Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy FOURTH Birthday, Hadley!

Four years ago, at this very moment, Hadley was about to be born (finally after 22 hours of labor)! In honor of that, just a quick post to share her birthday survey (that I started doing last year) and a photo!

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Hadley Newborn Photos

Hadley Ann,

What an honor it is to be your momma! The past 4 years have absolutely flown by and, while they’ve been some of the most exhausting and stressful years of my life, they’ve been, by far, the most rewarding, fun, joyful years!  Each day we get more glimpses into your personality and the little girl you’re becoming and we are so proud of you!  You are hands down the best big sister.  You want to be Harper’s momma some days, but it’s only because you love her so much!  You are patient, caring, loving, and fun – both with your little sister and your friends.  You love puzzles – and are working on 60-75 piece puzzles these days – and Candy Land and Frozen!  And dance parties with Harper!  I pray daily that you and Harper would always remember what a blessing it is to have a sister; I hope you two are as thankful for each other as I am for y’all!

We had such a fun day celebrating FOUR today.  Can’t wait to see what this next year brings!  Love you to the moon and back sweet girl!

love,

Momma

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Family Pictures 2014

Now that I think our Christmas cards have all reached their destinations, I wanted to share our family pictures that we took in November.  I *won* a session with Lauren Clark and was just giddy from the moment it was announced!  I first found Lauren when I was searching for a wedding photographer 8 something years ago.  She was based in Lubbock at the time and was booked for our wedding date (thankfully she recommended someone she was mentoring who became a good friend – shout out to Sarah!), but I have followed her career ever since.  She is now based in Kansas City, but announced on facebook that she was traveling to DFW for a weekend of family sessions. She was an absolute miracle worker with the girls – anyone who can get Harper to smile like she did deserves a medal!  Without further adieu…

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

November is here! In my book, that means it’s fair game to start decorating for Christmas!  And with that, comes Christmas cards!  We haven’t had our family pictures done yet, so I haven’t picked mine, but I’m so excited about the designs that minted has this year! 
I went through to start trying to narrow down my favorites and had quite a few!  I thought I’d share just a few of them with y’all!
Hap-Happiest Time Holiday Photo Cards
This one made me smile… this would be adorable with a bit of an “outtake” picture Smile 
Calm-ish + Bright Holiday Photo Cards
A lot of my favorites look similar, because I LOVE this whimsical, hand-written look…
Merry Wish Holiday Photo Cards
Handwritten Holidays Holiday Photo Cards
Holiday Revelry Holiday Photo Cards
(You’d probably want to pick a picture or a card shape that didn’t cut off the tops of your heads, but I love that shape in the one above!)
There are so many personalizing options, too!  That makes it so much easier to make your card unique and match with the style of your photo!
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Very Merry Flourish Holiday Photo Cards
This is one of my absolute favorites – with just the right picture it would be adorable!
A Wonderful Life Holiday Photo Cards
Also, if photo cards aren’t your thing, they have a lot of gorgeous designs without photos! I just love this one…
Oh Holy Night Sky Holiday Non-Photo Cards
And I love the simplicity of this one…
A Little Christmas Whimsy Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards
Both of those cards are also foil-pressed. I love that look – elegant and unique!
I could seriously keep going on and on with more “favorites” but I’ll let you just go look for yourself!  Have you ordered yours yet? Which ones are your favorite? I know it can be a big undertaking to send out a lot of cards, but it’s truly one of my favorite things to receive cards from loved ones near and far!

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Pumpkins, Fair Rides and Elsa’s! Oh My!

October is always a busy month for us and this year was no different.  Here’s a quick photo recap of what we were up to in October…

My parents, Katie and Parker came up for a long weekend so we could go to the State Fair.  This was the first year for the girls to actually ride the rides and they (mainly Hadley) had a blast!

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We had some friends over for trick-or-treating this year and the girls had a blast.  We weren’t sure what Harper would think but she jumped right in there with the big kids saying “tik-teeeeeeet!” and “hap weeeeen!” (trick or treat and happy halloween in case you don’t speak toddler.)  This first picture below cracks me up – Harper can spot an airplane in the sky before anyone!

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Hadley is obsessed with lollipops this year – as evidenced by this first picture. Smile

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Hard to believe October has come and gone! Bring on the holidays!!


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