Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Papa

Just wanted to wish my Dad a very Happy Birthday today!
We spent Easter with him, and as tradition, we celebrate
his birthday and the little one's birthday together!
Strawberries, shortcake, and whipped cream are tradition!

Dad: Have a great day!
We love you so much!

Monday, April 21, 2014



She is the most amazing little creature and I'm blessed
to call her my daughter.
Four years ago today, she graced the world with her
presence and has added sweetness, and spice, and smiles
to our lives and to the lives of everyone who knows her.

Many more photos to come of her special day,
but for tonight, just one.

Happy 4th Birthday baby!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

What a wonderful day!
Mass with my loves, a day with some family, beautiful sunshine
and warm weather....
(And more sugar than you could know what to do with!)

It was a really great day!
Much needed.
Even more appreciated.

1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... (NIV)

 It was a Happy Easter indeed.


But tonight, I struggled a little.  Struggled because tonight is the last night I have a baby.
Tomorrow, my youngest... my little one... my BABY will turn 4.

3, well 3 is still "toddler"... still a little bit of baby.
but 4?  
Nope. 4 means she is no longer baby, and yes, it makes me a little sad.
Elaina tells me all the time "Mama, I'll be your baby forever"
and she snuggles up and lets me rock her whenever I need to... 
I'll just have to trust her, I guess.
I guess it's appropriate that on a day of New Beginnings, I look to a new 
chapter of parenting.  (Pre)School age kiddos... ugh, how did this happen?
(yes, I'm being dramatic... just bear with me.  Mother's are allowed
to do that now and then)

Oh... and here's a random picture of Boone.  I kinda miss the old man.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Alex's Shower and Bachelorette

Last Saturday we got one step closer to the big wedding!
We had a Bridal Shower for Alex at my mom's house, and then
went out and celebrated that night for her Bachelorette!

Alex was a lovely Bride-to-Be and I'm so SO excited to be
a part of all this with her!  
I love you so much Sweetie!
The countdown is ON! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Enough already

April 4th

This is APRIL... it's supposed to be SPRING!
Remember?  April Showers?


UGH. Dammit.
Mother Nature... Enough Already!