Can we say FIRST-GRADER??

I can not believe this just happened!

Kindergarten…been there, done that.


From learning new things (the odder, the better), reading like a champ, science experiments (the messier, the merrier), to endless¬†mathematical questions (directed to me or daddy while we’re driving, NO calculators allowed)…she¬†can’t wait to ROCK first-grade already.

And I can’t applaud her private school, Cascade Christian, enough. They have encouraged¬†this little lady¬†to succeed,¬†not just for educational reasons. But when you hear her recite verses, understand Christian concepts, and then apply them into her life, my heart swells. ‚̧

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(And maybe I may be more excited about all this, she still puts up with all the mammarazzi moments.

Bless her heart. )

a mother’s love…

…is timeless.

maybe they call it old-fashion, but it’s never out of style.

it’s just something that just can’t be bought while remaining priceless.

vintage, they say, but it has endured the test of time and simply becomes more valuable.

just like you. ‚̧

happy mother's day 2015!

on this special day we say…

go barefooted, sip on  your favorite beverage, and let the wind blow through your hair.

¬†HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY from us to you.



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! ūüėČ

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!