Today our baby girl turns three. What a joy she has been to our family. Scout has such a sweet, spunky, and loving spirit about her. She constantly makes us laugh with her humor and quick wit. She acts so much older than she is and is extremely smart and kind.essays on gay marriageWhen she came along I wasn’t sure how well I could mother two little girls but she’s made it so easy. She completes our little family. She’s quite the mama’s girl but loves her daddy big! Fire station visits on shift days are her favorite. She is such a unique blend of the both of us but at the same time is her own person. And I love that so much! She loves her big sister and wants to be just like her. Some of her favorite things currently are: Peppa Pig, playing beauty shop, getting fixed up in hair, make up, and twirly dresses, strawberries, watermelon, and gardening with her Grand. I’ve never seen a girl who loves accessories as much as she does. She’s my little shopping buddy. She’s always telling me how much she loves me or how beautiful I am. She can make a bad day perfect in a minute. You can expect to find her right next to me putting on “lips” while we get ready in the mornings.Scout, I pray you know how much you are loved! It’s an honor to be your mama and I hope that you always know who you are and who’s you are. That you always look to Jesus and keep him in your heart. I pray that your Dad and I lead you girls well. I’m so thankful you are mine. Happy third birthday, baby girl! I hope this year is the best yet.
Motherhood is beautiful, scary, fun, hard at times, and rewarding. It changes you. Changes the way you think about life, the way you view things, and it’s given me a different perspective on how I see my Savior. I never knew I could love someone the way I do and the fact that the Lord loves us so much more than we can fathom blows me away.
I became a mom at 20. I was young, still a newlywed, and knew nothing about babies. I was nervous and scared but the minute the doctor told Zack and I we were going to be parents, love flooded my heart in ways I didn’t know possible. I wouldn’t change a thing about this journey and am thankful for the opportunity and blessing he’s given me in our children.I love the unique relationships I have with each of my girls. Their little personalities shine so differently. They have a light that radiates through them and it’s breathtaking.
Paisley is my adventurer. She has an interest and curiosity in everything. She loves to build and make things. She has a creative side to her that inspires me and makes me think in a different way. Her child like faith and love for God is incredible. She loves big. She has a heart for others and is an absolute joy. She’s so smart and quick witted and has made me a better person.Miss Sawyer Scout is our little firecracker. Barely two years old, she has such a bold personality. She’s constantly finding ways to make us belly laugh ourself to tears. She loves watching and doing what her big sister does. She has such a loving and onrey way about her. She loves makeup, and getting fixed up-Mama’s little girlie girl. Those baby blues melt me. I love her bear hugs and “sugars” when I come home and how much she loves to dance when we turn the music on. She’s absolutely special and I can’t wait to see her bloom this year.Being their mama has changed me for the better. I don’t want to know what life would be like without them. I’m so thankful for these daughters of mine. And for the husband God gave me as a partner in raising them. I’m a blessed woman.
I’m thankful to me your mama, Paisley and Scout. Thank you for loving me so much.
I hope this Mother’s Day is a special one for you. Counting my blessings daily.
This weekend we took the girls for our now annual North Pole Express trip with our good friends Aubrey and Jess and their husbands and kiddos. Our hubbys get along so well and the kids just adore one another. We met up in Grapevine to ride the train and per tradition, were running a little late. Not as late as last year’s home alone in the airport re-run but still late. It’s our style. #kidsAubrey and Jess booked the tickets this year and thank goodness they did because we had to get them in September! So, if you are in the area and have been wanting to go, be sure to check in ahead of time because they sell out fast. We also bought all of the kids pjs to match their siblings. Everest didn’t make the trip but has jammies to match big brother Creed! We all scored them on a sale that Hanna Anderson was having this fall. They are super soft and have such cute prints! Be sure to size up one. I plan to make these our Valentine jams too. :) We boarded our train in time and the kids were so excited. We got really good seats up towards the front of the car so the kids had plenty of room and a great view. The conductor punched their tickets as well. Paisley wondered why hers didn’t spell anything. HA!Santa’s helpers passed out Christmas letters for them to fill out and Santa will send a reply to their house. So cute! Then, Mrs. Clause made her appearnce and passed out the magical silver bells to all of the kids. She was super sweet and talked to all of the kids.Group #selfie! Thank goodness Aubrey took photos because I didn’t get many.
After we got off, they take you through the “snow” and tree lot which is super cute. Hubby and I don’t jump in front of the camera much so he got a few shots of us.Then we went to the small Christmas program where Santa comes to see all of the kids. I SO wish I would have gotten a picture of Paisley’s face after Santa walked by and touched her on the shoulder. She tried to play it all cool but her eyes were as big as silver dollars. SO STINKING CUTE. I love our girl and that this is so magical for her and soon to be Scout. On our way to pictures with Santa that we waited in line an hour for, they gave us cups of magic snow milk. Scout hated every second of stranger Santa. The photo is amazing. After pictures
our kids the adults were getting hangry so we headed over to Southlake for some Mexican food, coffee, and shopping. Zack bought me the most amazing cup of snicker doodle hot chocolate with extra cinnamon that was out of this world. The girls and I found Anthro and I picked up a couple of gifts for the girls and their ornaments for this year. I could spend a small fortune in that place.Our husbands were really great at finding the couches and keeping them warm. And I must say, super sweet and patient while we got some girl time in. I wish we did this more often. We had some really tuckered out babies so we got back on the road. The whole drive made me super thankful for the blessed friendships we have. God has been so good to us.
Sunday, we made another trip to Texas for Paisley’s friend, Stran’s, 7th birthday party. She adores these sweet boys and got to roller skate for the first time. She’s been asking for skates this Christmas so it was really nice that she was able to try them out. :) It was a fast and busy weekend but a wonderful one. I love this life and being a momma. Just wishing this childhood stage lasted longer. I’m convinced these are the best parts of a person’s life. Praying our girls always know how much joy they bring us, how much fun we have, and how much we love them. I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season.