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how a toddler says happy mothers day.


My little lady is a constant blessing to me, and I know how much she loves me- but today she had a little help from her Daddy in making me feel very special for the day.

Yesterday they snuck away into Josh’s office to do some work… Astaire was very excited because the office is the only “no zone” in the house, and she was allowed in there for a better part of an hour.  I never once heard a peep from either of them…and I’m sure she had a great time- I have pictures to prove it.

The final product was this beautiful handmade card- which is going straight into the memento storage container in the garage for safe keeping.  I’m totally a hoarder of things like this.

This morning I found myself in such an incredible mood, and I realized it was because I was able to wake up, get a shower, hair and makeup all done without interruption. Don’t get me wrong, and I know you won’t– I love her, but man…that time was precious!  Little did I know, they had been calling me from downstairs because they had prepared this breakfast, that I had to eat literally running out the door for church because I took my sweet time getting ready (oops)  I did however take the time and let Astaire show me and read to me her card…as you can see she was so proud and excited to show it to me.  Isn’t it crazy that at this age already she knew she had made it and that it was for me?  She is too sweet.

I just can’t close this post out without saying thank you to my wonderful husband, yet again, for everything he does to continue to make my life wonderful…including today.  It means so much that he found it important enough to take time out to teach Astaire the importance of honoring her mother today— I really appreciate it so much.  I love you babe!

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my little big girl


I am constantly amazed at how much Astaire is growing. In the morning she now wakes me at 6:30 by shouting loudly over the monitor “Mamaaa!, Are yoouuuuu?”  And when I go in to get her, she says “Hi!” – It’s then that I realize that she has grown yet another 2 feet over night.   When will the madness end?

Josh and I have recently been talking about me getting a job, and when the discussion started, I got really upset.  I can’t imagine having to leave her everyday.   Praise the Lord, within two days I found a writing position that I can do from home, so hopefully that will all work out! I am so blessed to be able to stay at home with her, and I don’t want to take a moment of our time together for granted. 

Since mother’s day is just around the corner, I want to dedicate this post to my lovely little ‘big’ girl- she made me a mother, but best of all she made me Mama

*photos by Mandy Cauley

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