Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's in a Name?

For Steve and I, we knew years ago that we'd be naming our first boy after his paternal Grandfather who was a World War II veteran and a member of the famous Black Sheep Squadron - his name was Roland "Rollie" Rinabarger. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but fell in love with the idea of naming our son after him.  So, since the day we found out we were having a boy, we've referred to him by his name and every time I hear Steve say it, I get a smile on my face. We've altered the spelling a bit, but the full name of our son is...

Raleigh John Rinabarger

Raleigh


I took this photo when we spent the weekend out at Seabrook, two weeks ago, for my mother-in-laws birthday. I hadn't been to the WA coast in years and despite the rain absolutely loved it.  This "new" town is adorable!  Can't wait to go back when it's sunny out.

As you can tell, I'm a bit behind in blogging as our office is in the process of being transformed into the nursery (more to come on that) and our guest room, living room and dining room have now become our temporary storage.  All in all, Life is good and I'm counting down the days until I get to meet my baby boy.

11 comments:

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

I love the sentimental value to Raleigh's name! What a great tribute to Steve's grandfather! I cannot wait to meet the little guy!

mcoffey311@gmail.com said...

Awww this adorable!

Tara Holmes said...

I love Raliegh! I can't wait to see what you will do with nursery! Eek!!!

Matt and Teresa said...

Yeah! I can't wait to meet Raliegh! Let's chat soon. I would love to schedule a photo shoot for Addy's 3rd birthday and Griffin's six month. Do you have any Sundays free in March... we can meet in Oly? Call me!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Oh I love that Coff!!! So cool that it's a family name too!

The Burrells said...

so cute, our boys are going to be great little buddies!

Lynne said...

Love the name and the meaning behind it. Cant wait to meet Raliegh

Brooke said...

Cool. Special. Orginal. Strong. Handsome. Stud. All words associated with Raleigh!

Michelle said...

Love the name & can't wait to meet RJR, I feel like I've known this kid for years since you have always wanted to use the name, ha! Hoping he's a little early or right on time, so you can stay as comfortable as possible :) The countdown is on!

Lyndsy said...

Love the name and the family tradition in it. Plus this picture is really cute!

Natalie said...

What a beautiful name (and so glad I can catch up with you via your blog). Miss our office chats. xx
Natalie