Saturday, September 26, 2009

Once Upon A Time ...

... two very sweet fairy princesses went in search of an enchanted forest.

Because, being the very lovely and WISE princesses that they are, Princess Sophie ...

...and Princess Hattie...

... knew that they would find wonders beyond their wildest dreams in that forest.

As well as tables set for royalty!

They knew they would find beauty there and that it would be decorated in royal finery fit for a very special party. A party designed by a very special mommy for her VERY special girl.

Because, you see, Sweet Princess Isabelle Rose...

... was turning THREE!!

And it was LOVELY indeed!!!

On top of princesses of all shapes and sizes, they also found one lovely caterpillar ...

... and one tiny, but oh so handsome, little Prince - His Royal Highness, Judah Paul!


Now, being the mommy that I am, I decided that, since my girls were all dressed up, I would try to get some pictures of them in their finery.

Hattie (in need of a haircut) was NOT cooperating and this was the best that I could get.

I swear, this kid knows when there is a camera present even if I am utilizing a zoom from across the room - or, ya know, FIELD!!!

Sophie, on the other hand, was a little easier to get. So, even though my camera was actin all wonkity wonk and refused to behave, I was able to get a couple of shots.

Just try not to notice that the wings are on upside down, m'kay?!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lookin Like Fall ...

Pardon the dust while I try to design a new fall look for ye old blog.

I need to get a better pic of Hattie for the header, but what do ya think so far?!?!?!

Monday, September 21, 2009

In Love With The Birthday Boy

Dear Farmboy,

Today is your birthday. The day set aside to celebrate the fact that you were born. And you better believe that NOBODY celebrates that fact more than I do. I cannot imagine my life without you. You are my very best friend, the light of my life, the person I trust more than any other, the love my heart spent my life looking for and the greatest gift I have ever been given this side of salvation.

I love waking up beside you because I know that I can face anything with you by my side.

I love saying morning prayers with you and over you because I KNOW that without HIM, there would be no us. And I am so very thankful for us!

I love watching you love on your children - the big ones as well as the small ones - because I know that the boys have and are learning to be men from you and the girls are learning what a REAL man is through you.

I love watching you work around the house because it makes me think, if you would work that hard on a HOUSE, how much more attention do you give to our HOME. And, Baby, you ARE my home!

I love watching you go through the bedtime routine with the girls because I know you are making sure they are loved on and prayed over and made to feel as safe as absolutely possible, just by your love.

I love spending the last moments of the day with you, when it's just you and me, because I just like being in your presence.

I love falling asleep in your arms because NOTHING is safer than your arms around me and your prayers over me.

In short, I love YOU,

I love the family we have made ...

... even when it gets a little crazy!

I love the way that you love me ...

... even if my hair IS too short!

I love the way you snuggle your girls at the just the right time ...

... and wrestle, tickle or swing them at THAT right time!

I just love you!!

Father God, thank you for the Blessing of my man. Thank You for knowing just what I would need and creating him for me. Thank You for bringing him to me at just the right time in my life. Thank You for loving me THROUGH him. Thank You, father, for him.

Baby - Thank you for being the man that you are. One of wisdom, integrity, sincerity, thankfulness, tenderness, strength and love. You ARE my heart's desire and all I ever prayed for in a man.

All in all, you still take my breath away and I cannot WAIT to grow old with you. Someday we will put our teeth in matching glasses and rock on the porch while we watch our grandchildren's children play.

And I will still want to hold your hand.

I love you!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Project 365 - Week 38

Thanks to Sara for hosting this little extravaganza! If you would like to see more, just hop on over to her place and check em out!

It seems we have all settled quite nicely into this new fall schedule. Hattie is LOVING school and Sophie no longer screams as that big yellow beast carries her sister away each morning. She just kinda whines as she says goodbye. It really is pretty pathetic to see how sad she gets ... ya know, in an utterly sweet way!

I love the way their relationship is forming into a very unique kind of friendship. I cannot wait to watch it grow.

Anyhoo - here is our week!!!

Monday - Sophie's attempts to keep from getting bored are often directed toward the cats. I don't think Kali was nearly as excited about this impromptu birthday party as Sophie had expected her to be!!

Tuesday - The season premiere of Biggest Loser sparked a new found fervor for physical fitness. I want to spend YEARS watching my children and their children grow. I will not rob them of years with their mama just to stuff my face!

Wednesday - Salsa Salad ... and, yes, it WAS as good as it looks!

Thursday - in an effort to save the sanity of the cats, we worked on a little art project! She had a blast!

Friday - Two princesses on their way into the Enchanted Forest for Princess Belle's third birthday party! It was BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to show you more!!

Saturday - An old fashioned blanket fort - I think Daddy had just as much fun as his girlies did!

Sunday - We took a little road trip after church and at one point I glanced in the back seat and found this.

And my mama's heart lept with sweet joy.

So, how was YOUR week?!