Thursday, February 28, 2013

Back with Pretty, Funny, Happy, Real

It has been many months since I've contributed to {PHFR} but there is no tragic reason for my absence, save a dead camera battery that I tucked into my tote bag for close keeping, planning on remembering and repurchasing. Which I promptly forgot about every single time I headed out to run errands. Which my exasperated husband finally retrieved one morning and came home with its replacement the very same day. Which I'm reaping the benefits of this very afternoon. I submit:


This late in February, the sun can peek through the highest branches and actually shine into our yard!


A girl and her peanut butter cup, it's a beautiful thing!

John's geography book held her interest for quite a while (enough  for me to make  cornbread anyway).


Yes, that's my son. On a horse. About to gallop out and rope a cow.  (Hail  Mary, full of grace...)

See Our Mother's Daughters for more {PHFR} and maybe make a new friend!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Addie!

"You're picking me up in a sec, right?"

"I'm not smiling at you; Luke is sticking his tongue out behind you!"

"Heh; got a surprise in my diaper."

"Another fake smile; are we done yet?"

"I am serious, now; pick me up."
Every time I've attempted in the past few days to put some thoughts together for this baby's birthday, all I can do is hug her tighter (I still hold her a lot!) and stare out the window. My throat and heart feel tight and I fight tears with smiles and thanks to God for the gift of this child. But words aren't coming easily, so rather than blather, here are pictures of her on February 14, 2013 and pertinent links.

Here is the birth post.

Here she is at six months.

Here is something I wrote for Catholic Sistas this Valentine's Day that mentions her birthday.

Big squeezy Valentine hugs,