Saturday, May 04, 2013

Family

David and I are so blessed to have great support from our families.  His family has been a big part in helping with K so that he could stay and finish his residency here.  We're excited to put our families together and make our own little family!  For some reason, K was not having it when we took these pics but she got better.
The whole Gilliam family!  We were sad that David's cousins couldn't make it but it was too far...hope we'll see them soon!
This is David's Grandma Carrier or Nana to K (I tend to say Nana, too).  K adores her "Nana banana" and we are so thankful for her sweet and giving spirit!
This is GG and GP, David's dad's parents.  I love watching them together.  So precious!  GG spent some time with us over Thanksgiving and GP was so sweet to encourage us to always make God first...the KEY to a successful marriage!
David's sister, Stephanie, is great!  She loves K so much and K loves her - sending her cards, getting her (traditionally) Twinkle-toes, writing down things they've done for K, making cupcakes, and having sleepovers at her apartment.  So blessed to have her as my sister-in-law!
This is us with our parents.  The joining of two great families!  We are both so blessed to have parents who have made the choice to stay true to the covenant of marriage that they made and to make God a prominent part of their relationship!  They have all been a great example to me and David and truly generous in their giving to us in all ways.
This is my side of the family.  My parents and Philip with Kenna, his wife.  We're a little family but we love each other and have fun together!

I was so excited that many of my family members were able to come.  None of my grandparents are living anymore but we still love getting together with my parents siblings and their families.  First up is my dad's family.  There are still several people missing but a nice big group.
Now Mama's family.  Again, several people missing but so thankful for those who could come (and those who couldn't).
This is Philip...my brother.  He's turned into quite the handsome, smart, hard-working, fun, kind, and giving young man.  I am so proud of him and can't wait to watch him and his own family.
We are both so thankful for all of our families and are looking forward to our own.  God chose to bless me by including K with David, and I am so excited to be her Mama and can't wait to add to our family.  But one thing I am so thankful for is David and his desire to lead our family in God's will. We pray that God will use us for His glory and continue to grow our family in Him.








3 comments:

Kristen said...

I am so happy for you and have loved the updates so much! You were a beautiful bride! Congrats!

Claire Nettles said...

Thanks, Kristen!

Megan said...

You looked beautiful! I'm just now catching up!