Sunday, October 27, 2013

30 and 4

Today has been one of those beautiful days I wish I could bottle up to savor whenever needed.  My man turns 30 today and Olive turns 4 months old. It seemed like a perfect day to schedule Olive's  name and a blessing, a "christening" in our church. Our family, including our birth family and a few friends came to celebrate with us. 

Looking back and pondering the different paths our lives have taken, we can see clearly how divine intervention brought us together. I stand in awe that I get to be married to a kind, gentle, thoughtful, generous, handsome and hard working man. The girls and I are so lucky to have him in our life! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." Henry David Thoreau 

On a daily basis I could eat our girls up I love them so. Everyday Olive becomes more squeezable and I can't stop kissing her cheeks. Maddie is becoming more aware of lines she can and can not cross. Her vocabulary is improving daily and so is her understanding of time out & spankings. If she's done something that earns her either one, she will stop to look at me and start waving her darling wave and say "hi! hi! hi!". I'm telling you, she ain't no dummy.... she knows being cute can get her out of punishments or at least lessen the sentence. We can already tell Olive is the thinker and Maddie is the go-getter. Our very own Bonnie and Clyde. 

I recently heard about the article written in the Rolling Stones about 'Sexting, Shame and Suicide'. It's based on the story of the 15 year old who killed herself after being sexual assaulted at a party. I can't get it out of my head because more than anything I want our girls to know who they are and have the confidence to stand up for themselves and what's right.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Atlanta Zoo

Over a week ago we were able to visit the Atlanta Zoo with my awesome friend Sarah, who was able to get us in for free on her yearly pass. This Sarah girl is always looking out for me! We were walking out the door for Wal-Mart when she called to invite us. Who wouldn't choose the Zoo over Wal-Mart?

Madelyn was in pure heaven, she just wasn't too happy she couldn't touch all the animals. Elephants are her favorite and she screamed with delight seeing one. 

Happy Half Birthday to Palmer!

I spy a Maddie who should be napping!