Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Life has been incredibly busy over the past few months, but we are doing well. Chloe continues to amaze me with all that she is learning. She recently started walking and is learning new words everyday.

We spent Thanksgiving in Houston this year and had a good time with family.

With the Gorman Girls

My dad has been volunteering with a hospice group, and Chloe and I went to visit some of his "old lady friends" while we were in Houston. Chloe was a hit and it was interesting to watch her stare so intently at the grandmothers when they held her. It looked as if she was peering deep into their souls.

Ms. Nelda

Ms. Nelda's husband was a pilot in the Air Force way back when and it was neat to share Air Force experiences with her. She has been to Osan, Korea and Misawa, Japan (two of the bases where we were stationed) years ago. She has bone cancer and was "not supposed to make it" to Thanksgiving. She has a strong faith in Christ and it was great to be able to discuss "life lessons" with her. She is 100% coherent and very witty and humorous. Chloe sat in her lap for a long time. We waited too long to get the camera out (it was nap time and she was growing impatient quickly at the end of our visit).

Ms. Dottie

Early morning after Thanksgiving

She Walks

We are looking forward to some downtime over the holidays. Thanks for checking up on us.


Kelly said...

Chloe is too cute; the sweet older ladies at Hospice seemed to think so,too! :)

Anonymous said...

Chloe sure is growing up quickly & oh so beautiful! Glad to hear you both are doing well & had a nice Thanksgiving!

Your scar looks to be healing nicely!

God Bless!

~Debra from TX but stationed in Japan

Anonymous said...

Love the updates. I have a daughter that will be 2 in feb and time just goes by to quickly. Know that i always keep you and your dauhter in my prayers.

Your doing such an amazing job raising her!!!

Amanda from Austin,TX

Jennifer said...

Love her giggles, Brady! Chloe's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Chloe walking. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Whad ours at the VanArnm home in New Smyrna.
It was so nice to meet Chloe whem you were at Todd and Janice's. She is precious. You are the freatest daad I know. God has blessed you with great parentin skills.

Mary K. (Nanny)

Anonymous said...

way to go Chloe! Love her shirt in the walking video. Glad to see you guys are doing good!

Anonymous said...

That little laugh made me laugh, too!

Hope you guys are holding up. The holidays must be tough. Sending strength and prayers.

Jill said...

I love the video of her walking...she is determined...just keeps getting up!! Merry Christmas to you and Chloe!

Tabatha said...

She is growing so fast. And love to see her walking. Her giggles are so contagious.
Your doing a wonderful job with her and I am sure her mom would be very proud.
Happy Holidays to you both!

Serving the King said...

You simply must bottle up that laughter and sell it on Ebay. :) That is the sweetest sound I have ever heard. Continued prayers from our AF family to yours! Be blessed!

texascrow said...

My 6 month old Sara liked watching the videos of Chloe. She sure is a cutie! God bless!!

gems4me said...

So happy for the updates, I had been checking to see how the two of you were doing. It's so kind of you to visit the nursing home.

Choe is so precious.

m&msmommy said...

How sweet! I know when I take my children to the nursing home where my grandmother is it just puts a smile on all of their faces! :)

Continuing to pray for you and your amazing daughter!

Love and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Chloe is adorable!
Don't you wish we all had the same persistence and determination that little ones have when learning to walk?
Fall down, get back up. Fall down again, get back up again. Tumble and roll... get back up again! C'est la vie.
What a precious lady. You two are in my prayers, as always.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have left a comment! I have been following your blog since before Sara passed away. I must say I am so touched by your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts every few weeks and I get excited when there is a new post. It's amazing how much Chloe has grown over the past year. Just watching the video of her starting to walk made me smile just knowing how proud Sara would be of her. I know she is so proud of little Chloe, and the amazing job you are doing raising sweet Chole!! I'm glad you continue to post on your blog! I'm glad you seem to be doing well! I hope you have a happy holidays!

Mom to 5 bugs said...

She's getting so big! Thanks for letting us share in her growing up. My favorite photo is the one in the snowman pajamas--so cute!
We had our first Osan snow last week. Boy, the wind sure blows cold here!
Blessed Christmas!

Shari U said...

Uh oh, you've got a walker on your hands! That baby is absolutely precious. You're a lucky daddy and she's a lucky little lady to have a daddy to take such good care of her and to love her so much. Ya'll are making the the rest of us proud! God bless you this Christmas. Thanks for the update, it's always nice seeing what the 2 of you are up to.

Janet said...

It's always a blessing to see how you and Chloe are doing! Well done on being such a hands on Dad! I have just lost my Mom to cancer and am having a hard time dealing with it. Your blog inspires me! Sending Christmas greetings from Sunny South Africa!

Misty Mitchell Bonham said...

Yay Chloe is walking and her shirt is too cute!! You are doing such a great job with her!! Always love seeing your updates!! Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!!

LeroyLime said...

Can't believe Chloe is walking!! Where oh where has the time flown?? :)

Carey M said...

Oh Brady she is just beautiful! I can't believe how big she is getting. Chad and I hope to be able to see you sometime the first week in Jan. if you're around.