Sunday, August 11, 2013


Today was a big day.  We took our baby's one year pics.  What the what??  Where did the time go?  
This has me remembering ... I have a two-and-a-half year old.  And he turned one not that long ago.  Seriously cannot believe how fast time flies by.  

Sometimes the days feel long, but always the years feel short. 

And on that note, a trip down Memory Lane ... the boy who made me a momma at his first birthday.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Having Fun With the Littles

Just some usual awesomeness {that I want to document for easy future reference(s)} from one of my favorite bloggers, Kelle Hampton ...

"You don't have to go an extra mile to create imaginative memories for kids--an inch is all it takes.  A lunch becomes a picnic when you add a blanket.  A nail painting session becomes a spa night when you throw some cucumber slices in the mix.  Dinner becomes a dinner party when everyone wears a hat.  Cooking becomes a "cooking show" when you describe every step while you stir (and do it in a British accent!).  A living room dance becomes a Carnegie Hall performance when you shine a flashlight on the dancer.  Grocery shopping becomes an adventure when you stop to talk to the lobsters.  And life becomes Enjoying the Small Things when you dare to take a different perspective."

You can read her whole post here.

You're welcome :-)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dear Brody,

Right now I'm holding you tight in my arms.  The weight of your sleeping body heavy.  Your hand rests peacefully on my chest, your head fits perfectly in the nook of my arm, and your ankles are loosely crossed.  Your cheeks are ultimately kissable, but I don't want to wake you.  

We're listening to our favorite music channel and breathing rhythmically.  I can literally feel your breaths.  We're keeping each other warm.  And whispering silent "I Love Yous".  I'm afraid to let go because tomorrow you might not let me do this.

The days may fly by, but I'm soaking up every precious moment with you ~ My baby.  My happy boy.

You are my I Love You.

{Photo by: Tiffany J Photography}

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hi There

Surprise!  I've added photos to some of my recent posts, including Brody's birth story :-0 

I've spent the last week diligently editing photos from the past year and a half ... I am WAY behind {obvs}.  But, I'm getting there!  Stay tuned for more.

Say what?!?!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dear Brody,

My littlest, my baby, you are the sweetest thing.  

You have a smile that steals the show, a giggle that quiets a room, cheeks I can spot from a mile away, and my heart tightly wrapped in your tiny hands.

You light up my world,

p.s. You were this big yesterday.  I'm sure.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dear Breck,

My big boy, my firstborn, you are all too rapidly approaching two.  Not quite sure how this happened.  I swear you were born yesterday.  You know those aunts you have who pinch your cheeks and say "I remember when you were this big" at your annual visit?  I get it now.  You kids grow like I've never seen.  I digress.

You have turned into quite the character.  You run laps across our living room just for fun ~ occasionally checking back at us to make sure we're watching.  You come grab our hands and direct us to whatever your agenda holds {this usually includes the pantry ~ if even for a pit stop}.  You close every door and every toilet seat you come across {thank goodness we aren't in the potty-training phase because I think I'd have a panic attack if you did this in public restrooms.  germs.  eewww}.  You know what you want and I like that about you.

You are a joy to hang out with every day.  You love to cuddle on the couch.  You graciously bring baby brother his binky and throw away his dirty diapers.  You let me run my fingers through your hair and hold your hand when you sit beside me and lay your head on my shoulder when you're tired.  You give kisses like they're going out of style.  You make the cutest animal sounds I have ever heard {Top 3: kitty, monkey and lion ~ It's impossible to have a favorite}.  You love cars ... 1, 2, 3 GOOOO!!  And books.  And being outside.  And hanging with big{ger} kids.

You have the best cheeks.  Softest skin.  Cutest little piggy toes {that love foot rubs by the way}.  Best blue eyes.  Wispy blond hair with perfectly placed curls just above your ears.  Ticklish knees.  A heart for daddy.  An obedient spirit. 

How did I get so blessed?  

I absolutely LOVE being your mom!