my husband was injured. I wrote on it every day until the day of his funeral. I still update it periodically. I guess I find it therapeutic. In case you want some more insight to another widow's crazy life, my blog is: www.yllescasfamily.blogspot.com

TexasLauren77 said...

I have been following your blog periodically over the last year or so...I'm a friend of a friend of a friend, and was so touched by you and Sara and little Chloe that I've continued to check in and pray for you! It's amazing to see little Chloe growing up and thriving! You are doing a wonderful job with your baby girl, and while I didn't know Sara, I have no doubt that she is so proud of you!

Sarah said...

I stumbled upon your blog...and once I got to reading..I just kept going back over the last year. I am so sorry for all you have been through! So very glad you have this sweet child..she is beautiful! The tribute to your wife has been beautiful to read!
Prayers and blessing to you both, Sarah

The Grahams said...

I've been watching your family on your blog for a year now. Y'all have made me cry and laugh this past year. You're a good dad and a wonderful husband. Keep up the good work. I love watching Chloe grow up. Thanks for keeping us updated. She's beautiful, just like her mommy & daddy.

Jessica said...

Chloe is so beautiful, and she looks a lot like you! Glad to hear the two of you are doing well. You continue to be in my prayers.

Coach KBeans said...

Love the videos!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lives with us. I imagine Sara being so proud of Chloe and you as her Daddy =)

God Bless!

Kathy and Ryan said...

Beautiful pics Brady!! She is just getting so big!

Paula said...

I thank God for you on Chloe and Sara's behalf, Brady. "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Thanks for updating your blog and being okay with stangers checking in on your little family (I'm reading from New Zealand, for instance!)

Stephanie Anne said...

I am so glad to see that the two of you are doing so well. Chloe is such a beautiful baby. She has grown so much in such a short period of time. I can't tell whether she looks more like you or like Sara.
God bless you both and I am glad you are still posting updates.

Stephanie Anne said...

I am so glad to see that the two of you are doing so well. Chloe is such a beautiful baby. She has grown so much in such a short period of time. I can't tell whether she looks more like you or like Sara.
God bless you both and I am glad you are still posting updates.

newlywedws said...

Tho I don't know you, from time to time I drop in to see how you're doing. It's incredible to see your little girl growing up so fastly!

bubbamommy said...

I came across your blog through facebook. What a beautiful little girl and you sound like an amazing father. You two have been added to my prayers. Enjoy her first birthday--little girls are wonderful!!!

Melissa said...

Happy 1st Birthday Chloe! You all remain in my thoughts & prayers so often.

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Chloe!

Calah said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!!! 9/8

emily said...

happy first birthday to chloe. :)

thinking of your family during this time of the year.

Misty said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Chloe!! Wishing you both a wonderful day and blessed year!!

jsanderson said...

Happy Birthday Chloe Grace! You are a very special and loved little girl!

I'm Erin. said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Thinking of your family, I'm sure this is a difficult time full of good and painful memories.

Team Buckwalter said...

9/8/10 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHLOE!!!! Hard to believe it has been one year since the Lord brought you into the world! May it be blessed!

Team Buckwalter said...

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY CHLOE!! May you both have a blessed day! With love, H&A

Montgomery said...

thinking of you during this Sept month...the Montgomerys

Jen said...

Hi Brad: I don't know you personally, but we know a lot of the same people from Osan. Your blog link was posted by some mutual friends on Facebook last year and again just a couple days ago. I wanted to let you know that I admire your strength. Reading your blog, I can tell that you are one of the best father's in the world. You are also still and always will be a great husband. Chloe is one lucky little girl to have you in her life. Happy birthday to your darling daughter. And may God continue to watch over you both.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Chole!

Melissa-Mom to 4 bugs said...

Happy Birthday Chloe Grace! Just days before her first birthday we brought our Chloe Joy home from China.
You guys have been in our thoughts lately, especially this week. Even the boys out of the blue this week have spoken of our trip to SA to see Sara--happened to be on your anniversary, remember?
Continuing to pray for ya'll.