Thursday, January 1, 2009

Goodbye 2008 - Hello 2009!



Charlie wishes you all a happy new year - 2009!
We know, because he rang in the new year with more sweet, sweet smiles - the kind we saw last year at this time - than many of us have seen in a very long time. I only caught a few in this video, but it was awesome and just reminded us that he is in there just peeking out sometimes... It has been one heck of a roller coaster year, and we are all looking forward to 2009 to see how Charlie surprises us... hopefully with many, many Charlie steps.

ps. Charlie wants his momma to know he misses her and hopes she has lots of fun the next few days - he thinks she sure deserves a little break. and that his daddy is doing a pretty good job taking care of him. ;)
-aunt meggie

28 comments:

TravandNat said...

What a sweetie! He looks so great! I love those smiles!

Have fun, Angel! You definitely deserve a fun break! Go UTES!

Anonymous said...

Perfect way for me to start the New year! With a huge smile from Charlie! I hope this year brings great peace and happiness to you all!

Trish and John said...

Hooray! Let's keep those Charlie steps and smiles coming! Love you little guy...

Nicole said...

That is the sweetest smile I've ever seen. I hope you don't mind that I've been following your blog for a while now, what amazing people you and your sweet Charlie are!

Suz said...

So sad we missed the whole face grin festival. Thanks for the video Meggie. Coop is our perfect reminder that nothing should be taken for granted. This little man did great things in 2008 and I can't wait to see what he accomplishes in 2009!
XOXO

Anonymous said...

I have the biggest smile on my face right now! I love the sweet Charlie smiles! He is looking SO good. I hope 2009 will bring your family a lot of peace and joyful moments! Charlie is so lucky to be loved by such a strong family. I continue to pray for more positive "Charlie steps". Happy New Year!
Connie

Steph said...

AHH!!! I love those smiles. Thank you so much for continuing to share your lives with "us". Charlie, you are such a sweet doll baby. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

My heart is moosh... Wow.

Jolene said...

Those smiles melt my heart and bring tears to my eyes. When I look back at 2008, I remember most the lessons Charlie has taught me and the sweet spirit he has brought to our family and my soul. Thanks Charile and Company for being so brave and strong.
Now ang, cheer loud enough for the Gines' who would love to be there with you. GO UTES!

whitney said...

I have tears streaming down my face and a huge smile. Love that baby. Rob, way to go on getting Angel such a great Christmas gift, I'm sure the Christensen boys are enjoying all the "boy" time.

Anonymous said...

He looks great and seems so happy and content. Thanks for sharing! Happy 2009!

Anonymous said...

As an outsider looking in...I notice such a huge improvement in Charlie. I have a friend who had a baby that suffered a brain injury and her baby had to develop all over again. Almost like time reversed and he had to begin again from the floppy sleepy not really interacting newborn through toddlerhood and so forth.

When I watched the video of Charlie he reminded me of an infant who is just learning to coo and smile. Even his movements seemed to be like that infant stage. Is he perhaps, relearning all those infant skills again?

This video really showed some sparkle in his eyes and he seemed to really be showing himself more than any other video thus far.

Happy New Year Charlie and family. I hope this is a boring, uneventful year for you all.

May God Bless you all.

A friend from the east coast.

The Wilson 3 said...

What a fantastic start to the year. Keep it up Charlie!

linds said...

oh i love this post. thanks meggie and angel, hope your having fun!

Anonymous said...

Melted my heart! What a sweetie little cutie pie boy you have there! YAY!!!!!!!!!

kathy said...

Happy New Year, Charlie. You are looking so good! You have more people pulling for you out here in blog-land than you can imagine. What an awesome little boy you are! And, hey, how 'bout those Utes?!?!?!!!

DribbleBoy said...

I love it!!! Keep it up Charlie

Dallas said...

Love the smiles!

Leane said...

This video is so amazing...Charlie looks sooo handsome and sweet and yes, beautiful hopeful Charlie steps. I am praying Charlie gives you many smiles to lift your spirits. 2009 is filled with promise.
Thank you for sharing this incredible video. Thinking of you guys...
Leane and family in LA

Anonymous said...

So happy -- what a delightful thing to see first thing on my Monday morning. Happy 2009, you guys.

Anonymous said...

Those Charlie smiles are the best thing we could wish for! He IS in there and he WILL be back on top before we know it! What a GREAT video!

I think it must have been the Sugar Bowl that got him smiling. ;)

Sue Wolfe

Allison said...

That is so awesome! He really has improved! Yay! Way to go Charlie!

summergibbs said...

I hope this isn't weird since I've never actually met any of you, but I love this kid! He is amazing and I know that he is going to continue to do great things. What an inspiration to us all! Keep up the great work Charlie!!!

Tawn said...

This is so GREAT! Gave me the chills! Made my heart smile, I cryed some tears, but happy ones of course! What a little CHAMP! Keep making those Charlie steps little handsome guy!!!!! GOD BLESS! :)

Tawnia:)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing guy!! Go Charlie.Hopefully ,You all have the best year~~Keep moving forward. Hug Britty and Charlie for all who follow your blog.Remember,all of us are here for you if you need support.Shyla

Erica said...

What a sweet baby! Those smiles are ADORABLE!!

ty said...

awesome

dustin said...

Charlie looks fantastic. Great job you guys, keep it up.