Sunday, November 27, 2011

12th Birthday!

Twelve years ago, today, I became a mommy for the first time. It was the first time I knew what true love really was. I will never forget the feeling I had the first time I saw her. When the nurses showed her to me after that last push I had the most glorious feeling of wonderment. I couldn't  believe that anyone could be so beautiful and perfect. It was truly love at first sight!
Now, twelve years later I couldn't be more proud of her. She has such a sweet giving heart, and she is so talented. (She's even writing her first book.) I am truly blessed. Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Enjoying the Outdoors

My hubby and the kiddos all in a big old live oak tree.
One of my family's favorite things is being outdoors. We love to camp, go hiking, fish, and just play outside. The weather is finally cool enough that we can be outside for a bit, and we took full advantage of it this weekend. We went to a nearby nature preserve and spent the afternoon discovering new and wonderous lands. Ok, so it was just little clearings and scummy little ponds, but for all the fun we had, it might as well have been an enchanted meadow.
Lilly loves her Daddy, and she loves being outside.
Look at that precious smile.
All my girls.
Chlo Chlo sitting on an old horse drawn mowing machine.