Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Beauties

These are my beauties! Sometimes you just get the grits and have to take a picture. What I love about looking at a simple picture is the many stories I see when I look into the eyes of my girls. The moments are endless..............and so priceless to me.

My Mayzi Moo

I love her curls. Everyday I look at them and say a big Thank-you! I still haven't the slightest clue where they came from. I especially love how much Mayzi loves them herself. "Look at my beautiful curls Mama!"
I love how she talks to me about everything. How her nonstop talking keeps me laughing every minute of each day. Her little mind so hard at work.
I love how she adores music and singing songs. I love to find her in a room just dancing and singing as content as you could possibly imagine.
I love how her little face expresses emotion. I love to watch her look at herself in the mirror and change her looks over and over again.
Just can't get enough of my Mayzer Moo!

Taylie Bug

I love your quiet smile. I love to stare at your face and see the expressiveness in your beautiful Big Brown Eyes. How by saying nothing you speak volumes.
I love your courage and drive for life. The way you keep going and going letting nothing get you down.
I love the way you look to me for help and reassurance's. How out of nowhere you just have to say,"I love you!"
I love your giggle. The way you voice your excitement. Saying things so loud and happy like everyone just needs to hear what you have to say.
I love your tender heart. You are truly genuine!
What would I do without my Taylie Bug!

Sunnie Soda

I love how you greet me each and every morning the same way with the BIGGEST smile across your face.
I love biting and nibbling on your rolls and chunky cheekers. You just taste so good to me.
I love the way you radiate sunshine nonstop throughout the day. Even in my saddest moments you give me a ray of shine that gives me the hope for the better.
I love the way you surprised me. The reason for you in my life is more than I can type in words.
Sunnie Soda, you light up my life!

Friday, March 26, 2010

really kinda beautiful

Don't you just love watching your kids as they grow, as they learn. The funny things that each new phase and age of life brings. The hilarious things that come out of their mouths. Those awe moments that you can just see the wheels turning inside of their little heads. It really is a beautiful thing. The reason our blog is called Really Kinda Beautiful was created by one of those such moments. About a couple of months ago my 2 year old Mayzi was always asking what something was. For her age she has a great command of her speech capability. Her response to liking something was always, "That's Really Kinda Beautiful!" The way she said it was so funny and adorable all at the same time. It soon became a favorite phrase of mine. For my family I cannot think of anything else that fits just right.

When my Taylie (4) was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia AML, great changes took place in our life. Just like with any sort of trial you experience it's a great learning process as you try to accept and understand what is really going on. In the mist of all the heartache and the sorrow there always seem to shine in beautiful moments of light. Breaking away the sad and turning your heart to say, "That's Really Kinda Beautiful" It doesn't take away from the hurt or the frustration of hard and difficult times, but being able to see the good helps make the journey a little more possible.

We have chosen as a whole family to see these "Really Kinda Beautiful" moments everyday. We are learning to be a stronger family and not only see, but also search out the beautiful things that life has to offer. I am so thankful we did. As I start this family blog I would like to share with you many handfuls of our special moments. The moments that help us to pause in our pursuit of happiness, that allow us to think "That's really Kinda Beautiful!"

...I did it!

I've been wanting to do this for a while now. I just haven't sat down to make it happen. Today of all days while ready another friends blog I decided to give it a shot. And there you have it. The beginnings of maybe something great. I am in need of help of many shapes and kinds. Let me know how I can make this more fun & beautiful. As I sit here typing I see the messes of the morning all around me. My baby Sunnie is sleeping and so I should be utilizing the time I have to accomplish something, something that I actually planned on doing today. The list I made in my head this morning as I lay their contemplating getting up.
So far none of those ideas have been adressed to. Luckily there are plenty more hours left in this day. Maybe if I can be imaginitive and fun I can involve my girls somehow and make my time the most useful I can. :)