Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Nat

Happy birthday Nat!

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We love you and hope you had a great day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aquafresh Extreme Dancing

Becca L.O.V.E.S. to dance.
She dances at home, in the car, anywhere there is music!
The funniest thing about her dancing is she has favorite songs that she will drop everything for in order to dance.
She'll literally come running in the living room when she hears her favorite songs, and the best part is, they're songs off commercials.
Tonight, the Aquafresh commercial came on and we had to rewind it several times so she could dance, and I was finally able to catch it on camera.
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This little girl makes me smile, and this is just one of the many reasons!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

my wish for you

I think often about how fast Becca is growing up, and while I love watching who she is becoming, I can't help but feel a little sad about how much she isn't a baby anymore.
As I was driving home today, I found myself thinking about all of the things I want to be able to do for her, and this is what I came up with:
1) help her develop a strong relationship with Christ
2) love her so much, that no matter what, she never questions my love for her
3) teach her how to be empathetic to others
4) help her see that 'things' don't really matter - love does
5) provide her with a constant feeling of safety and belonging
6) help her develop the desire to serve God and others above herself
I'm sure there are a million other things I want to do for her, but those were the really important things, that above all, I want for her throughout her life.
This parenting thing is no walk in the park, but I am totally committed to being the best Mom I can be. After all, you only get one chance to do it right!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

summer lovin’ 2011

This summer has been amazing!  I have loved being able to spend all day, every day with my sweet Becca.  But alas, the time has come for me to return to work, and surprisingly, I’m ok with it.  She has become VERY attached to me, and I think going back to Nat’s is just what she needs.  Don’t get me wrong, I will miss her immensely, but I look forward to returning to my classroom and Becca returning to her friends.

Here is a look back at our summer.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

where oh where

did my baby girl go?

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B is getting so big.  Here she is wearing her sweet dress that my cousin Kerri (and her husband Dave) got Becca last year while in Hawaii for their wedding.