Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Macie!!

I loved her from the womb, despite the shame and fear I felt as a teenage single mother. But I loved her still, feeling hopeless that God would ever be able to “fix” this mess into which I was ushering her. I never imagined that she would be one of my greatest influences. My own daughter, still very much learning and growing, nevertheless makes me want to be a better woman, a woman striving to serve harder and love deeper.

This kiddo has been an easy child since day 1. Labor was even a breeze with her, 4 hours and she was out! Slept through the night from 2 weeks on, never crying unless she was hungry. She is not high maintenance, she loves others and loves to care for others. Her greatest joys are helping those in need; helping her sister, cleaning up messes, cleaning her room, making her bed... things I NEVER have to ask her to do. Maybe I should hire her to be my house keeper?? HA HA! She will make a GREAT wife and mother one day (in 20+ years).

She is my girly girl for sure, always wanting to wear lip gloss, jewelry, anything and everything pink, her mom's latest hair bow creations. I can't believe how fast 8 years has gone by. It seems like just yesterday she was placed into my arms.

I always used to say I never wanted kids, when I was much younger, but when I wake up to those 2 sweet faces every day, I know I found my true calling. Hopefully one year when she reads this, she will be able to look back, and be proud of the parents that Gerrad and I have become thanks to her and Addaline!

Happy Birthday Macie! I love you to the moon and back!

This girl is ALWAYS posing it up for pictures. She's back to being the camera hog instead of being camera shy!

Macie with her pink golf clubs that Gerrad got her for her birthday!

Showing off her 'cool' shirt, what a ham!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yes, its really ME!!

Hey ya'll! I've been on a month long (or more, as my dad keeps KINDLY reminding me) hiatus. I'm just so busy with kiddos, business, life, etc... I'm sure you can all sympathize, but at the end of the day, the blog has gotten the short end of the stick, FOR SURE!

So how are you all doing??? I miss all my blogger girlfriends!!!

Today Macie started school, 3rd grade. Seriously, where the heck have the past 8 years gone???? It seems like just yesterday I was a TERRIFIED teenager thinking about bringing a baby into the world, but knowing God had a plan for me, and now, here we are. Couldn't be happier as our family of 4! Macie's turns 8 on Friday, 3 more days, sheesh! Addaline starts preschool on September 9th, be prepared all, that day is going to be ROUGH! Unless Gerrad has an epiphany and decides we are having another baby, Addaline is IT! WHAAAAA!

There isn't a lot to update on it doesn't seem. We had Macie's birthday party this past weekend, I'll post pics, don't worry. I've been busier than all get out with my business. I'm now selling product in a local hair salon, and building up my stock for a local boutique which I am SUPER pumped about. It is so amazing to have all these wonderful opportunities at my finger tips. I can't even begin to show my thanks and appreciation to the people who have helped me along the way. I keep praying that my business stays busy, and continues to take off, and it certainly does- God is SO good!

OK I'll zip it for now, and leave you with a few pictures of Macie from her first day as a 3rd grader. It seems SO strange saying 3rd grade, boo :( I need a pause button STAT!

I will TRY my hardest, friends to come back to being a regular blogger- try to hold me to it ya'll!!