happy 8th birthday, ara reese!

look how grown up she is!img_1789-copy


i just cannot believe it. it really has gone by super fast, and i can’t keep up. my heart is so proud of her, but it hurts all the same. i keep obsessing on catching these moments…they are fleeting. and I think she felt Mama needed a little something special this time because she didn’t complain one bit.

so this Thanksgiving she turns 8. ❤


happy 3rd birthday!

ayna liese, we never thought we could have any more spunk, sass, and laughter in our home already.

you’ve proved us wrong. what a wonderful epic error! 😉

please know you are loved.  you are extra special with each year, sweetie.

and in our tradition, we’ve added another balloon.

fly high, honey.

happy birthday, kiddo!

watch out, world!

Shine, baby!p.s. you area  lover of everything that sparkles.

no wonder why you SHINE so brightly!