Sunday, October 4, 2009

A visit from the Pruitts

Yesterday brought some much anticipated guests - the Pruitts (aka my sister, her husband and her son). They came all the way from Moore, Ok to meet Isaac for the first time!

My sister is one of the most special people in the world to me. She is my best friend. I can talk about anything with her and know that it is in complete confidence and also know that, if I'm receiving advice, it's expert advice from someone that knows me better than just about anyone else in the world. She is one of the most Godly women I know, so she is also an inspiration to me. Stephanie and I have always had this deep connection - we can read each other's minds.. I've heard her describe it as a "twin" thing, which is a very good way to describe it. Needless to say, I was super excited for my little sister to meet my baby boy. It was an incredibely special moment for me - one that I'll never forget.

Yes, there's also a baby in the picture... :)
Beautiful Aunt Stephanie and Isaac

It's always great seeing Mike, too! Mike truly is like a brother to me. He and my sister dated for many years before they got married, beginning in High School. Mike and I graduated from high school together and our families also went to church together. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time together at our many youth group gatherings, and also had a lot of fun "learning" French in High School (non, merci... ha!.. Mike will get it...). Mike is a great guy, a great father and a goof-ball that I always enjoy spending time with. He's the in-law that I can ALWAYS be myself around, same as my actual siblings. Sometimes we even fight like we're siblings... sorry, Mike. :)

Uncle Mike meets Isaac

And last, but certainly not least, there's my nephew Sam. Sam is the grandson of the Rhodes family that my Mom affectionately calls the "giant little baby". That's a GREAT description of him. He's enormous for his age (95th percentile)... I can't believe how much taller he is than even the last time I saw him! He's also one of the loudest, most rambunctious kids I've ever seen. He's ALL BOY, and super fun. He loves his parents, loves to smile, and loves to explore. I can hardly wait for Isaac to get a little older so that they can play together. They're just over a year apart, so we all hope that these two cousins grow up to be great buds! We love you, Sam!!!!

Sam on the move!

Sam loves on his Daddy. So sweet!

Thanks, Pruitts, for making the trek down to Rowlett this weekend. We love you and can't wait to see you again soon!


  1. I know Steph was SO anxious to get down there,so these pics are so sweet! And the one of Sam and Mike adorable!

    We need more pics of Isaac!!! How's being a mommy going for you?

  2. i heart the pruitts:) isaac is precious too!!!

  3. I'm green with envy.... but happy that the Pruitt's made it down! Love you!

  4. Actually, it is "Little Giant Baby", not Giant little baby. LOL! But he is looking more like a Little Giant Boy rather than Baby lately. Now I have three gorgeous little grandsons. And one gorgeous little princess grandaughter. They are all so precious and special, all with distinct, adorable personalities. Wow, doesn't Stephanie look great! Need some pictures of you!!

  5. Oh Chris, this post made me cry!! Thank you for the sweet words, and you know I feel the same way about you! It was amazing getting to meet and hold your son. He is just awesome and SO perfect. I can't wait for him and Sam to get to know each other and be buddies :) I love you so much!!