She has the most beautiful blue jean eyes
like her dads.
I could stare at them forever.
She loves Jesus, her family, magic tricks, all animals, the Latin Mass, and will read anything she can get her hands on. She trust everything her big sister does and says and simply adores those big brothers and their girls.
She loves “almost” everyone. She loves hard.
Her love for me is unmatchable. and I hope I will never disappoint.
She will tap out dance after dance through grocery shopping because where there is music her “feet will not stand still”.
Her favorite shows are the Rifle Man and Bonanza and imagines days of how the West was won. In her version girls wore pants, carried pink guns and rode horses wild. She saves each day and fights for all things good and holy along with Lucas, Little Joe, Pa and all the gang.
I hold all these things about her here. . . to remember always.
studio light streaming in
wind blowing curtains softly
days spent with best nana outside
talks in her room
lunch in the big city with half of my favorites
sound of hard rain
clean beds outside
tight morning hugs from her
messages of excitement from our brown eyed one
This girl with the blue jean eyes
will be shaken it up next week with her dance school in Florida’s Disney.
All the girls have worked seriously hard on this event and it will be fabulous.
So. . . she and I – her and me – myself and that one – will be packing the car tight and taking off for the magic kingdom.
and then a run to Tallahassee to see our brown eyed girl & that love of her life we adore so much.
I can’t wait.
note to self. . . . don’t forget the Nikon
celebrations with the neighbors
Friday messages of love from our artist
everyone home safe and sound
a baby girl for a nephew
hearing I captured that Wise Woman’s personality so well
wildflowers from the most Charmings
and dinner with those two – too – too – also
cool June days
sitting by that pool
my girl back on her feet
new friend & just a few doors down for our youngest
adoration . . . just Him & i
” You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book.”
This one. . . if it’s not dancing . . . it’s reading.
No complaints from me.
Cousins traveling . . . dropping into Graceland. . . making us feel so special
sitting with family around the big table @ the best Nana’s
seeing girls grow closer
messages of love to me from her BFF
kids on fire for the Holy Spirit
courage from the girl who loves music . . . talking to youth about the past 8 months & how you prayed & He answered
that man with the big laugh keeping close tabs
early morning rising . . . getting things done
birds singing their good morning song
empty laundry basket . . . could I really be caught up? counting it anyway
calls from the Philosopher . . . working so hard two states away
the joy I see from her preparing for “the big dance” @ the Peace Center of all places
watching them turning dreams into truths
a marinette priestly ordination – oh, if you ever get the chance you must go . . . such beauty
a conversation with a stranger turned friend
a texted sent to the wrong person turned into blessings
Just so you know:
Tomorrow is someone’s birthday.
I don’t want to unveil who this special someone is yet so I’m not saying a word.
If you guess
well then, you must be very smart!
191.) Kathryn went shopping with me for the big birthday. We talked, laughed and really had a wonderful night.
192.) The beautiful sunsets in South Carolina
193.) my run today – even though I went late – it was such a beautiful day nice and breezy. The wind cooled me off as I ran- it didn’t help my speed but. . .that’s another day.
194.) Dinner at a good friends house – it was just a perfect night.
Sunday in My City
Last Sunday she received her First Communion.
It’s such a special time in a mother’s life
when your little one receives . . .
and you know – she knows, just how special it all it.
Little Things Thursday
This is going to be First Communion Photo week:
I took a lot of photo.
Someone reminded me about my list of gratitude the other day. They told me how much they loved it and started to do it too. And then I remember how empowering it was for me. I feel the need to get back to that. . . at least once a week. It should be a habit for me. I hope you’ll join me – It’s so much fun doing it together. I think I’ll start this Sunday. What better way to start a new week then remembering how great the last week was. I have learned there is always something to be grateful for.
Until Next time. . .
Playing along with: Our World Tuesday Wednesday Around the World
Yesterday was her First Communion Day . . .
and it was as grand as it sounds.
It’s already Saturday and I haven’t posted these photos yet.
The week has been one of those one step forward – three steps backwards weeks.
I hate those weeks.
But, I love these photos and I love this girl.
She is my son’s girlfriend. She was nice enough to pose for me the other night and help me along with this photography thing.
One of the many things I love about her is how much she truly loves that little girl of mine.
Sunday Snapshot | Sunday in my City