Monday, September 26, 2011

until next year

The sand in this summer's hour glass has run out.
Before it did though, we basked in it one last time...
until next year.

In one summer season I have seen my little girl's love for the coast come alive,
and she has grown more in a 3 month span than I thought was possible.
Her independence grows daily.
As does my urge to hold tighter.
Alas, I love to see it.


... to see the thrill in her eyes at the same thing over and over again.


To watch her all encompassing joy over the splish splash of the sea.


To watch her wonder over the small stuff.


And to hear her breathe in the balmy air and exhale in laughter.


The calm of this wave kissed shore welcomes her,


and she never tires of the simplicity of it.


Oh Lord, that you would make me more like my daughter.


That I wouldn't take your creation for granted.


How God must smile at her love of it all!


How He must desire for us all to run fearlessly down a beach and praise Him for His works!



Until next year, we'll store up some of our kisses.



When the sharpness of the winter cuts us, and we long for the sun's love...


... we'll close our eyes and remember...


until next year.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

ruthie girl is three months old!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the 1,254th reason...

why I love this man.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

two patricias

My Memama with her great granddaughter, Patricia Ruth


... and my Memama with her daughter, Patricia Suzanne


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Friday, September 9, 2011

a well loved dress

Last Sunday Ruthie wore one of the dresses that my mom made for my sister when she was a baby. She made a larger size for me which will fit Lael perfectly once I fix the hem. I can't wait to put them in these dresses together! Here is a picture of Lael wearing it. Seems like just yesterday...


I'm starting to think that Ruthie favors my baby pictures more than Lael did.
Whatcha think?

Kelli as a baby-27

And here's Ruthie wearing the "sweetheart" bloomers that my Aunt Nancy made for Lael.
Her bottom looks just as sweet in them. :)


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

i want to remember

I want to remember that sparkle in her eye.
That thinking look that she gives me when we're face to face.
How she watches my every move as I go about the room.


I want to remember the fluff of her hair.
The soft wave that she gets from her daddy.
The wispy hairs that cover the top of her forehead


I want to remember those lips.
The lips that I kiss nearly a hundred times a day.
How her baby breath truly does smell like the flower.


I want to remember this smile.
How she can do it with her eyes.
The way her upper lip protrudes, and the cooing sound she makes.
The intense joy that wells up inside of me everytime I see it.


I want to remember her cheeks.
Cheeks that feel like rose petals rubbed against my lips.
The dimple that forms with her smile.


I want to remember these feet.
Something less desirable on myself, but oh so beautiful on my babe.
Those crinkled toes and barely there nail beds.


I want to remember the miracle.
The miracle of life that I see when I gaze into her eyes.
When her head's on my shoulder and I whisper in her ear.
The miracle I feel when I cradle her in the crook of my arm.
And the miracle that screams the goodness of God.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

back in the saddle

Before Lael was born I had a business called Blush and Bashful Baby making burp cloths, bibs, and appliqued onesies. I had to take a little break for a while to get the hang of this momma thing. :)
But finally I'm trying to get back in the saddle! This time I am specializing in burp cloths only. After having my own babes I have realized that burp cloths are probably one of the most useful baby items you can have, you need a lot of them, you use them for many months, and well, they just work better when they're cute! ;)

So, check out my super fun, brilliant colored Blush and Bashful Baby Burp 'n Bottom cloths! Say that ten times fast!

These unique, colorful Burp 'n Bottom cloths are set apart from the rest! Want a change from the common, white burpies? Here you go! Use them to catch that spit up or use them for a changing pad in a pinch! These cloths have been pre-washed because of the coloring process, and after being washed and dried have pillowed up beautifully and measure approximately 17x12 inches. These aren't your average burp cloths. They are made with diaper service quality cloth diapers and will be sure to address the mess!

You can go directly to my etsy shop link on my left sidebar. What you see is what I currently have. But more will be coming soon!












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Thursday, September 1, 2011

a lil' mommy

When I said that Lael was into babies, I wasn't kidding. :)

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