What are you up to this weekend? We have family pics this weekend. If you happen to be styling some little gents of your own check out my recent post about creative and cute ways to dress your sweet boys for family pics!
Well, the bad news is yesterday I lost a dear friend… my voice… the good news is everyone else in the fam has recovered! But fortunately I don’t need strong vocals to share with you some Friday Faves!!!
Love: This incredible testimony about a sweet boy who was healed from cancer miraculously! If you listen to one thing today- let it be this!!!!!
This weekend we have family pictures as I was getting our outfits together today. I realized a few things.
1. I am a total nerd and really like planning out outfits for our annual family pics. This morning I realized why this was, as I bit my lip to restrain myself from saying, “you don’t match, go and change” to my 4 year old whose favorite shirt happens to be a threadbare neon tie dye tee-shirt which he emphatically explains to me DOES match his brightly colored plaid shorts because… “look mom they both have all the colors!!!” It’s in these moments when I glance down at my own glamorous ensemble of yoga pants & baggy tee-shirt covered in… whatever round of projectile bodily fluid roulette I lost that morning… READ MORE
Finishing this week feeling like this😳🤣. Just give me a blanket and I could fall asleep anywhere … 😴. READ MORE
Well… it has really started to feel like fall around here!!! 🍁🍃🍂And in the words of Caden yesterday morning…”it’s soooo cold, I think it’s going to ice”❄️❄️❄️. Caden then proceeded to put on sweats, a long sleeve shirt and tell me he needed a jacket… ya know… highs we’re going to be in the low 70’s… so maybe the jacket request was a bit extreme🤣. But he’s a #texaskid so he’s not acclimated to frigid temps like these💨😂. So the first of my Friday Faves is in honor of our tease of a fall….
LIKE: Cooler temps, Camo joggers and Coffee… ‘nuff said😘💨☕️
A special shout out to one of my fave writers Melanie Shankle for this idea- if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery- than consider yourself sincerely flattered😘
My sweet Caden Bacon… today you are four. Your life from the very moment we knew about you has held a special joy. You were a baby long prayed for, believed for, after losing your 2 older siblings too soon. You’re our rainbow baby🌈. And like the brilliance of a rainbow after a storm, 🌦your life is a sign of the goodness and faithfulness of God to keep His promises even when life had threatened to toss us forever with a flood of tears and sorrows. 💦🌊
It’s been a rough week here, our Bengal cat Jaxson, unexpectedly died…Jaxson was Rene’s cat before we even got married so he really was like part of the family. He was the most social and adventurous cat, ever. He was so patient with all the toddlers who would chase him and pull his tail… I think he secretly liked all the fanfare and adoration he received from the toddler paparazzi because he would always lay himself down in front of the kids. He was also the smartest cat – Rene had trained him to do tricks and he had even figured out how to open doors!
Well… it happened, my first child gave up their nap… I went through all the stages of grief… denial, anger, sadness… the sting of what I’ve lost still feels painful everyday around 1 pm. Fortunately I have these amazing Mommas I know who are a few years ahead of me in their Momma roles that I frequently send SOS texts too… such as “my potty training isn’t going so well… because my “trainee” keeps throwing the Elmo potty at my head! HELP!!!!” READ MORE
Is it really almost Friday? September so far has been crazy busy… anyone elses’? It’s always around this time of year… I start wondering if I am actually an introvert… because there are so many beginnings and meetings and new happinins’ …. so maybe that’s not a word…. but I start feeling like… this….
Can I be honest, I didn’t really want to write this post… mostly because it is hard to remember something you would rather forget, like my struggle with Post partum Depression and Anxiety. But I am writing it because I read yesterday that another precious Momma has ended her life because of PPD. And it truly breaks my heart. I am writing, because my prayer is for one person to read this and know they are not alone, and find the courage and strength to tell someone they need help and to keep telling someone they need help until you get the help you need.