Made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will;
To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.

Side Note:
The fork. or Also known as "A Dingle-hopper" Reminds me of one who not only had amazing hair (that I would pretend I had as I swam in our pool as a young girl) but also for me represents a young woman who loved learning about everything and anything. Who pushed past barriers and boundaries to find her place in this world. In this industry education is key and you are always always learning. Everyday! And with that requires perseverance to reach goals. The industry of beauty is all about testing, pushing and surpassing barriers and boundaries. This industry is truly SWEET!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

A year of Brock

So here is a few of my most favorite pics of my youngest Brock Ryan Turley, or "Brockers" as we call him. He was an easy pregnancy and that trend has continued since his birth on
October 10,2007.
So, the story of how he got his name. All during my pregnancy, I searched and pondered a name. I have a gazillion names I like but all the ones I wanted.... Branden vetoed! I was so frustrated. And so with hopes that when I saw my precious baby boy, I would know immediately the just right name for him. As soon as he was here, Branden said "OK lets name him. I'm not going home till he has a name."
"Awe crap!" Was my thought. I wasn't ready to decide and I wanted to look at him and be with him a bit. But, my husband insisted. So we started to go through the names I loved and he didn't. Vetoed again of course! Then Branden said that we should each pic our favorite names (minus the ones he vetoed of course) and that's what it'll be. Oh don't feel to bad for me. I vetoed a few names of my own that Branden loved too.
We both liked the name "Spencer", after my brother but we also agreed he didn't look like a "Spencer".


So I said "Ryan" and he said "Brock". We both love the name Ryan but there was already a Ryan Turley so we did Brock first. And Branden talked me into it by saying. "His initials are great! B.R.T. And for all you missionaries out there... you know what that stand for!!! I was sold.


After a week of being at home with him, I wasn't so sure. And I told Branden I wanted to change his name. "To what" he asked. "I Don't KNOW!" was my reply.
But I dare say his name fits him, and Branden was right.
Shhhhh. Don't tell him I said so. Although, when I call his name over and over to quickly..... I sound like a giant chicken..... "BROCK! brockbrockbrockbrock!" I can't help but laugh when it happens.

And that's just what Brock does.. He makes me laugh and smile every day!
At first it was because he was so small and after all he did provide the great meds with the arrival of his adorable face. Then at around 3 months or so, he decided that sleeping almost through the night was an absolute must and then really made me happy with sleeping all night by 5 months. Smiles all around, All the time!!!
His nickname is "Lion" because that's what he sounded like when he would get upset.... a roaring lion, and then when he would eat..... a lion that was famished! So funny to hear.
When he 1st tried to crawl he would get up on all 4's like a big stinker bug. He loves getting into the cabinets under my bathroom sink and under the kitchen sink. He loves Branden bouncing him to sleep with "Kelly Clarkson" singing to him.
He loves to head butt, but not kiss's, unless his Aunt Mariesa is giving him something messy and sugary to eat. Sugar for sugar.
I am so excited to watch him grow every day. I can't wait till he's walking and talking! I will be sure to put some pics up next week of his birthday. He will be getting his 1st hair cut and you all definitely need to see an updated pic. He is so cute with his 4 little teeth!







5 comments:

LVCecils said...

Hey you cute lady! Love your boys! I just want to squeeze them! I have a family blog now too! Miss you tons!
Sara (veit) Cecil

Bjorn said...

Such a small world. Just as a preface, my name is Bjorn. I married Kristin Workman from LV who's cousin is Sara (Veit) Cecil (who is one of my all-time favorite people by the way). Anyways, I have 3 younger brothers and one of their names is Brock Turley Trejo. All of our middle names are Turley because that is my mother's maiden name (Lanae Turley).

Anyways, just thought I would share that. Your Brock definitely looks like a bowl full of fun.

The Gibbens said...

I love, love, LOVE your hair!!!!! I'm proud of you girl~! I'm getting mine cut today, it is the longest it's ever been and i'm sick of it... so we'll see! I've been wanting to for about a month, but today my stylist can finally do it! If i can manage it i'll put some pics up on the bloggity!

Michelle said...

Love the story of Brock...but can we please have a new update!!! Let's see some pictures of your new house since I haven't seen it:)

Bjorn & Kris said...

Amanda,

I saw the cute little note you put on our site. It is so good to see you are doing so well, it has been so long! And isnt it a funny world--we both married Turley's (ok so mine is a Turley on his mom's side but just the same). Cute cute kids!

Kristin (Workman) Trejo