I always forget how much we do until I look back at photos and videos. We shared in the joy of the birth of our newest nephew, Landon. We cheered as we watched Madeline take the big stage at her first dance competition. We celebrated as Madeline turned FIVE. We cried happy tears as we… Continue reading Happy New Year
Christmas Eve box is opened, matching pajamas are on, The Night Before Christmas has been read by dad, cookies are out, Santa’s special key is on the door, and we are all ready for Santa.
Mother's Day is hard. Even with my sweet, little, beautiful Madeline, it is STILL hard. I look at her and I know that I am blessed. I know that I am lucky because there are so many that are still longing with aching hearts and empty arms to hear the words "momma, I love… Continue reading When Mother’s Day is Hard
I was surprised at work with these gorgeous, red, long-stemmed roses. I think he likes me. ;) Then he surprised our little sweetheart with some flowers of her own. She was so excited. I had told her that daddy sent me flowers at work and showed her a picture of them and she said, "that… Continue reading How Sweet it Is
Please excuse me, my eyes seem to be leaking this morning. For all the brokenness that my own father left in my heart, this man right here, has healed so much. To watch him love our daughter, and to know without a doubt that she will never have to question his unconditional love for her,… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
My Darling Patrick, To watch you be a dad has been one of my favorite things ever. You are patient (even when it's hard). You are loving (even when we haven't slept for what feels like days). You teach, you guide, you cuddle, you tickle. You can make her laugh like no one else can… Continue reading To My Husband on Father’s Day
1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? Had a beautiful little baby girl. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? This is easy, since I never really make any new year's resolutions. 3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Umm...yeah.… Continue reading 2014 – In Review
This little girl right here is the very best gift I could have ever asked for. In her 37 weeks out (plus 38 weeks in) she has filled so many of the empty and broken places in my heart. Her laugh is the most beautiful sound that I have ever heard and the way she… Continue reading Best.Gift.Ever.
All my life I was raised to be grateful for what I had. This was especially true at Christmas. I may not have always gotten every gift that I had on my wish list, but my mom worked hard to ensure that my Christmas was always magical. I know we live in a society that… Continue reading There Should Be More