Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun Day

We had a great day today, spent it with our friends the Mortimers in AL. Enjoyed following my girls around and taking some photos.
E visits her new school tomorrow....

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Friday, August 27, 2010

My Girls

As I watch my girls play, it fills me with all measures of joy. but sometimes a little longing as well as I look at them with my mother's eyes.
Trying to imagine them growing up makes me realize the love my mother must have for me. And when I hear her reminisce over my little girl days, I can now imagine what she must be feeling.

I know she is proud of me. Proud of the sister, wife and mother that I have become. But I also know she can't help but hear my giggle as a little girl and miss my snuggles and hugs.

I have carried Elizabeth wrapped in a towel, after every bath, to go say "Hey Daddy" to her daddy since she was an infant. Now she hardly fits in my arms and I don't know how much longer I can carry her as a towel bundle to "see her daddy". She's not a baby any more and it makes me think..."does my mom feel this way?"
Mom recently wrote me a beautiful note, recounting all the things she loved and missed about me as her daughter still living at home. But also thanked me for her granddaughters that now bring her so much joy.
What an amazing, painful, lovely, longing, beautiful and precious full circle we must come. From daughter to mother to grandmother we must travel to fully comprehend the love we take for granted. My little girls will always be my little girls, I will imagine this is how I will feel even when they become mothers one day.
I love you mom.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Anna is 2!

Happy Birthday Anna. And thank you to all my friends and family who came to celebrate with me. What a great time we had. And THANK YOU Mesa for all these incredible memories in photos. Show your love by visiting her at Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday Anna

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fairy Gator

So with my hubby being a die-hard FSU fan, the thought of a gator coming into our home is not one my hubby looks kindly upon. So when Elizabeth went to a birthday party at the Build a Bear workshop yesterday, and was told she had the pick of any bear in the store. In two seconds flat she had the "Gator" in her hand, and there was not talking her out of taking and building that stuffed animal. So in order to make sure "Sally the Gator" was welcome in our Seminole Home...."he" was turned into Tinkerbell....

Welcome to our home, Gator.