Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Shaffer!

Yesterday was a very exciting day! At 3:40 am Cali Renee Shaffer was born! She is a beautiful seven pound little girl. Of course I couldn't stay away from Cali for long so yesterday I went to Columbus with Cat, Dan and Tom to visit with Jason and Amy and hold little Cali for the first time! Now that Cali is here I'm anxiously awaiting the birth of Silas Daniel! I feel so blessed to have the Shaffers in my life and I feel even more blessed that all of Jonathan's siblings refer to me as "Aunt Katie" to their children. It is such a sweet feeling to be so easily accepted as an aunt to the babies that I love so completely. I hope to one day be an "official" aunt to Parker, Ellie, Cali and Silas.

Holding Cali for the first time!

Proud Mama

Mama and Daddy with Cali

Chillin' with Uncle Jonathan!

 Cali with Pop!

New big brother Parker!

Aunt Cat and Cali

Cali and Uncle Dan

Friday, August 5, 2011

A New Look!

Well friends, if you couldn't tell my blog has been redesigned and renamed thanks to my ever creative man, Jonathan Shaffer. He totally rocked it and I couldn't be happier with the result! You might be wondering what the heck 'The Red Sleeve' means so I will happily explain. The color red is used to represent passion, love, life, and energy. Words that others often use to describe me. I am an individual who wears my heart on my sleeve and since my blog is a place where I continually express myself it is my red sleeve. Pretty awesome huh? I was literally speechless (which does not happen often) when Jonathan explained the meaning behind the name. My man knows me so well. 

I'm so excited about the new look and I'm really looking forward to continuing with my blogging. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Sweet Future.

Thing I'm looking forward to:

1. The Brink Wedding!
2. Baby Girl Shaffer being born!
4. Silas Daniel being born!
3. BG being flooded with old friends, believers looking for community, and the lost seeking to be known.
4. My dad's birthday.
5. Jonathan moving back to BG.
6. Date night tomorrow.
7. Going to Brookside on Sunday.
8. Getting together with the Brink bridal party to try out some hairstyles for the wedding.

... I'm sure there are more and I will add them as they come to me!