recently our little family trekked up to a beautiful, mountainous area with andrew's parents to *finally* take some family pictures! yay for having something besides selfies and tripod-with-timer photos. :-)
This sweet button turned one a week and a half ago... I lingered over her as the clock struck midnight on her special day, almost believing something would magically change, turning my baby into a little girl. Thankfully change is more gradual than that and the *toddler* who woke that morning was my same, dear Serenity.
A couple months after her birth I wrote the events of her arrival but never shared. Since this is the day one year ago that I started showing early labor signs, how fitting is it that this precious story is finally told?
I struggle to get in my fruits and veggies each day... I also can utterly fail in the protein category. But especially as a nursing mom I realize the importance of good nutrition. But here's the deal... I hate cooking and I don't always have tons of time to spend on getting food prepared.
So many hugs, smiles, long conversations, and cups of coffee. I saw my sister, Jessie, promise her forever to a dear young man. I watched my daughter come alive with the excitement that is living with eight+ other people and a large pack of dogs. I was embraced in all of my imperfection, loved and cherished by people who know me better than most.
There is something incredible about being with your *people*. <3
Oh, my girl has been so smiley today! It's as if she knows that mommy has been having some rough times and needs cheering. Today Rennie turns seven months old and continues to be her squishy, adorable self.
This sweet baby is currently cooing and smiling up at me from her spot on the floor... she is becoming *so* expressive and vocal these days! The fact that she is now closer to her first birthday than the day she was born is mind-boggling to me.
even saying your name holds so much meaning to me. your first name means "peace-filled", which was what i desperately needed to be while carrying you inside. i started out so full of fear and with each day as you grew, i filled with you... and with peace.
your middle name has two meanings. one is "confidence".