Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Welcome Toby and Buster!

Rich and I got a wild hair and decided I surprise Lucy Jane with a puppy for her 2nd birthday! She LOVES babies, so we thought a baby puppy would be great for her! My soft heart wouldn't let us leave with just one puppy....we have two! The one person who doesn't even like animals has three dogs INSIDE her house! The funny thing is...I am loving every second of it! :)

Here are a few pictures to show how LJ is adjusting to her new babies!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Best Title Ever.... Mommy

I've been called daughter, sister, friend, teacher, and wife...but I must say that the sweetest name I've ever been called is Mommy! By no means is being a mom an easy job but by far the most humbling and rewarding!

My sweet little monkey will be turning two in a few short days! As I look back o we the past two years I am completely overwhelmed at how in love I become each day! There are days where the testing and trying temperament of a strong willed, independent girlie girl are difficult but at the end of the day I realize just how blessed I am.

I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to show Lucy Jane all the things that are really important in life. I want to show her that loving the Lord is the most important and that when you decide to live for him you have complete happiness no matter your circumstances. I want to show her that being kind and respectful will get you far in life. I want to show her how to have a grateful heart toward others and show compassion to others.

To me...being a mom is so much more than changing diapers, feeding meals, and scheduling play dates. It is developing a lady with character and integrity that grows each day to be a positive light in this dark world. I try to remember in the stressful times to focus on what really matters and not let the small stuff ruin a day.

Feeling sappy due to her birthday coming and can't stop thinking about how important my job as mom really is. To all my momma friends, I thank you for the wonderful examples you are setting for young moms and am thankful that I have great models to look up to in this journey!

Sure do love my sweet baby girl!