You'll notice in the pictures that Corban is wrapped in a white satin-y blanket. It is a blanket made from the material of my wedding dress. So special. In my family there is a baptism gown that we've all worn and my mom has had our names embroidered on it. Jamon and I LOVED the idea of a tradition and really liked having a piece that was embroidered with names on it. So we're taking my moms fabulous tradition and making it into our own with the blanket. I love our new little family and figuring out what our traditions are going to be.
Jamon had off the rest of the week, which was awesome. We went to see a movie (Blindside... Awesome!!!) and took Corban to the beach. He's so funny and doesn't quite know what to do when wind blows on his face. He's quite dramatic and gasps for air with big ole eyes... needless to say the beach trip was short and sweet.
While mom, dad and brenton and kaylee were here we relaxed, went on a golf cart ride, ate, played, saw alligators and on and on.
For dad's birthday we went to Everglades city to go on an airboat tour. It was an absolute blast, although there are pelicans that jump on the boat and scared the beejeebers out of me. UGH!
Alligators are everywhere and we were fairly warned that they eat babies. Poor Corban.
Jamon and I got to hold a lil baby alligator named
skippy. I definitely washed my hands after that.
It really was a wonderful visit.
There has just been so many special moments and times when I smile from ear to ear. I am reminded daily that I am SO blessed. One of the Copeland family traditions is on Christmas we all exchange love letters and read them out loud. I LOVE this tradition. The letter that mom wrote to Jamon said something that really sums up 2009 and reminds me how faithful God is. She said that 2009's word for us is "NEW." New jobs, new state, 2 new houses, new basketball team, new baby... new new new. I am so excited for our future because looking back reminds me just how faithful and loving God is. He truly does grant us the desired of our hearts.