Sunday, March 24, 2013

Teagan & Isla

Teagan, Isla and I surprised Daddy with a Valentine's gift via a photo shoot on an old horse farm in South Carolina. I loved the rustic barn, 1950's Ford pickup and lane. Here are some of the best shots from the day.

The photographer was awesome! He kept trying to get Isla to drop her favorite snuggle toy but I think it is perfect in the shot...what better way to remember her love for this dog in years to come?

This captures Isla perfectly: always sweet, always happy!

Oh sweet angel, mama couldn't love you any more!

Teagan melted my heart with this photo. I asked if she was making a wish and she told me she was praying! 

My big almost-four-year-old princess!

The rustic Ford pickup made for an amazing background!

Look at that grin! So many teeth coming in!

Stop growing up Sweet Tea! I love you, monkey!

I look at this photo and can't believe how much God has blessed my world. 

That's all for now...Disney pics coming up!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom

Hello everyone! The girls are just about to wake up so I have just a quick post to share this morning. Last week we celebrated what would have been my mother's 70th birthday by having a mini family reunion at Walt Disney World. It was a magical week. I think Brian and I had an even better time than the kids, if that is at all possible! I can't wait to share those pictures with you this weekend!

My favorite picture of my mom as Homecoming Queen. 
Aren't her cat eye glasses the bomb? 

The thing about Disney is that it is darn near impossible to find a quiet, lonely spot to reflect - though I tried on mom's birthday wandering in and out of villages in the Magic Kingdom. But it is also true that Disney makes it tough to be sad surrounded by so much happiness and joy. I figure that's probably just the way Mo would have wanted us to spend the day. I can just hear her telling me to have a good time and stop being so silly.  

I miss you more than I can say, Mom. You are in my thoughts so often. I still catch myself reaching for the phone to call you and tell you some funny thing the girls have done. Lately I am able to remember the many ways you made us smile and laugh. What a joy and blessing to have been your little Sooz. 

I love you,